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Antique Musical Instruments - The Flute
The flute has been dated to prehistoric times, appearing in different forms and locations around the world. A three-holed flute made from a mammoth tusk (dated to 30,000 to 37,000 years ago) was discovered in 2004, and two flutes made from swans' bones excavated a decade earlier (C.36,000 years ago) are among the oldest known musical instruments.
A fragment of the femur of a juvenile cave bear, with two to four holes, and dated to about 43,100 years ago, may also be an early flute. Some early flutes were made out of tibias (shin bones). Playable 9000-year-old Gudi (literally, "bone flute"), made from the wing bones of red-crowned cranes, with five to eight holes each, were excavated from a tomb in Jiahu in the Central Chinese province of Henan.
The invention of plastics in the 20th century gave birth to the plastic recorder, which continues to be used in music education throughout western schools.

Antique Musical Instruments

Traditional Japanese Music and Musical Instruments
by W.P. Malm
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4 Star

Product details
Hardcover: 356 pages
Publisher: Kodansha International Ltd; 2nd Revised edition edition (28 Feb 2001)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 4770023952
ISBN-13: 978-4770023957
Dimensions: 22.4 x 15.2 x 3.6 cm

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Musical Instruments
by Bozhidar Abrashev
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5 Star

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. 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.

This is a large-format book containing hundreds of illustrations. While not geared toward making conventional instruments, 'Musical Instrument Design' provides all the information that anyone 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.

Musical Instrument Design Bart Hopkin
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5 Star

This illustrated guide is organized according to families or groups of instruments: strings, woodwind and brass, percussion and keyboards, as well as a section on the voice. You will find all the modern orchestral instruments and their relatives, together with the rarer and more unusual instruments, including non-Western examples.

Musical Instruments
by Max Wade-Matthews
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0 Star

Building Electric Guitars: Solid-body, Hollow-body, Semi-acoustic and Bass Guitars Martin Koch
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3 Star

Everything from the first steps of design to the final set-up of of solid-body, hollow-body and semi-acoustic electric guitars is covered step by step in this book. It contains a section about winding your own pickups and another on active guitar electronics. The last chapter is about visits to Steve Jarman Guitars (UK), Sadowsky Guitars (US) and PRS-Guitars (US).

Electric Guitar Construction
by Hirst Tom
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0 Star

Product details
Paperback: 168 pages
Publisher: Centerstream Publishing (31 Dec 2007)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1574241257
ISBN-13: 978-1574241259
Dimensions: 27.7 x 21.2 x 0.9 cm

Shows how to make percussion, wind, and string instruments, including thumb pianos, drums, didgeridoos, whistles, flutes, lyres, spike fiddles, and zithers.

Making Musical Instruments by Hand
by Jay Havighurst
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Musical instruments, from the simplest pipes and drums to those of the utmost complexity, have formed an integral part of the cultures of all peoples of the world from the beginning of time. Their range and diversity have inspired the skill and genius of maker, composer, and player. Musical examples highlight these points, and the whole text is beautifully illustrated with over 200 photographs and figures.

The Oxford Companion to Musical Instruments
by Anthony C. Baines
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0 Star

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