Composer Page Walkthrough

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CREATING A COMPOSER PAGE

Step One: Creating a composer page 1. Type the composers name (First Name then Last Name ie: Gordon Stout) into the search bar. If the name come up, then a page has already been created and you can go to it. If it shows up as red and say Create the page…on this wiki!, that means you will need to create a page. Click the link 2. Then type the following command to create a redirect page a. #Redirect LastName, FirstName ie: #redirectStout, Gordon b. Save the page 3. It will make a new page link… click it and a blank page/box will appear with the new page being the lastname, firstname 4. Type in the following command:

a.

File:Composername.jpg
Composer Name

Biography

Born:

Country:

Studies:

Teachers:

Website:




Works for Percussion

References





b. This will create a page using the Composers template Step one is completed, the composers page has been created as well as a redirect page for someone who searches for the composers first name instead of the last name.

  Step Two: Basic Data Entry 1. Once you are on the page that you would like to add information to, click the edit button in the upper right corner of the screen. It will take you to a new window where you will see text that is editable. 2. Under == Biography == you will begin the first data entry a. Input Dates as follows – ie: August 29, 1936 i. Place the date one space after the colon: and between the
ii. Like this: Born: August 29, 1936
b. If there is a Death Date, add the date but remove “hidden html codes” i. <!— (delete these to unhide) ii. --> (delete these to unhide) iii. Place the date one space after the colon: and between the
iv. Like this: Died: September 30, 1982
c. Input the country… i. Place the country one space after the colon: and between the
ii. Like this: Country: Detmold, Germany
d. Input the places the composer has studied if known e. Input the Teachers if known i. Add brackets around the teachers names to hyperlink them as they may end up in the wiki or are already there. Ie Nadia Boulanger, John Cage
1. You don’t need to do anything with the names just notice that they are red or blue f. Enter a Website url if known i. To make it a hyperlink follow the following format 1. If you want to link http://dormanavner.com 2. It should look like this a. http://dormanavner.com/ g. Lastly, adding a composers bio i. Put four or more dashes ( ---- ) will create a line ii. Type or paste composers biography below the line iii. If you need to cite a source use [1] h. Step Two is completed. Basic Biographical information is entered save or move on to step three

      • to add a picture you will need to upload a jpg file (under tools) then link the file name on the composers page***

  Step Three: Adding Compositions 1. If you saved from the previous step go to edit again at the top right of the page, if not go to next step 2. Find the section == Works for Percussion == a. You will see a command that looks like this b. Copy this and place it in the space above that line… It will be below the == Works for Percussion == and above 2. Under begin adding categories from the google doc “Common Categories” page. a. This is best done by Memorizing some of the instrumentations that are highlighted on the main page and adding them by cutting and pasting. 3. I first will add the category with the country a. Spain in biography = b. Netherlands in Biography = 4. Then if there are any “Ensemble” pieces (2 or more percussion) I will add a. 5. If there are any solo works in the list 1 percussion (even if with a flute or some other non percussion instrument), I will add a. 6. If the composer is a female add: a. 7. Then Begin adding all of the instrumentation and other instruments as were listed in the Works for Percussion section a. This may require a few saves to go back to the main page and remember what is there then go back and paste it in, or duplicate the TEK page in your browser and alt tab back and forth b. Occasionally there will not be a category that is listed, just create one as simply as you can… i. For example say you have a piece for Percussion and Kazoo..I don’t have a kazoo category in the list so you would create a category that looks like ii. 8. Save the Page

Step Five: Review work 1. Check each section to make sure the data is entered in the proper format without added punctuation etc. a. Biography b. Works for Percussion

c. Categories

  1. Put citation here