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Musical Instruments of the World: An Illustrated Encyclopedia

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"One of the nicest things.is that you don't have to be a musician to love it. It's a browser's delight."--The New York Times

It's the best-looking musical encyclopedia ever! Using a completely visual approach, this ultimate reference has over 4,000 drawings showcasing the evolution of instruments--and music--from primitive whistles to electric guitars (complete with fuzz b
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Published September 1st 1985 by Facts on File (first published 1974)
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M. W.
This is a great reference. If you're like me and you see a weird instrument on stage during a performance and need to know it's name and history, this is the book for you. ...and if you know what "Collegium Musicum" means, you are probably enough of a music nerd to own a copy.
Judith
This is a great to have if you want to see what a instrument looks like.
I use it regularly in my music teaching when discussing various instruments.
Robert Hund
An illustrated encyclopedia. references to many intersting and obscure instruments, including the "Nose Flute".
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