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Keyboard Instruments Guide

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 keyboard instruments (use the same sub-headings for organ).

It is also possible to search for related books that discuss a particular country or time period.  Typically, these will be listed under the terms Piano Music, Organ Music etc.. followed by a term describing the time period (19th century) or country (Austria):

Important Call Numbers

The following table outlines call numbers for materials on instruction & study for keyboard instruments.

The piano pedagogy collection is located in the Kerschner Music Education collection.

  Organ Piano
General works MT 180 MT 220
Method books MT 182 MT 222
Studies & exercises (etudes) MT 185 MT 225
Special techniques    MT 186 MT 226