Mapping of Library of Congress subject headings (LCSH) and form subdivisions to their corresponding LCGFT and LCDGT terms

Music Cataloging at Yale MARC tagging

Note: this page was created with music cataloging in mind.

This list is taken from the ALA Subcommittee on Genre/Form Implementation document 185/155 mapping. It includes music Library of Congress subject headings (LCSH) and subject subdivisions and their equivalents in the Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms (LCGFT).

The table below includes the LCSH subject heading or subdivision, the LCGFT term, the LCDGT intended audience term, and comments

See also:
Form of work (MARC 380 and 655)
Commonly used music terms in the Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms (LCGFT)

LCSH term LCGFT term LCDGT audience term Comments
2-harpsichord scores Scores* and Arrangements (Music) n/a *valid only if resource is notated music
2-organ scores Scores* and Arrangements (Music) n/a *valid only if resource is notated music
2-piano scores Scores* and Arrangements (Music) n/a *valid only if resource is notated music
3-piano scores Scores* and Arrangements (Music) n/a *valid only if resource is notated music
Cadenzas Cadenzas   music
Chord diagrams Notated music n/a music; probably redundant in a score record
Chorus scores with organ Chorus scores n/a music
Chorus scores with piano Chorus scores n/a music
Chorus scores without accompaniment Chorus scores n/a music
Hymns Hymns n/a  
Hymns--Texts Hymns (?) n/a  
Instructive editions Instructional and educational works n/a music
Instrumental settings Derived works n/a music
Juvenile   Children  
Juvenile sound recordings Children's sound recordings Children  
Lead sheets Lead sheets n/a music
Librettos Librettos n/a  
Manuscripts--Facsimiles Facsimiles n/a  
Methods Methods (Music) n/a music
Methods--Group instruction Methods (Music) n/a music
Methods--Juvenile Methods (Music) Children music
Methods--Self-instruction Methods (Music) and Programmed instructional materials n/a music
Methods (Alternative rock) Methods (Music) and Alternative rock music n/a music
Methods (Alternative rock)--Group instruction Methods (Music) and Alternative rock music n/a music
Methods (Alternative rock)--Self-instruction Methods (Music) and Alternative rock music and Programmed instructional materials n/a music
Methods (Big band) Methods (Music) and Jazz n/a music
Methods (Big band)--Group instruction Methods (Music) and Jazz n/a music
Methods (Big band)--Self-instruction Methods (Music) and Jazz and Programmed instructional materials n/a music
Methods (Bluegrass) Methods (Music) and Bluegrass music n/a music
Methods (Bluegrass)--Group instruction Methods (Music) and Bluegrass music n/a music
Methods (Bluegrass)--Self-instruction Methods (Music) and Bluegrass music and Programmed instructional materials n/a music
Methods (Blues-rock) Methods (Music) and Blues-rock music n/a music
Methods (Blues-rock)--Group instruction Methods (Music) and Blues-rock music n/a music
Methods (Blues-rock)--Self-instruction Methods (Music) and Blues-rock music and Programmed instructional materials n/a music
Methods (Blues) Methods (Music) and Blues (Music) n/a music
Methods (Blues)--Group instruction Methods (Music) and Blues (Music) n/a music
Methods (Blues)--Self-instruction Methods (Music) and Blues (Music) and Programmed instructional materials n/a music
Methods (Boogie woogie) Methods (Music) and Boogie woogie (Music) n/a music
Methods (Boogie woogie)--Group instruction Methods (Music) and Boogie woogie (Music) n/a music
Methods (Boogie woogie)--Self-instruction Methods (Music) and Boogie woogie (Music) and Programmed instructional materials n/a music
Methods (Bop) Methods (Music) and Bop (Music) n/a music
Methods (Bop)--Group instruction Methods (Music) and Bop (Music) n/a music
Methods (Bop)--Self-instruction Methods (Music) and Bop (Music) and Programmed instructional materials n/a music
Methods (Celtic) Methods (Music) and Celtic music n/a music
Methods (Celtic)--Group instruction Methods (Music) and Celtic music n/a music
Methods (Celtic)--Self-instruction Methods (Music) and Celtic music and Programmed instructional materials n/a music
Methods (Country) Methods (Music) and Country music n/a music
Methods (Country)--Group instruction Methods (Music) and Country music n/a music
Methods (Country)--Self-instruction Methods (Music) and Country music and Programmed instructional materials n/a music
