Full-color photos. "Ardley introduces types of musical instruments in a
scintillating blend that spans ancient to modern. Interesting historical asides
and highlights about famous musicians contrast with the precisely labeled parts
of the numerous illustrated instruments. The double-page spreads display an
array of full-color photos, sketches, and explanatory text. Holds wide appeal
for research and browsing."--(starred) "Booklist.
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