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Brass Instruments Guide: Books

A guide to print and electronic resources related to brass instruments at 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.

Important Call Numbers

The following table outlines call numbers for materials on instruction & study for each brass instrument. Additional materials may be found in the Kershner Music Education Center.

  Horn Trumpet Trombone Tuba
General works MT 420    MT 440 MT 460 MT 480
Method books MT 422 MT 442 MT 462 MT 482
Studies & exercises (etudes) MT 425 MT 445 MT 465 MT 485
Orchestral studies/excerpts MT 426 MT 446 MT 466 MT 486


Call Numbers

Books and printed music are arranged according to the Library of Congress' Classification System. The library has circulating and non-circulating (reference) collections. Each collection is divided in to three sections.

  • M = Printed music/scores (organized by instrument/genre)
  • ML = Books about music and musicians
  • MT = Books on music theory, pedagogy, and technique

The Jones Music Library has distinct collections for music education and music therapy resources.  A complete description of the library's collections may be found here.