Guidelines for referencing www.harmony.org.uk
Whilst I welcome references to the research and ideas on this site, please note that all writing on this website is governed by international copyright regulations and therefore needs to be referenced in a correct manner.
The following outline notes should help with this. Please read all sections.
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1. Following the techniques specified on www.harmony.org.uk
If you are planning to do a project which uses the root progression analysis techniques specified on this site then the following guidelines should help you carry out this task in a correct manner.
2. What is novel and needs to be acknowledged to the author Tom Sutcliffe
These novel concepts include the following (but not only the following):
Please note, the above is not a complete list. To check whether an idea needs to be referenced in this way then please refer to the Glossary. All such novel ideas or novel uses of a word are indicated with an *.
3. How to reference www.harmony.org.uk
You should only quote a reasonable length - usually no more than a sentence from a particular section. The quote should be shown in quotes (single or double) and it should be clear who the author is and where on the site the quote is from so that the reader can check the quote in context.
When making a reference, then please make the reference in a way similar to the following examples:
a) using a term as used on harmony.org.uk
" . using Tom Sutcliffe's concept of static and dynamic harmony (see www.harmony.org.uk) .."
" using the concept of prolongation as specified by Tom Sutcliffe on www.harmony.org.uk....."
Note the difference between the last two examples: the first includes new terms introduced by Tom Sutcliffe. The second is a term used elsewhere but with a specific meaning as defined on this website. Please refer to the glossary for clarity on this distinction as indicated in section 2 above.
b) quoting a sentence or section:
According to Tom Sutcliffe (www.harmony.org.uk, book outline, Appendix B, "Modal and Blues-modal harmony"):
If you wish to specify the date of writing you can use the version information on the site (see footnotes) to determine what date a section was first added to the site, for example:
"Using the concept of Blues-modal harmony as introduced by Tom Sutcliffe on www.harmony.org.uk (2006) . . . . ."
The version control information in footnotes indicates that the popular music section was added in 2006.
Note: the version number at the foot of some pages indicates the last time the page was updated and so is not the correct date to use for reference purposes. The correct date is the date the section was first uploaded as indicated in footnotes
If your institution's standards require you to indicate a place of publication you can show: London, England.
You can place footnotes on the same page as the reference or references to bibliographies at the end of your essay depending on your institution's standards.
The important thing is to show the correct source of the quote or idea.
If you have any queries about this section or about anything else on this site then please contact me at: contact address.