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Creative and Performing Arts (MCCALL)

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Search terms

Engineering and technology; music generation; automatic composition

 

Guidance on searching

Search terms

MultiSearch searches across all the material which the library has access to: DVDs, articles, books, maps, newspaper stories, conference proceedings, theses, and more.

Here is a selection of terms to consider for your searches, but of course there are many more.

Specific  Popular music; Music production;  Songwriting; Auditory Feedback ; Sequence Production ; Music Cognition ; Perception And Action ; Tonality; Music Industry ; Recording Studios; Usability ; Digital ; Audio ; Human ; Design 
Useful General terms   Writing and publishing; Production and direction; Analysis; Research

Tip:

Searches could couple a specific term with one of the useful general terms.  

Songwriting  AND Analysis

"Music production" AND research

Note that the AND in capitals will link the concepts for more refined results. Using the inverted comma's around a phrase will give you more precise results. 

 

Call numbers 

It can be helpful to browse the library shelves : you never know what you might find!

General music history ML100
Musical instruments M460-1049
Encyclopedia's/dictionaries, music ML100
Music Production ML3790
Audio Engineering - Sound Recording & reproducing TK7881

 

MultiSearch searches across all the material which the library has access to: DVDs, articles, books, maps, newspaper stories, conference proceedings, theses, and more.

Here is a selection of terms to consider for your searches, but of course there are many more.

Specific terms Singing; Voice; Vocal processing; Vocals; Music education; Singing Physiological Aspects; Voice Physiological Aspects; Musicians
Useful general terms Critical listening; Reflection; Looping; Pedagogy; Instruction and study; Voice culture; Peception; Research

Tip:

Searches could couple a specific term with one of the useful general terms.  

Singing AND looping

"Music education" AND research

Note that the AND in capitals will link the concepts for more refined results. Using the inverted comma's around a phrase will give you more precise results. 

 

Call numbers 

Singing and vocal technique MT820-915

Browsing the library stacks can lead to unexpected finds. 

Search terms 

MultiSearch searches across all the material which the library has access to: DVDs, articles, books, maps, newspaper stories, conference proceedings, theses, and more.

Here is a selection of terms to consider for your searches, but of course there are many more.

Specific Popular music; Culture; Cultural studies; Pop; Rock; Music History
Useful general terms  Discussion; Analysis; Debate; Social aspects; History and criticism; Philosophy and aesthetics; Theory; 

Tip:

Searches could couple a specific term with one of the useful general terms.  

Pop AND analysis

"Popular music" AND "social aspects"

Note that the AND in capitals will link the concepts for more refined results. Using the inverted comma's around a phrase will give you more precise results. 

Call numbers 

General music history ML100
Musical instruments ML460-1049
Encyclopedia's/dictionaries, music ML100
Jazz, Rock, Country, Blues and other popular music ML3700s

 

Search terms

  • Search using the Library engine - MultiSearch. This will bring back a range of results and you can choose which sources you want. For instance, academic articles or newspaper stories.
  • Keep a list of terms to search with. We have some suggestions below. Mix and match for new searches and results. 
  • Use AND (in capitals) between two terms to link them. For instance, Kora AND "cultural context"
Forms Traditional, Fusion, Contemporary, Ethnomusicology
Culturally Sociological, economic, commerical, musical thought, cultural context, symbolism
Performers Body Movement ; Emotional Performance ; Expressive Performance ; Felt Emotion ; Motion Capture ; Performing Musicians
Regions South east Asia, Africa, etc

Instrument

Mbira, Kora, Bouzouki, Sarangi, Er, Hu, Lyra, Darabuka, Balafon, Suling

 

Call numbers 

Browsing the library shelves can be a great way to find unexpected titles, and research your work. You will be browsing in the M, ML and MT range which covers music. 

General history music ML160
Studies on musical instruments ML 460-1049
General dictionaries and encyclopedias ML 100
World Music ML3400s

 

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