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Dictionary of Music

Padma Iyer (Author)
Synopsis To enjoy and appreciate music it is essential that one is familiar with the tools governing them. This book is meant as a guide to students of music who grapple with the problem of technical terms in their understanding and appreciation of music. It is a comprehensive dictionary, with coverage of music history, theory and practice, musical terminology, the music of various locations, an outstanding selection of biographies, musical examples, and more extensive coverage of western, non-western and folk music. This work is designed to provide accurate information on all musical topics. Its broad scope and introductory nature make it ideally suited for any music courses designed for those not majoring in music as well as for music majors. Besides teachers and students of music, all general readers who are interested in music will find this work of utmost use.
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About the author

Padma Iyer

Dr. Padma Iyer holds master’s degrees in Sociology and Political Science from Pune University and a doctorate from the university of Bombay, Mumbai. She has taught Sociology for more than thirty years at both college and university levels. She has completed a number of research projects funded by the university Grants Commission (UGC) and the Indian Council of Social science research (ICSSR). She has presented papers at several national and international seminars and also works as a social activist for the welfare and protection of women’s human rights. He major fields of interest and research are women’s empowerment and human rights. She is presently Assistant Director at the Society for development and Upliftment of Women (SDUW), a non-governmental organising (NGO) based in Mumbai for the welfare of women.

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Bibliographic information

Title Dictionary of Music
Author Padma Iyer
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8189000330
length v+364p.