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Short Guide to Writing about Music

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ISBN-10: 0321015770

ISBN-13: 9780321015778

Edition: 2000

Authors: Jonathan Bellman

List price: $41.60
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Description:

Written in a clear and conversational style, A Short Guide to Writing About Music examines a wide range of writing assignments for music courses at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum. Employing a variety of writing samples as a means to illustrate effective writing, this brief and inexpensive text teaches writers how to deftly research and write about music.
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Book details

List price: $41.60
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Longman Publishing
Publication date: 8/4/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 174
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Writing about Music
Words about Music: Why? Choosing an Audience
Kinds of Writing
Criticism
The Author's Opinion: Clarity and Restraint
Writing about Music by and for Those Who Cannot (Necessarily) Read It
What You Can and Cannot Do
The Reaction Paper
The Concert Review
Popular and World Musics
Writing Music Analysis
Analysis and Its Uses
Analytical Content vs
Play-by-Play
Three Kinds of Practical Writing
Program and Liner Notes
Summaries and Abstracts
The Press Release
Opinion and the Writing of an Effective Essay
Presentation and Tone
The Writing Process: From Outline to Final Draft
Hints on Beginning
Collegial Editing: Essays as Peer
Review Exercises
Research in Music
The Purposes of Research
Choice of Topic
Kinds of Written Sources
Use of Sources
Citing Your Sources
Turning Research Into Writing
Whose Ideas?
A Sample Research Paper in Music
"Similar Processes, Different Results: Development in the Piano Works of Gy�rgy Ligeti"
Commentary on the Student Paper
Style in Writing
The Meaning of "Style"
Academic Style Traits
Fashioning Clear Sentences
Punctuation
Accuracy in Wording
Toward a Personal Style
The Final Manuscript
General Format
Musical Examples and Captions
Citations
Sample Citations
Index