Thema Subject Categories 1.4

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A The Arts
Use all A* codes for: specialist and general adult titles, including both highly illustrated and more text-based works. For a hobby or recreational approach, prefer a WF* code as the main subject and supplement with A* code(s) where appropriate. Use all A* codes with: other subject categories and qualifiers as appropriate, in particular STYLE 6*, plus PLACE 1* and TIME PERIOD 3* Qualifiers
AV Music
Use all AV* codes with: STYLE 6* Qualifiers to indicate the specific style or genre of music, PLACE 1* Qualifiers if specific to a particular region and TIME PERIOD 3* Qualifiers if historical
AVA Theory of music and musicology
AVC Music reviews and criticism
AVD Discographies and buyer’s guides
AVL Music: styles and genres 1.4
AVM History of music
Use with: STYLE 6*, PLACE 1* and TIME PERIOD 3* Qualifiers as appropriate
AVN Composers and songwriters
AVP Musicians, singers, bands and groups
Class here: conductors, orchestras and other musical or singing ensembles or individuals
AVQ Musical scores, lyrics and libretti
Class here: sheet music. Use with: AVR* codes to indicate if the music is for a particular type of instrument
AVR Musical instruments
AVS Techniques of music / music tutorials / teaching of music
Class here: learning an instrument; self study tutorials and books for or about the teaching of music, the techniques of conducting
AVX Music recording and reproduction
Use for: works about the recording and reproduction of music and sound, both general works and practical approaches. For more technical works use with or prefer the appropriate codes from T* or U*.
See also: KNT Media, entertainment, information and communication industries, TTA Acoustic and sound engineering, UDM Digital music and audio: consumer / user guides, UGM Digital music: professional

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