To enjoy and appreciate music it is essential that one is familiar with the tools governing them. This book is meant as a guide to students of music who grapple with the problem of technical terms in their understanding and appreciation of music. It is a comprehensive dictionary, with coverage of music history, theory and practice, musical terminology, the music of various locations, an outstanding selection of biographies, musical examples, and more extensive coverage of western, non-western and folk music.
This work is designed to provide accurate information on all musical topics. Its broad scope and introductory nature make it ideally suited for any music courses designed for those not majoring in music as well as for music majors. Besides teachers and students of music, all general readers who are interested in music will find this work of utmost use.