Musical instruments have been used since the beginning of mankind. The earliest instruments were designed for practical uses, such as hunting, signaling and warfare. Over time people started playing instruments for pleasure and created one of the most popular and rewarding types of entertainment worldwide. Keyboard instruments can range from a sixteenth-century harpsichord to a jazz piano. No other acoustic instrument has such a wide range of notes. This book explores all aspects of the piano and keyboard and presents an authoritative history of the instrument. It covers the piano, the organ and 'miscellaneous keyboards' such as the accordian, the barrel piano and the harmonium. The book provides a complete background to the keyboard including its construction and the technologies and personalities which have influenced its development. This historically informative and beautifully illustrated book takes a look at the evolution of a wide range of keyboard instuments many of which are still used in making music worldwide today.
Format: Hardcover Number of Pages: 48 Vendor: Facts On File Publication Date: 2000
Dimensions: 11 X 9 (inches) ISBN: 0791060942 UPC: 753849060949 Availability: In Stock