Alfred's Pocket Dictionary of Music
Alfred's Pocket Dictionary of Music contains thousands of entries covering all eras of music. It is unique in that it includes contemporary terms and composers in popular as well as classical music. It is organized in a logical sequence for easy reference. The definitions are written in a clear, concise style. Pronunciations for terms as well as composers are included. Biographical composer information includes date and place of birth and death, teachers, compositional media, and items of interest. Music notation charts cover all major aspects of music including notes and rests; dynamics; tempos; music symbols; scales and chord types; key signatures; all major, minor, diminished, augmented and dominant seventh chords; all major scales; all minor scales - natural, harmonic, and melodic; and the Circle of Fifths.