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BISAC Subject Headings List, Music
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Step 2: Determine the specific term which describes your book. An asterisk (*) denotes a heading that is new for the 2017 Edition.

MUSIC

Multiple subjects may be used to describe a work fully: for example, a discography of folk music could be assigned "MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Folk & Traditional" and "MUSIC / Discography & Buyer's Guides".

MUS000000    MUSIC / General

MUS004000    MUSIC / Business Aspects

                      MUSIC / Buyer's Guides see Discography & Buyer's Guides

                      MUSIC / Christian see headings under Religious

MUS012000    MUSIC / Discography & Buyer's Guides

MUS055000    MUSIC / Essays *

MUS014000    MUSIC / Ethnic

MUS015000    MUSIC / Ethnomusicology

MUS049000    MUSIC / Genres & Styles / General

MUS002000    MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Ballet

MUS053000    MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Big Band & Swing

                      MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Bluegrass see Genres & Styles / Country & Bluegrass

MUS003000    MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Blues

MUS005000    MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Chamber

MUS026000    MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Children's

MUS051000    MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Choral

MUS006000    MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Classical

                      MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Computer see Genres & Styles / Electronic

MUS010000    MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Country & Bluegrass

MUS011000    MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Dance

MUS013000    MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Electronic

MUS017000    MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Folk & Traditional

MUS019000    MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Heavy Metal

MUS024000    MUSIC / Genres & Styles / International

MUS025000    MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Jazz

MUS036000    MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Latin

                      MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Lullabies see Genres & Styles / Children's

MUS045000    MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Military & Marches

MUS046000    MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Musicals

MUS027000    MUSIC / Genres & Styles / New Age

MUS028000    MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Opera

MUS029000    MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Pop Vocal

MUS030000    MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Punk

MUS031000    MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Rap & Hip Hop

MUS047000    MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Reggae

                      MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Religious see headings under Religious

                      MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Rhythm & Blues see Genres & Styles / Soul & R 'n B

MUS035000    MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Rock

                      MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Salsa see Genres & Styles / Latin

MUS039000    MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Soul & R 'n B

                      MUSIC / Genres & Styles / World Beat see Genres & Styles / International

MUS020000    MUSIC / History & Criticism

MUS050000    MUSIC / Individual Composer & Musician

MUS022000    MUSIC / Instruction & Study / General

MUS001000    MUSIC / Instruction & Study / Appreciation

MUS007000    MUSIC / Instruction & Study / Composition

MUS008000    MUSIC / Instruction & Study / Conducting

MUS016000    MUSIC / Instruction & Study / Exercises

MUS038000    MUSIC / Instruction & Study / Songwriting

MUS040000    MUSIC / Instruction & Study / Techniques

MUS041000    MUSIC / Instruction & Study / Theory

MUS042000    MUSIC / Instruction & Study / Voice

                      MUSIC / Instruments see headings under Musical Instruments

MUS052000    MUSIC / Lyrics

MUS023000    MUSIC / Musical Instruments / General

MUS023010    MUSIC / Musical Instruments / Brass

MUS023060    MUSIC / Musical Instruments / Guitar

MUS023020    MUSIC / Musical Instruments / Percussion

MUS023030    MUSIC / Musical Instruments / Piano & Keyboard

MUS023040    MUSIC / Musical Instruments / Strings

MUS023050    MUSIC / Musical Instruments / Woodwinds

MUS054000    MUSIC / Philosophy & Social Aspects

MUS037000    MUSIC / Printed Music / General

MUS037010    MUSIC / Printed Music / Artist Specific

MUS037020    MUSIC / Printed Music / Band & Orchestra

MUS037120    MUSIC / Printed Music / Brass

MUS037030    MUSIC / Printed Music / Choral

MUS037040    MUSIC / Printed Music / Guitar & Fretted Instruments

MUS037050    MUSIC / Printed Music / Mixed Collections

MUS037060    MUSIC / Printed Music / Musicals, Film & TV

MUS037070    MUSIC / Printed Music / Opera & Classical Scores

MUS037080    MUSIC / Printed Music / Percussion

MUS037090    MUSIC / Printed Music / Piano & Keyboard Repertoire

MUS037100    MUSIC / Printed Music / Piano-Vocal-Guitar

MUS037130    MUSIC / Printed Music / Strings

MUS037110    MUSIC / Printed Music / Vocal

MUS037140    MUSIC / Printed Music / Woodwinds

MUS032000    MUSIC / Recording & Reproduction

MUS033000    MUSIC / Reference

MUS048000    MUSIC / Religious / General

MUS048010    MUSIC / Religious / Christian

MUS009000    MUSIC / Religious / Contemporary Christian

MUS018000    MUSIC / Religious / Gospel

MUS021000    MUSIC / Religious / Hymns

MUS048020    MUSIC / Religious / Jewish

MUS048030    MUSIC / Religious / Muslim

                      MUSIC / Sacred see headings under Religious

If your title does not have subject content, i.e. a blank book, please use the Non-Classifiable term below. Otherwise, use the Subject/General term in the closest descriptive area. NON000000 NON-CLASSIFIABLE

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