Musical Instruments: A Worldwide Survey of Traditional Music-Making by Lucie Rault
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ISBN: 9780500510353 / 0500510350 - Musical Instruments: A Worldwide Survey of Traditional Music-Making by Lucie Rault. Published by Thames & Hudson, 2005. Hardcover. Used, Excellent condition. 232 pp.
A sumptuous gift for the music lover and a complete and authoritative reference that fills a major gap in our knowledge of music history, this beautifully illustrated book traces the evolution of musical instruments and their importance in different world cultures. Starting with prehistoric drums, the text sheds new light on the many ways in which people have used instruments throughout history, from tools of communication to mediums of artistic expression. From the human vocal cords to precision strung instruments, this book provides unique information on the relationship between man and music.
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