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Last modified 3-11-2011
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MAKING LAMELLAPHONES: Instruments of the Kalimba and Mbira Families, and Contemporary Variants

AVAILABLE FROM AMAZON SOON: Lamellaphones are musical instruments like those pictured on this book’s cover, in the family of mbira, kalimba, and countless related forms. In this book are plans and ideas for a large and wonderfully diverse variety of lamellaphones ranging from simple to sophisticated, and traditional to far out .


Price: $25.95 - Item: 431

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Nice Noise: Preparations and Modifications for Guitar

Book by Bart Hopkin and Yuri Landman.

This is a book of book modifications, preparations and extensions you can use with acoustic and electric guitars. The focus is not on electronic effects; it’s on things you can do physically to alter the ways the strings vibrate or the soundboard projects. Whatever type or style of guitar you play – acoustic or electric; classical, jazz, rock, avant-garde or other – this book will show you new and unexpected ways to play it. In addition, audio examples illustrating the resulting sounds can be found for free online.


Price: $18.95 - Item: 429

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Nice Noise: Preparations and Modifications for Guitar

Book by Bart Hopkin and Yuri Landman.

This is a book of book modifications, preparations and extensions you can use with acoustic and electric guitars. The focus is not on electronic effects; it’s on things you can do physically to alter the ways the strings vibrate or the soundboard projects. Whatever type or style of guitar you play – acoustic or electric; classical, jazz, rock, avant-garde or other – this book will show you new and unexpected ways to play it. In addition, audio examples illustrating the resulting sounds can be found for free online.


Price: $18.95 - Item: 429

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Making Marimbas and Other Bar Percussion Instruments

Book with audio CD, by Bart Hopkin and Carl Dean with Christopher Banta

How to make bar percussion instruments of all sort, including marimbas and related instruments with sounding bars of wood, metal, bamboo, and other materials.


Price: $22.95 - Item: 424

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Making Musical Instruments with Kids

67 Easy Projects for Adults Working with Children

Book with audio CD by Bart Hopkin

This book, with its accompanying audio CD, is a treasure trove of musical instrument ideas simple enough for children to make. It’s written primarily for adults who work with children, including teachers, parents, and others involved in the lives of young people.


Price: $19.95 - Item: 425

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21 Ways of Looking at Things

Sound Instruments Designed by Bart Hopkin

Compared to the Instrumentarium CD described above, this newer audio CD is more textural, landscape-ish, atmospheric. 21 pieces featuring dozens of instruments ranging from unusual to scarcely imaginable.


Price: $14.00 - Item: 420

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Instrumentarium Hopkinis: Bart Hopkin Plays Invented Instruments

In this audio CD, Bart Hopkin (the founder and still the main guy at Experimental Musical Instruments) plays his own instruments. Great music played on a wildly diverse collection of instruments. Includes 16-page booklet with information on the instruments.


Price: $14.00 - Item: 415

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Experimental Musical Instruments - Later Years

Later Years is the second of the pair of CDs containing selections from the Experimental Musical Instruments annual audio cassette series that ran from 1985 – 1999. (The first, called Early Years is described above.) Later Years covers the years from 1993-1999, featuring 17 different instrument makers in all their diversity, inventiveness and originality. The liner notes are a sixteen-page booklet containing the original notes for each track followed by short updates on most of the artists and their work.
You can purchase either Early Years or Later Years for $14, or both for $24.


Price: $14.00 - Item: 412

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Experimental Musical Instruments - Later Years

Later Years is the second of the pair of CDs containing selections from the Experimental Musical Instruments annual audio cassette series that ran from 1985 – 1999. (The first, called Early Years is described above.) Later Years covers the years from 1993-1999, featuring 17 different instrument makers in all their diversity, inventiveness and originality. The liner notes are a sixteen-page booklet containing the original notes for each track followed by short updates on most of the artists and their work.
You can purchase either Early Years or Later Years for $14, or both for $24.


Price: $14.00 - Item: 412

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Experimental Musical Instruments - Later Years

Later Years is the second of the pair of CDs containing selections from the Experimental Musical Instruments annual audio cassette series that ran from 1985 – 1999. (The first, called Early Years is described above.) Later Years covers the years from 1993-1999, featuring 17 different instrument makers in all their diversity, inventiveness and originality. The liner notes are a sixteen-page booklet containing the original notes for each track followed by short updates on most of the artists and their work.
You can purchase either Early Years or Later Years for $14, or both for $24.


Price: $14.00 - Item: 412

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Air Columns and Toneholes: Principles for Wind Instrument Design

By Bart Hopkin

A booklet containing theory and how-to on these aspects of wind instrument design, starting with a not-too-demanding generalist’s approach and working its way through to a more exacting mathematical approach.


Price: $14.95 - Item: 402

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Air Columns and Toneholes: Principles for Wind Instrument Design

By Bart Hopkin

A booklet containing theory and how-to on these aspects of wind instrument design, starting with a not-too-demanding generalist’s approach and working its way through to a more exacting mathematical approach.


Price: $14.95 - Item: 402

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Getting a Bigger Sound

Pickups and Microphones for your Musical Instrument

Book by Bart Hopkin with Robert Cain and Jason Lollar

This book tells you how to take the sound of a musical instrument and convert it to an electrical signal for amplification. Whether your instrument is something as familiar as an acoustic guitar or something as exotic as a recycled-junk-o-phone, you can learn here about the best options for adding a pickup or an onboard microphone to it. It includes complete how-to on pickup making, and much more.


Price: $16.95 - Item: 416

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Getting a Bigger Sound

Pickups and Microphones for your Musical Instrument

Book by Bart Hopkin with Robert Cain and Jason Lollar

This book tells you how to take the sound of a musical instrument and convert it to an electrical signal for amplification. Whether your instrument is something as familiar as an acoustic guitar or something as exotic as a recycled-junk-o-phone, you can learn here about the best options for adding a pickup or an onboard microphone to it. It includes complete how-to on pickup making, and much more.


Price: $16.95 - Item: 416

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Funny Noises for the Connoisseur

Book and audio CD by Bart Hopkin with Ray Brunelle and Vincent Nicastro

This book, with its accompanying audio CD, is about comical sounds and how to make them. Squishy sounds and gloopy sounds, farting sounds and belching sounds, laughing sounds and crying sounds, crazy-bad musical instrument sounds, Martians conversing, morticians giggling, etc., etc.


Price: $16.95 - Item: 417

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