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Instrument Guide: Resources for the Study of Piano Performance

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Piano keysWelcome to the Research Guide for the study of piano performanceThe resources collected here will help you conduct research on the history of keyboard instruments, build your performance technique, teach piano, and find scores and recordings to use for performance. Feel free to explore the tabs above to get specific research help.

I would love to meet with you individually to help explore these resources or to answer any questions. Please call me or email me if you need research assistance or if you would like to schedule an appointment (see the box to the right).

Piano Call Numbers

Useful call number areas for browsing the stacks:

  • M 20-M32 Music for piano alone
  • M 23 Sonatas
  • M 24 Suites
  • M 27 Variations
  • M 32.8-M39 Arrangements for piano
  • M 200-M204 Piano, 4 hands
  • M 207-M213 Arrangements for 4-hand piano
  • M 214-M216 2-piano music
  • M 1010 Piano with orchestra (full score)
  • M 1011 Piano with orchestra (2-piano reduction)
  • M 1110 Piano with string orchestra (full score)
  • M 1111 Piano with string orchestra (2-piano reduction)
  • ML 128.P3 Piano music–Bibliography
  • ML 132.P3 Piano music–Graded lists
  • ML 650-ML747 General: history and construction; music and playing
  • MT 130-MT145 Analytical guides to piano music
  • MT 220-MT258 Piano techniques (including teaching materials)
  • MT 745-MT758 Instruction and study for children