Dictionary of Musical Terms

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Publisher: Intl Book Centre

Written in English
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    ISBN 100866856552
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Alison Latham is a writer and editor of music reference books. She is the editor of The Oxford Companion to Music (), and was a member of the editorial team of the multi-volume New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians ( edn).4/4(19). Essential Dictionary of Music: The Most Practical and Useful Music Dictionary for Students and Professionals (Essential Dictionary Series)Paperback The Hal Leonard Pocket Music DictionaryPaperback The A to Z of Foreign Musical Terms: From Adagio to Zierlich a Dictionary for Performers and StudentsPaperback5/5(6).

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. of musical definitions and descriptions gleaned primarily from multiple Internetarchesse (utilizing available translation services).

I also used a few book sources, mostly for purposes of corroboration. A vast majority of this glossary relates most directly to trumpet and brass Size: KB. The Oxford Dictionary of Musical Terms provides clear, succinct, definitions of a comprehensive range of the musical terms, in English and other European languages, that are likely to be encountered in Western music, including in jazz and popular musical genres/5(48).

rows  A musical theme given to a particular idea or main character of an opera. Libretto - A. Classical Music terms: Glossary of Classical Music Online and Musical Terms Dictionary.

Directory of Music Terminology from   The term 'pianoforte' is a mix of two Italian words, 'piano' (soft) and 'forte' (loud), meaning depending on how much force is applied to the keys, the instrument's dynamic range can be anywhere from very soft to very loud.

Musical Terms and Their Definitions: This list of musical terms is rather extensive and geared more towards the pianist although any musician could find most of their answers from this list (for an example of how this is geared more towards pianists, see "pizzicato").

Glossary of Musical Terms. cadence: a melodic or harmonic punctuation mark at the end of a phrase, major section or entire work. cadenza: an unaccompanied section of virtuosic display played by a soloist in a concerto.

call and response: a traditional African process in which a leader's phrase ("call") is repeatedly answered by a chorus.