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.
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
|Classical, 19th Century, 1939-45
|Gender Studies, anthropological, cognitive, Schenkerian
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.
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 using concept mapping.
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