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Title:
The Oxford junior companion to music.
Author:
Hurd, Michael.
Personal Author:
Edition:
Second edition / by Michael Hurd ; based on the original publication by Percy Scholes.
Publication Information:
London ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1979.
Physical Description:
352 pages : illustrations (some color), music ; 28 cm
Summary:
Includes over 3,000 alphabetically arranged definitions of musical terms, examples of music, and biographical sketches of famous composers and musicians.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780193143029
Format :
Book

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Summary

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Includes over 3,000 alphabetically arranged definitions of musical terms, examples of music, and biographical sketches of famous composers and musicians.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 6 Up-Each of these texts offers 25 easy-to-perform activities that illuminate scientific principles. After the same brief series introduction in each volume, Tomecek devotes several pages to a comprehensive outline of safety precautions ranging from preparing for an experiment to washing hands and disposing of chemicals properly at the conclusion of an activity. Topics in Music include the history of music, various instruments, and how scientific principles explain the creation of sounds. Tools discusses levers, pulleys, and meters and explains how people use them in their daily lives. Both books include four to six experiments that can be performed in the classroom or at home. A brief introduction, time required, a list of materials, and a safety note precede the step-by-step instructions. Questions in the final "Analysis" and sections titled "What's Going On?" and "Our Findings" offer explanations for the results. Following each experiment are additional comments on the science behind the experiment and link to the one that follows. Photographs, simple diagrams and illustrations, and sample data tables appear throughout, and the layouts are clear and colorful.-Maren Ostergard, King County Library System, Issaquah, WA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Excerpts

Excerpts

Coverage includes: Artist and repertoire workers Audio recording engineers Music conductors and directors Music librarians Music teachers Music therapists Music video directors and producers Music writers and editors Musicians Singers and songwriters. Excerpted from Music by J.G. Ferguson Publishing Company Staff All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.