Essential Dictionary of Music (Small Version)

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This useful collection of terms, composers and theory is perfect for all musicians -- amateur to professional.Over 330 pages of comprehensive music information including: Definitions -- includes pronunciaton of foreign terms; cross-referenced for ease of use; up-to-date electronic music terms; music examples make definitions clear;Composers -- important biographical information on composers, spanning middle ages to contemporary/pop; each entry is broken down into date of birth and death; historical period of music, compositional media; items of importance;Theory -- helpful music theory charts include scales, modes, chords, key signatures and more; includes tablature and guitar notation examples.Intrument & Vocal Ranges -- comprehensive list for woodwinds, brass, stringed instruments and much more; includes written and sounding ranges for transposing instruments. ©1997, 336 pages.