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Where to find sheet music
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LoopyLoonyLuna
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May 19, 2011 - 10:26 am
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A good search will yield some free sheet music (there's some on this site as well) but where do you go if you need a specific piece or just need to branch out. Nothing beats a good long browse at a shop, but buying online is more convenient and often cheaper. Here are my picks:

sheetmusicplus.com      A good choice for actual paper music, by individual piece, music book collection, method or theory book. Some pieces and books have reviews, suggested levels and/or sneek peeks. Budget flat rate shipping as well as quicker options. I've always had good service from them.

 

musicnotes.com    sheetmusic downloads. You can take a look at the first page and play a midi file. A good choice for immediate gratification!

 

Does anyone else have suggestions to share?

 

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Fiddlerman
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May 19, 2011 - 10:30 am
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Great idea LLL, I like virtualsheetmusic.com because you pay one yearly fee and can download limitless amounts of sheetmusic. The sites that you mention are good too.

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That is a great site. Buying music adds up fast, so an unlimited download option for that price makes a lot of sense. Have you ever had difficulties finding the right music there?

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http://imslp.org/wiki/Main_Page

You may know this site.  If not, name your tune Cool

 

 

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Fiddlerman
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May 19, 2011 - 11:34 am
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Yes LLL, I rarely find what I am looking for. However, they do have a lot of music. You can browse the library and get an idea. It's also convenient to be able to get sheet music on the fly.

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LoopyLoonyLuna
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Learning Violinists-virtualsheetmusic.com has eight large collections for very easy violin at a low download price (or sign up for unlimited downloads). 

I am definitely going to treat myself to a year membership, but first I will have to steal my external hard drive back from my husband.

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Fiddlerman
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May 19, 2011 - 2:21 pm
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@ Oliver - YES, I know this site and public domain is definitely the way to go. Especially for professional musicians.

@ LoopyLoonyLuna - Nice nick btw, I felt the same way as you and treated myself to a year as well. Good luck with the heist. Let us know if we can help run a distraction or something.Wink

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Less of a heist and more the fact that I need to clear off my hard drive since all of my digital pictures have filled it to the brim. Still, I do like to collect music. I actually have nearly a file box of sheet music my mom bought as a lot from an auction. It's not exactly music I want to play, and I have duplicates of some things, but it's sheet music and I can't bear to throw it out. 

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Daniel
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http://www.8notes.com

http://www.abcmusic.net

http://www.sheetzbox.com Piano arrangements but works nonetheless.

http://www.free-scores.com
http://www.freewebs.com/infini.....sheets.htm

not to mention all the MIDI sites out there, use Sibelius or Finale to convert them to sheets…and scribd.com but sometimes they post copyrighted material, so use at your own risk. I use all those for my sheets.

 

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