How to study and write for Music

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The Orchestra
This APP is the best way to both hear and see the written score for music. A little more spendy than other apps, but well worth it, if you are in a music appreciation course. If you have this app, please review it here and let us know how it worked for you. Are there any other apps for that you find useful for the studying of music?
Music Appreciation Final Exam Review and Take-Home Essay Questions
Get a good idea of the types of Essay questions Music Teachers might ask!!!
Online Music Theory Flash Cards
Since many schools require passing music theory exams, I thought some of you might like to see some basic music theory flash cards. Let us know in the reviews, if you have others that you like or if you've made your own.
Writing About Music
If you're going to write about a performance, here are 3 major tips on how to listen to the music. Then you get 3 tips on how to write about the music including some useful terminology (with definitions) that you might use.
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This excellent guide from Harvard suggests that you focus on 2 things: observe and analyze Check out this very valuable 7 page resource.
Essays that analyze music
Your music professor has assigned an paper. Not a research paper exactly, but an analysis. What are you supposed to do exactly?
How to Write a Music History Paper
Get tips on from the syllabus on possible themes for writing a research paper on Music and History. Here are some suggestions from this professor, but more importantly you should look at the syllabus for your Music class.
4 common music assignments and strategies for handling them. • Concert Report • Historical Analysis: placing a piece in context •Song Analysis •Performance/Media Comparison
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Give your readers musical examples, but do you need the whole score or will a piano reduction do? Learn how to support your interpretive claims with specific examples from the music. See an example of a poor response as compared to a better one.