Alfred's Music Essential Dictionary

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 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".

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.