How to Make Drums, Tomtoms and Rattles: Primitive Percussion Instruments for Modern Use

By: Mason, Bernard

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New trade paperback size copy of How to Make Drums, Tomtoms and Rattles: Primitive Percussion Instruments for Modern Use by Bernard Mason. Unabridged republication of the original (1938) edition. 121 figures plus numerous other illustrations. Index. 208 pages, 5-3/8 x 8-1/2 inches, 22 cm. Current list price 9.95. Publisher description: An authority on American Indian traditions provides complete, thorough directions for creating dance drums, tomtoms, water drums, and much more. Materials include such everyday items as wooden kegs, flower pots, coffee cans, buckets, and old inner tubes. Also includes instructions for making drumsticks and rattles.Always! Free Standard Shipping in USA!


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Drums to have fun with, drums with magical powers, dance drums, tomtoms, water drums -- just about any type of drum you could wish to know about or make is described in this book by Bernard S. Mason, well-known crafts instructor and authority on Indians. Complete, thorough directions for making each of the various drums are given, and you may be surprised to note that many can be constructed from such simple, everyday materials as wooden kegs, flower pots, coffee cans, buckets, old inner tubes, and airplane cloth. Also drum-related articles describe drumsticks and many different kinds of rattles, and include instructions on how to make them.
To the craft of drum-making Mr. Mason brings his deep knowledge of Indian tradition, imparting a good deal of the lore and legend associated with drums along the way. You'll be able to make your drum as authentic as you wish, modeled after any of the Chippewa, Sioux, Cheyenne, Slav, Arapaho, or Blackfoot drums depicted in these pages. And once your drum is finished, Mr. Mason provides a wide variety of authentic decoration ideas to truly capture the flavor and appearance of actual American Indian drums.
Scout leaders, camp directors, and school teachers will find this book perfect for making easy and inexpensive percussion instruments for jamborees, shows, etc., and young people will discover that making their own drums is fun as well as rewarding.

Title: How to Make Drums, Tomtoms and Rattles: Primitive Percussion Instruments for Modern Use

Author/Composer: Mason, Bernard

Categories: Music Topics,

Publisher: Dover Publications: 1974-06-01

ISBN Number: 0486218899

ISBN Number 13: 9780486218892

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: 009673

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