Making Gourd Musical Instruments
Pluck them, bang them, shake them, and blow into them! These instruments—from wood temple gongs to water drums and stamping tubes—produce every type of joyful noise. Make a fun “gourd orchestra” of rattles, like a Mesoamerican Indian rain stick and African shekere; a Caribbean guiro; a gorgeous mbira or thumb piano; and friction drums that wail or roar. There are instruments from near and far, from the unusual to the familiar banjo and guitar. Tips on choosing, cleaning, and sealing a gourd, and decorating and playing the finished instrument, help to create beautiful music.
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wonderful bookUser Review - sams48 - Overstock.com
They are probably sold out by now. This is an awesome fantastic book. I have made a lot of stuff out of gourds. I'm normally not that impressed with gourd books but this one is perfect in every way ... Read full review
Making gourd musical instruments: over 60 string, wind & percussion instruments, and how to play themUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Historically, ethnic groups in many countries have used a great number of musical instruments made from gourds. In North America these instruments are used mainly by percussionists. Most of the step ... Read full review
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