Music Abbreviations: A Reverse Dictionary (Paperback)
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Music Abbreviations: A Reverse Dictionary (Paperback)

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Paperback 234 Pages / Published: 31/01/2005
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This volume is a dictionary and reverse dictionary of music abbreviations, acronyms, and initialisms for musical terms, monograph and serial titles, academic degrees, and much more. While the focus of the dictionary is on 'classical' music terms, entries representing jazz and folk music have also been included. The first half of the volume is arranged alphabetically by the abbreviation, while the second part is arranged alphabetically by the full form of the entry, followed by the abbreviation. This resource is intended to eliminate much of the need to cull definitions from dozens of separate music and general dictionaries and encyclopedias.

Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810848344
Number of pages: 234
Weight: 345 g
Dimensions: 228 x 154 x 19 mm


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This work is presented in two parts: a Dictionary of 3,000 abbreviations, acronyms, and initialisms for musical terms, monograph and serial titles, academic degrees, record labels, music software and computer programs, organizations, performing groups, music facsimiles and manuscripts, notation conventions, and chant designations....The Reverse Dictionary follows, with full information for every term in the Dictionary, but with additional cross-reference entries for forms in other languages, title histories of journals, variant names for organizations, etc. All foreign-language entities are found in the Dictionary under the English form of the name; cross-references in all languages to the English form are contained in the Reverse Dictionary. Very useful for both the specialist and novice user. * College & Research Libraries *
The range of entries suggests that the author thought of every category in creating this resource....Music Abbreviations: A Reverse Dictionary is a title that both novice and experienced music students could consult. It brings together helpful music information in one easy-to-use volume. This resource is highly recommended for larger public libraries and academic libraries that support music and performing arts programmes. * "American Reference Books Annual" *
Hixon has provided a convenient source of abbreviations and explanations of some foreign terms for the general public and researchers alike. * American Reference Books Annual *
...a valuable practical reference source...useful for any library... * Music Reference Services Quarterly, Vol. 9, No. 4 *
Written by a fine arts librarian, this reference identifies the meanings of abbreviations, acronyms, and initials for a wide range of musical terms. The first part is arranged alphabetically by abbreviation, while the second part is organized by the full form of the entry, followed by the abbreviation. Included are abbreviations for academic degrees, record labels, notation conventions, performing groups, record labels, and more. Although the focus is on classical music, there are also numerous entries representing jazz and folk music. * Reference and Research Book News *
This dictionary is unique; there does not appear to be anything similar on the market at this time....This book would be an asset to most music libraries as a reference tool for students and librarians. -- Laurel Tarulli * Fontes Artis Musicae *

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