Methods (Dixieland) Methods (Music) and Dixieland music n/a music
Methods (Dixieland)--Group instruction Methods (Music) and Dixieland music n/a music
Methods (Dixieland)--Self-instruction Methods (Music) and Dixieland music and Programmed instructional materials n/a music
Methods (Folk) Methods (Music) and Folk music n/a music
Methods (Folk)--Group instruction Methods (Music) and Folk music n/a music
Methods (Folk)--Self-instruction Methods (Music) and Folk music and Programmed instructional materials n/a music
Methods (Funk) Methods (Music) and Funk (Music) n/a music
Methods (Funk)--Group instruction Methods (Music) and Funk (Music) n/a music
Methods (Funk)--Self-instruction Methods (Music) and Funk (Music) and Programmed instructional materials n/a music
Methods (Gospel) Methods (Music) and Gospel music n/a music
Methods (Gospel)--Group instruction Methods (Music) and Gospel music n/a music
Methods (Gospel)--Self-instruction Methods (Music) and Gospel music and Programmed instructional materials n/a music
Methods (Heavy metal) Methods (Music) and Heavy metal (Music) n/a music
Methods (Heavy metal)--Group instruction Methods (Music) and Heavy metal (Music) n/a music
Methods (Heavy metal)--Self-instruction Methods (Music) and Heavy metal (Music) and Programmed instructional materials n/a music
Methods (Honky-tonk) Methods (Music) and Honky-tonk music n/a music
Methods (Honky-tonk)--Group instruction Methods (Music) and Honky-tonk music n/a music
Methods (Honky-tonk)--Self-instruction Methods (Music) and Honky-tonk music and Programmed instructional materials n/a music
Methods (Jazz-rock) Methods (Music) and Jazz-rock (Music) n/a music
Methods (Jazz-rock)--Group instruction Methods (Music) and Jazz-rock (Music) n/a music
Methods (Jazz-rock)--Self-instruction Methods (Music) and Jazz-rock (Music) and Programmed instructional materials n/a music
Methods (Jazz) Methods (Music) and Jazz n/a music
Methods (Jazz)--Group instruction Methods (Music) and Jazz n/a music
Methods (Jazz)--Self-instruction Methods (Music) and Jazz and Programmed instructional materials n/a music
Methods (Latin jazz) Methods (Music) and Latin jazz n/a music
Methods (Latin jazz)--Group instruction Methods (Music) and Latin jazz n/a music
Methods (Latin jazz)--Self-instruction Methods (Music) and Latin jazz and Programmed instructional materials n/a music
Methods (Popular music) Methods (Music) and Popular music n/a music
Methods (Popular music)--Group instruction Methods (Music) and Popular music n/a music
Methods (Popular music)--Self-instruction Methods (Music) and Popular music and Programmed instructional materials n/a music
Methods (Progressive rock) Methods (Music) and Progressive rock (Music) n/a music
Methods (Progressive rock)--Group instruction Methods (Music) and Progressive rock (Music) n/a music
Methods (Progressive rock)--Self-instruction Methods (Music) and Progressive rock (Music) and Programmed instructional materials n/a music
Methods (Ragtime) Methods (Music) and Ragtime music n/a music
Methods (Ragtime)--Group instruction Methods (Music) and Ragtime music n/a music
Methods (Ragtime)--Self-instruction Methods (Music) and Ragtime music and Programmed instructional materials n/a music
Methods (Reggae) Methods (Music) and Reggae music n/a music
Methods (Reggae)--Group instruction Methods (Music) and Reggae music n/a music
Methods (Reggae)--Self-instruction "Methods (Music) and Reggae music and Programmed instructional materials n/a music
Methods (Rhythm and blues) Methods (Music) and Rhythm and blues music n/a music
Methods (Rhythm and blues)--Group instruction Methods (Music) and Rhythm and blues music n/a music
Methods (Rhythm and blues)--Self-instruction Methods (Music) and Rhythm and blues music and Programmed instructional materials n/a music
Methods (Rock) Methods (Music) and Rock music n/a music
Methods (Rock)--Group instruction Methods (Music) and Rock music n/a music
Methods (Rock)--Self-instruction "Methods (Music) and Rock music and Programmed instructional materials" n/a music
Methods (Salsa) Methods (Music) and Salsa (Music) n/a music
Methods (Salsa)--Group instruction Methods (Music) and Salsa (Music) n/a music
Methods (Salsa)--Self-instruction "Methods (Music) and Salsa (Music) and Programmed instructional materials" n/a music
Methods (Swing) Methods (Music) and Swing (Music) n/a music
Methods (Swing)--Group instruction Methods (Music) and Swing (Music) n/a music
Methods (Swing)--Self-instruction Methods (Music) and Swing (Music) and Programmed instructional materials n/a music
