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How to Write About Music Excerpts from the 33 1/3 Series, Magazines, Books and Blogs with Advice from Industry Leading Writers 33 1/3

How to Write About Music Excerpts from the 33 1/3 Series, Magazines, Books and Blogs with Advice from Industry Leading Writers 33 1/3

Author: Marc Woodworth
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If writing about music is like dancing about architecture, you'd do best to hone your chops and avoid cliches (like the one that begins this sentence) by learning from the prime movers. How to Write About Music offers a selection of the best writers on what is perhaps our most universally beloved art form. Selections from the critically-acclaimed 33 1/3 series appear alongside new interviews and insights from authors like Lester Bangs, Chuck Klosterman, Owen Pallet, Ann Powers and Alex Ross. How to Write About Music includes primary sources of inspiration from a variety of go-to genres such as the album review, the personal essay, the blog post and the interview along with tips, writing prompts and advice from the writers themselves. Music critics of the past and the present offer inspiration through their work on artists like Black Sabbath, Daft Punk, J Dilla, Joy Division, Kanye West, Neutral Milk Hotel, Radiohead, Pussy Riot and countless others. How to Write About Music is an invaluable text for all those who have ever dreamed of getting their music writing published and a pleasure for everyone who loves to read about music.

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Carefully selected excerpts from the 33 1/3 series, magazines and leading online publications alongside fresh, inspiring advice from influential writers and editors for making your music writing the best it can be.
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FOREWORD BY RICK MOODY INTRODUCTION BY MARC WOODWORTH HOW TO USE THIS BOOK THE WRITERS OVERTURE: EXPERT ADVICE FROM OUR WRITERS CHAPTER 1 THE ALBUM REVIEW INTRODUCTION EXPERT ADVICE FROM OUR WRITERS ANN POWERS ON DAFT PUNK'S RANDOM ACCESS MEMORIES JIM DEROGATIS ON SIMON AND GARFUNKEL'S BOOKENDS LAURIE ANDERSON ON ANIMAL COLLECTIVE'S CENTIPEDE HZ LOU REED ON KANYE WEST'S YEEZUS WRITING PROMPT: THE BLIND REVIEW WRITING PROMPT: MAKE IT BETTER THE GO-BETWEENS: HOW TO MAKE CONTACTS CHAPTER 2 THE LIVE REVIEW INTRODUCTION EXPERT ADVICE FROM OUR WRITERS PAUL MORLEY ON JOY DIVISION AT UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON ZACH SCHONFELD ON SPIRITUALIZED AT WEBSTER HALL CHARLES AARON ON HOLE WRITING PROMPT: THE LIVE SHOW THE GO-BETWEENS: THE FIVE THINGS EVERY MUSIC WRITER OR EDITOR NEEDS CHAPTER 3 TRACK-BY-TRACK INTRODUCTION EXPERT ADVICE FROM OUR WRITERS KIM COOPER ON NEUTRAL MILK HOTEL MARY GAITSKILL ON B-MOVIE TAVI GEVINSON ON TAYLOR SWIFT JONATHAN LETHEM ON TALKING HEADS WRITING PROMPT: TRACK-BY-TRACK THE GO-BETWEENS: HOW DID YOU LAND YOUR JOB? CHAPTER 4 ANALYSIS INTRODUCTION RICHARD MELTZER ON EVIL AND ROCK 'N' ROLL LUKE TURNER ON