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American Musical Instrument Society

Upcoming Issue

Organology and Other Organology: Seven Essays - Gabriele Rossi Rognoni, Flora Dennis, Eric de Visscher, Emily I. Dolan, Eliot Bates, John Koster, Laurence Libin


A Guittar to Be Played with a Bow, as Well as with the Fingers”: Reconsidering a Puzzling Hybrid by Frederick Hintz - Panagiotis Poulopoulos


The English Triple Flageolet - Douglas MacMillan


The Origins of the “Indian” Harmonium: Evidence from the Colonial Press and London Patent Office - Cleveland T. Johnson


Charles Jean-Baptiste Soualle and the Saxophone - Stephen Cottrell


The American Piano-Supply Industry in the Nineteenth Century, with Particular Attention to the Career and Manufacturing Methods of Joseph P. Hale (Part 2) - William E. Hettrick


New England Digital Corporation 1976–1992: Developing the Capabilities of Digital Sound -Robert E. Eliason

The Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society is an annual publication. Approximately 200 pages in length, it contains 3–6 articles, book reviews, a list of recent publications concerning musical instruments, and other notices and relevant advertisements.

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The current year's issue is included in most types of MEMBERSHIP.  The prior two year's issue are available for purchase by members only.  Earlier back issues can be purchased by anyone for $25.00 each, plus the cost of shipping. Contact Donald Sarles for availability. The Journal’s contents may also be accessed through the online databases ProQuest and RILM.


Journal Index

An index to the first twenty volumes (1975-1994) was published in 1997, listing articles, reviews, and communications. The ONLINE INDEX found here has been updated to cover volumes 1-32 (1975-2006).





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