Here is an original and exciting look at the fascinating world of sound and music. Superb real-life photographs of instruments ranging from zithers and panpipes to electric guitars and synthesizers offer a unique "eyewitness" view of ancient and contemporary music. See how strings vibrate to make a note sound, how an invisible "column" of air sounds a pipe, which instrument resembles a peacock, how sousaphone players wear their instruments. Learn who invented an important new key system, how to master the bagpipes, why pipe organs have "ears" and "mouths", and why French horns are "doubled up". Discover how a vegetable gourd charms snakes, why tangled fingers led to the invention of the piano, why spiders add a "buzz" to xylophones, where reindeer toe-bones were used as whistles, and much, much more!
|Grouped Work ID||d7094731-70ea-29ea-145a-95bca25fefe1|
|Grouping Author||ardley neil|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-08-15 09:06:23AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-12-11 04:16:46AM|
|display_description||Covers the history of music, how instruments are made, and how they have evolved today.|
|lexile_code||IG: Illustrated Guide|
|title_full||Music [electronic resource] / written by Neil Ardley|