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Useful Bibliographic Terms: Start Here

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This subject guide presents some important terms with their definitions that you need to know both as a musician and as a student of music history.  Also included is information about the process of creating scholarly editions of musical works.  Much of the information in this guide can be found in Grove Online and in Sourcebook for Research in Music, 2nd edition, by Phillip D. Crabtree and Donald H. Foster.  This book is located in the reference section in the Music Library.  Look for call number MUSICREF ML113 .C68 2005. 

If you have questions, please contact me by email or stop by my office in the Music Library.