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  1. Essential Dictionary of Orchestration
    Essential Dictionary of Orchestration
    Alfred Publishing Co., Inc. / Other
    $8.09 Retail: $8.99 Save 10% ($0.90)
    Availability: Expected to ship on or about 08/28/15.
    CBD Stock No: WW817894

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!

  1. Essential Dictionary of Music Notation
    Essential Dictionary of Music Notation
    Alfred Publishing Co., Inc. / Other
    $6.29 Retail: $6.99 Save 10% ($0.70)
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    CBD Stock No: WW816638

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".

  1. Essential Dictionary of Music
    Essential Dictionary of Music
    Lindsey Harnsberger
    Alfred Publishing Co., Inc. / 1997 / Trade Paperback
    $5.49 Retail: $5.95 Save 8% ($0.46)
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    CBD Stock No: WW16636

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.

  1. Essential Songwriter's Rhyming Dictionary
    Essential Songwriter's Rhyming Dictionary
    Alfred Publishing Co., Inc. / Trade Paperback
    $5.49 Retail: $5.95 Save 8% ($0.46)
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    CBD Stock No: WW816637

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.

  1. Essential Dictionary of Music Definitions
    Essential Dictionary of Music Definitions
    Alfred Publishing Co., Inc. / Other
    $4.95 Retail: $5.50 Save 10% ($0.55)
    Availability: Expected to ship on or about 08/28/15.
    CBD Stock No: WW816641

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.

  1. Essential Dictionary of Composers
    Essential Dictionary of Composers
    Alfred Publishing Co., Inc. / Other
    $4.49 Retail: $4.99 Save 10% ($0.50)
    Availability: Expected to ship on or about 08/28/15.
    CBD Stock No: WW816642

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.