Methods (Western swing) Methods (Music) and Western swing (Music) n/a music
Methods (Western swing)--Group instruction Methods (Music) and Western swing (Music) n/a music
Methods (Western swing)--Self-instruction Methods (Music) and Western swing (Music) and Programmed instructional materials n/a music
Music Music n/a See also narrower terms
Musical settings Music n/a music
Orchestral excerpts Excerpts? n/a music
Organ scores Scores and Arrangements (Music) n/a music
Parts Parts (Music) n/a music
Parts (solo) Parts (Music) n/a music
Piano scores Piano scores n/a music
Piano scores (4 hands) Scores and Arrangements (Music) n/a music
Scores Scores n/a music
Scores and parts Scores and Parts (Music) n/a music
Scores and parts (solo) Scores and Parts (Music) n/a music
Simplified editions Simplified editions (Music) n/a music
Solo with harpsichord and piano Scores and Arrangements (Music) n/a music
Solo with keyboard instrument Scores and Arrangements (Music) n/a music
Solo with organ Scores and Arrangements (Music) n/a music
Solo with piano Scores and Arrangements (Music) n/a music
Solo with pianos (2) Scores and Arrangements (Music) n/a music
Solos with organ Scores and Arrangements (Music) n/a music
Solos with piano Scores and Arrangements (Music) n/a music
Solos with pianos (2) Scores and Arrangements (Music) n/a music
Songs and music n/a n/a music
Songs and music--Texts n/a n/a music
Studies and exercises Studies (Music) n/a  
Studies and exercises (Alternative rock) Studies (Music) and Alternative rock music n/a music
Studies and exercises (Big band) Studies (Music) and Jazz n/a music
Studies and exercises (Bluegrass) Studies (Music) and Bluegrass music n/a music
Studies and exercises (Blues-rock) Studies (Music) and Blues-rock music n/a music
Studies and exercises (Blues) Studies (Music) and Blues (Music) n/a music
Studies and exercises (Boogie woogie) Studies (Music) and Boogie-woogie (Music) n/a music
Studies and exercises (Bop) Studies (Music) and Bop (Music) n/a music
Studies and exercises (Celtic) Studies (Music) and Celtic music n/a music
Studies and exercises (Country) Studies (Music) and Country music n/a music
Studies and exercises (Dixieland) Studies (Music) and Dixieland music n/a music
Studies and exercises (Folk) Studies (Music) and Folk music n/a music
Studies and exercises (Funk) Studies (Music) and Funk (Music) n/a music
Studies and exercises (Gospel) Studies (Music) and Gospel music n/a music
Studies and exercises (Heavy metal) Studies (Music) and Heavy metal (Music) n/a music
Studies and exercises (Honky-tonk) Studies (Music) and Honky-tonk music n/a music
Studies and exercises (Jazz-rock) Studies (Music) and Jazz-rock (Music) n/a music
Studies and exercises (Jazz) Studies (Music) and Jazz n/a music
Studies and exercises (Latin jazz) Studies (Music) and Latin jazz n/a music
Studies and exercises (Left hand) Studies (Music) n/a music
Studies and exercises (Popular music) Studies (Music) and Popular music n/a music
Studies and exercises (Progressive rock) Studies (Music) and Progressive rock (Music) n/a music
Studies and exercises (Ragtime) Studies (Music) and Ragtime music n/a music
Studies and exercises (Reggae) Studies (Music) and Reggae music n/a music
Studies and exercises (Rhythm and blues) Studies (Music) and Rhythm and blues music n/a music
Studies and exercises (Right hand) Studies (Music) n/a music
Studies and exercises (Rock) Studies (Music) and Rock music n/a music
Studies and exercises (Salsa) Studies (Music) and Salsa (Music) n/a music
Studies and exercises (Swing) Studies (Music) and Swing (Music) n/a music
Studies and exercises (Western swing) Studies (Music) and Western swing (Music) n/a music
Studies and exercises--Juvenile Studies (Music) Children music
Teaching pieces Teaching pieces (Music) n/a music
Thematic catalogs Thematic catalogs (Music)   music
Vocal scores with accordion Vocal scores   music
Vocal scores with continuo Vocal scores   music
Vocal scores with guitar Vocal scores   music
Vocal scores with harp Vocal scores   music
Vocal scores with harpsichord Vocal scores   music
Vocal scores with keyboard instrument Vocal scores   music
Vocal scores with organ Vocal scores   music
Vocal scores with organ and piano Vocal scores   music
Vocal scores with piano Vocal scores   music
Vocal scores with piano (4 hands) Vocal scores   music
Vocal scores with pianos (2) Vocal scores   music
Vocal scores without accompaniment Vocal scores   music