Here for your delectation is the SPECTACULAR & RARE-------------HOW TO MAKE DRUMS, TOMTOMS & RATTLES: PRIMITIVE PERCUSSION INSTRUMENTS FOR MODERN USE by Bernard S. Mason, Drawings by Frederick H. Kock.
Watch out for the Tomtoms----sometimes they will steal a pig, and away they'll run.....
This is Mason's classic. It is fascinating, and it is obvious that he respects Native American culture. He has a great feel for their spirituality.
Mason's book has many drawings of original drums and their designs. He gives detailed practical instructions on how to build drums, hand-frame drums and a pow-wow drums, from processing a raw animal hide to bending wooden slats into hoops, stretching and drying the drum head, painting and adding adornments. He makes it is nearly impossible to build a dud!
You are bidding on the OVERSIZED only stated Dover Edition from 1974. Other than a clipped back cardholder flyleaf (ex libris) and a cover crease, both the cover and the book are in positively excellent condition. There are no rips, tears, etc.---and the pages and binding are tight as a drum (see photo). Check my feedback to see that I sell exactly as I describe. I gladly accept PayPal and as preferable forms of payment (no personal checks!). Paypal is an acceptable alternative. I will ship internationally for additional charges. So bid soon and often for this magnificent, impossible-to-find NATIVE AMERICAN / MUSIC COLLECTIBLE.
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