Whether you are a music teacher searching for fresh material to work into your curriculum, a parent looking for a specific piece your child might like, or a musician yourself on the hunt for something new to play, you’ll be happy to find that there are many resources online that will satisfy your need for piano sheet music. Better yet, some are even free!
Read on as we share some of the best places online to find piano sheet music.
While you once had to visit a specialty music shop to get sheet music— if you could even find the specific music you were looking for— now, you can simply search online to get access to thousands of pieces from the comfort of your own home. Here are some of the top paid sites to find the music you seek.
Music Notes – Music Notes has an extensive library of digital sheet music available for piano (and other instruments). This easy to navigate site offers over 300,000 sheet music arrangements that can be downloaded for printing instantly, as well as for use anywhere with their multi-platform app. Music is categorized by “styles” – genre, holiday, occasion, and decade, and is also easily searchable if you know the name of the piece or artist you are specifically looking for. Music Notes has a wide variety of styles available from classical staples to current pop and country, movie and TV scores, musicals, and more. Most popular pieces are available for about $5.50, with major credit cards and PayPal accepted.
Sheet Music Plus – Sheet Music Plus will be a familiar name to teachers. This site claims the world’s largest selection of sheet music, with plenty of digital downloads available. Sheet Music Plus has been a reliable, go-to for music teachers and enthusiasts alike since 1997. Their website looks dated in comparison to Music Notes, but easy to find what you are looking for.
Sheet Music Plus offers both individual songs and full books of music in digital format. Like Music Notes, they offer a wide variety of styles from current pop and country favorites, holiday tunes, classical and classical, as well as children’s, world music, and Latin. Prices range from $1.99 for some individual songs to $19.95 for full songbooks of multiple pieces, with major credit cards and PayPal accepted.
Sheet Music Now – Another long-standing site for sheet music is Online Sheet Music, now known as Sheet Music Now. Just like the other paid sites, they offer a wide variety of genres from current popular music like Calvin Harris and Coldplay to Broadway show tunes from Cats and Jesus Christ Superstar to classical pieces. They even offer the basics of 5 finger playing like Chopsticks. Individual songs are available for around $3-4.99, available for purchase through PayPal or major credit card.
Noviscore – Noviscore is a unique resource that offers sheet music for piano, in that each piece has been adapted for up to four levels of playing ability. Some of the scores even offer a “reading aid” to help in learning music theory. Music is searchable by style, playing level, and instrument.
They offer a large selection of different styles, just as other sites do – current popular favorites like Despacito or Pink’s What About Us, to classical like Mendelssohn and Beethoven, as well as a selection of Noviscore monthly exclusives. Each song is around $4.99 per level with a small additional fee for the reading aid if you choose to add that on. Sheet music is available for download as well as for use in their Noviscore app. Payments by PayPal, credit card and bank transfer are accepted.
In addition to the many sites that you can find sheet music for sale, you can even find sheet music for free. While you might not find exactly what you seek, the price can’t be beat!
Musescore – Musescore is an expansive site that offers free, user-uploaded sheet music. This resource offers sheet music for multiple genres, Adele to Chopin, Mozart to Twenty One Pilots, and everything in between, however, there seems to be a much greater selection for popular music than classical.
This site’s browse function isn’t terribly intuitive, so be prepared to browse by artist, by instrument, or search for specifically what you are looking for. That said, Musescore offers adaptations of harder to find pieces and original music that you will likely not find anywhere else. Musescore also offers a completely free, open source music notation program under the same name, so you can create your own sheet music to contribute.
Of course, nothing is 100% free – Musescore offers a Pro level membership that offers more tools and features for playback and printing, as well as more space for saving your own work.
8notes – 8notes.com offers free sheet music for a variety of genres. This site allows you to view the sheet music on screen and print a passable version for free – with more extensive features like saving to PDF, high-resolution printing, and unlimited midi preview available with a $20/year membership.
IMSLP – The International Music Score Library Project is a vast collection of public domain sheet music. With over 400,000 scores, if it is classical, traditional folk, or maybe some jazz music you are after, this site is a gold mine. The sheet music varies in quality, however, as much of it is scanned from physical copies.
With these resources, you should never find yourself in a musical rut. Take some time to visit each of these sites, as each offer something a little different.
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