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Encyclopedia of Recorded Sound

Frank Hoffman Taylor & Francis, Aug 21, 2004 - Music - 1200 pages 2 Reviews The Encylopedia of Recorded Sound, 2nd edition, is an A to Z reference work covering the entire history of recorded sound from Edison discs to CDs and MP3. Entries range from technical terms (Acoustics; Back Tracking; Quadraphonic) to recording genres (blues, opera, spoken word) to histories of industry leaders and record labels to famed recording artists (focusing on their impact on recorded sound). Entries range in length from 25-word definitions of terms to 5000 word essays. Drawing on a panel of experts, the general editor has pulled together a wealth of information. The volume concludes with a complete reference bibliography and a deep index.

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Encyclopedia of recorded sound

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This covers the entire history of recorded sound from Edison discs to current digital media, with new entries making up 60 percent of the text. Hoffmann (library science, Sam Houston State Univ.) has ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Frank Hoffman has authored or co-authored several encyclopedias, including The Encyclopedia of Fads, TheCush Box Country Singles Charts, 1958-1987, Album Charts,1964-1988, and The Rise of the Crooners. He teaches music and library science at Sam Houston State University. He resides in Huntsville, Texas.

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Title Encyclopedia of Recorded Sound
Encyclopedia of recorded sound Editor Frank Hoffman Edition illustrated, revised Publisher Taylor & Francis, 2004 ISBN 0203484274, 9780203484272 Length 1200 pages Subjects Music  › General

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