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Music Theory

A guide for undergraduate and graduate researchers of music theory

Welcome to the Music Theory Research Guide!  The purpose of this guide is to increase access to music theory specific resources for graduate and undergraduate research.  We want to make sure you feel prepared to find any book, journal article, dissertation, audio recording or score you may need and feel confident accessing that item at the Little Fine Arts Library, requesting it through UK Libraries Book and Media Express or InterLibrary Loan (ILL), or working with music librarian Paula Hickner to secure it.

In addition to ensuring that you have found the right materials for your research, we want to make sure that you know how to cite them in your work and the tools at your disposal to help organize your research.

We have complied a list of the current professional organization for music theory, composition, music business, and others that might be of interest.  We also have course guides for music theory specific classes as available.

Most of all, we want you know that we are here to help you find what you need and succeed!  Please feel to ask to speak with a librarian at any point in your process.  

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