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Music: Selected Books

A guide to the music collections at NCCC.

Selected Biographies and Memoirs

Here are some biographies and autobiographies of musicians. Find more in the catalog by utilizing search terms such as: 

  • Musicians--Biography
  • Singers -- Biography 
  • Rock groups -- Biography 

You can search by performer or musician name, as well as by music genre. 

Books on music history and criticism

We have a strong collection of resources on music history and criticism. Below you will find some of our latest additions. You can browse the shelves; similar books are located in ML section of the stacks. Or search the catalog for more. 

Suggested subject headings:

  • Popular music -- United States -- History and criticism
  • Rock music -- United States -- History and criticism

To search for critiques of a particular musician, add the phrase "criticism and interpretation" after the artist's name. Such as:

  • Springsteen, Bruce -- Criticism and interpretation

Books on music theory and composition

Here are some selected books on music theory and composition. Search the catalog for more. Or browse the shelves in the ML-MT section of the stacks.

Suggested searches:

  • Music theory -- Elementary works
  • Music -- Instruction and study
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