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Title:
Irvine's writing about music
Author:
Irvine, Demar.
Personal Author:
Uniform Title:
Writing about music
Edition:
Third edition / revised and enlarged by Mark A. Radice.
Publication Information:
Portland, Or. : Amadeus Press, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xv, 257 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
Rev. ed. of: Writing about music.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781574670493
Format :
Book

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Summary

(Amadeus). This thorough revision of a classic handbook is designed primarily as a guide for students writing papers or theses on musical subjects, but is useful for anyone writing about music for publication. It deals with the mechanics of scholarly writing, citation and documentation, as well as the nuts and bolts of punctuation and abbreviation. But it is also a sensible guide to good writing. In this edition, Mark A. Radice has taken into account all the technological changes that have transformed writing and publishing while preserving Irvine's voice. He has also added a new section on incorporating music examples in a written text.


Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Editionp. xi
Preface to the 1968 Editionp. xiv
Part 1 Style in the Manuscript
Prelude to Part Onep. 3
Chapter 1. The Draftp. 5
1 Draftsmanship
2 The outline
3 The brief
4 Rough draft
5 Draft revisions
6 Criticisms of the draft
7 Editorial symbols
8 Final draft
Chapter 2. The Manuscriptp. 11
9 The appearance of the page
10 Paper
11 Typing
12 Typefaces
13 Spacing, headings, subheadings
14 Marks of punctuation and other signs
15 Margins
16 Paragraph indentation
17 Recessed left margin for single-spaced matter
18 Note format
19 Hanging indentation for bibliographic entries
20 Page numbers
21 Title page
22 End pages
23 Cover
Chapter 3. Titles, Captions, Legendsp. 18
24 Main title
25 Byline
26 Book review
27 Captions
28 Legends
Chapter 4. Punctuationp. 20
29 Sentence construction
30 Apostrophe
31 Brackets
32 Colon
33 Comma
34 Dash
35 Ellipses
36 Exclamation point
37 Hyphen
38 Parentheses
39 Period
40 Quotation marks
41 Semicolon
42 Suspension points
43 Underlining for italics
44 Vertical episema
45 Virgule
46 Words discussed
Chapter 5. Numerals and Datesp. 31
47 Arabic, Roman, and small Roman numerals
48 Numbers: When to spell out, when to use numerals
49 Arabic numerals
50 Roman numerals
51 Inclusive numbers
52 Dates
53 Inclusive years
54 Numerals in musical analysis
Chapter 6. Spelling, Foreign Words, Abbreviationsp. 35
55 Spelling
56 Musical terms
57 American versus British usage
58 Verbs in -ise or -ize
59 Adjectives in -ible or -able
60 Special plurals
61 Miscellaneous words
62 Foreign words in English context
63 Accents, diacritics
64 English and Latin abbreviations
65 German and French abbreviations
66 Acronyms
Chapter 7. Documentation and Notesp. 50
67 Note logic
68 Documentation of facts
69 Documentation of opinion
70 When to give credit
71 Note format: Principles of organization
72 Note numbers in text
73 Form of the note
74 Notes in a draft
75 Note style
76 Books: First reference
77 Books: Short reference
78 Articles in periodicals: First reference
79 Articles in periodicals: Short reference
80 Articles in dictionaries and encyclopedias: First reference
81 Articles in dictionaries and encyclopedias: Short reference
82 Sections in symposia and other collections: First reference
83 Sections in symposia and other collections: Short reference
84 Volume in a series or multivolume publication
85 Reviews: First reference
86 Reviews: Short reference
87 Plural references
88 Imprint information: Place, publisher, date
89 Joint authorship: First reference
90 Joint authorship: Short reference
91 Editor or annotator: First reference
92 Editor or annotator: Short reference
93 Translator: First reference
94 Translator: Short reference
95 Editions
96 Musical editions
97 Musical editions: Measure numbers, rehearsal letters, entry points
98 Recordings
99 Record jackets
100 Manuscripts
101 Theses, dissertations
102 Letters and other original sources
103 Web sites
104 Iconography
105 Latin terms for documentation: Op. cit., loc. cit., idem, ibid.
Chapter 8. Discursive Notesp. 70
106 Rationale
107 Directives
108 Running comment
109 Supplementary discussion, with citation
110 Parenthetical citation
111 Addenda
Chapter 9. Bibliographyp. 72
