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Published: 12 January 2016

207 Pages | music examples

ISBN: 9780198606987

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The Oxford Dictionary of Musical Terms

Edited by Alison Latham

Oxford Quick Reference

  • The most comprehensive one-volume dictionary of musical terms available
  • An ideal book for students and teachers of music, and for musicians, concert-goers, people who belong to choirs, and all those who enjoy playing or listening to music
  • Provides clear, succinct, definitions over a comprehensive range of musical terminology
  • Includes all the terms in English and other European languages likely to be encountered in Western music
  • Covers jazz and popular musical genres
  • Over 2,500 entries cover terms across a range of subjects, including rhythm, metre, forms, genres, pitch, scales, chords, harmony, notational systems, composition and analysis, performance practice, expression, computer applications, acoustics, and many more
  • Entries include etymologies, and are fully cross-referenced
  • Some terms are illustrated with music examples or tables
  • Index of composers, with dates
  • Covers all the terms required in the SMAB musical theory exams

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