The arrangement and presentation of music for the automatic mechanical musical instrument has fascinated people for at least three hundred years. This book describes how to arrange music for self-playing instruments together with practical musical embellishments, the tools used in pinning barrels, and a host of other practical aspects. There are two complete musical scores with easy-to-follow, step-by-step pinning instructions as taught originally by the 18th century masters, Dom Bedos de Celles and Joseph Engramelle. A section describes how to make your own piano-rolls. This book was originally published in 1972 as a limited edition but demand has never diminished and second-hand copies fetch astronomical prices in sales. A wholly-new edition is to be available later this year. Published by Music & Automata Publications, Surrey. 120 pp softback. ISBN 0 903817 00 4. Contact the Author for more details.