(From Lisa Hooper's Music Research Guide at the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library,Tulane University).
Tip # 1 - Spell out key signatures and chords.
Example: E-flat major; the triad C-E-G
Tip # 2 - Italicize foreign terms unless they are common to the English language.
Example: tempo, opera; tempi, opera comique
Tip # 3 - Know when to italicize a musical title, enclose the title in quotes, or use no italics or quotes.
--Example: Idomeneo, Till Eulenspiegel,
--Example: "Amazing Grace"
--Example: Beethoven's String Quartet
No. 1, Op. 18
For more tips, visit the Citing Music Sources in Your Essay and Bibliography
Please click on the Citation page above as well as the subpages linked to it to learn why and how to document sources.
Three common style guides are presented: APA Style, MLA Style, and the Chicago Manual of Style. Kate Turabian's style follows the Chicago Manual.
See specific examples from Indiana University for citing music using the Chicago Style by clicking on the Citation subpage "Chicago Manual of Style" above.