A comprehensive encyclopedia of musical instruments, covering all sections of the orchestra: strings, woodwind and brass, percussion, keyboards and voice as well as historical rare and non Western instruments.
A comprehensive encyclopedia of musical instruments, covering all sections of the orchestra: strings, woodwind and brass, percussion, keyboards and the voice, as well as historical rare and non-Western instruments.
A history of music-making, beginning with man's first discovery of music and it's development in the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Greece, India, China and Japan, charting key tuning points such as the invention of the bow and valves, and ending with the modern instruments of the present day.
Includes information on the evolution of the orchestra - from medieval consorts, baroque and classical orchestras, through to the modern symphony orchestra we know today.
Explores other forms such as folk music, brass and military bands, country music, jazz bands, big bands and pop groups.
Format: Paperback with Flaps on Inside & Back Covers
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st January 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.1 x 17.1 x 1.6