Writing about Music

ISBN-10: 0134633326
ISBN-13: 9780134633329
Edition: 2nd 1997
Authors: Richard Wingell
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Book details

List price: $30.40
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/10/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Preface to the Second Edition
Words and Music
Writing about Music
Why We Write about Music
The Special Challenges of Writing about Music
Inappropriate Ways to Write about Music
Musical Analysis
Definition
Questions to Consider
The Intent of the Composer
Examples of Analytical Approaches
Writing A Research Paper; Other Kinds of Research Projects
Getting Started: Research
Choosing a Topic
What Research Means
Gathering Materials
Places to Start
Evaluating Resources
Foreign-Language Sources
Scores and Recordings
When to Stop: How Much Research Is Enough?
Writing a Research Paper
The Outline
Writing the Draft
Editing and Revising the Draft
The Clean Copy
Proofreading
Keep a Copy
Conclusion
Using a Word Processor to Produce a Paper
Advantages of Word Processing
The Writer's Responsibility
The Basic Rule
Format Issues
Editing
Printing
Conclusion
Questions of Format
Paper
Page Format
Spacing
Page Numbers
Quotations
Footnote Format
Bibliography Format
Conclusion
Other Kinds of Writing Projects
The Seminar Presentation
Concert Reports
Essay Examinations
Program Notes
Writing Effective Prose
Principles of Style
Different Kinds of Prose
Tone
The Stance of the Writer
The Question of Pronouns
Writing Effective Sentences
Word Choice
Word Combinations
Sentence Structure
Effective Paragraphs and the Effective Essay
Effective Paragraphs
The Effective Essay
Conclusion
Common Writing Problems
Errors in Basic Writing Style
Spelling
Some Frequently Misused Words
Punctuation
Special Problems Involved in Writing about Music
Conclusion
Conclusion
Conclusion
Sample Paper
Index

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