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Call Numbers (Library of Congress Classification): M

The Mountain View College Library organizes its books according to the Library of Congress (LC) Classification System. This guide will describe what each range of the LC call numbers means,

Class M -- Music and Books on Music

M--Music 

ML--Literature on music

MT--Instruction and study

Subclasses

M1-5000--Music

M1-1.A15----Music printed or copied in manuscript in the United States or the colonies before 1860

M1.A5-3.3----Collections

M1.A5-Z----Miscellaneous

M2-2.3----Musical sources

M3-3.3----Collected works of individual composers

M5-1480----Instrumental music

M5----Collections

M6-175.5----One solo instrument

M176----Motion picture music

M176.5----Radio and television music

M177-990----Two or more solo instruments

M1000-1075----Orchestra

M1100-1160----String orchestra

M1200-1270----Band

M1350-1366----Other ensembles

M1375-1420----Instrumental music for children

M1470-1480----Aleatory music. Electronic music. Mixed media

M1490----Music printed or copied in manuscript before 1700

M1495-2199----Vocal music

M1495----Collections

M1497-1998----Secular vocal music

M1497------Collections

M1500-1527.8------Dramatic music

M1528-1529.5------Two or more solo voices

M1530-1609------Choruses

M1611-1624.8------One solo voice

M1625-1626------Recitations with music

M1627-1853------Folk, national and ethnic music

M1900-1985------Songs of specific groups or on specific topics

M1990-1998------Secular vocal music for children

M1999-2199----Sacred vocal music

M1999------Collections

M2000-2007------Dramatic music

M2010-2017.6------Choral services, etc.

M2018-2019.5------Two or more solo voices

M2020-2101.5------Choruses

M2102-2114.8------One solo voice

M2115-2146------Hymnals. Hymn collections

M2147-2188------Liturgy and ritual

M2190-2196------Sacred vocal music for children

M2198-2199------Popular religious and devotional music

M5000----Unidentified compositions

ML1-3930--Literature on music

ML1-5----Periodicals. Serials

ML12-21----Directories. Almanacs

ML25-28----Societies and other organizations

ML29-31----Special collections

ML32-33----Institutions

ML35-38----Festivals. Congresses

ML40-44----Programs

ML45----Circulars and advertisements

ML46----Scrapbooks

ML47-54.8----Librettos. Texts. Scenarios

ML55-89----Aspects of the field of music as a whole

ML93-96.5----Manuscript studies and manuscripts

ML100-109----Dictionaries. Encyclopedias

ML110-111.5----Music librarianship

ML112-112.5----Music printing and publishing

ML112.8-158.8----Bibliography

ML159-3785----History and criticism

ML159-161----General works

ML162-197----By period

ML198-360.6----By region or country

ML385-429----Biography

ML430-458----Composition and performance

ML459-1380----Instruments and instrumental music

ML1400-3275----Vocal music

ML3300-3351----Program music

ML3400-3465----Dance music

ML3469-3541----Popular music

ML3544-3776----Folk, national, and ethnic music

ML3780----Music on particular topics

ML3785----Musical journalism

ML3790-3792----Music trade

ML3795----Music as a profession. Vocational guidance

ML3797-3799.5----Musical research

ML3800-3923----Philosophical and societal aspects of music. Physics and --acoustics of music. Physiological aspects of music

ML3800----General works

ML3805-3817----Physics and acoustics

ML3820----Physiological aspects of music

ML3830-3840----Psychology

ML3845-3877----Aesthetics

ML3880-3915----Criticism

ML3916-3918----Social and political aspects of music

ML3919-3920----Moral influence of music.  Therapeutic use of music

ML3921-3921.8----Religious aspects of music

ML3922----Music in the workplace

ML3928-3930----Literature for children

MT1-960--Instruction and study

MT1----General works

M2.5----Music study abroad

MT3-5----History

MT5.5-7----Music theory

MT9-15----Printed pedagogical aids

MT9----Examinations, exercises, etc.

MT10----Teachers= and supervisors= manuals, etc.

MT15----Charts, diagrams, etc.

MT17----Music in special education

MT18----Music in colleges and universities

MT20-34----Systems and methods

MT35-39----Notation

MT40-67----Composition. Elements and techniques of music

MT68----Improvisation. Accompaniment. Transposition

MT70-74----Instrumentation and orchestration

MT75----Interpretation

MT80----Embellishment

MT82----Memorizing

MT85----Conducting. Score reading and playing

MT87----Community music

MT88----Administration and instruction of vocal groups

MT90-146----Analysis and appreciation of musical works

MT150----Audio-visual aids

MT155----Music theory for children

MT165----Tuning

MT170-810----Instrumental techniques

MT179-258----Keyboard instruments

MT259-338----Stringed instruments. Bowed stringed instruments

MT339-533----Wind instruments

MT539-654----Plucked instruments

MT655-725----Percussion and other instruments

MT728-735----Ensembles

MT737----Motion picture accompanying

MT740-810----Instrumental techniques for children

MT820-915----Singing and vocal technique

MT898-915----Vocal techniques for children

MT918-948----School music

MT920-925----Kindergarten

MT930-948----Elementary schools. Junior high schools. High schools

MT949.5----Whistling

MT950----Music to accompany instruction in ballet, folk dancing, gymnastics, etc.

MT955-956----Musical theater

MT960----Music in the theater

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