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Music Theory

A guide to library research in music theory

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How to Browse for Music Theory Resources

These are some of the call numbers for locating music theory pedagogical materials and music theory research in the UO Music Collection.  Using these, you can browse for repertoire, histories, scholarship, and instruction or method books on the physical shelves, or browse by Library of Congress call numbers in LibrarySearch.

Pedagogy and theoretical analysis:​

Books about the history of music theory and theoreticians:

These are some of the Library of Congress Subject Headings for locating music theory scholarship and instructional materials in the UO Music Collection.  Using these, you can refine your searches in the library catalog, using the "subject" limiter.

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Ann Shaffer
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