Writing About Music

Writing About Music : An Introductory Guide

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For all undergraduate music courses that involve writing projects; intended as a supplementary text.Helping students write clear, convincing, persuasive prose on musical topics, this practical introductory text focuses on general writing issues as well as special challenges of writing about music-with clear, step-by-step explanations of the process of writing a paper. Fine-tuned for the utmost clarity and updated to reflect the latest research methodology, resources, and technology, it continues to offer strong coverage on research, organization, drafting and editing-and includes a thorough section on basic writing skills.
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  • Paperback | 171 pages
  • 152.4 x 223.52 x 5.08mm | 226.8g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0130406031
  • 9780130406033

Table of contents

1. Writing about Music. Why We Write about Music. The Special Challenges of Writing about Music. Inappropriate Ways to Write about Music. Musicological Research and Writing.2. Analysis and Research. Analysis. Questions to Consider. Examples of Works and Research Directions.3. Getting Started: Research. Choosing a Topic. Kinds of Topics. What Research Means. Gathering Materials. Places to Start: Print Resources. Places to Start: Electronic Resources. Evaluating Resources. Foreign-Language Sources. When to Stop: How Much Research Is Enough?4. Writing a Research Paper. The Outline. Writing the Draft. Bibliography. Editing and Revising the Draft. Printing. Proofreading. Keep Your File. Plagiarism.5. Questions of Format. Format for College Papers. Format for Quotations. Bibliography and Footnote Form. Format Issues Related to Writing about Music.6. Other Kinds of Writing Projects. The Seminar Presentation. Concert Reports. Program Notes. Essay Examinations.7. Writing Style. Some Basic Ideas about Writing. Different Kinds of Prose. Tone. The Stance of the Writer. Referring to Yourself. Writing Effective Sentences. Effective Paragraphs. The Effective Essay.8. Common Writing Problems. Errors in Basic Grammar and Writing. Spelling Issues. Some Troublesome Word Pairs. Punctuation. Special Problems Involved in Writing about Music.Conclusion. Appendix: Sample Paper. Index.
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