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Origins and Development of Musical Instruments

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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 trumpets to 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 synthesizers, are all described here by instrument collector and expert Jeremy Montagu. Montagu speculates on how these instruments originated in the earliest days of humanity and relates how they moved from one culture to another through history, all the while changing and developing until they became the instruments we know today. The book also surveys the present uses of instruments throughout the world. Each chapter is devoted to a different type of instrument. Intervals and additional sections enhance the volume with information on musicians, the Medieval Renaissance, the ideal a

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This volume chronicles the development of musical instruments and their creation and use from the Old Stone Age to the present. Chapters are organized around types and between them are short discussions of musicians, the Middle Ages, accompaniment, the rise of modern orchestras and instruments, instruments used for protection or to send messages, mouth instruments, and classification. B&w photos are included. In addition to the general index, indexes of places and people and instruments and accessories are provided. Montagu was the curator of the Bate Collection of Musical Instruments and taught music at the U. of Oxford, England. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

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 on 120 plates, with five maps for ease of reference to exotic places.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810856578
Author:
Montagu, Jeremy
Publisher:
Scarecrow Press
Author:
Montagu Jeremy
Subject:
History
Subject:
Musical Instruments - General
Subject:
Musical instruments
Subject:
History & Criticism - General
Subject:
Musical instruments -- History.
Subject:
Music-Folk Instruments
Publication Date:
20071031
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
257
Dimensions:
11.03x8.74x.91 in. 2.21 lbs.

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