Choosing a topic for a music assignment, or repertoire for a performance can be tricky, but these tips might help:
The links below will provide you with extra information on choosing a topic.
For any paper you write, the most important part is determining what you are going to write about and how you can write about it. This video shows a way of doing this: concept mapping.
It is also very important to make sure the topic of your paper is not too broad. It can be easy to find yourself writing about a subject which could take an entire book to explain. Use the links below to narrow down your topic.
Make a list of search terms relevant to your topic. This will help you conduct your research.
|Performers, Composers, Contributors||Lorde, Shastakovich, Arturo Toscanini|
Musical Styles, Genres, Forms,
Renaissance motets, rockabilly, sonata-allegro form,
Japanese gagaku, Porgy & Bess
Papua New Guinae, Louisiana, 8th arrondissement of Paris, Florence, Boyle Street
|Time Periods||Classical, 19th Century, 1939-45|
|Approaches||Gender Studies, anthropological, cognitive, Schenkerian|
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