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Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Voice

Use these guides to find resources for your instrument(s)

Call Numbers

M125 - M129
guitar alone

M255 - M259
guitar with piano accompaniment

M292 - M293
duets - two plectral instruments

M294 - M295
duets - one string and one plectral instrument

M296 - M297
duets - one wind and one plectral instrument

concertos with orchestra

concertos with string orchestra

history of the guitar

MT580 - Mt588
studies and methods



Finding recordings and scores using Keyword (with Boolean)

  • Use quotation marks around phrases. "French Horn"
  • 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

guitar music
(miscellaneous solo works only)
guitar music (also check 'Info')
guitar and another instrument guitar and [trumpet, tuba etc.]
guitar and ensemble guitar with [orchestra, wind ensemble etc.]
two guitar and ensemble guitar music (guitars 2)
guitar sonatas sonatas guitar
guitar concertos concertos guitar
guitar trios, quartets, etc. trios guitar,   quartets guitar etc.
other types of compositions Try suites guitar OR variations guitar
Also try guitar and piano music
studies and methods guitar instuction and study
guitar studies and exercises
history guitar history

Key Books

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