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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 bass (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 (bass and piano music, jazz ensembles), etc.:

If you find a piece you want in the catalog, click on the "Subjects" tab 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. Double bass subject headings begin on page 213. Bass guitar subject headings are on page 99.

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 double bass music in a particular medium, these classifications can guide you in the stacks (this is not a complete list):

By Library of Congress Call Number:

M Printed Music
M57 music for solo double bass
M237, M238 music for double bass and piano
M1018 concertos for double bass and orchestra



concertos for double bass and string orchestra


ML Literature (books) on Music
Ref. ML128.C4 bibliographies of chamber music
Ref. ML128.D6      bibliographies of double bass music



books about the double bass and its history


MT Music instruction and study

MT320, MT322


double bass instruction and study (method books)

orchestral excerpts

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