Musical Instruments of the Southern Appalachian Mountains

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Schiffer Pub., 1983 - Antiques & Collectibles - 104 pages
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The roots of Bluegrass music developed for hundreds of years with dulcimers, fiddles, banjos, jew harps, and mouth bows from the Appalachian mountain region of America. Here is the illustrated story of each instrument and their use in the isolated hills to create a truly American style of music .

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The People and Their Music
The Fiddle

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About the author (1983)

John Irwin is an educator-historian and one of the area's leading authorities on the pioneer-frontier culture. He is the founder and director of the nationally-known Museum of Appalachia in Norris, Tennessee.

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