The New American Dictionary of Music

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Dutton, 1991 - Music - 608 pages
Compiles fresh information on musical terms, instruments, composers, and works with ten thousand entries that emphasize American and contemporary music

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Touted by the authors as "a first stop for quick information,'' this dictionary provides concise definitions and descriptions of 10,000 musical items, including composer names, titles of works ... Read full review

Contents

Abbreviations musical 2 Modes
64
Conducting patterns 97 Orchestra
385
Dance rhythms
403
Electronic instruments 141 Polymeter
419
Expression marks 150 Ranges and tunings
437
Forms
444
Guitars
475
Hexachord system 229 Serialism
490
Horns
497
Intervals
505
Key signatures
546
Lutes
558
Lyres
568
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