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Music: Writing About Music

Writing About Music

To quote the comedian Martin Mull (or the singer-songwriter Elvis Costello, depending on whom you ask), "Writing about music is like dancing about architecture." That said, there is an abundance of eloquent literature on the subject. There are several books in the Music Library collection that offer practical advice to the novice and the specialist wanting to write about music.

Books in the Music Library

Freely Accessible Websites

Prepared by the Music Library, University of Western Ontario Library.

"Compiled from various style manuals, memoranda and editing decisions ...." Essential resource.