ENYA BRIAN MORTON ON COMPUTER MUSIC JORDAN FERGUSON ON J DILLA WRITING PROMPT: LATE STYLE THE GO-BETWEENS: OFF-BEAT ADVICE CHAPTER 5 THE ARTIST INTERVIEW INTRODUCTION EXPERT ADVICE FROM OUR WRITERS LIZZY GOODMAN WITH KIM GORDON THOMAS SAYERS ELLIS WITH BOOTSY COLLINS ALLEN GINSBERG WITH BECK WRITING PROMPT: BE BOTH INTERVIEWER AND INTERVIEWEE WRITING PROMPT: LEARN FROM THE BEST THE GO-BETWEENS: YOUR DREAM INTERVIEW SUBJECT CHAPTER 6 THE PERSONAL ESSAY INTRODUCTION BRUCE EATON ON BIG STAR LESTER BANGS ON VAN MORRISON JAMES WOOD ON THE WHO RICK MOODY ON OTIS REDDING, SIMON & GARFUNKEL, THE BEATLES , FUNKADELIC AND OTHERS WRITING PROMPT: THE PERSONAL ESSAY WRITING PROMPT: OFF-THE-RADAR MUSIC THAT MATTERS THE GO-BETWEENS: HOW IS MUSIC WRITING DIFFERENT? CHAPTER 7 THE BLOG PIECE INTRODUCTION EXPERT ADVICE FROM OUR WRITERS CHRIS DEVILLE ON MUMFORD AND SONS NICHOLAS CROGGON AND JAMES PARKER ON THE TROUBLE WITH CONTEMPORARY MUSIC CRITICISM MATT MELIS ON FANDOM WRITING PROMPT: THE BLOG PIECE THE GO-BETWEENS: YOUR BIGGEST MISTAKE CHAPTER 8 THE ARTIST PROFILE INTRODUCTION EXPERT ADVICE FROM OUR WRITERS ALEX ROSS ON RADIOHEAD JOHN JEREMIAH SULLIVAN ON AXL ROSE LINDSEY ZOLADZ ON PUSSY RIOT SASHA FRERE JONES ON BEYONCE WRITING PROMPT: THE LOCAL ARTIST PROFILE THE GO-BETWEENS: WHAT SOURCES DO YOU USE? CHAPTER 9 ALTERNATIVES INTRODUCTION JOHN DARNIELLE ON BLACK SABBATH MARTY DAVIS ON BLACK FLAG ROB SHEFFIELD FROM LOVE IS A MIX TAPE JOE DEUEL ON Husker Du CAMPBELL MCGRATH ON BOB DYLAN WRITING PROMPT: THE ANNOTATED MIX TAPE WRITING PROMPT: OTHER VOICES WRITING PROMPT: HEADLINES FROM TITLES THE GO-BETWEENS: DESERT ISLAND DISCS CHAPTER 10 HOW IT SOUNDS INTRODUCTION EXPERT ADVICE FROM OUR WRITERS ANDY BABIUK ON THE BEATLES OWEN PALLET ON KATY PERRY SUSAN FAST ON LED ZEPPELIN JOHN PERRY ON JIMI HENDRIX WRITING PROMPT: ISOLATED TRACKS THE GO-BETWEENS: DO YOU NEED TO KNOW HOW TO MAKE MUSIC TO WRITE ABOUT IT? CHAPTER 11 MUSIC SCENES INTRODUCTION GINA ARNOLD ON LIZ PHAIR'S GUYVILLE ROSS SIMONINI ON JAMAICAN RUDE BOYS SIMON MORRISON ON DANCE CLUBS IN KOSOVO WRITING PROMPT: MUSIC SCENES THE GO-BETWEENS: HOW HAS THE FIELD OF WRITING ABOUT MUSIC CHANGED? CHAPTER 12 CULTURAL CRITICISM INTRODUCTION CARL WILSON ON CELINE DION CHUCK KLOSTERMAN ON EMINEM GREIL MARCUS ON CLARENCE ASHLEY WRITING PROMPT: CULTURAL CRITICISM THE GO-BETWEENS: WORDS OF ADVICE TO THE LONELY MUSIC CRITIC CHAPTER 33 1/3 HOW TO PITCH A 33 1/3 INTRODUCTION A SUCCESSFUL PITCH: SUSAN FAST ON MICHAEL JACKSON'S DANGEROUS A SUCCESSFUL PITCH: PHILLIP CRANDALL ON ANDREW WK'S I GET WET PHILLIP CRANDALL REVISITS HIS 33 1/3 PROPOSAL WRITING PROMPT: THE 33 1/3 PITCH COMPANION WEBSITE ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS INDEX

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  • : 9781628920437
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Academic USA
  • : April 2015
  • : 229mm X 152mm X 26mm
  • : books

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  • : 432
  • : Marc Woodworth
  • : illustrations
  • : Paperback