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AM 298/498/698: Double Bass Studio: Useful LC Class Numbers

This guide is designed to help students of the double bass locate resources for research and study.

LC Headings for Double Bass Materials

The Butler Libraries us the Library of Congress (LC) classification scheme for its materials.  This is an alpha-numeric system.  Each call number begins with a letter or letters followed by a number designating a particular topic.  In music, all books and scores are classed wtih the letters "M," "ML," or "MT."

M = Scores

ML = Books about music (i.e., music literature or history)

MT= Materials about music theory or pedagogy (i.e., teaching materials)

Below is a simplified overview of the LC classes relevant to the study of the double bass:

  Bibliography:ML128 .D6

  Biographies of string players:  ML398, ML418
  Books on construction, music, and playing:  ML920-ML925
  Instruction and study (including techniques and orcheta excerpts): MT320-MT334
      Children: MT801 .D65
   Solo music, unaccompanied: M55-59

M55: Miscellaneous collections
M56: Original compositions, collections

M57:  Original compositions, separate works
Arrangements, collections and separate works

  Solo with piano or continuo:  M237-M238

  Solo with full orchestra:  M1018
  Solo with string orchestra:  M1118
        Children: M1385 .D6









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