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The Essential Music Reference Library (3 Books)The Essential Music Reference Library (3 Books)
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Perfect for tucking into a music tote bag or making the most of bookshelf space, this pocket-sized 3-volume Essential Music Reference Library set contains the Essential Dictionary of Music, Essential Dictionary of Orchestration and the Essential Dictionary of Music Notation. Encased in a slipcase, these practical guides will be invaluable in your music study. Over 300 pages each. Approximately 5.5" x 4.5".
     

 
The Oxford Dictionary of MusicThe Oxford Dictionary of Music
Tim Rutherford-Johnson, Michael Kennedy, Joyce Kennedy
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The New Penguin Dictionary of MusicThe New Penguin Dictionary of Music
Paul Griffiths
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Essential Dictionary of MusicEssential Dictionary of Music
Lindsey Harnsberger
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Bach to Zappa, Banjo to Xylophone, this handy dictionary features definitions and pronunciations of musical terms; composer biographies; sections on music theory, notation, and transposition; instrument listings; and more. 336 pages, softcover from Alfred.
     

 
Essential Dictionary of ComposersEssential Dictionary of Composers
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Handy reference guide contains easy-to-use historical facts on composers that are both educational and fun! Covers the time period from the middle ages to contemporary/pop. Includes dates and historical periods of music and more.
     

 
Essential Dictionary of OrchestrationEssential Dictionary of Orchestration
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At last, an orchestration book tailor-made for the classroom musician on a budget. Any teacher, student or professional musician, whether a composer, orchestrator, arranger, performer or enthusiast will find this thoroughly comprehensive dictionary full of the most needed information on over 150 instruments. Designed for quick and easy reference, the Essential Dictionary of Orchestration includes those much-needed instrument ranges, general characteristics, tone quality descriptions, technical pitfalls, useful scoring tips and much more!
     

 
Essential Dictionary of Music DefinitionsEssential Dictionary of Music Definitions
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An invaluable addition to the "Essential Dictionary" library, this Handy Guide provides a comprehensive reference for musical terms and definitions. Often supported by examples that clarify the presented term, the volume also includes the pronunciation of foreign terms, and up-to-date electronic music terms. Entries are cross-referenced for easy use.
     

 
Essential Dictionary of Music NotationEssential Dictionary of Music Notation
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Essential dictionary for musicians and music students, an excellent reference resource in convenient size, is is the most practical and concise source for music notation.
Easy to use dictionary format, concise text with bold illustration, keywords and concepts are highlighted. Covers more than 75 topics; helpful whether you are using a pencil or a computer. 5.5" x 4".
     

 
Essential Songwriter's Rhyming DictionaryEssential Songwriter's Rhyming Dictionary
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Acclaimed by the New York Times as "part muse, part quick reference," this pocket-sized dictionary is an easy-to-use tool geared specifically toward the contemporary songwriter. A concise collection of the most-often used words in popular music, the simple format allows for fast reference, while the 15,000 entries provide more than ample rhyming options. 304 pages, softcover.
     

 
Oxford Companion to MusicOxford Companion to Music
Allison Latham, ed.

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The Oxford Companion to Music is one of the most famous music reference works of all time. This invaluable companion now reappears in a completely new edition. Over a million words in length, it is the biggest, most authoritative, and most up-to-date, single-volume music reference book available.
This new edition draws from both the classic single-volume Oxford Companion to Musicby Percy Scholes, and the two-volume New Oxford Companion to Music, edited by Denis Arnold, but is thoroughly revised and reimagined for the 21st century--serving a new generation of students, performers, concert-goers, and music lovers.
Completely revised and updated by a distinguished team of contributors, this book features more than 1,000 new entries with more than 70 percent of the text either new or entirely rewritten. Here, in articles that range from clear concise definition of musical ideas and terms to extended surveys of musical forms and styles, is specialist coverage of virtually every musical subject. Embracing the world of music in all its variety--including classical, jazze, dance, and popular music--this companion offers a concentrated focus on the Western classic tradition, from antiquity to present day.
More than 8,000 articles sweep across an extraordinary range of subjects: composers, conductors, performers, individual works, instruments, notation, forms and genres, theory, aesthetics, and the way music is performed and disseminated. This book, like every edition before it, will immediately become an indispensable resource for all who wish to enrich their love and knowledge of music.
     

 
MUSICON: The Music Concordance of the BibleMUSICON: The Music Concordance of the Bible
Leo E. Bruce
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The MUSICON is the most definitive, exhaustive compilation regarding every aspect of music as it is related from the New King James and the Authorized 1611 King James Bible versions. With more than fifty five terms and over eight hundred individual scriptures, this reference text is a "must have" manual which will enrich song services, sermons, home and church devotionals, and higher educational studies; as well as personal reading and study enjoyment. The MUSICON also includes a glossary which contains definitions and historical backround information which will give the reader a greater insight to the music of the Bible.
     

 

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