Where’s The Best Place To Get Piano Sheet Music?

Once you’ve learned how to read piano sheet music, you’ll probably want to get your hands on as much of it as you can, especially the songs you really like – some of them are the reason you began studying piano in the first place, right? We have a small request: please respect United States copyright laws.

We are not going to get into a long-winded explanation of copyright laws, and we are definitely not lawyers, but here’s our general advice: avoid downloading anything that even looks like a copy or homemade transcription of a “somewhat” recent song (since the early 1900’s). It is very likely in violation of United States – and possibly other countries’ – copyright laws. Enough said.

What If You Can't Read Sheet Music Yet?

If you can't read sheet music yet, you might want to start by learning to read "piano tab," which is a method of writing piano music without standard music notation. It definitely has its limitations, but it's a handy way to learn some tunes quickly and give you the satisfaction of playing right away. Click here to find out where you can get free piano tabs.

So Where’s The Piano Music?

There are several good places to look for piano music. And if you're like most people, you probably don't want to spend much money to get it.

Click here to see some of the best sites for free classical piano sheet music.

If you're looking for more general types of sheet music, here are some more great resources for free piano sheet music.

Need Some Blank Sheet Music?

If your inner composer can't wait to jot down some of your latest melodies, you're going to need something to write them on. Look no further! Here's where to get some free blank piano sheet music.

Sometimes You Just Have To Buy The Music

In the old days, when I was learning to play the piano, I had to go to the local music store and buy sheet music – individual sheets of music for each song – or music books – bound collections of sheet music. This didn’t seem terribly inconvenient at the time – since we didn’t know what the internet was yet – but it was moderately expensive, at least in my youthful mind.

These days, music stores are fewer and farther between, although you can still find some good ol’ “brick and mortar” stores around. Just ask a musician in town – a church organist/pianost or school music teacher should know where the best music stores are. Yes, you can still buy sheet music the old fashioned way, but there is a better way...

With the advent of computers and the internet, it’s become much easier to purchase and print sheet music from the comfort of your own home. In fact, many music stores actually sell sheet music this way, but you can do it just as easily from your own computer. It’s almost too easy these days, so just hold on to your wallet and take your time when deciding what music to purchase.

Several online merchants offer printable sheet music for piano that’s delivered through a proprietary sheet music viewer that must be installed on your computer. This helps them control the number of copies you print and keep tighter watch over copyright issues. As long as you have a decent printer and a somewhat recent computer, you should have no problem buying and downloading piano sheet music from any one of these vendors.

Just search Google for "download piano sheet music" and that will get you started.

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