Audiences with significant musical or contextual knowledge (for example, professional musicologists or musicians)
Questions to Ask
Think about the writing decisions you make along an
The more your audience knows,
the less you will need to provide context and define terms.
The less your audience knows,
the more you will need to provide context and define terms.
Strategies to Use
Remember that audience matters.
Consider that the less familiar a reader is with music as a field, or with the topic, the more definitions and context you need to provide.
Audiences with less musical or contextual knowledge (for example, students in the law school, or public audiences)
Resources to Consult
Resources that offer additional information about identifying audiences and defining terms and content: