music dictionaries

Great Link about Articulation & Music Terms

I stumbled upon this link in my search for a refresher on tremolos:

http://www.dolmetsch.com/musictheory21.htm

I particularly like the chart about all the different accents. That will come in handy when I start reviewing accents with my students.

Now I better get back to practicing. I'm "parachuting" in as a choir accompanist for a short-term project so I need to speed-learn the pieces for tomorrow's rehearsal. And yes, I just got the music today. Isn't that how it always goes?

The jazz lessons are paying off. My style of chunking the information has changed with my year in jazz.

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Online Music Dictionaries

This year, I will be "strongly encouraging" my students to look up definitions to music terms in their songs. At the Kiwanis Music Festival this spring, one adjudicator told all the students that it's THEIR job to look up the words they don't know. Not their teacher's job and not their parent's job. The following are some helpful online music dictionaries that you can explore:

  1. Music Dictionary Online
  2. Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Dictionary
  3. Music Outfitters Inc. Online Music Dictionary
  4. Music Dictionary
  5. Oxford Music Online

Happy exploring!

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