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Library Research Guides

String Resources

This is a guide to locating information and materials related to string instruments in the Music Library.

Subject Headings

Below are some examples of subject headings related to the double bass which may be useful when searching or browsing in the Library Catalog.

To search subject headings in the Library Catalog, go to the "Advanced" search page and select Subject in the pull-down menu next to the search field. Enter any one of the headings in the list below into the search field.  Use quotes around phrases for more precise results.

To browse a list of subject headings, go to Mirlyn Classic, click Browse in the top toolbar, choose "Subject begins with..." in the "Select index to browse" pull-down menu next to the search field and enter any one of the headings in the list below into the search field.

Books and Periodicals

 

Scores, Recordings and Videorecordings

 

For chamber ensemble music, you can use "String trios" (or string quartets, etc.) to browse items with all string instrumentation and use "Trios" (or quartets, etc.) to browse items with mixed instrumentation (ex., wind and strings).  Please note that these terms are only starting points which will lead you to more specific subject headings connected to items that include double bass within their instrumentation.

Call Number Areas

Below are some selected call number ranges where double bass materials may be located.  You can browse the shelves or consult the Library Catalog for a more specific listing of materials by call number.

M 55-58 Solo double bass music
M 237-238 Double bass and piano music
M 286-287 Duets: two string instruments (not all items include double bass)
M 290-291 Duets: wind and string instrument (not all items include double bass)
M 1018 Double bass with orchestra (full scores and piano reductions)
M 1118 Double bass with string orchestra (full scores and piano reductions)
ML 920-925 Double bass history and criticism
MT 320-330 Double bass instruction and study
MT 331 Orchestral excerpts
Z 6814 .D7 Double bass bibliographies

To search by call number in the Library Catalog, select "Call number starts with" in the pull-down menu in the Advanced search page and enter the beginning of a call number (ex., M 320).

To browse by call number, go to Mirlyn Classic, click Browse in the top toolbar, choose "Call number begins with..." in the "Select index to browse" pull-down menu next to the search field and enter the beginning of a call number.