Music – M, ML and MT
By Time Period:
By Location and Time Period:
Can narrow further:
Music by type:
Choral music, Christmas music, Instrumental music, Jazz, Opera, Vocal music, etc.
Conductors (Music) –
Instruments – SEE Musical Instruments, or individual instruments - Flute, Violine, Piano, Guitar, etc.
Instrumentalists – ML395 (Collective biography)
See also individual instruments – Guitarists, Harpists, Stringed instrument players, Wind instrument players, etc.
Commonly Used Subject Headings
Music – African American influences
Music – African influences
Music – Bibliography – ML112.8-ML158.8
Music – Chronology – ML161
Music – Competitions – ML75.5 – ML76
Music – Dictionaries – ML199-ML109
Music - Discography – ML156
Music – Fake books
Music – Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Music – History and Criticism – ML159-ML3799
Music – Instruction and study – MT
Music – Interpretation (Phrasing, dynamics, etc.)
Music – Memorization – MT82
Music – Origin – ML3800
Music – Performance – ML457
Music - Philosophy and aesthetics – ML3800-ML3923
Music – Physiological effects – ML3820-ML3822
Music – Psychological effects – ML3830-ML3838
Music – Religious aspects
Music – Religious aspects - Baptists
Music - Religious aspects – Christianity
Music - Terminology – ML108
Music and language – ML3849
Music and literature - ML3849
Music and technology
Music and youth
Music by women composers
Music festivals – ML35-ML38
Music in Christian education
Music in churches – ML3001
Music in the Bible – ML166
Music in universities and colleges – ML63
Music theater – NOTE: theater, NOT theatre
Music therapy – ML3919-ML3920
Musical analysis – MT90-MT146
Musical criticism –
Musical form -
Musical instruments –
ML462 (Collections, descriptive catalogs, exhibitions)
Names of instruments – Piano, Violin, etc.
Categories of instruments – Keyboard, Percussion instruments, Stringed instruments, etc.
Instruments by country – Musical instruments – China
Instruments by Time Period and Geography
Musical instruments, Ancient
Musical instruments, Ancient – Greece
Musical instruments, Prehistoric
Musical intervals and scales –
ML3809 (Intervals: Acoustics and physics)
ML3812 (Scales: Acoustics and physics)
Musical meter and rhythm
Musical pitch 0 ML3807-ML3809)
Musical theater – Production and direction – MT955
Musicals – M1500-M1508
Musicals – History and criticism – ML2054
Musicals – Production and direction – MT955
Musicals – Stage guides - MT955
Musicals – Stories, plots, etc.
Musicians – ML385-ML429
Types of musicians – Blues musicians, Church musicians, Composers, Gospel musicians, Jazz musicians, Women musicians. Etc.
Musicians by country
Musicians – United States, Musicians - Cuba, Musicians - China
Musicians by ethnicity, such as Musicians, Black and Musicians, Celtic
Musicology – ML
ML397 (Collective biography)
ML417 (individual biography)
Piano – Fingering – MT232
Piano – History - ML649.8-ML747
Piano – Instruction and study– MT220-MT255
Piano – Methods – MT222
Piano - Pedaling – MT227
Piano – Performance – ML7900-ML742
Piano – Studies and exercises – MT225-MT240
Piano music – M20-M39
Piano music – History and interpretation – ML700-ML749
Piano music (Blues) – M20-M32)
Piano music (Boogie woogie) - M20-M32
Piano music (Jazz)- M20-M32
Piano music (Ragtime) – M20-M32
Score-reading and playing
Sight reading (Music)
ML400 (Biography: Collective)
ML420 (biography: Individual)
May narrow by type of singer: Baritones, Basses, Contraltos, Folk singers, Jazz singers, Male singers, Mezzo-sopranos, Sopranos, Tenors, Women singers, etc.
SEE ALSO types of singing – (Bel canto, Coral singing, Ensemble singing, etc.)
Singing - Auditions
Singing – Breathing exercises
Singing – Diction – MT883
Singing – Instruction and study – MT820-MT893
Singing – Interpretation (Phrasing, dynamics, etc.) - MT892
Singing – Methods – MT825-MT850
Singing – Religious aspects
ML1700-ML2110 (History and criticism)
Operas – History and criticism
Opera – Biography
Songbooks – M1977.C5
Songs – Used for Arias, Art songs, and Lieder
Types of songs –
Ballads, Children’s songs, Folk songs, Jazz Vocals, Love songs, Lullabies, National songs, Sacred songs, Sola cantatas, Sonatas, Vocalizes, etc.)
Songs – Accompaniments
Songs – History and criticism -
Songs – United States
Songs (Low voice)
Songs (High voice)
Songs (Medium voice)
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BROWSING THE SHELVES
Library of Congress System – The Library of Congress System arranges books (as well as scores and audio visuals) on the shelf according to subject. Music materials are stored in the M’s. There are three main categories.
ML – Literature on music
MT – Musical Instruction and Study
These main categories are then divided into major and minor topics.
MT 1-960 Instruction and study
MT 1 General works
MT 2.5 Music study abroad
MT 3-5 History
MT 5.5-7 Music theory
MT 9-15 Printed pedagogical aids
MT 9 Examinations, exercises, etc.
MT 10 Teachers’ and supervisors’
You can browse for materials on a like topic by starting with the appropriate Library of Congress number.