This unique and multidimensional resource, for students , teachers and musicians, explains 2,300 musical terms through three different methods:
From acciaccatura and fragmentation, to ostinato and vihuela - each one is linked to a scored and audio example.DICTIONARY
Musical terms are defined, covering western music from the dark ages to the 20th Century.
The definitions are backed up by an extensive reference section, including eight chapters on the elements of music:Rhythm, metre and tempo
Tonality, modality and atonality
Melody, figuration and ornamentation
Timbre and texture
The structure of music
Style, genre and historical contextSCORED EXAMPLES
Each musical term in the dictionary is linked to a specially prepared score. For ease of use, precise timings are given so that readers can identify the exact points at which particular compositional details can be heard.RECORDINGS
Each scored example can be heard on audio CD. There are 274 recorded extracts in total, completing this unique resource.