This convenient new paperback-sized music dictionary is divided into three main sections. The Dictionary of Music Terms concisely defines more than 2, 200 notation and theory terms, and instruments and terms used in pop music, electronic music and the music business. The Dictionary of Musicians provides more than 450 capsule biographies of composers and other musicians, noting dates of birth and death, nationality, historical period, areas of composition, and major works. Finally, a collection of Reference Charts gives instant, at-a-glance summaries of the essentials of music: notation signs and symbols, including tab, and scales, modes and key signatures. ©2008, 208 pages.