There are many online and print resources for finding definitions for music terminology and detailed explanations on music theory.
- OnMusic Dictionary
- Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Dictionary
- Dolmetsch Online
- Opera and Composers: A Pronunciation Guide
- Rap Dictionary
- British vs American Music Terms
Abbreviations used in Composer Works Lists & Thematic Catalogs (alpha by abbreviation)
Identification of thematic catalogues of works (by composer)
At the Library
The new Grove dictionary of music and musicians / edited by Stanley Sadie ; executive editor, John Tyrrell.
OPL call #: REF 780.3 NEW 2001
Baker’s student encyclopedia of music / compiled by Laura Kuhn. (3 v.)
OPL call #: REF 780.3 BAKERS
The Oxford companion to music / general editor, Denis Arnold.
OPL call #: REF 780.3 OXFORD
Music abbreviations : a reverse dictionary / Donald L. Hixon
OPL call #: REF 780.148 HIXON