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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

.Music: Getting Started


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Browsing the Stacks

Call numbers for Music-related materials—including items the general, Music reference, DVD & periodical collections—are organized using the following outline. Music Industry materials may also be located in business (H), law (K) or technology (TK) call number areas.


M – Music scores

ML – Literature on Music

·         ML47-54.8                            Librettos. Texts. Scenarios

·         ML159-3785                          History and criticism

·         ML3790-3792                       Music industry

MT – Instruction and study

·         MT5.5-7                                 Music theory

·         MT20-34                               Systems and methods

·         MT35-39                                Notation

·         MT40-67                               Composition. Elements and techniques of music

·         MT68                         Improvisation. Accompaniment. Transposition

·         MT70-74                                Instrumentation and orchestration

·         MT820-915                           Singing and vocal technique

·         MT918-948                           School music

·         MT955-956                            Musical theater

·         MT960                                   Music in the theater

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