This little book
looks very insignificant
but it can work for
you very effectively. Keep
it on your piano and when-
ever in doubt look it up.
It’s a dictionary. You’ll never
outgrow a need for it.
Elson’s Pocket Music Dictionary by Louis C. Elson
Thank you to Cheryl of Stella Used Books, who says, “I found this recently, a small
pocket music dictionary from 1909 (though the inscription is dated 1962), buried in
a box of regular-sized paperbacks which I’d bought to resell. As a sometime pianist
myself, I thought it was pretty special. I hope that Janet did keep it at her piano and
get a lot of use out of it… it looks fairly well worn, so maybe she did!”