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Call Numbers

double bass alone

tuba with piano accompaniment

double bass with piano accompaniment

M286 - M287
duets - two string instruments

M290 - M291
duets - wind and string instruments

double bass concertos

double bass concertos with piano reduction

ML920 - ML925

M320 - MT334
studies and methods

orchestral studies

Finding recordings and scores using Keyword (with Boolean)

  • Use quotation marks around phrases. "double bass"
  • Truncate uisng "?" This is an excellent way to improve your search results. For example, Sona? will find Sonata, Sonatas, Sonatina, Sonatinas etc.. Truncating means you don't have to search for these words separately by typing each one individually.
  • Use "AND" and "OR" to combine words or phrases. These are known as Boolean operators.
  • Use parentheses: ( ), called "nesting, to groups terms together so you can combine even more concepts or Synonyms. For example: (cello OR violincello) or (beliefs OR attitudes). Using both terms ensures you will get relevant results.
  • Use the limits to limit to recordings, scores or vidoes.

Remember that some of our LP recordings are not listed in the electronic catalogue. Always check the card catalogue if you do not find a recording in Voyager. For more information on using keyword to find music items look at the music keyword guide

Subject Headings

double bass music
(miscellaneous solo works only)
double bass music (also check the note)
double bass and another instrument double bass and [flute, violin etc.]
double bass and ensemble double bass with [orchestra, wind ensemble etc.]
two double basses and ensemble double bass music (double basses 2)
double bass sonatas sonatas double bass
double bass concertos concertos double bass
other types of compositions Try variations double bass
Also try double bass and piano music
studies and methods double bass instuction and study
double bass studies and exercises
history double bass history

Key Books

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