Musical Terms, Symbols and Theory
An Illustrated Dictionary
About the Book
Noted lexicographer Thomsett here dissects more than 1,400 terms, a buttula to zither, with clarity and precision; 383 high quality original illustrations render concepts that make verbal explanation difficult. Fully cross referenced, this dictionary is an authoritative source for researchers, musicologists, professional musicians, teachers and students of music, and educated members of the public.
The richly detailed and comprehensive dictionary proper is followed by a five-language glossary of instruments. An illustrated notation guide provides identification of symbols used in musical scores. The final section comprehensively covers scales, keys and chords.
About the Author(s)
Michael C. Thomsett
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: photos, musical notation and lyrics, glossary
Copyright Date: 2012 
Table of Contents
Glossary of Terms 1
Multi-Language Instrument Guide 247
Illustrated Notation Guide 251
Scales, Keys and Chords 261
Book Reviews & Awards
“a handy volume…its ease of use, pleasing format, and clear, brief definitions make this suitable for high school libraries as well as academic and public”—Booklist; “useful”—Library Journal.