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Music Theory: Books

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

Searching the Library Catalog by Subject

To locate books about a specific person or topic, use the Subject Search in the OPAL Library Catalog. Each book has been tagged with specific subject headings that describe its content.

A wide variety of subject headings are useful in locating materials related to Music Theory.   

Use the following subject headings as examples:

Important Call Numbers

Most books related to Music Theory will be found in the MT collection which is located in the moveable shelving behind the reference desk.  

MT 5.5 - 7 Music Theory - Instruction & Study
MT 9 - 15 Printed pedagogical aids
MT 20 - 34 Systems and  methods (e.g. Dalcroze)
MT 35 - 39 Ear training / Notation
MT 40 - 67 Composition. Elements & techniques of music
MT 50 Harmony textbooks
MT 70 - 74 Instrumentation and orchestration
MT 75 Interpretation
MT 80 Embellishment
MT 90 - 146 Analysis and appreciation of musical works
MT 165 Tuning
MT 224 Keyboard harmony
MT 870 Sight Singing