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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Below is a list of searches using subject headings that may prove useful when searching for guitar materials in VuFind, the online library catalog. Using quotation marks will return results containing the exact phrasing of the subject heading.
Instruction and Study
MT580 - MT589 Bibliographies
Guitar Bibliographies/Repertoire Guides
Below are a few examples of the guitar bibliographies and repertoire guides available through MPAL.
This work provides for the first time an annotated catalog of the entire range of guitar compositions. Each entry includes the composer; title; language in which the work is to be sung; dates of composition and copyright; publisher and catalog number; author and text source; voice type required to sing the song as indicated by the score; range and tessitura; and difficulty of the piece for the singer.
As guitar instruction increases in popularity in secondary schools, many band, choir, and orchestra teachers are asked to teach guitar. In one helpfully concise volume, Teaching Beginning Guitar Class: A Practical Guide provides all of the practical tools that are necessary to teach guitar in the classroom, especially for music instructors who are not guitar specialists.
A comprehensive, easy-to-understand intermediate approach to jazz guitar playing techniques, helps develop an individual concept of improvising by learning scales and their basic chord forms and further develops improvisation skills through the use of practice patterns. Utilizes transcriptions along with several original pieces by Joe Pass.