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This guide is designed to help you find information about, and music for, the guitar. Use this as a starting point, or browsing tool. As always, consult our catalog for complete holdings information, and when uncertain, ask at the Reference Desk!


Renoir, The Spanish Guitarist (1897)

New Grove article

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Sibley Music Library


Miller Center, 27 Gibbs St. (across the street from Eastman School of Music) 2nd – 4th floors

Phone (Library Office): 585-274-1350
Phone (Reference): 585-274-1320
Phone (Special Collections): 585-274-1335
Phone (Circulation Desk): 585-274-1300
Fax: 585-274-1380

Hours During School Terms

Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Call number browsing

M125–M129  Guitar alone:
     M125      Collections (more than one composer)
     M126      Original works: Collections (one composer)
     M127      Original works: Separate
     M128      Arrangements: Collections (one composer)
     M129      Arrangements: Separate works
 M276–M277  Guitar with piano accompaniment:
     M276      Collections
     M277      Separate works
 M292–M293  Duets for two plucked instruments (of all kinds):
     M292      Collections
     M293      Separate works
 M294–M295  Duets—one stringed and one plucked instrument
 M296–M297  Duets—one wind and one plucked instrument
 M325–M329  Piano and two plucked instruments
 M330–M334  Piano, one string, and one plucked instrument
 M335–M339  Piano, one wind, and one plucked instrument
 M365–M369  Three plucked instruments
 M370–M374  Three stringed and plucked instruments
 M375–M379  Three wind and plucked instruments
 M380–M384  Three stringed, wind, and plucked instruments


Concertos and similar pieces

 M1037.4 .G8  Guitar with orchestra: full scores, piano reductions, and cadenzas
 M1137.4 .G8  Guitar with string orchestra: full scores, piano reductions, and cadenzas


Studies and methods

 MT580  General works
 MT582  Systems and methods
 MT583  Teaching pieces
 MT584  Instructive editions
 MT586  Orchestral studies (excerpts)
 MT587  Two guitars
 MT588  Self-instructors
 MT590–MT599  Other instruments of the guitar family


Classification Numbers for Books about the Guitar

 ML128 .G8  Guitar bibliographies
 ML1015.G9  Other books



Eastman Guitar Resources

Further Resources

To locate repertoire by Black musicians, please see the Library Guide Music From People Of the African Diaspora. 

To locate repertoire by women musicians, please see the Library Guide Women In Music.

Harvard Dictionary of Music entry

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