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Here are some books that are related to the subjects discussed on this website. They are listed in alphabetical order by author. The sources of these books are listed by the book reference, or are stated at the bottom of the page. Some of these books I am familiar with, and some I am not; but they all are a propos.

Benade, Arthur H. Fundamentals of Music Acoustics. ( www.amazon.com)

Banek, Reinhold, et al. Sound Designs: A Handbook of Musical Instrument Building. (www.amazon.com)

Banta, Christopher C. The Bass Marimba: A Guide to Instrument Design and Fabrication. (www.amazon.com)

Cline, Dallas. How to Play Nearly Everything.(www.amazon.com)

Cline, Dallas. How to Play Nearly Everything from Bones to Spoons to the Washtub Bass. (www.amazon.com)

Cline, Dallas. Homemade Instruments. (www.amazon.com)

Cotton, Maggie. Agogo Bells to Xylophone: A Friendly Guide to Classroom Percussion Instruments. (www.amazon.com)

Fletcher, Neville and Thomas D. Rossing. Physics of Musical Instruments. (www.amazon.com)

Hampton, Walt. Hot Marimba! (www.worldmusicpress.com)

A fabulous book of arrangements for marimbas or Orff Instruments. I have personally used many of these pieces, both in the classroom and for special groups. Available from World Music Press,18 Kilian Drive, Danbury CT 06811-3461 Phone 1-800-810-2040 Fax: 203-748-3432 Email: WMPress@aol.com
Hampton, Walt. Marimba Mojo. (www.worldmusicpress.com)
Another great book of arrangements for diatonic marimbas or Orff instruments, like Hot Marimba! (see above) Available from World Music Press,18 Kilian Drive, Danbury CT 06811-3461 Phone 1-800-810-2040 Fax: 203-748-3432 Email: WMPress@aol.com

Hopkin, Bart. Musical Instrument Design: Practical Information for Instrument Making. (www.amazon.com)

Hopkin, Bart and Deborah Morganthal. Making Simple Musical Instruments: a Melodious Collection of Strings, Winds, Drums and More. (www.amazon.com)

Madin, Jon. Marimba Music 1.

Arrangements of folk songs and catchy original pieces by Madin, this book works very well in the classroom, as well as for performances by special groups. It is available in the States from John's Music, (http://www.johnsmusic.com) in Seattle. Phone 1(800) 473-5194.

Madin, Jon. Marimba Music 2.

More arrangements and compositions from Jon Madin. This book is similar to Marimba Music 1, above. It is available in the States from John's Music, (http://www.johnsmusic.com) in Seattle. Phone 1(800) 473-5194.

Madin, Jon. Marimba Music for Little Kids.

A fun collection of pieces suitable for the earlier grades. It is available in the States from John's Music, (http://www.johnsmusic.com) in Seattle. Phone 1(800) 473-5194.

Madin, Jon. Make Your Own Marimbas.

This book contains instructions for building two different 3 1/2 octave marimbas and a bass marimba, as well as a mini-marimba with a range of 13 notes. Written in Australia, it contains clear and concise information, instructive diagrams and photographs, with a well-thought-through approach. It was a great guide for our efforts as novice marimba builders. It is available in the States from John's Music, (http://www.johnsmusic.com) in Seattle. Phone 1(800) 473-5194.

Madin, Jon. Make Your Own Wacky Instruments.

Another great book by Jon Madin, this gives complete instructions for building all sorts of unusual instruments that will catch the kids' fancy. Includes instructions for building J-Pipes, Boing Pipes, Street Parade Band Instruments, Drums, Rubber Glove Instruments, Cone Instruments, Aluminum Tube instruments, Aggy Pipe Instruments, assorted Metal Instruments, and more. What fun! (www.johnsmusic.com)

Mason, Bernard Sterling. How to Make Drums, Tom Toms, and Rattles: Primitive Percussion Instruments for Modern Use. (www.amazon.com)

Nederveen, Cornelius Johannes. Acoustical Aspects of Woodwind Instruments. (www.amazon.com)

Olson, Harry Ferdinand. Music, Physics, and Engineering.(www.amazon.com)

Pierce, John Robinson. The Science of Musical Sound. (www.amazon.com)

Press, Arthur. Mallet Repair.

Belwin Mills, c/o CPP/Belwin, Inc., Miami, Florida, 33014. I have used this book to repair and rewrap my own mallets. I bought my copy from Drum Specialist in Glenview, IL; Phone 1-847-724-3937 Fax 1-847-724-3880.

Robinson, Trevor. The Amateur Wind Instrument Maker. (www.amazon.com)

Sebba, Jane. Ring A Ding Ding: Simple Ideas for Tuned Percussion In the Classroom. (www.amazon.com)

Waring, Dennis. Making Wood Folk Instruments. (www.amazon.com)(west)

Widess, Jim. Making Gourd Musical Instruments. CD available with book. (www.caning.com)

Williams, Jim. The Guitar Maker's Manual. (www.amazon.com)

 

Commercial Sources:

Drum Specialist - 1740 MacLean Ave., Glenview IL 60025.

A shop containing things relating to percussion. Phone 1-847-724-3937 Fax 1-847-724-3880

John's Music - www.johnsmusic.com.

A mail-order catalog shop based in Seattle. Sells sheet music, instruments, and other things related to music education. Phone 1-800-473-5194

West Music - www.westmusic.com.

A huge music company with a substantial mail order business. Sells instruments, books, videos, software, and other things relating to music education. Phone 1-800-397-9378.

World Music Press - www.worldmusicpress.com

A source for great music and books. 18 Kilian Drive, Danbury CT 06811-3461 Phone 1-800-810-2040 Fax: 203-748-3432 Email: WMPress@aol.com

www.amazon.com

An online bookstore with a huge selection on nearly every subject.

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