A Handbook for Preparing Graduate Papers in Music / Edition 1

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Overview

The purpose of A Handbook for Preparing Graduate Papers in Music is to provide music students with some guidelines to assist in the preparation of theses, essays, dissertations, and other papers that may be written as part of their graduate program. This handbook includes information and examples for preparing such papers and is designed specifically to assist students in writing about music and in documenting references to music, music notation, recordings, and other musical resources.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780970605467
  • Publisher: Halcyon Press Ltd.
  • Publication date: 1/28/2001
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 122
  • Product dimensions: 7.02 (w) x 9.92 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 1
Purpose 1
Types of Papers 2
Role of Scholarship in a Graduate Music Program 4
Information and Ideas 5
Scholarship 5
Graduate Students as Scholars 6
Accuracy, Authenticity, Simplicity, and Clarity 7
Selecting a Topic 9
Strategies for Library Research 10
Types of Searches 10
Sources for Books 11
Sources for Articles 11
Dissertations 12
Recordings 12
Scores 12
Web Sources 13
Limitations 13
2. Documentation Systems and Issues 15
Systems of Documentation 16
Selecting a System 16
Selecting a Style Manual 18
Some Ethical Concerns 19
3. The Proposal Process 22
Introduction 22
Purpose of the Proposal 22
Proposal Content 23
The Proposal Process 28
Doctoral Essay Proposal 28
Doctoral Dissertation Proposal 29
Communicating with Your Advisory Committee 29
4. Master of Music Recital Papers 30
Content and Organization of Recital Papers 30
History 33
Theoretical Analysis 34
Performance Issues 36
Committee Selection and Contributions 37
5. Format Issues 39
General Format Issues 39
Formatting Frontispieces 41
Special Format Issues for Music Papers 43
6. Documentation: Format Concerns 45
Sample Documentation for Recordings (Turabian) 45
Basic Form 46
Title with Genre Name 46
One Selection from a Collection 47
Excerpt from One Piece from a Collection 48
Collection Entered under Title 48
Jazz Recording Entered under Performer 49
Jazz Collection (Entire Work Cited) 50
Jazz Excerpt from a Collection 50
Video-recording (Spoken) 51
Citing Notes Accompanying a Recording 51
Sample Documentation for Scores (Turabian) 52
Basic Form 53
Score with Librettist and Translator 53
Song in a Collection, and Reprint of Original Edition 54
Collection Entered under Editor 54
Sample Documentation for Doctoral Dissertations or Essays (Turabian) 55
Sample Documentation for an Article from an Encyclopedia (Turabian) 56
Sample Documentation for Electronic Documents (Turabian) 57
On-line Article in Scholarly Journal 57
On-line Article in a Magazine 58
On-line Article in a Newspaper 59
On-line Abstracts 59
Professional Web Site 60
E-mail Communication 61
Sample Documentation for Recording (APA Style) 61
Basic Form (with Genre Name) 62
Basic Form (One Piece from a Collection) 62
Title with Genre Name 62
One Piece from a Collection 62
Excerpt from a Piece from a Collection 62
Collection Entered under Title 63
Jazz Recording Entered under Performer 63
Jazz Collection (Entire Work Cited) 63
Excerpt from a Jazz Collection 63
Video-recording (Spoken) 63
Citing Notes Accompanying a Recording 64
Sample for Documentation of Scores (APA Reference List Style) 64
Basic Form 64
Score with Librettist and Translator 64
Song in a Collection, Foreign Title, and Reprint Original Edition 64
Collection Entered under Editor 64
Sample Documentation for Doctoral Dissertations or Essays (APA) 65
Doctoral Dissertations or Essays Abstracted in Dissertation Abstracts and Obtained from University Microfilm 65
Doctoral Dissertations or Essays Abstracted in Dissertation Abstracts and Obtained from the University 65
Sample Documentation for an Article in an Encyclopedia (APA) 65
Sample Documentation for Electronic Documents (APA) 66
Basic Form 66
On-line Article in Scholarly Journal 67
On-line Article in a Magazine 67
On-line Article in a Newspaper 67
On-line Abstracts 67
Professional Web Site 67
E-mail Communication 68
7. Enhancing a Text Through the use of Simple Music Notation 69
Adding Music Notation to Microsoft Word 69
Using Aspects of Simple Music Notation in the Text 71
Pitch-related Aspects 71
Rhythm-related Aspects 75
Other Aspects of Notation 76
8. Incorporating Musical Examples, Tables, and Figures 78
Musical Examples 80
Tables 81
Figures 81
References 83
Notes 85
Appendix A Sample Introduction for a Recital Paper 88
Appendix B Sample System of Headings 91
Appendix C Sample Frontispieces 94
Appendix D Setting up a Table of Contents in Microsoft Word 98
Appendix E Key Stroke Charts: Anastasia and Petrucci Fonts 101
Appendix F Young's Summary of Staveless Notation Systems 104
Appendix G Procedures for Inserting a Computer-generated Musical Example 106
Appendix H Sample Musical Examples 108
Appendix I Sample Tables 113
Appendix J Sample Figures 118
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