Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Free Sheet Music

It used to be very difficult to find sheet music online especially for solo instruments. Before people started selling sheet music online, you had to rely on music and music instrument stores to carry everything that you need.

This was fine if you played the Piano or the Violin. But, what happens if you wanted to get sheet music for the Oboe, Viola or other instruments that are not at the top of the teenager choir list? And even if you could locate a store, would you have the time to check out their items?

Now the internet has taken some of the guess work out of the process. You can type “free sheet music” into any search engine and come up with a long list of sites that will have what you need. The internet has opened up such a wide range of possibilities that you can even get sheet music that was custom designed for a single instrument or to take a choral performance and trim it down for a solo, or a small group.

If you take into account the cost of tutoring, engagements, musical instruments (and their various replacements if you have children), maintenance, repairs and sheet music, it can cost a small fortune to keep up your skill.

The last thing you need to worry about is where can I find good, accurate sheet music. Now, you don’t have to depend on local retailers since you can look all over to find free sheet music all over the country. If you live in a small city or suburban area, you might have a choice of two or three sources for musical supplies.

However, if you get online and start checking for availability, you can often find small music shops in saturated markets like big urban areas. They can afford to offer great deals on musical supplies including sheet music, as well as more variety in the number and types of musical products sold to the public.

Another thing that helps in your search is that more shops are including detailed pictures and even mini digital files with musical samples so that you can see if you are getting the right sheet music.

These mini downloads are especially important if you want the sheet music for just one instrument out of an entire performance piece. Also, if you want rare or classical pieces, the online demos will really help before you spend all of your cash.

The best places to start your search is via the Google or Yahoo search engines, or check in their directories under Free Sheet Music. In a few minutes you can find an entire list of free sheetmusic that can accommodate your needs.

My reccomended site is www.sheetmusicweb.com a directory to all the best places for free sheet music online. Please post here if you know of other great places to get FREE SHEET MUSIC.