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To facilitate remote teaching and learning in music, the Wilson Music Library has licensed Classical Scores Library, an online database of Western art music scores featuring works from the Middle Ages through the 21st century. Currently numbering 53,000 individual works, Classical Scores Library features editions from a variety of publishers, including Universal, Faber, Boosey & Hawkes, Peters, and A-R. Classical Scores Library has a mobile-friendly interface, making it easy to work with scores on tablets.
If you're looking for new repertoire to perform, it is often helpful to browse the Music Library's scores. The following call number ranges are for guitar music; individual works within these numbers are arranged alphabetically by composer or arranger:
M276-M277, Guitar and piano
M292-M293, Duets, two plectral instruments
M294-M295, Duets, with one stringed instrument
M296-M297, Duets, with one wind instrument
M1037.4, Guitar with orchestra (full score)
M1137.4, Guitar with orchestra (piano reduction)
Bibliographies compile lists of materials by topic. The Music Library owns several bibliographies related to guitar music. These volumes can help you to find repertoire by composer, difficulty level, etc.
Guitar Music by Women Composers: An Annotated Catalog by Janna MacAuslan; Kristan Aspen
Call Number: Music Reference, ML128 .G8 M33 1997
Publication Date: 1997-08-07
An Annotated Bibliography of Guitar Methods, 1760-1860 by Erik Stenstadvold
Call Number: Music Reference, ML128 .G8 S74 2010
Publication Date: 2010-05-10
Books on Guitar:
In addition to the titles listed below, you can browse for books about the guitar in the following call number ranges:
ML419, biographies of instrumentalists
ML1015 .G9, books about the guitar
The Library Catalog finds print and electronic items, including books, scores, CDs/DVDs, journal and newspaper articles, reviews, and much more. This search includes content from numerous sources, such as open-access repositories, and many, though not all, individual databases to which Vanderbilt subscribes.
Etudes and instructional materials are classified in the MT range and housed in the same location as books about music (MLs):
MT580 - General Works:
Example: Vladimir Bobri, The Segovia Technique (New York: Macmillan, ), call no. MT580 .B59.
MT582 - Systems and Methods:
Example: Darrel Irving, A Fingerboard Foundation for the Classical Guitar (New York: Calliope Music, ), call no. MT582 .I7 F5.
MT585 - Studies and Exercises:
Example: Mauro Giuliani, Studies for Guitar, op. 1A, edited by Hans Ritter (New York: Schott, n.d.), call no. MT585 .G53 op.1A bk.1-2.
Online Resources for Guitar:
Guitar Foundation of America - "America's leading classical guitar organization," the GFA publishes Soundboard magazine, holds annual national conferences, and sponsors guitar competitions and educational efforts.
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