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Thanks for visiting and welcome! We've spent countless hours searching the net for the best free sheet music downloads available! Each month we feature new sheet music and guitar tablature recommendations! Here are our latest additions!

Colin Kirkpatrick Free Piano Music Shop
Instrumentation for: Piano
Categories: Original
Catalog Size: Medium (25-50)

A very nice collection of original piano music made available as free sheet music downloads. Most of the music is very easy to play, and many of the songs are only a page or two long. The sheet music is in PDF format, and MP3s of each song are made available to give you a chance to preview the music. A great source for folks looking for new sheet music to play quickly. Added 06/30/2009

Cantorion

Instrumentation for: Piano, Guitar, Violin, and many other instruments.
Categories: Classical, Christmas, a few others.
Catalog Size: Huge (900+)

Cantorion is a welcome addition to our directory. A very easy site to use to find free sheet music, which is all in easy-to-read PDF format. Every piece of music is free. You'll find all the favorites, from Canon in D to Ave Maria, Moonlight Sonata, Fur Elise, Clair de Lune, The Entertainer and more. Added 05/27/2009.

TaPartoche

Instrumentation for: Piano Guitar, Violin, and a dozen other instruments.
Categories: Pop, Movies, Television and More..
Catalog Size: Huge (1400+)

You'll find sheet music here for virtually any instrument, even more obscure ones like the harp and accordion. The emphasis is on popular and contemporary music, and you'll find scores here from many popular television shows (Stargate, X-Files, Prison Break), movies (Star Wars, Titanic, Transformers) as well as artists like Linkin Park, Metallica, Britney Spears and many more. Added 01/12/2009.

Paul's Free Guitar Scores

Instrumentation for: Classical Guitar
Categories: Classical, Original

Catalog Size: Medium (25-50)
Here's a great find for classical guitar players! Guitarist Paul Palmer has transcribed many of Scott Joplin's piano rags as well as Bach's keyboard works to guitar. You'll also find transcriptions for music by Grieg, Lamb and many of Paul's original works. All songs also include an MP3 so you can hear what it should sound like. Highly recommended! Added 04/05/2008.

JubingsCompositions and Transcriptions
Instrumentation for: Classical Guitar
Categories: Classical, Original

Catalog Size: Medium (25-50)
Jubings web site contains classical guitar transcriptions for both original and classical works. Classical compositions include works by Tarrega, Carulli, Boccherini, and Elgar. Transcriptions are mostly handwritten (but easy to read) made available in a downloadable gif format. MIDI files for each piece are also available. Updated 04/03/2008.

Free Sheet Piano Music in PDF, MIDI and Video

Instrumentation for: Piano
Categories: Classical

Catalog Size: Small (10-25)
Once you get past the Google ads that dominate the web site, you'll find two dozen very high quality PDFs of many traditional classical songs, most of which are very simple arrangements. You'll find Canon in D, Ode to Joy, Fur Elise, Ave Maria, Albinoni's Adagio, Moonlight Sonata and more. New songs are added weekely. Added 04/03/2008.

Edward Weiss: Free Piano Sheet Music in the New Age Style

Instrumentation for: Piano
Categories: Original
, New Age
Catalog Size: Small (10-25)
Pianist Edward Weiss has put together an excellent blog where he offers selections of his "New Age" style piano sheet music for download. All files are in high-quality PDF format. Most files are accompanied by an MP3 of Edward playing the piece. A real nice blog and a great find! Added 03/20/2008.

FreeSheet Music from Johan Tufvesson
Instrumentation for: Violin, Viola, Bass, Flute, Oboe
Categories: Classical

Catalog Size: Large (100-500)
A nice, varied collection of sheet music arrangements for strings from the 17th and 18th century. You'll find works here you won't find elsewhere - this is not your typical collection with the usual favorites. Very high quality PDF downloads, recommended especially for violinists looking for something a bit different to work on. Updated 03/14/2008.

Dots4Strings: String Quartet Music

Instrumentation for: String Quartet
Categories: Classical
Catalog Size: Very Small (1-10)

Dots4Strings is a very nice web site, specializing in music for String Quartets. Most of their catalog is for sale, rather than free, however they do have a small section of freebies that they offer to visitors. Free scores include music from Bach, Beethoven, Debussy and Tchaikovsky. All music in Sibelius Scortch format. Added 03/14/2008.

Words and Music

Instrumentation for: Piano
Categories: Popular

Catalog Size: Medium (50-100)
Here you'll find one pianists own arrangements of a number of popular tunes. To quote the pianist, "Words & Music started 6 years ago when I couldn't find any popular sheets for the songs I really like. So I tried my hand with arranging the songs, created some music sheets -- and decided to share it by making this site." A great collection of sheet music. Updated 03/06/2008.

