What are the best 5 websites to download sheet music?
Whether you are an amateur, professional musician or just starting to play an instrument, you would probably want to know where to easily find printable sheet music; you may also want to have your sheet music collection in digital format (mostly, PDF), in order to well organize it, and get it available for a quick search.
So, what are the best 5 websites to download sheet music?
Free, with premium option or by subscription, this is our choice:
- IMSLP (International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP) / Petrucci Music Library). This site contains a massive amount of Public Domain scores (especially in Canada). It is perfectly organized by composers, score names, genres. It also holds facsimile copies of some o the original editions in PDF. This amazing project is completely free, but donations are welcome.
- 8Notes This site has sheet music for most of the instruments, categories like classical sheet music, jazz, rock and pop, difficulty levels, and even some simple play-along tracks. The site is free, and also has a Premium option ($20.00 per year).
- MuseScore This site is literally made by the users, so you can find sheet music of every kind of music or artist, but the quality may sometimes be questionable. You can listen to the scores, but to download and print them you need an annual subscription (today’s offer at $39.99 a year).
- Musopen It is not as large as the previous sites, and show lots of ads, but in addition to the scores it contains, their education resources center is especially valuable. It is also completely free to use.
- Sheet Music Library (PDF) Well it may seem arrogant, but we do believe that the website we, some crazy people about music, are creating, and growing every day, is also one of the best sites for sheet music download. It is a subscription library, containing all kinds of sheet music, mainly for piano-guitar-vocal. The subscription fee is just $15.99 (one-time payment, forever). Please, read our FAQs for more information.
- Finally, sometimes you need a free printable black sheet music for writing your ideas, transcribing, etc. This is our choice with many printing options: Free printable staff paper.