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Music Subject Guide: Learn More about Music

Guide to researching SUBJECT topics.

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Scholars and experts in music regularly share information through listservs like these:

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780's Music

780.7  Music education

  World music
    General principles & musical forms
782    Vocal music
783    Music for single voices; the voice
784    Instruments & instrumental ensembles
785    Ensembles with one instrument per part
786    Keyboard & other instruments
787    Stringed instruments
788    Wind instruments

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Includes: The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments

Use the Castleton Library Catalog to browse or search for books and more in the holdings of the VSC libraries.

These subject headings, or their subheadings, might be helpful for music history topics:

By date:

Music 15th century

Music 16th century

Music 17th century

Music 18th century

Music 19th century

Music 20th century

For music history for a country, try a search like this:

Music Ireland History and criticism

To specify a country and century:

Music France 18th century

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Charlotte Gerstein

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