★ How to Write About Music: The RILM Manual of Style, 2d ed.
Main Library Reference ML 3797 .H69 2006
From the publisher's description: "The manual addresses a multitude of special problems faced by writers on music — problems rarely solved by general writing guides. It applies an international perspective to matters often handled piecemeal and in ethnocentric fashion: work titles, manuscript sources, transliteration, non-Western theoretical systems, opus and catalogue numbers, and pitch and chord names, to name just a few. Detailed guidelines are provided for the bibliographic handling of standard print, audiovisual, and electronic sources, as well as specialized ones such as program notes, liner notes, and music videos."
Music Notation in the Twentieth Century: A Practical Guidebook
Main Library General Collection MT 35 .S87
Describes and recommends methods for notating modern music and discusses traditional practices still in use.
The online style sheet of Notes, the quarterly journal of the Music Library Association. Compiled by the journal's editorial staff.
A Style and Usage Guide to Writing About Music
Main Library General Collection ML 3797 .D76 2010
"...Presents a collection of style and formatting guidelines designed to help writers express the special notations, terms, and concepts found in the discipline of music" (publisher's description). Includes a glossary of typographic terms.
Writing About Music: A Style Sheet from the Editors of 19th-Century Music
Main Library General Collection ML 63 .W68 1988
Topics include: how to go about describing musical works and procedures in prose, rules for citations in notes and bibliography, proper preparation of such materials as musical examples, tables, and illustrations. One section discusses program notes, another explains the requirements of submitting manuscripts written on a word processor. An appendix lists common problem words in music.
Writing About Music: An Introductory Guide
Main Library General Collection ML 3797 .W54 2009
Designed to assist undergraduate students, both music majors and non-majors, to write about music. Subjects covered include: choosing a topic, musical analysis, and a step-by-step guide to writing a research paper.