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The World Encyclopedia Of Musical Instruments

- 256 Pages
Published: 08/09/2017

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The art of music-making has existed for thousands of years. This fascinating book begins with a history of music-making, posing the questions What is music? and What is a musical instrument? . A visual directory is organized according to families of instruments: strings, woodwind and brass, percussion and keyboards, as well as a section on the voice. Comprehensively written and beautifully illustrated with over 450 photographs, the book covers a wide range of instruments and their historical relatives. It also provides a complete history of music-making and the orchestra, making it an indispensable reference for music lovers everywhere.