Musical Instruments of Africa

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Mambo Press, 1995 - Music - 153 pages
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Newly available for the first time outside Africa, this large-format and substantially illustrated book comprehensively describes and depicts traditional African instruments, grouping them as string instruments, drums, horns, flutes and whistles, mbira, marimba and bells. It provides a historical overview of the development of these instruments, and their use in worship. Individual chapters cover the sounds and technical basis of the instruments. Finally the author considers instrument design and the patterns with which they may be decorated.

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The royal ceremonial drum Mutewo coverfront
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a Cordophones String instruments
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b Membranophones Drums tambourine
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