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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 CatalogBooks about a particular instrument may be found by searching for the instrument as a subject (e.g. harp):


The subject, harp, will list resources that discuss more than one or the entire family of instruments.  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 harp.

 Harp    Call Number
General works
MT 54  
Method books
MT 542
Studies & exercises (etudes)
MT 545
Orchestral techniques   
MT 546