"I've been a program annotator for nearly 30 years—primarily for the Madison Symphony Orchestra, but also for many other orchestras and festivals. Nobody told me how to do this, and I have more or less learned "on the gig." Nearly all of us will end up writing notes at some point, however, so I have provided a few general guidelines. Where appropriate, I've linked some of my own notes or other websites as examples."
Call Number: UMCP Performing Arts Library Reference ML3797 .H537 2009
Publication Date: 2009-02-16
Music in Words is a compact guide to researching and writing about music, addressing all the issues that anyone who writes about music--from students to professional musicians and critics--may confront when putting together anything from brief program notes to a lengthy thesis. The book is awriting guide and a reference manual in one: the first part, a "how to" section, offers a clear explanation of the purpose of music research and how it is to be done, including basic introductions to the most necessary tools for musical inquiry (with special emphasis on strategic use of theinternet), and how they can be accessed and used. The second part is a compendium of information on style and sources for quick reference, including a straightforward presentation of the purpose and use of citation and reference systems as they are applied to and in music. As a whole, the volumegives readers a clear picture of how to write about music at different levels and for different purposes in a handy, thoroughly cross-referenced format. This edition has been thoroughly revised and expanded, and features an extensive section on writing for the Internet and new sections on writing for jazz, popular music, world musics, and ethnography. Additionally, a companion website presents a broad range of writing samples and links to keyresources.
Call Number: UMCP Performing Arts Library Reference ML3797 .B4 2007
Publication Date: 2006-04-20
Written in a clear and conversational style, A Short Guide to Writing About Music,2e 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.
Call Number: UMCP Performing Arts Library Reference ML3797 .G68 2009
Publication Date: 2008-08-11
Jane Gottlieb provides an introductory text for courses in music research, methodology and librarianship. She introduces basic concepts in conducting research, provides sources and shows students how to synthesise their research.