Free Guitar Tips & Tabs by Bob Houlston
Instrumentation for: Guitar
Categories: Classical, Traditional
, Popular
Catalog Size: Medium (50-100)
It's not a large tab site, but it's a very good one, designed for beginners on the guitar. Bob's site has one of the most detailed, easy to read explanations I've seen on how to read guitar tab, and the site, overall, is a perfect place to just pick up your guitar and start getting familiar with reading tab notation. The selection of songs is good too, with everything from
Air on the G String to Music Box Waltz and House of the Rising Sun. Other featurings include guitar maintenance tips, playing styles, and many other extras. Verified  02/21/2008.

TabRobot

Instrumentation for: Guitar Tablature
Categories: Popular, Rock, Alternative, Others

Catalog Size: Huge (Searches 850,000+ tabs)
TabRobot isn't a site so much as it is a meta-search engine which searches mulitple tab databases (such as GuitareTAB, Olga, Guitar Tab Universe and others) simultaneously. The end result is that rather than visiting several sites to find the guitar tab you're looking for, you can search in one single place. You can also browse by band name. A very extensive and useful resource. Verified 02/21/2008.


Free Sheet Music

Instrumentation for: Piano
Categories: Popular, Classical, Christmas

Catalog Size: Medium (50-100)
This is a no frills web site with lots of Google ads. But if you look just beyond that, there's also a lot of free sheet music, offered in order of difficulty. The list starts with "First Pieces" which you barely need to know how to read sheet music to play. From there, you move up to the "Primer Level" and then Levels 1-4 and "Keyboard Classics." You'll know virtually every song on this site, which contains lots of popular "traditional" tunes (Bridal March, Mexican Hat Dance, Old MacDonald), Christmas tunes (We Three Kings, Away in a Manger, Silent Night) and Classical tunes (Ode to Joy, Moonlight Sonata, Fur Elise). There's a lot here for beginning piano students. All sheet music is in PDF format and MIDI files are also provided. Added 02/21/2008.

VirtualSheet Music

Instrumentation for: Piano, Violin, Sax, Trumpet, Cello, Viola, Clarinet, Others
Categories: Classical

Catalog Size: Small (50+) free catalog, Large (1200+) pay catalog
VSM is primarily dedicated to classical sheet music and offers a very impressive collection of downloadable sheet music from selected composers. While VSM has a large pay catalog for sale, they offer about sixty free downloadable demos from Bach, Chopin, Joplin, Mendelssohn and others. These are all VERY high quality scores. Sheet music from the remaining catalog is available for purchase individually, or you can pay a small membership fee ($37.75) to have access to all the sheet music scores you want. All sheet music is carefully catagorized by composer, instrument, ensemble, category, or skill level. A good solid collection of popular works. Updated 02/05/2008.

Violin Online

Instrumentation for: Violin
Categories: Classical
, Christmas 
Catalog Size: Small (10-25)
Violin Online is an instructional site for beginning violinists, and includes educational material on fingering, bow placement, music fundamentals and more. Included in the sites 'Excercise Studio' are a dozen etudes for violin, including works by Bach, Wohlfahrt, and Sitt. In the "music store" you'll also find a nice selection of easy violin selections for the Christmas season. Updated 02/05/2008.

Violin Sheet Music

Instrumentation for: Violin
Categories: Classical

Catalog Size: Medium (50-100)
If you're a violist, you'll find lots to choose from here. Scores are included from Beethoven, Haydn, Handel, Mozart, Paganini, Tchaikovsky and a dozen others. Some scores are solo violin, some come with piano accompaniment. All scores are in PDF format, scanned in from books by the look of it. The quality of the scans vary. Added 02/05/2008.

Michael Bednarek's Mozart Files
Instrumentation for: Piano
Categories: Classical, Christmas

Catalog Size: Large (100-500)
Michael Bednarek's collection features hundreds of free sheet music downloads (and MIDI) produced by MOZART music notation software. Of particular note you'll find a majority of the pieces from
Le nozze di Figaro Mozart's famous Opera, as well as other works from both Wolfgang and Leopold Mozart, Bach, Hadyn, and a other composers. Finally, the MOZART files features a nice selection of Christmas music, free for download. All sheet music is available in Mozart, MIDI, and PDF format. Updated 01/10/2008

Music Editions by Christoph Dalitz

Instrumentation for: Choir, Organ, Harp, Lute, Guitar, Violin, Recorder
Categories: Classical
Catalog Size: Small (10-25)

Here's a small, but very nice collection of sheet music featuring choir (mostly) joined by one or more other instruments. Selections include Psalms, canticles, motets, prayers, madrigals and songs for Mass. Mostly original works by Christoph Dalitz, all in high quality PDF format. Added 01/10/2008.

