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Finding Music: Browse Shelves and Online

Browse Online by Subject

In the library catalog, the SUBJECT searches below will yield music, books, and ebooks concerning the guitar (this is not a complete list).

Remember to use the options on the left side of the results page to refine your search by format or other parameter(s): Music Score, Music Recording, Subject (guitar and piano music, guitar ensembles), etc.:

in Subject: concertos (guitar)

in Subject: guitar (books about)

in Subject: guitar construction

in Subject: guitar instruction and study

in Subject: guitar methods

in Subject: guitar music

in Subject: guitar music (guitars (2))

in Subject: guitar music (Rock)

in Subject: guitar music (Blues)

in Subject: guitar music (Country)

in Subject: guitar music (Jazz)

in Subject: jazz fake books

in Subject: lute music

in Subject: music fake books

in Subject: sonatas (guitar)

in Subject: vihuela music

If you find a piece you want in the catalog, click on the "Subjects" tab in the record to see similar works.

A complete list of subject headings can be found in Music Subject Headings, which is bound in red and kept on the index table in the Reference Room. Guitar subject headings begin on page 257.

Browse the Shelves

Because printed music and books are classified - that is, grouped with similar items on the shelf - browsing can be an effective method for finding what you want.

If you're looking for guitar music in a particular medium, these classifications can guide you as you browse the shelves (this is not a complete list):

By Library of Congress Call Number:

M125, M126

M127, M128

 Solo guitar music

, M129


M140, M141

 Music for lute, Music for vihuela

M297 Guitar and flute music
M1037.4 Guitar with orchestra or chamber orchestra
M1137.4 Guitar with string orchestra
M1630.18 Pop/Rock music collections, most with guitar chords
ML Literature (books) on music
ML128.G8 Bibliographies of guitar music
ML410 Composer biographies (alphabetical by composer)
ML1011 Lute construction

Guitar construction, history and criticism

MT Music instruction and study

MT580, MT582

MT585, MT588

Guitar instruction and study

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