The World Atlas of Musical Instruments

The World Atlas of Musical Instruments

From All Eras and Regions of the World
Author: ,
Language: English
Layout: more than 1000 illustrations, four-color throughout, hardcover with jacket
Pages: 320
Size: 21 x 27,9 cm/11 x 8,25 inches

Price: 14,95 €
14,95 £
29,99 $


ISBN: 978-3-8480-0051-7
Throughout human history, music has accompanied us in times of joy and in times of sorrow. This comprehensive encyclopedia is not only a reference work on musical instruments suitable for experts; it also explains the effects and expressive powers of the musical arts. The authors present the various methods of producing sound with great passion, vividly explaining how early musical inventions were scattered across the globe and how they evolved in various cultures. Clearly arranged, the structure of the book provides a quick overview of the history, symbolism, construction and playing technique of each of the instruments discussed. The World Atlas of Musical Instruments is an indispensable reference work for every professional musician and for interested amateurs.

Table of Contents

Foreword

Classification

Africa
Aerophones
Idiophones
Membranophones
Chordophones

America
Aerophones
Idiophones
Membranophones
Chordophones

Australia and Oceania
Aerophones
Idiophones
Membranophones
Chordophones

The far east
Aerophones
Idiophones
Membranophones
Chordophones

India
Aerophones
Idiophones
Membranophones
Chordophones

Middle east
Aerophones
Idiophones
Membranophones
Chordophones

Europe

Antiquity
Aerophones
Idiophones
Chordophones

Folk music
Aerophones
Idiophones
Membranophones
Chordophones

Middle ages
Aerophones
Idiophones
Membranophones
Chordophones

Renaissance and baroque
Aerophones
Idiophones
Membranophones
Chordophones

Baroque and classicism
Aerophones
Idiophones
Membranophones
Chordophones

Romanticism
Aerophones
Chordophones

Twentieth century
Aerophones
Idiophones
Membranophones
Chordophones
Electronic instruments

Symphony orchestra
Woodwind instruments
Brass instruments
String instruments
Percussions

Ensembles and orchestras
Chamber orchestra and ensembles
Military and brass bands
Dance orchestras
The human voice

Glossary

Index

What the press says:

“The 320-page book beautifully centers on the hundreds of implements that have been devised by the human brain to be expressed by hand and mouth, thereby describing and depicting the world of music with over 1,000 hand-colored illustrations, plus text, photos, drawings and diagrams.”
Examiner New York, November 21, 2012

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