As the average teacher is often timid in the matter of pronouncing foreign words, an English phonetic spelling has been added in almost every instance. Yet it will be best for the student to familiarize him self with the rules for pronouncing each language (which are also given) since it is sometimes impossible to reproduce the exact sound of a foreign word in any English spelling. An attempt has also been made to give the pronunciation of the names of the chief composers, singers, pianists, conductors, etc. These points, and the presentation of some of the chief popular errors in music, the. Addition of a list of works of reference for the most important topics, and the inclusion of some of the most recent details of research, may be sufficient excuse for the making of yet one more music dictionary.