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Music in Words: A Guide to Researching and Writing about Music by Trevor Herbert, ISBN-13: 978-0195373738



  • Format: PDF
  • Publisher: ‎ Oxford University Press; Illustrated edition (February 16, 2009)
  • Language: ‎ English
  • 236 pages
  • ISBN-10: ‎ 9780195373738
  • ISBN-13: ‎ 978-0195373738


“[An] excellent resource…I cannot recommend this volume highly enough…One of the most valuable books available in today’s commercial market.” –John Woodford, musicteachers.co.uk“A commendably thorough survey…Clearly expressed and logically ordered, Herbert’s concise guide offers helpful, common-sense advice…Will serve as an invaluable reference tool.” —The Strad

“Well-written and easy to read… I can commend this volume to anyone considering undertaking further professional development in music…An accessible and thorough source of guidance…A useful reference tool.”–Ensemble

“For the student and aspiring scholar, this is life-saving stuff…For its ideas and information, music students, performers and writers of all types should treasure this book…A most worthwhile reference work.”–EPTA Piano Journal

“Should become the standard reference work for all serious writers about music.” —The Trombonist

“Presented with impeccable clarity.”–Music Teacher“Not only a valuable quick-reference compendium of information but also a lively and enjoyable book that triggers as well as offers ideas.” —Australian Music Teacher Magazine

“Packed with practicalities, ideally suited to the needs of the undergraduate and postgraduate student…A valuable reference book.”–South African Music Teacher

About the Author

Trevor Herbert is Professor of Music at the Open University of the UK. Before entering academic life he played trombone with London’s principal orchestras and period instrument groups. He has published widely in academic books, journals, reference works and more popular media. He has broadcast extensively on BBC radio and television.


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