Over 250 pages packed with essential music information! Alfred's Mini Music Guides provide essential information in a convenient size. With over 2,500 entries of clear, practical definitions, explanations, and information, Dictionary of Music is the most useful compact music dictionary available. It includes pronunciation of foreign terms, music examples to accompany definitions, biographical information on composers, and a comprehensive list of instruments and their written and sounding ranges. Spanning from the Middle Ages to Contemporary and pop music, Dictionary of Music also contains helpful music theory charts that cover scales, modes, chords, key signatures, and much more.