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Classification Numbers for Guitar Music

M125–M129  Guitar alone:
     M125      Collections (more than one composer)
     M126      Original works: Collections (one composer)
     M127      Original works: Separate
     M128      Arrangements: Collections (one composer)
     M129      Arrangements: Separate works
 M276–M277  Guitar with piano accompaniment:
     M276      Collections
     M277      Separate works
 M292–M293  Duets for two plucked instruments (of all kinds):
     M292      Collections
     M293      Separate works
 M294–M295  Duets—one stringed and one plucked instrument
 M296–M297  Duets—one wind and one plucked instrument
 M325–M329  Piano and two plucked instruments
 M330–M334  Piano, one string, and one plucked instrument
 M335–M339  Piano, one wind, and one plucked instrument
 M365–M369  Three plucked instruments
 M370–M374  Three stringed and plucked instruments
 M375–M379  Three wind and plucked instruments
 M380–M384  Three stringed, wind, and plucked instruments


Quartets, quintets, sextets, septets, octets, and nonets follow similar patterns (in the M400s, 500s, 600s, 700s, 800s, and 900s, respectively).For more details, see M: Music and Books on Music, available at the reference desk or at the index table in the reference section (Z696.U5 M 1998).


Concertos and similar pieces:

 M1037.4 .G8  Guitar with orchestra: full scores, piano reductions, and cadenzas
 M1137.4 .G8  Guitar with string orchestra: full scores, piano reductions, and cadenzas



Studies and methods:

 MT580  General works
 MT582  Systems and methods
 MT583  Teaching pieces
 MT584  Instructive editions
 MT586  Orchestral studies (excerpts)
 MT587  Two guitars
 MT588  Self-instructors
 MT590–MT599  Other instruments of the guitar family


Not all guitar music in the Cook Music Library is out on the shelf. Please consult IUCAT to find information about music that is checked out or in the Frontlog.



Subject Headings

(for subject searches in IUCAT or WorldCat)

Solo guitar music: sonatas (guitar); suites (guitar); variations (guitar); etc.; guitar music
Guitar and piano music: rondos (guitar and piano); sonatas (guitar and piano); suites (guitar and piano); variations (guitar and piano); etc.; guitar and piano music
Duets: guitar music (guitars (2))

violin and guitar music; flute and guitar music; horn and guitar music; etc.

Trios: Plucked instrument trios [for three plucked instruments]

trios [mixed stringed and plucked, various combinations]

e.g., trios (flute, guitar, violin), trios (guitar, violin, viola)

Quartets: plucked instrument quartets[various combinations];

also suites [various combinations of plucked instruments]; variations [various combinations of plucked instruments]; etc.

plucked instrument quartets [mixed string and woodwind, various combinations];

also suites, variations, etc.

Similar for quintets, sextets, septets, octets, and nonets.

Guitar and Orchestra: concertos (guitar)

concertos (guitar) — solo with piano

guitar with orchestra

concertos (guitar with string orchestra)

rondos (guitar) with orchestra, etc.


Classification Numbers for Books about the Guitar

 Ref. ML128 .G8  Guitar bibliographies
 ML1015.G9  Other books


Selected Periodicals

 Classical Guitar (1982--) ML5 .C59 
 The Guitar Review (1946--)  ML1 .G96
 Soundboard (1974--)  ML1 .S643


Selected Internet Resources

 Classical Guitar Homepage
 Clay Guitars
 Cort Guitars
 Flatpicking Guitar Magazine
 Gibson USA
 Glenn Weisner’s Celtic Fingerstyle Guitar Page
 Guitar Resources 
 Guitar World Online