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Musical Instruments From after-words bookstore


Rock School 2 Electronics Keyboards and Vocals

By Lent, Chris (ed.)

U.S.A.: Fireside, 1987. A companion book to the Public Television series hosted by Herbie Hancock. The book contains a bit of sheet music but is strictly contained to riffs and techniques (notes and tablatures), no complete songs. pages clean, dulled and soiled slightly. binding tight but hinges creased/cracked. edge wear with dents, tears, chips. corners dented, creased and split. covers worn, dented, ink rubbed, scuffed, soiled, yellowing ect. general shelf wear. a good reading copy. . 2nd Printing. Trade Paperback. Good -. Oversize Paperback.


Three Centuries of Harpsichord Music

By Hubbard, Frank

Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1967. Original brown cloth with gilt lettering. Forward by Ralph Kirkpatrick. A definiteve study by one of the leading exponents in the contemptorary rediscovery of the harpsichord. Strategically illustrated. Exhaustive bibliography. The period covered ranges from approximately 1500, when concrete data became available, to 1800, after which the nature of the instrument is no longer of musicological significance. A chapter each is devoted to the five most important schools of harpsichord making. Over forty plates illustrate the most typical harpsichords of each country. Each set of drawings includes a plan drawn to scale, the interior of the instrument, and interesting details of action and construction. These are supplemented by reproductions of illustrations taken from early sources. The appendixes contain texts of relevant documents, including inventories of the shops of some prominent French makers and contemporary descriptions of instruments. Pages are clean (no writing, underlining, or highlighting) but yellowed with age. Front hinge is loose (and text block pulling away from binding) but pages are still secure. Outer page edges are slightly finger soiled. Lower pages are moderately warped from moisture (especially first portion of book). Covers are heavily scuffed with a large circular moisture stain to front panel. Rubbing to extremities and lower corners fraying. This is not a remainder or ex-library. No previous owner markings. . Second Printing. Hard Cover. Fair +/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


The Violin: An Introduction to The Instrument

By Ballandine, Bill

New York, NY: Franklin Watts, 1971. A nice reading copy. Pages are clean and bright. Binding is tight. Book shows some shelfwear. No jacket, cloth boards are yellowing. Corners and boards are worn and scuffed. Bookplate inside th front board. Black and white photos and illustrations throughout.. Unknown Edition. Pictorial Boards. Good.


Handbell Helper

By Thompson, Martha Lynn

Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 1996. a good reading copy. pages clean. binding tight but front hinge cracked. edge wear. corners dented and starting to split. general shelf wear. . 2nd Printing. Trade Paperback. Good -.