The new American dictionary of music

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

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Contents

Abbreviations musical
2
Cadences
64
Chords
84
Conducting patterns
97
Cymbals
108
Drums
132
Electronic instruments
141
Expression marks
150
Guitars
207
Harmony
216
Hexachord system
229
Horns 23637
235
Intervals
248
Key signatures
274
Lyres
314
Mensural notation
337

Flutes
167
Graphic Notation
201
Polymeter
418
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