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Musical instrument design : practical information for instrument making

Author: Bart Hopkin
Publisher: Tucson, Ariz. : See Sharp Press, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is an encyclopedic, large-format book containing hundreds of illustrations. While not geared toward making conventional instruments, Musical Instrument Design provides all the information that anyone (amateur or professional) should ever need to construct an amazingly wide variety of percussion, string, and wind instruments. Includes many designs along with parts lists and detailed construction instructions.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hopkin, Bart, 1952-
Musical instrument design.
Tucson, Ariz. : See Sharp Press, ©1996
(OCoLC)35846172
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bart Hopkin
ISBN: 9781884365836 1884365833 9781884365829 1884365825
OCLC Number: 681420756
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (v, 181 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: Introduction / Jon Scoville --
Ch. 1. Musical Sound Perception --
Ch. 2. Acoustic Principles --
Ch. 3. Tuning Systems & Pitch Layouts --
Ch. 4. Idiophones --
Ch. 5. Beaters, Scrapers, Friction Makers --
Ch. 6. Aerophones --
Ch. 7. Membranophones --
Ch. 8. Resonators and Radiators --
Ch. 9. Chordophones --
Ch. 10. Special Effects --
Ch. 11. A Few More Thoughts --
Appendix 1. Tools & Materials --
Appendix 2. Frequency and Tuning Charts --
Appendix 3. Amplification --
Appendix 4. More on Air Columns, Toneholes and Woodwind Keying Mechanisms.
Responsibility: written and illustrated by Bart Hopkin.

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This is an encyclopedic, large-format book containing hundreds of illustrations. While not geared toward making conventional instruments, Musical Instrument Design provides all the information that anyone (amateur or professional) should ever need to construct an amazingly wide variety of percussion, string, and wind instruments. Includes many designs along with parts lists and detailed construction instructions.

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