112 Placement
113 Purpose
114 Philosophies of bibliography
115 Types of bibliographies
116 Explanatory matter
117 Content, form
118 Style
119 Annotations Books
120 Standard entry
121 Author's name
122 Joint authorship
123 Corporate authorship
124 Same author
125 No author
126 Titles
127 Title capitalization
128 Foreign titles
129 Volumes
130 Editions
131 Translator
132 Series
133 Imprint data
134 Place of publication
135 Date of publication
136 Pages
137 Editors, annotators Periodicals
138 Standard entry
139 Author unknown Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, Collections
140 Standard entry
141 Author unknown Music
142 Scores
143 Types of musical editions
144 Manuscripts, autographs, facsimiles
145 Recordings: Audio, video, audiovisual Other Sources
146 Reviews
147 Theses, dissertations
148 Letters and other original sources
149 Web sites
150 Iconography
Chapter 10. References in the Textp. 97
151 Mention of an author
152 Mention of self
153 Mention of a composer
154 Mention of titles
155 References to measures
156 Internal references
Chapter 11. Illustrative Materialp. 101
157 Verbal matter
158 Poetry
159 Lengthy titles
160 Musical examples
161 Format of musical examples
162 Figures
163 Plates
164 Tables
Chapter 12. Printingp. 108
165 Letterpress
166 Engraving
167 Lithography
168 Offset printing
169 Illustrations: Basic considerations
170 Line drawings, halftones
171 Typographic terms
Chapter 13. The Thesisp. 117
172 Etiquette
173 Arrangement Front Matter
174 Numbering
175 Title page
176 Contents
177 Other lists
178 Preface
179 Acknowledgments Main Text
180 Chapter headings
181 Introductory remarks
182 Chapter arrangement
183 Sections within chapters
184 Conclusions
185 Special cases Reference Matter
186 Appendixes
187 Glossary
188 Cumulated musical examples
189 Index
Part 2 Writing Skills
Prelude to Part Twop. 131
Chapter 14. Abstract, Paraphrase, Direct Quotationp. 133
190 Rationale
191 Abstract
192 Paraphrase Direct Quotations
193 Spacing
194 Selectivity
195 Accuracy
196 Interpolations
197 Ellipses
198 Opening a quotation
199 Foreign-language quotations
Chapter 15. Organization of the Documentp. 140
200 Subject matter, title
201 Direction, relevance, coherence
202 Tone, stance
203 Sequence of ideas
204 The brief
205 Expanding the brief
206 Opening statement
207 Paragraph sequence
208 Sections
209 Chapters
Chapter 16. Communication of Ideas: Words, Sentences, Paragraphsp. 148
210 Synonyms
211 Parts of speech
212 Nouns
213 Verbs
214 Pronouns
215 Adjectives
216 Adverbs
217 Prepositions
218 Conjunctions
219 Articles
220 Interjections
221 Simple sentences
222 Incomplete sentences
223 Compound sentences
224 Complex sentences
225 Subordinate clauses
226 Phrases
227 Enriched sentences
228 Paragraph building
Chapter 17. Control of Literary Stylep. 169
229 Literary style in general
230 Diction
231 Economy
232 Rhythm
233 Flow
234 Place
235 Imagery
236 Figures of speech
237 Some faults of style
Chapter 18. Kinds of Writingp. 182
238 Audience
239 Technical writing
240 Nontechnical writing
241 Factual writing
242 Expression of opinion
243 Forms of discourse
Chapter 19. Writing for Publicationp. 188
244 News release
245 Feature story
246 Program notes
247 Reviews
248 Articles
249 Books
Part 3 Combining Words and Music
Prelude to Part Threep. 197
Chapter 20. Words as Musicp. 199
250 Pitch names
251 Octave designations
252 Scales, modes
253 Note values
254 Instruments
255 Movement designations
256 Dynamics, tempo indications, performance instructions
Chapter 21. Fundamentals of Music Notationp. 207
257 Staffs, clefs
258 Key signatures
259 Meter signatures
260 Chromatic alterations
261 Stems, flags, beams
262 Rests
263 Systems, brackets, braces
264 Ledger lines, octave transpositions
265 Ties
266 Slurs
267 Articulation marks
268 Dynamics, expression indications
269 Music with text
270 Transposing instruments
271 Instrumentation
272 Jazz, blues, gospel, rock, and Latin idioms
Chapter 22. Types of Scoresp. 221
273 Choirbook
274 Cut-away score
275 Facsimile
276 Full score
277 Open score
278 Parts, partbooks
279 Piano reduction
280 Piano score
281 Table book
282 Vocal score
Chapter 23. The Nature of Musical Sourcesp. 225
283 Autograph
284 Draft
285 Fair copy
286 Holograph
287 Manuscript
288 Sketch
Appendix 1 Sample Paper and Abstractp. 227
Appendix 2 A Note on Copyrightp. 242
Bibliographyp. 248
Indexp. 249

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