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String Pedagogy

Resources for string pedagogy.

Call Numbers to Know

A piece of material is assigned a call number according to the Library of Congress Classification Outline. Class M is for music. Below are some of the most useful call numbers to know.

Solo instrument:

  • Violin: M40-44
  • Viola: M45-49
  • Violoncello: M50-54
  • Double bass: M55-58

Solo with piano:

  • Violin: M217-223
  • Viola: M224-228
  • Violoncello: M229-236
  • Double bass: M237-238

Two stringed instruments: M286-287

One stringed and one wind instrument: M290-M291

One stringed and one plucked instrument: M294-295

Piano trios (piano, violin or viola, and violoncello): M312

String trios: M349-353

String quartets: M452-454

String quintets: M550-M554

Solo instrument with orchestra:

  • Violin: M1012-1013
  • Viola: M1014-1015
  • Violoncello: M1016-1017
  • Double bass: M1018

Bibliography: ML112.8-158.8

Bowed string instrument techniques: MT259-338

Systems and methods: MT20-34

How to Browse the Shelf in the Online Catalog

Did you know that there are two different interfaces to search the UMD catalog?

There is this Worldcat interface that you are probably familiar with:

Performing a basic search using Worldcat.

And there is the "Classic Catalog" interface:

Performing a basic search using the Classic Catalog.

In order to search by call number and browse items that are on the shelf electronically you will need to use the Classic Catalog.

By using the Classic Catalog you can immediately narrow your search to call numbers:

Selecting the call number search option on the Classic Catalog.

Here is what the search results look like when searching the call number range M237-238:

The results of a call number search using the Classic Catalog.