An invaluable reference tool giving much needed advice on how to research and write about music. Addresses all the issues that anyone might be confronted with when undertaking a writing task. Introduces methods and procedures that provide a framework for independent research.
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.