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Taonga Puoro: Singing Treasures : the Musical Instruments of the Maori

Taonga Puoro: Singing Treasures : the Musical Instruments of the Maori
  

And to further breathe life into this book, the technical information about each instrument is interwoven with the stories and myths that belong to each instrument. In addition, instructions are given for making and playing these singing treasures, and there is an explanation of ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781877333149
Published 1 January 2004 by Potton & Burton
Format Paperback, illustrated edition
Author(s) By Flintoff, Brian

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ISBN-13 9781877333149
ISBN-10 187733314X
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Potton & Burton
Imprint Potton & Burton
Publication Date 1 January 2004
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback, illustrated edition
Edition illustrated edition
Author(s) By Flintoff, Brian
Category Musical Instruments & Instrumental Ensembles
Indigenous Peoples
AU, NZ & South Pacific Books
Maori
New Zealand & Related
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Musical instruments, Maori (New Zealand people), History and criticism, New Zealand
NBS Text Music & Dance
ONIX Text General/trade
Number of Pages 132
Dimensions Width: 170mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 12mm
Weight 500g
Dewey Code 784.1908999442
Catalogue Code 62444

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Taonga Puoro - Singing Treasures: The musical instruments of the Maori is the first book to be published that comprehensively covers the world of Maori musical instruments, a fascinating and little-known area of traditional Maori culture. The book has been written by master carver and instrument maker Brian Flintoff, and was inspired by the late Dr Hirini Melbourne, one of the leaders of the modern revival of this art form. Taonga Puoro includes a background to the tunes played on these instruments and the families of natural sounds with which they are associated, while there are sections covering the various types of instruments, such as flutes, gourds, wood and shell trumpets and bullroarers. And to further breathe life into this book, the technical information about each instrument is interwoven with the stories and myths that belong to each intrument. In addition, instructions are given for making and playing these singing treasures, and there is an explanation of the art forms used in Maori carving. This is a beautiful book, heavily illustrated with colour photographs of exquisite contemporary instruments, as well as ancient taonga held in museums around the world. The book also comes with a CD sampler, compiled from a selection of recent releases and featuring tracks of contemporary Maori music and the natural sounds which inspires it.

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