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Music Theory: Home

This guide is designed to help you navigate the wide variety of Music Theory resources available through the Jones Music Library.


Use this Guide to:


  • Read historic treatises on the fugue and 16th-century counterpoint --> Bibliography
  • Find  anthologies of music by women composers --> Reference sources
  • Locate translations of early Latin and Italian treatises in music theory --> Web Resources
  • Search for scholarly articles that discuss serial techniques employed by Webern and Schoenberg --> Databases
  • Identify a journal that discusses mathematics and music --> Journals
  • Watch a TedTalk by Michael Tilson Thomas produced by Film for the Humanities -->  Audio & Video


This  Music Theory Library Guide's bibliographies includes selected resources from Music Theory Selected Bibliography compiled by Mary Wennerstrom (Indiana University, 2011).   Please consult this bibliography (see PDF below) for a more comprehensive list of sources.  

Ask your Librarian

Paul Cary, music librarian, may be consulted in the Jones Music Library regarding any questions regarding this guide, music research or the Jones Music Library.  Ask for him at the Circulation Desk or email him at