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MUHL 6960 - Research in Music: LC Classification for Music

Resources for researching topics related to music and music history

M - Overview

M - Music 

ML - Literature on music 

MT - Instruction and study

For Further Details

For more detailed information, visit the Library of Congress Classification Outline.

M - Music and Books on Music

M - Music 

  • M1.A5-3.3 Collections
  • M5-1480 Instrumental music
    • M6-175.5 One solo instrument
    • M176 Motion picture music
    • M177-990 Two or more solo instruments
    • M1000-1075 Orchestra
    • M1200-1270 Band
    • M1470-1480 Aleatory music. Electronic music. Mixed media
  • M1495-2199 Vocal music
    • M1497-1998 Secular vocal music
    • M1999-2199 Sacred vocal music

ML - Literature on music 

  • ML47-54.8 Librettos. Texts. Scenarios
  • ML159-3785 History and criticism
    • ML162-197 By period
    • ML198-360.6 By region or country
    • ML385-429 Biography
    • ML459-1380 Instrumental music
    • ML1400-3275 Vocal music
    • ML3469-3541 Popular music
    • ML3544-3776 Folk, national, and ethnic music
  • ML3800-3923 Philosophical and societal aspects of music. Physics and acoustics of music. Physiological aspects of music
    • ML3805-3817 Physics and acoustics
    • ML3820 Physiological aspects of music
    • ML3830-3840 Psychology
    • ML3845-3877 Aesthetics
    • ML3880-3915 Criticism
    • ML3919-3920 Moral influence of music. Therapeutic use of music

MT - Instruction and study

  • MT5.5-7 Music theory
  • MT9-15 Printed pedagogical aids
  • MT20-34 Systems and methods
  • MT35-39 Notation
  • MT40-67 Composition. Elements and techniques of music
  • MT70-74 Instrumentation and orchestration
  • MT85 Conducting. Score reading and playing
  • MT170-810 Instrumental techniques
    • MT179-258 Keyboard instruments
    • MT259-338 Stringed instruments. Bowed stringed instruments
    • MT339-533 Wind instruments
    • MT539-654 Plucked instruments
    • MT655-725 Percussion and other instruments
    • MT740-810 Instrumental techniques for children
  • MT820-915 Singing and vocal techniques
    • MT898-915 Vocal techniques for children
  • MT918-948 School music
  • MT955-956 Musical theater