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Homework: February 21
"Find and read a music review. (Keep track of the review you find. You may decide to use it in your annotated bibliography)."
The best place to locate and browse music reviews are through online music publications. The following is a list of online music publications that contain music reviews:
Use the following library database to look up music reviews. To find music reviews, use the search terms "music review" AND "name of the band or musician or the album title."
Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)
This is a large, multi-disciplinary collection of mostly full-text magazine, newspaper, and journal articles on a wide array of subjects. It's a great place to start for almost any topic.
Music Terminology and Reference Books
Writing about Music by D. Kern Holoman
Where do you place the hyphen in "Beethoven" if it breaks between two lines? How do you cite John Coltrane's album A Love Supreme? Is it "premiere" or "première"? The answers and much more can be found in this definitive resource for authors, students, editors, concert producers--anyone who deals with music in print. Extending the principles devised for the classical repertoires, this revised and expanded edition now includes examples from world music, rock, jazz, popular music, and cinema. 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 proper preparation of such materials as musical examples, tables, and illustrations. One section discusses program notes, while others explain the requirements for submitting manuscripts and electronic files, and outline best practices for student writers. An appendix lists common problem words. Updates include greatly simplified citations of Internet locators, the recognition of multiple platforms, and the expectation of paperless transmission and storage of work. Cited as the authority by The Chicago Manual of Style, this classic handbook is the go-to source for anyone writing about music.
Call Number: AVAILABLE ONLINE
Publication Date: 2014-09-05
How to Write about Music by Marc Woodworth (Volume Editor); Ally-Jane Grossan (Volume Editor)
If writing about music is like dancing about architecture, you'd do best to hone your chops and avoid clichés (like the one that begins this sentence) by learning from the prime movers. How to Write About Music offers a selection of the best writers on what is perhaps our most universally beloved art form. Selections from the critically-acclaimed 33 1/3 series appear alongside new interviews and insights from authors like Lester Bangs, Chuck Klosterman, Owen Pallet, Ann Powers and Alex Ross.How to Write About Music includes primary sources of inspiration from a variety of go-to genres such as the album review, the personal essay, the blog post and the interview along with tips, writing prompts and advice from the writers themselves.Music critics of the past and the present offer inspiration through their work on artists like Black Sabbath, Daft Punk, J Dilla, Joy Division, Kanye West, Neutral Milk Hotel, Radiohead, Pussy Riot and countless others. How to Write About Music is an invaluable text for all those who have ever dreamed of getting their music writing published and a pleasure for everyone who loves to read about music.
Call Number: MAIN ML3785 .H69 2015
Publication Date: 2015-04-23
The New Grove Dictionary of American Music by H. Wiley Hitchcock (Editor); Stanley Sadie (Editor)
'...superb and remarkably exhaustive.' Robert Henderson, Daily Telegraph '...captures the totality of American music as never before.' D.W.Krummel, Choice '...represents a lexicographic landmark in musical literature. It is destined to become a classic.' Arthur Cohn, Symphony Magazine Contact: Grove's Dictionaries of Music, Macmillan Publishers Ltd, Brunel Road, Basingstoke, Hants RG21 2XS. Tel: (0256) 817245
Call Number: REF ML101.U6 N48 1986
Publication Date: 1986-01-02
The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians by Stanley Sadie (Editor); John Tyrrell (Editor)
Since its initial publication in 1980, the Dictionary has been widely acclaimed as an indispensable resource and a classic reference. The word "updated" doesn't begin to describe the thousands of new articles, topics, cross-references, and areas of scholarship incorporated into The New GroveII. Every one of the first edition's 22,500 articles has been reviewed and revised, with thousands of articles expanded. Previously neglected or under-represented areas have been examined, explored, and explained. Movements and topics once deemed too controversial or too far from the mainstream havebeen added. And throughout, 6,500 new articles cover more than 5,000 years of music history, instruments, composers, institutions, performers, genres, and more.The New Grove II takes you beyond the customary and familiar into new worlds with extensive, authoritative contributions on non-Western music. From major influences, such as Latin American music, to less-examined contributions, such as Asian, sub-Saharan African, and Pacific Islander, The New GroveII presents the music, theory, instruments, and musicians that have helped to define music around the world.
Call Number: REF L100 .N48 2001
Publication Date: 2003-02-11
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