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What do you call the musical notation on paper that we musicians use when we perform? "sheet music" (because it's printed on sheets of paper); "printed music" (because it's not an audio or video recording); "scores" (and if you do, you probably are a musician). When you need music to read/learn when you perform or for study in music history or theory courses, search in our Library Catalog. You can do that in at least two ways:
1. a. in the main CSUEB Library website you can enter keywords like, Beethoven and Symphony, then click SEARCH. You'll get a list of every item (printed music, recording, video, and book that has both of those words in the title or author categories).
b. to limit your results to "printed music" next click on the box (near the top of the screen) named "Modify Search." Then scroll through the list in the "Material Type" and click on MUSIC-PRINTED and click on SUBMIT (over toward the right). Now your results list shows only printed music.
2. a. in the main CSUEB Library website you can look under the "Quicklinks" column (on the LEFT of the screen) and click on Library Catalog.
b. enter Beethoven in the top box and Symphony in the second box, Then scroll through the list in the "Material Type" and click on MUSIC-PRINTED and click on SUBMIT (over toward the right). Your results list shows only printed music.
The printed music in the CSU East Bay Library collection uses the Library of Congress call number system all beginning with the letter M. The printed music is generally arranged by the performance ensemble. That means that you can browse for all of the Brass Trios by looking at the music with call numbers beginning M 357. Of course M 357 is the call number for ALL instrumental trios, but still, it's a way to start looking for what you want.
Here's a general guide to instrumental ensemble music call numbers:
There are other ways to locate specific ensemble and solo music and I hope you'll consult with me anytime you have a question about that. My contact information is in the box at the right of this page. I look forward to your questions! -Tom
The printed music in the CSU East Bay Library collection uses the Library of Congress call number system all beginning with the letter M. The printed music is generally arranged by the performance ensemble. That means that you can browse Bach cantatas by looking at the music with call numbers beginning M 2020 .B….
Here's a general guide to vocal solo and ensemble music call numbers:
Here's a more detailed list:
I'll be honest with you, this is tricky! You can do a word search on Jazz in the CSU East Bay Library Catalog and then "Modify the Search" to limit the results to "Music-Printed." That gets some method books as well as charts. If you are looking for a particular jazz chart, please contact me, Tom Bickley, using the information on the right of this page. Alternatively, it's always good to check with Prof. Mitch Butler, Director of Jazz Studies in the CSU East Bay Music Department. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Even with that confession, you may find our Fake Books very helpful (What's a "Fake Book"? A collection of lead sheets for pop songs that you can use to "fake" a good performance of the music.)
Best of the Beatles: for keyboards, melody instruments, guitar, vocal Book Stacks M1741.18 .B323
Columbia's Collosal Fake Book: more than 1000 songs Book Stacks M1630.18 .C66
First Time Ever: 650 outstanding songs available for the first time in a fake book collection Book Stacks M 1630.18 .F6
The Performer's Complete Fake Book Book Stacks M 1630.48 .P28
This Is the Ultimate Fake Book Book Stacks M 1630.T45 volumes 1 and 2