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Music in Words: A Guide to Researching and Writing about Music [Sheet music]

Trevor Herbert
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12 July 2001
Many books are written about performing, composing and analysing music, but very few on how to research it and write about it. Music in Words does just that. Trevor Herbert addresses all the issues that anyone, from students to professional musicians, may be confronted with when undertaking a writing task, whether it be a programme note or a thesis. This clearly thought-out book is a guide and a reference manual in one: the first part is a 'how-to' section, including an introduction to the strategic use of the Internet; the second, a compendium of information for quick reference. Its straightforward approach will make it a much-needed support for those who have little or no experience of writing about music, while being equally useful as a reference tool for more experienced writers.


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  • Sheet music: 212 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford / Associated Board of RSM (12 July 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 186096236X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1860962363
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 21 x 30 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 16,950 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Essential reading at first-degree or diploma level...cannot recommend this volume highly enough... one of the most valuable books available in today's commercial market. (musicteachers.co.uk)

Well-written and easy to read...I can commend this volume to anyone considering undertaking further professional development in music...an accessible and thorough source of guidance...a useful reference tool. (MMA Journal)

Illuminating and often witty narrative...For the student and aspiring scholar, this is life-saving stuff...For its ideas and information,music students, performers and writers of all types should treasure this book...a most worthwhile reference work. (EPTA)

The conception of this book is an inspiration...the content is of the high standard most of us have come to expect of the Associated Board. (Choir & Organ)

Not only a valuable quick-reference compendium of information but also a lively and enjoyable book that triggers ideas. (Australian Music Teacher)

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Trevor Herbert, revered authority on historic brass, and Professor of Music at the Open University in Wales, has delivered to those with a serious interest in music, a long-overdue text that is highly user-friendly and approachable.
In two parts, the first part is a "how to" section coupled with a quick-reference compendium of meaningful and topical information. Included is a detailed section of useful websites together with an introduction to the strategic use of the internet.
The book - commissioned I suspect by Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music as recommended reading with diplomate candidates in mind - has a very straightforward approach making it both a vauluable and much-needed support and reference tool for musicians at all levels. Students, performers or experienced writers will all find the content applicable as it covers the issues encountered through writing tasks such as programme notes to dissertations.
Superior in content and approach to many others in my collection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A valuable resource 30 Jan 2009
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This book is a must for students, teachers and lecturers, academics and anybody who needs to write about music. Thorough, comprehensive and very clearly written. Wish I'd had it years ago. Buy it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must for all musicians 9 Mar 2014
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This is an excelent volume for any musician. Well written and clear it examines all aspects of 'music in words'. It covers a wide range of topics, for example, writing programme notes, concert reviews, text for a CD inlay, abbreviations used in scores. Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant 6 Dec 2013
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It is essential reading for my daughter's university course. It has been - and still is - very well used.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Don't know what I'd do without it! 3 Jan 2013
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This book has been fundamental in my music degree for teaching me how to do things like reference and write bibliographies, I highly recommend it! It is quite instructional, so I wouldn't recommend it for a casual reader.
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