The History of Musical Instruments and Music-making
A Complete History of Musical Forms and the OrchestraBook - 2001
This book poses the questions "What is music?" and "What is a musical instrument?" Each of the principal ancient civilizations is investigated, with information about key developments and traditions. The text focuses on methods of music-making, explaining how the string and bow create sound, the tonal quality of single and double reeds, the impact of the development of valves, the variety of drum skins, and the types of keyboard mechanisms.
Publisher: London : Southwater, c2001.
Characteristics: 96 p. :,ill. (some col.), ports. (some col.) ;,30 cm.
Alternative Title: Musical instruments and music-making