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Double Bass Guide

Research and Instruction Librarian

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Cory Laverty

Call Number Ranges for Double Bass

Double bass music

Solo double bass
M55 - M58 (collections - separate works - arrangements)

Double bass and piano
M237 - M238 (collections - separate works)

Double bass duets
M286 - M287

Double bass with orchestra
M1018- M1019 (full score - piano reduction)

Double bass with string orchestra
M1118 (full score - piano reduction)

History/construction of the double bass
ML920 - ML921, ML925 (music and playing)

Techniques: studies and methods
MT320 - MT334

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Floorplan: Stauffer 2nd floor

Items are arranged according to the LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CLASSIFICATION scheme: Class M for Music and Books on music.

Generally, items are shelved alphabetically in author order within each subject class number. Class M (MUSIC) consists of 3 main sections:

  • M - Scores. Scores are shelved in 3 sections, by size: miniature (study scores), regular stacks and oversize.
  • ML - Books on music literature, history and criticism. The BIOGRAPHY/CRITICISM number for composers is ML410. Books are grouped in alphabetical order by the biographee/subject. e.g Bruckner ML410 .B88
  • MT - Books on Music Theory, Teaching/pedagogy or Technique for instrumental/vocal study

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