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Helping users write clear, convincing, persuasive prose on musical topics, this practical guide focuses on general writing issues as well as special challenges of writing about musicwith clear, step-by-step explanations of the process of writing a paper. Updated to reflect the latest research methodology, resources, and technology, it continues to offer strong coverage on research, organization, drafting and editingand includes a thorough section on basic writing skills.Contains complete chapters on writing about music, analysis and research, getting started, writing a research paper (from choosing a topic through outlining, writing the draft, editing and revising), questions of format, other kinds of writing projects (i.e., seminar presentations, concert reports, program notes), writing styles, and common writing problem. Covers the latest musicological research and new resources for researching both print and electronic publications. Discusses writing papers on a PC, and provides a sample paper in the appendix that illustrates matters of format and discusses the events in the musical work.For writers.
Table of Contents
|Preface to The Fourth Edition|
|Purpose of the Fourth Edition|
|Changes in the Fourth Edition|
|How to Use This Book|
|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|
|Analysis and Research|
|Questions to Consider|
|Examples of Works and Research Directions|
|Opening Chorus of Cantata No. 80, Ein'|
|feste Burg ist unser Gott|
|Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in C Minor, K. 491, First Movement|
|Otello, Act I, Scene 3|
|Symphony, First Movement|
|The Rite of Spring, Opening Sections|
|Gesang der J ünglinge|
|Getting Started: Research|
|Choosing a Topic|
|Kinds of Topics|
|What Research Means|
|Places to Start: Print Resources|
|Dictionaries and Encyclopedias|
|Histories of Music|
|Scores and Recordings|
|Places to Start: Electronic Resources|
|When to Stop: How Much Research Is Enough?|
|Writing a Research Paper|
|Topic and Thesis|
|Topic Outline versus Sentence Outline|
|Revising the Outline|
|Writing the Draft|
|Diagrams, Graphics, and Tables|
|Revising and Editing the Draft|
|Computers and Editing|
|Checking Spelling and Grammar|
|The Editing Process|
|Keep Your File|
|Quotation, Paraphrase, and Plagiarism|
|Questions of Format|
|Format for College Papers|
|Format for Quotations|
|Ellipsis and Editorial Additions|
|Bibliography and Footnote Form: Humanities Style|
|Additional Notes for Both Bibliography Entries and Footnotes|
|Articles in Dictionaries and Encyclopedias|
|Articles in Periodicals|
|Notes on Articles in Lexicons|
|Articles in Collections of Essays|
|Citing Interviews, Correspondence, etc|
|Citing Electronic resources|
|The Author-Date System of Citation|
|Reference Lists (Lists of Works Cited)|
|Parenthetical Citations in the Text|
|Format Issues Related to Writing about Music|
|Referring to Centuries|
|Referring to Musical Works|
|Naming Notes and Keys|
|Other Kinds of Writing Projects|
|Organizing the Presentation|
|Tone and Approach|
|Writing the Report|
|Who is the Audience?|
|Working within Limits|
|Texts and Translations|
|Preparing for Essay Examinations|
|How to Proceed|
|Some Basic Ideas about Writing|
|Different Kinds of Prose|
|The Stance of the Writer|
|Referring to Yourself|
|Writing Effective Sentences|
|The Effective Essay|
|Common Writing Problems|
|Errors in Basic Grammar and Writing|
|Agreement: Subject and Verb|
|Agreement: Pronoun and Antecedent|
|Proper Cases of Pronouns|
|The Split Infinitive|
|Using a Dictionary|
|Plurals of Borrowed Latin and Greek Words|
|Medieval and Renaissance Names|
|Some Troublesome Word Pairs|
|Its and It's|
|Your and You're|
|Whose and Who's|
|Affect and Effect|
|Due to and Because of Fewer and Less|
|Like and Such as|
|Predominant and Predominate|
|Principal and Principle|
|Special Problems Involved in Writing about Music|
|Describing Musical Events|
|Appendix: Sample Paper|
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