A Style and Usage Guide to Writing About Music by Thomas Donahue

By Thomas Donahue

In A type and utilization advisor to Writing approximately Music, Thomas Donahue offers a suite of instructions to assist show throughout the written be aware the specified notations, phrases, and ideas present in the self-discipline of tune. It concentrates on questions of fashion and structure within the curiosity of excellent formal writing in the context of United-States English, in order that writers might speak their rules in actual fact and effectively.

While compiling the information, Donahue reviewed content material from many different tune and common publications. He documented the most typical codecs with a purpose to support the author in determining a suitable layout for the given condition whilst a couple of may perhaps follow. The ebook attracts on profuse musically-oriented examples and is prepared by way of subject matters either musical and typographic, equivalent to the correct use and spelling of composer names and musical strategies; using notes, pitches, and octave delineations; letters and numbers hired to explain shape and concord; whilst, the place, and the way to use compound phrases and hyphenation of phrases and names; and the correct quotation of musical and audiovisual assets. The publication concludes with a word list of typographic phrases, a bibliography, and a entire index, making this a precious source for college kids, students, academics, and writers.

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