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Jazz: Home

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This guide is designed to help you find jazz-related information. 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!

Jazz

New Grove article

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Jazz Scores

M1366 Jazz ensembles: Class here instrumental duets, trios, etc.
For jazz for solo instruments see M6+
For jazz vocals see M1622 , M1630.18-M1630.2 , M1680.18-M1680.2 , etc.
M1360.18 Fakebooks (most on Reference Shelf)

 

Books About Jazz

ML102.B5

Dictionaries, Encyclopedias: Big bands, including jazz bands (on Reference Shelf)

ML102.J3 Jazz dictionaries and encyclopedias
ML128.J3 Jazz bibliography
ML156.4.J3 Jazz discography
ML3505.8 Types and styles: Jazz, Periodicals, Societies, Serials
ML3505.9 Types and styles: Jazz, Congresses
ML3506 Types and styles: Jazz, General works
ML3507. Types and styles: Jazz, Addresses, essays, lectures
ML3508-3508.8 Types and styles: Jazz, By Region or Country: United States
ML3509.A-Z Types and styles: Jazz, By Region or Country: Other regions or countries, A-Z
ML3518 Types and styles: Big band music, Jazz band music, Dance band music, Dance orchestra music
ML3918.J39 Social and political aspects of music: Jazz (For social and economic conditions of musicians see ML3795)
ML3921.8.J39 Religious aspects of music: Jazz

 

Jazz Study and Methods

MT73.5 Instrumentation and orchestration: Jazz band, dance band, etc.
MT86 Conducting, Score reading and playing: Jazz band, dance band, etc., instruction, including conducting, organization, and
management (For organization and management see ML3795; for conducting see MT85; for instruction in ensemble performance see MT733.7
MT239 Piano: Performance of popular music (including vamping, ragtime, jazz, boogie-woogie, improvisation, etc.; including accompaniment)
MT279.7 Violin: Styles of playing: Jazz
MT279.77 Violin: Styles of playing: Ragtime
MT279.8 Violin: Styles of playing: Swing
MT733.7 Ensembles: Big band,  Dance band, Jazz band
MT868 Singing and vocal technique: Jazz vocals

Harvard Dictionary of Music

MGG article

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