Church and Choral Sheet Music

Instrumentation for: Piano, Organ, Voice, Choral
Categories: Christian, Classical, Christmas

Catalog Size: Large (100-500)
This very interesting collection of church choral sheet music includes hymn arrangements, as well as Christmas carols, anthems, responsorial psalms, chants, motets, organ works and descants. There are many notable selections in this mix of original and classical/traditional works, including some more unusual works. A lot of great music to sort through for the church music fan. Sheet music available in high quality PDF format. Updated 01/04/2008


Richard Harris: Free Sheet Music

Instrumentation for: Piano (other instrumentation optional)
Categories: C
lassical
Catalog Size: Medium (50-100)
Richard is an arranger and transcriptionist who will take any classical, folk or ragtime piece you give him and either transcribe it for you, or rearrange it for simpler (or more difficult) arrangement. He can also arrange any tune for any instrument you choose. If you sign up for his mailing list, he also gives you access to his personal online library of about sixty classical arrangements, ranging from Grades 1-8 and featuring music by Allegri, Back, Bartok, Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy and many others. Files are in *.tif format. Added 01/04/2008.

Music Education Magic

Instrumentation for: Full Band Scores
Categories: Classical, Pop, Christmas
Catalog Size: Small (33 as of this writing)

Folks looking for complete band scores in particular will find something to please here at Music Education Magic. Complete scores are included in both PDF and Sibelius formats for a large number of Christmas tunes plus many traditional favorites such as Amazing Grace, The Star-Spangled Banner, Ode to Joy, Dixie, Alouette and others. Added 12/28/2007.

Faithsing Christian Music
Instrumentation for: Guitar
Categories: Christian

Catalog Size: Small (10-25)
At Faithsing Christian Music you'll find a dozen original Christian worship songs for guitar and voice. Sheet music (PDF Format) and MP3 downloads of each on the songs is available. Added 12/26/2007.

Dirk's Guitar Page: Free Music for Classical Guitar
Instrumentation for: Classical & Latin Guitar
Categories: Classical

Catalog Size: Large (100-500)
Here's another great web site devoted to Classical guitar. It's a very large archive of high quality PDFs featuring music from Classical as well as comtemporary composers. Lots of latin guitar music scores as well. Added 12/20/2007.

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An Online Christmas Songbook
Instrumentation for: Piano & Voice
Categories: Christmas

Catalog Size: Medium (100+)
Years ago, An Online Christmas Songbook was one of our favorite places to find Christmas Carols... and then the web site up and disappeared. Now, we have discovered, it is back! It's a simple web site that provides four part sheet music (hymn style) for just over 100 popular Christmas favorites. The site couldn't be easier to use. All sheet music in *.gif format, ready to print out. Added 12/20/2007.

cipoo.net
Instrumentation for: Voice, Choral, Piano
Categories: Classical, Early Music, Christmas, Traditional
Catalog Size: Very Large (1500+)

Choral and vocal enthusiasts will enjoy this large collection sheet music for early, classical, Christmas and traditional works. Features choral music by Arcadelt, Bach, Lotti, Palestrina and many others with lots more on the way. Downloads available in PDF, Noteworthy Composer, and MIDI format. Some MP3 downloads available as well. Updated 12/17/2007.

Blank Sheet Music
Instrumentation for: None
Categories: Any
Catalog Size: Special
This is a VERY cool, totally free web site for anyone who scores their own music and/or tabs. In just seconds, you can create blank music sheets in virtually any format, and them print them out for scoring. Music teachers and students will find this an invaluable resource! Updated 12/17/2007

Matthew Dewey
Instrumentation for: Chamber Orchestra, Choir, Clarinet, Harp, Tuba, Pipe Organ, Viola, Guitar 
Categories: Original, Classical

Catalog Size: Very Small (Less than 10)
Film and theatrical score composer Matthew Dewey offers free sheet music of a few of his scores from his web site. These include Chamber Music as well as sheet music for choir, clarinet, harp, pipe organ, and solo viola with a guitar quartet. All sheet music scores in PDF format. Added 12/17/2007.

Gotta Sing!
Instrumentation for: Vocal, Handbells, Piano, Organ
Categories: Christian, Christmas
Catalog Size: Small (25-50)

A nice selection of sheet music vocal arrangements for church use, including some hymns and Christmas tunes. Sheet music available in PDF and finale format. MIDI files available as well. Added 12/10/2007.

Free Blank Sheet Music
Instrumentation for: Any
Categories: All

Catalog Size: NA
If you're in need of blank pages to start scoring on, whether that be for piano, guitar or bass, you need look no further. Print out all you want here. Added 12/05/2007

Jazzbone Records
Instrumentation for: Piano & Voice
Categories: Original, Jazz

Catalog Size: Small (25-50)
At the Jazzbone Records web site, you'll find almost three dozen free sheet music downloads from jazz composer Stuart Tresser. All sheet music is downloadable in *.jpg format. Songs include
Misty Sea of Love, Spider Blue, Dream With Me, June Moon and others. The compositions appear to be for intermediate level pianists - most of the works are not overly complex. CDs of the works are available, performed by the Hank Johnson Trio. Updated 07/25/2007.

