Music Abbreviations: A Reverse Dictionary
- Publish Date: 2005-01-31
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Donald L. Hixon
This resource identifies the meanings of abbreviations, acronyms, and initialisms for:-musical terms-monograph and serial titles-academic degrees in music-record labels-music software and computer programs-international, national, and regional organizations-performing groups-music facsimiles and manuscripts-notation conventions-chant designations While it focuses on classical music, this volume also includes numerous entries representing jazz and folk music. 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 dictionary is ideal for music lovers and students who want to avoid consulting dozens of music and general dictionaries and encyclopedias to cull the music-specific terms they seek.