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String 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. 

It is also possible to search for related books that discuss a particular country or time period.  

Important Call Numbers

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

  Violin Viola Cello Bass
General works MT 260 MT 280 MT 300 MT 320
Method books MT 262 MT 282 MT 302 MT 322
Studies & exercises (etudes) MT 265 MT 285 MT 305 MT 330
Orchestral studies & special techniques MT 266-272 MT 286-282 MT 306-310 MT 331-333