Musical Instrument Design Practical Information for Instrument Making

ISBN-10: 1884365086

ISBN-13: 9781884365089

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Description: This is an encyclopedic, large-format book containing hundreds of illustrations. While not geared toward making conventional instruments, Musical Instrument Design provides all the information that anyone (amateur or professional) 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.

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Publisher: See Sharp Press
Publication date: 1/1/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 181
Size: 8.25" wide x 11.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Bart Hopkinis a former high school music teacher and a former editor at the quarterly journalExperimental Musical Instruments.He has written several books on instruments and their construction, includingMusical Instrument Design, and has produced CDs featuring the work of innovative instrument makers includingGravikords, Whirlies & Pyrophones. He lives in Point Reyes Station, California.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Preface
Musical Sound Perception
Acoustic Principles
Tuning Systems and Pitch Layouts
Idiophones
Beaters, Scrapers, Friction Makers
Aerophones
Membranophones
Resonators and Radiators
Chordophones
Special Effects
A Few More Thoughts
Tools and Materials
Frequency and Tuning Charts
Amplification
More on Air Columns, Toneholes and Woodwind Keying Mechanisms
Glossary
Bibliography
Index
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