Voices of Native America: Instruments and Music by Douglas Spotted Eagle is lavishly illustrated and contains many wonderful photographs of Native American musicians and instruments. Spotted Eagle provides an overview of Native American music today and then discusses flutes, drums, rattles, gourds, shakers, whistles, rasps, bullroarers, snapsticks, and fiddles. Each chapter describes the various types of each instrument and how they are made and used. The flute chapter contains a section on playing techniques.
Douglas Spotted Eagle, celebrated flutist and Grammy winning recording artist, performs his Native American music around the world. His book not only provides a much needed discussion of the instruments and musical forms, it also gives the reader a sense of the emotion, complexity and beauty of Native American music from the perspective of a musician.
Voices of Native America: Instruments and Music is a must for anyone interested in music or Native American arts and culture.
120 pages, SC.