The Instruments of Music, 1st Edition

  • Stuart A. Kallen
  • Published By: Lucent Press (Rosen)
  • ISBN-10: 1420511319
  • ISBN-13: 9781420511314
  • DDC: 784.19
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 10th Grade
  • 136 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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This volume in The Music Library offers an updated version of the book originally published in 2003. The book will include important updates to the original text, a new back matter section (i.e., a glossary, bibliography of resources, and a list of recommended listening), and all new photos. Some important additions include a full chapter discussion of digital instruments in the twenty-first century with an emphasis on how synthesizers, samplers, drum machines, and computer effects such as auto-tune have taken on a greater role in chart-topping pop music; the rising popularity of the tuba in banda music in Mexico and Southern California in what is being called the "tuba revolution"; and additional information about country instruments such as the fiddle and standup bass. Each chapter will focus on the history of a different family of instruments - percussion, woodwinds, brass, strings, keyboards, and digital instruments.

Features and Benefits

  • This edition of the popular series has been updated to make music of all genres even more accessible, popular and culturally relevant in the 21st century.
  • The set focuses on the history, music, musicians, and instruments behind specific musical styles -- from blues to indie rock to rap and more.
  • It also addresses music videos, the advent of digital music stores and new portable digital delivery systems.
  • Each title provides a historical overview of the development of a specific music genre; explores the roots and influences of the genre and the key components that are definitive of the style; discusses the pioneers of the music; and considers the changes the genre has undergone from its inception to its present status on the world scene.
  • Informative sidebars, a glossary of music terms, a selective discography, an annotated bibliography, and a subject index provide readers with additional tools for discussion and research.