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Tips to easily find a piano score.
At present, where we really find everything on the internet, there are a multitude of websites proposing music sheet to download, sometimes for free, sometimes not. Especially as music is a universal language, it is not limited only to English language websites.
Since 2006, when I’ve decided to play again piano, I searched the net and downloaded hundreds of free sheet music. I bought some too when I really could not find free sheet music or when I wanted a specific arrangement.
I obviously did not play all these piano sheets. Most free scores were either too difficult for my level or really too simplified. Moreover, most of them are not in the original key and as I like to play or train myself at the same time I listen to the original song, it was my biggest problem.
Professional piano sheet for sale:
The only site where I still buy piano scores is Noviscore.fr.Not only I find all my favorite tracks but Noviscore offers several levels of score. We can also listen to demo played by a real piano (not a midi file) and try the beginning of the score to define what level is suitable to our level. All their songs are written in their original tone. And most important is that I love all their arrangements.
And if you do not find what you are looking on Noviscore, you probably find: http://www.musicnotes.com which is one of the largest catalogs of scores I know. (But I do not know everything)
Free music sheet:
For classical pieces, it is fairly easy to find free since they are not subject to copyright. Just type the title into a search engine followed the following terms:
– “sheet” or “piano” or “piano score” or “piano sheet”
For scores of songs or movie soundtracks, I found a lot of:
But now when I look for a score, I go to Google, I type the song title and then I select the tab “Pictures”. I ave a quick view of all available scores without having to search every referenced websites.
That said, this research shows only images, so the scores saved in image format (jpeg, png, tiff …). Most of them are a preview of a score for sale.
But if you make a filtered search on .pdf format, You have a chance to find an entire music sheet. Simply type in the song title in the search bar preceded by: