Q. What is a good dictionary or encyclopedia that is specific to music?


Well, there are plenty of great dictionaries and encyclopedias that are specific to music.  We reccommend trying Oxford Music Online first.  As the name indicates, it's available online and contains the following encyclopedias and dictionaries in one search function:

  • Encyclopedia of Popular Music
  • Oxford Dictionary of Music
  • Oxford Companion to Music
  • Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians
  • Grove Dictionary of Opera
  • Grove Dictionary of Jazz

Watch this quick video by Sam Cook at the University of Hartford for more information:

  • Last Updated Jul 26, 2016
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