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Musical Instruments in Color, Peter Gammond, photography by Richard Bird 1975 HB

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    Musical Instruments
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    Peter Gammon
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For the collector, the student, the music lover, Musical Instruments in Color traces the story of man's attempt to create and refine musical instruments from the time when primitive tribes beat on gourds to today's advanced electronic organs.  Peter Gammond shows how early attempts at making music led to the shapes of instruments we now see - for example, the harp took its form from the hunting bow; the trumpet, from the conch shell.  His chronicle encompasses the development of familiar and rare instruments, most of which are shown in full color.

You'll discover why musical instruments in today's orchestras have survived . . . why the serpent piffault and the ophibaryton are no longer played . . . how Stradivari and Guarneri brought violins to the peak of perfection in the seventeenth century.  Enhanced by the eighty pages of superb color illustrations. 

Dust jacket shows shelf wear, pencil writing at top of first page, first two pages have top corner cut off, binding in good condition.  Color pictures in excellent condition. 

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