Musical Instruments: History, Technology, and Performance of Instruments of Western Music

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Oxford University Press, 2004 - Music - 510 pages
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Musical Instruments presents the first comprehensive survey to explain how Western musical instruments work, how they developed historically, how they are manufactured, and how they are used to make music. After introducing the nature of sounds in music, and the sound production mechanisms of different families of instruments, the authors survey each family in turn, giving a description of the distinguishing acoustical features, the various forms of instruments adopted in different periods, the variety of sizes and shapes in current use, the manufacturing processes, and the playing techniques commonly used by performers. The full index and glossary also contain definitions of technical terms and notes on instruments not included in the text, making this the essential reference for everyone researching and working with musical instruments and performance.
  

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Murray Campbell, Clive A. Greated, Arnold Myers - Music - 2004 - 510 pages
Musical Instruments presents the first
comprehensive survey to explain how Western musical instruments work, how they developed historically, how they are manufactured, and how they are used to make music. A full glossary and index also contain definitions of technical terms and notes on instruments not included in the text, making this the essential reference for everyone researching and working with musical instruments and performance. 

Contents

Sounds and Sweet Airs
1
Family Resemblances
39
Woodwind Instruments with Reeds
75
The Flute Family
116
Bugles and Horns
149
Trumpets and Trombones
187
Percussion Instruments
206
Stringed Instruments Played with a Bow
232
Plucked and Hammered Stringed Instruments
278
Clavichord and Harpsichord
306
The Pianoforte
349
The Pipe Organ
387
Electroacoustic Electromechanical and Electronic Instruments
428
Appendices
473
Further Reading
479
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About the author (2004)

Donald Murray Campbell is at University of Edinburgh. Clive Alan Greated is at University of Edinburgh.

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