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Music Subject Guide: Guitar

Browsing by Call Number

Browsing the shelves by the appropriate “LC” call number can be an effective way to explore our printed music collections and our books about music and musical instruments. Here are some classification numbers you will want to know about.

Searching the Catalogue by Subject Heading

Another good way to explore is to search the library catalogue by subject. Here are a few examples of useful subject headings for guitar music and works about the guitar.

Call numbers for guitar

M 125 – M 129 Music for solo guitar (unaccompanied)
M 292 – M 293 Duets for two guitars
M 294 – M 297

Duets for guitar with one other instrument

M 372 – M 382 Trios including guitar
M 1037.4 .G8 Guitar with orchestra
M 1623 – M 1624 Songs with guitar, lute, etc.
MT 580 – MT 585 Instruction, Study, & Teaching Materials for Guitar
ML 1010 – ML 1013 Books about the Lute and its Music
ML 1015 .G8 & ML 1016 .G8 Books about the Guitar and its Music
ML 128 .G8 Guitar Bibliographies (check the reference shelves first)

Subject headings for guitar

For unaccompanied solo music Guitar Music
  Sonatas (Guitar)
  Suites (Guitar)
For concertos with solo guitar Concertos (Guitar)
  Concertos (Guitar) – Solo with piano
  Concertos (Guitar wtih string orchestra
For ensembles including guitar Guitar music (Guitars (2))
  Songs with guitar
For materials on the study & teaching of the guitar Guitar – Methods
  Guitar – Instruction and study
  Guitar – Studies and exercises
For books about the guitar and its music Guitar
  Guitar – Construction
  Guitar – History