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This slim book is an encyclopedia of gourd instruments from around the world. Compiled by artisans and gourd experts Jim Widess and Ginger Summit, Gourd Musical Instruments is packed with information on remarkable gourd instruments of every variety.
Gourd Musical Instruments features 40 different instruments, illustrated with over 60 colorful photographs and brought to life with a downloadable audio companion that lets you hear them in action. Delving into the history, design, function, and playing methods of each instrument, the detailed explanations will fascinate and inspire you. Instruments featured range from simple flutes, kazoos, drums, and shakers, to gourd didgeridoos, banjos, lutes, horns and more. Among those included are:
The Afro-Brazilian Berimbau
The rare Vietnamese Dan Bao
The Cambodian Kse Diev
The Kenyan Nyatiti lyre
And dozens of others
A fantastic source of inspiration for aspiring instrument-makers, and a fun read for anyone interested in traditional world music, Gourd Musical Instruments is not to be missed.
Readers interested in related titles from Ginger Summit will also want to see: Gourds + Fiber (ISBN: 9781626546226), Making Gourd Dolls & Spirit Figures (ISBN: 9781626543386), Making Gourd Musical Instruments (ISBN: 9781626543331), Gourd Pyrography (ISBN: 9781626543409).