Schirmer Pronouncing Pocket Manual of Musical Terms

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This handy guide has been expanded and adapted to cover all facets of music to meet the changing needs of today's musician.
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This handy guide has been expanded and adapted to cover all facets of music to meet the changing needs of today's musician.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780825672231
  • Publisher: Omnibus Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/1995
  • Series: Schirmer Dictionary Series
  • Edition description: 5TH
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 341
  • Sales rank: 343,033

Table of Contents

Preface   vii
Introduction    ix
Elements of Notation    ix
Notes and Rests    ix
The Staff     x
The Clefs     x
The Scales    xi
Chromatic Signs   xiii
The Intervals   xiii
Diatonic Intervals of the Major Scale   xiii
All Standard Intervals and Their Inversions  xiv
The Keys   xv
Chords  xvi
Time Signatures  xvii
Rules for Pronouncing German, French, and Italian                          xviii
Comparative Table of Tempo Marks  xxi
Musical Terms     1
Noteworthy Musicians 265
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  • Posted February 6, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    fresh brushes for emails

    I thought to try and add musical strokes to my emails. Used to play in a symphonic band ... years ago ... and learned to read music.

    Thought it might add some zip to my emails in mashup phrases like "my bus ride to work adagio", or "the other driver signed sforzando".

    A lot of the terminology is fun.
    Like Giustamente "Exactly, with precision".
    ... Just like the sound it.
    Like Alborada "Type of Spanish music; originally a morning serenade".
    ... As in Ravel's "Alborada del Gracioso".
    Like Scherzo "A joke, jest. 1. An instrumental piece of a light, piquant, humorous character. 2. A vivacious movement in the symphony, with strongly marked rhythm and sharp and unexpected contrasts in both rhythm and harmony; usually the third movement."
    ... As in Tschaikowsky's "Symphonie Nr. 4 f-moll op. 36"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2003

    Cheap and Complete

    As a young teenager who has played music for 9 years, I have never seen a more complete reference guide. This has every musical term you could ever encounter, plus a thorough synoposis of many musical time periods and great musicians. As an added bonus, it is also small and compact, as well as much cheaper than larger dictionaries that offer the same amount of information. This is an awesome book for reference as well as good reader if you're curious about musicians and other things.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2001

    Most Complete; recomended by Music Theory teacher

    This is the most complete music dictionary out there, if you don't want to pay a fortune for a huge one. It's all I needed for my music theory class, my teacher recommended this one

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