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Brass Pedagogy

Library resources for brass pedagogy.

What It Is

WorldCat UMD is the primary catalog for the University of Maryland Libraries. It searches all materials the system owns, as well as some subscription databases UMD pays to access. Depending on your topic and how deep you want to go, you might find everything you need.

WorldCat UMD is what you search if you use the search box on the Libraries' homepage. The search box looks like this:

Searching WorldCat UMD

You can search WorldCat UMD just like Google. You can start by performing simple word/term searches. For example, here are some useful subject terms WorldCat UMD uses for pedagogy:

  • "Instruction and study"
  • Methods
  • "Studies and exercises"

You can combine any of these with your chosen instrument or use "bowed stringed instruments" for more general resources.

WorldCat UMD and other library catalogs can be very picky about terminology. For example, use violoncello and double bass instead of cello and bass.

Helpful Subject Headings

Subject headings allow you to search and browse through different genres and types of music. Here is a list of some subject headings in WorldCat that you might find helpful:

  • Instrument
  • Instrument music
  • Instrument -- Instruction and study
  • Instrument -- Methods 
  • Instrument -- Studies and exercises
  • Instrument -- Bibliography

To start searching just replace the subject headings above with your instrument of choice. Use "brass instruments" in place of a specific instrument for general brass instrument materials. "Brass quintet" or other common ensembles can also replace a specific instrument to find various instrumental ensemble materials.

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