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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Contents

Abbreviations musical 2 Modes
347
Nonharmonic notes
373
Conducting patterns 97 Orchestra
385
Dance rhythms 112 Percussion instruments
404
Polyrhythm
419
Expression marks 150 Ranges and tunings
437
Renaissance basses
444
Scales
475
Hexachord system 229 Serialism
490
Horns 23637 Trumpet signals
497
Solmization
506
Key signatures 274 Time signatures
546
Trumpets
558
Variations
568
Mensural notation 337 Viols
575
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