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Music Scores & Sheet Music: Getting started

This guide is intended to provide guidance for students in finding music scores and sheet music.

Getting started

Because of special challenges inherent in the description of musical scores (variant titles, translations, etc.) you may not be sure of what it is exactly you are looking for. Your instructor should be able to clarify this for you.  If that is not an option, using an internet search engine and entering as many keywords as you know about the piece (title, genre, instrument(s), composer, etc.) can sometimes help.   

Library of Congress Music Classification

Consult the CLASS M - MUSIC link for a detailed breakdown of the Library of Congress call number arrangement of scores in our collections.