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String Instruments Guide

Searching the Library Catalog for Books

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.


The subject, guitar, will list resources that discuss this instrument and related topics.  Various sub-categories (can be used after the name of any instrument) provide access to more specific resources..

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

Important Call Numbers

The following table outlines call numbers for materials on instruction & study for the guitar.

  Call Number
General works
MT 580  
Method books
MT 582
Studies & exercises (etudes)
MT 585
Orchestral studies
MT 586