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Origins and development of musical instruments

Author: Jeremy Montagu
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Origins and Development of Musical Instruments describes the creation, use, and development of musical instruments from the Old Stone Age to the present day. Musical instruments, from the simplest whistles to the most complex organs, conch trumpetsto sousaphones, archers' and musical bows to violins and pianos, the most basic straw reeds to the modern MIDI systems, and pairs of stones struck together to  Read more...
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Montagu, Jeremy.
Origins and development of musical instruments.
Lanham, Md. : The Scarecrow Press, 2007
(DLC) 2007016987
(OCoLC)123539614
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy Montagu
ISBN: 9780810877702 0810877708
OCLC Number: 670430589
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 257 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Origins --
Drums --
Flutes and recorders --
Reeds --
"Brass" instruments: trumpets and horns --
String instruments --
Pipe organs --
Electrophones.
Responsibility: Jeremy Montagu.

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A survey of the origins and development of musical instruments world-wide from Paleolithic times to the present day. Illustrated with pictures of several hundred instruments from all over the world  Read more...

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