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Music: Call numbers

Selected resources for students of music

Browsing at Monash

The Monash libraries use the Dewey decimal classification scheme to organise books and journals. The call number is the address for the book on the shelf:
For example: 780.72 S192M 2013
‚ÄčLocate the first three digits, then any digits following the decimal point. Look for the letter S, then the next set of numbers/letter
The final four digits denote the year of the book

The most efficient way to locate material in the library is to search the library catalogue, however the following may be useful as a guide when browsing the shelves.

Call numbers - subject areas

780.3 Music - Dictionaries & Encyclopedias
780.4 Musicology
780.82 Women & Music
780.9* Music History
780.92 Life & Works of Particular Composers A - Z  
781.64 Popular music
781.65 Jazz
786.7 Music & Technology
016.78* Music - Bibliography
306.484 Sociology of Music
615.85154 Music Therapy
780.89 Ethnomusicology - General
781.7 Ethnomusicology - Principles, Composition, Techniques
780.951 Chinese Music
780.952 Japanese Music
780.954 Indian Music
780.959* Southeast Asian Music
780.96 African Music
780.994 Australian Music
781.62 Folk Music
781.64 Western Popular Music
784.4 Folk Songs, History of
784.71* National Songs
787.9 Dulcimer, Koto, Qin etc.

780.92                                  Biographies include Jazz musicians
781.65                                  General Jazz histories
781.6509                              Jazz history and criticism
781.65094                            Jazz by country
781.650973 - 781.6509794     Jazz in USA
781.650994 -                         Australian Jazz
781.65117                            Multiple Jazz topics
785.42                                 Jazz groups/ensembles (another sequence of books from general history to particular topics)
Scores
S781.65        Fake books
S781.65136        Jazz instruction and study
S786.2165* and SF786.2165* Piano jazz methods (Oscar Peterson, Steve Sedergreen, Fats Waller etc.)

781.11-.15 Music Cognition & Psychology
781.17 Music Aesthetics
781.2* Elements of Music
781.3 Composition
781.34 Computer Composition
781.374 Orchestration/Arranging
781.45 Conducting
781.54* Film Music - Analysis & Criticism
781.65 Jazz
789.9 Electronic, Electroacoustic Music
782.1 Opera
782.14 Musicals
782.23 Oratorios
782.4 Secular Forms: Songs, Madrigals, Lieder etc.
783.007 Singing Instruction & Study
783.026* Church Music
783.5* Chants, e.g. Gregorian
784.2 Orchestral Music, History of
784.8 Wind Band
784.9* Brass Band
785.066-.062 Histories of  Orchestras
785.11 Symphonies, Analysis A - Z
785.3 Programme Music
785.42 Jazz, History & Syles of
785.6 Concerto, History & Literature of
785.7 Chamber Music, Analysis
786* 

Keyboard, Harpsicord

786.1-.4

Piano

786.5-.6* Organ
787*  Stringed Instruments
787.1-.3 Violins, Violas
787.3-.4* Cello
787.61* Guitar
788* Wind Instruments
788.3 Flutes
788.36* Recorders
788.62 Clarinet
788.7* Mostly Saxophone
788.9* Brass Instruments
789 Percussion Instruments - Mechanical & Electronic
789.1 Drums

 

781.54 Film music - analysis and criticism

Call numbers - scores

The music scores are divided into four main categories according to size. The prefix and the call number indicate where the music score is located in the collection.

Prefix Meaning
MM Miniature scores
P Performance scores (scores with parts)
PEF Large performance scores
S/SF Scores (collected editions and full scores)
SEF Large scores or elephant folio scores
XSEF Extra large scores or extra large elephant scores

 

A typical call number for a music score looks like:

SF780

B182

26 / P

Call numbers - sound recordings

Sound recordings are available in a number of formats, indicated by the following prefixes:

Format Prefix
Compact disc CD
Vinyl record AS, AM or ZS
 

EM, ES or EZ

Cassette tape CO

 

The prefix is then followed by a number (eg CD235) and together they form the call number for the recording

List of Call numbers

Music Call Numbers for Matheson Library

Number

Subject

016.780

Music - Bibliography

306.484

Sociology of Music

615.85

Music Therapy

780.1

Music - General

780.3

Music - Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

780.4

Music - Education

780.72

Musicology

780.82

Women and music

780.89

Ethnomusicology

780.9

Music history

780.9032

1600-1750

780.9033

1750-1800

780.9034

19th century music

780.904

20th century music

780.92

 Life and Works of particular composers A-Z

780.951

Chinese music

780.952

Japanese music

780.954

Indian music

780.959

Southeast Asian music

780.96

African music

780.994

Australian music

781

Music -  Basic principles, composition and techniques

781

Music - Basic principles, composition and techniques

781.11-15

Music Cognition and Psychology

781.17

Music aesthetics

781.2

Elements of music

781.22

Time

781.23

Sound

781.24

Melody

781.25

Harmony

781.26

Tonal Systems

781.28

Texture

781.3

Composition

781.33

Serialism

781.34

Computer Composition

781.36

Extemporisation, Improvisation

781.374

Orchestration

781.4

Techniques of music

781.45

Conducting

781.54

Film music – analysis and criticism 

781.554

Dance music

781.62

Folk music

781.64

Western popular music

781.65

Jazz

781.7

Sacred music

782

Vocal Music

782.1

Opera

782.23

Oratorios

782.14

Musicals

782.4

Secular forms: songs, madrigals, lieder etc.

783-789

Instrumental music

783

Singing instruction and study  783.007

783.026

Church music

783.5

Chants e.g. Gregorian

783.6   women's voices

783.8   mens’s voices

784

Literature and history of Instrumental music

784.2

Orchestral music, history of

784.3

Art song, history of

784.4

Folk song, history of

784.7

National songs

784.8

Wind band

784.9

Brass band     (+ older singing instruction)

785

Literature and history of Chamber music

   A-Z by composer/author

785.062..

Histories of orchestras

785.11

 Symphonies, analysis  A-Z

785.3…

Programme music

785.4…

Jazz, history and styles of

785.43…

Wind music

785.6..

785.7..

Concerto, history and literature of

Chamber music, analysis ..

786

Keyboard music

786.6

Percussion Instruments

786.9

Drums

787

Stringed instruments

787.2

Violins

787.3

Violas  (and 787.207, 787.107)

787.3

‘Cellos

787.507

Double basses      (Harp  787.5..)

787.86

Guitar

788

Wind Instruments and history and development of wind music

788.3

Flutes,      Recorders  788.36

788.4

Horns and horn playing

788.52

Includes oboe,     788.58   bassoon

788.6

Clarinet

788.7

Mostly saxophone

788.9

Brass instruments

788.92

Trumpets

788.93

Trombones

788.975

Euphonium

788.98

Tubas