"This essential volume covers some of the thorniest issues of musical discourse: how to go about describing musical works and procedures in prose, the rules for citations in notes and bibliography, and the proper preparation of such materials as musical examples, tables, and illustrations. One section discusses program notes; another explains the requirements for submitting manuscripts and electronic files. A new section outlines best practices for student writers. An appendix lists common problem words."--BOOK JACKET.
"The guidebook provides practical and specific assistance to undergraduate students about writing research papers and other types of projects in the field of music. It also offers practcial help in writing effective prose on any topic and ways to improve one's writing." -- Book Jacket