Calm-Down-Corner
Instrumentation for: Piano
Categories: Original

Catalog Size: Small (Currently, less than a dozen)
At "Calm-Down-Corner" you will find a small selction of original free piano sheet music for download. The intentionally short pieces can offer a change from the classical teaching material and are also suitable for electric piano and keyboard with rhythmic accompaniment. On an advanced level they may be the base for further improvisation. Each piece is also available as an audio file (mp3) which can be used for training purposes Added 07/25/2007.

ZIMMUSIC
Instrumentation for: Piano, Guitar (solo and duo), Flute, Violin & More
Categories: Classical

Catalog Size: Huge (2000+)
At ZIMMUSIC you'll find a very large, searchable collection of classical works in Noteworthy and PDF format. There's a lot of great stuff here, by a wide variety of composers, many of whom are not represented well elsewhere on the Internet. Highly recommended due to the variety and uniqueness of the sheet music library. Updated 07/02/2007.

SibeliusMusic.com
Instrumentation for: Piano, Guitar, Voice, Strings, Winds, Big Band, Etc.
Categories: Classical, Historical, Christian
, Christmas, Original
Catalog Size: Huge
SibeliusMusic.com is the sheet music home of Scorch software by Sibelius. The advantages of the site, when you have the free software plug-in, are many. For example, you can transpose any song instantly, change instrumentation, and actually listen to the song while you view the music with the click of the button. At the Sibelius site you'll find tens of thousands of sheet music selections. Most of these are for sale (they provide the first page free), within each category (which includes Classical, Jazz, Pop/Rock, Eductional and Worship) you'll find plenty of free sheet music titles to download. Unfortunately, Sibelius does not currently have a 'free' sheet music category to browse, meaning the only way to find the free sheet music is to browse through the 'pay' sheet music. Still, this is very simple to do and the free music is plentiful. Sibelius does provide a search tool as well, so if you're looking for a particular piece, it's quite easy to find it. Nice site, nice design. Recommended for a visit. Updated 07/02/2007.

Scores for Free
Instrumentation for: Piano
Categories: Classical

Catalog Size: Medium (50-100)
Here's a simple, easy-to-navigate site featuring a few dozen classical scores from Beethoven, Bizet, Chopin, Liszt, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Rameau, Satie, Schubert, Strauss and Tchaikovsky. Scores are in PDF format, and you can preview the tunes or download them as MIDI files. Added 07/02/2007.

MySheetMusic.com
Instrumentation for: Piano, Violin, Clarinet, Flute, Trumpet, Clarinet, More
Categories: Classical, Hymns, Children's, Christmas, Folk

Catalog Size: Medium - Very Large. Very large catalog, but just 100 free scores.
MySheetMusic.com has one of the highest quality, most complete catalogs of sheet music for piano and other instruments that we've reviewed. However, to see more than 100 free scores, you need to sign up for a platinum membership, which is $29.95 per year. Once you do that, you'll have access to over 1200 scores that you can view, listen to, transpose, and print out. While a majority of the pieces are classical, there is a considerable selection of music from other categories including Ragtime, Hymns, Children, Folk, and Christmas. All selections are available in Scorch format. Updated 06/22/2007.

Free Music Scores
Instrumentation for: Brass, Horns, Organ and Winds
Categories: Classical
Catalog Size: Medium (50-100)
Here's a really nice collection of classical music arrangements for brass and horns, especially. Scores available for brass trios, quartets, large horn ensembles, winds, organ, harpsichord and more. Sheet music offered in scores and parts in PDF format. Updated 06/22/2007.

RUF Hymnbook Online Hymn Resource
Instrumentation for: Guitar Tablature, Lead Sheets, Piano
Categories: Hymns
Catalog Size: Large (100-500)
Here's a fantastic site containing modern arrangements of a large number of classic hymns. Downloads include chord charts, lead sheets and in many cases, piano sheet music. You can also listen to the songs demos. If you're a worship leader that loves hymns, and wants to lead them with a modern twist, here you go. Added 05/09/2007.

International Music Scores Library Project
Instrumentation for: Piano, Quartets, Chamber, Symphony, Strings - virtually everything.
Categories: Classical
Catalog Size: Huge (2000+)

The IMSLP is a terrific collection of public domain piano works in PDF format. You'll find well over 2000 works, browseable by composer name, time period or genre. There's a bit of everything here, from solo piano works all the way to symphonic works. A great find for fans of classical sheet music and scores. Added 03/22/2007.

Alain Mayrand
Instrumentation for: Piano
Categories: Modern Classical
Catalog Size: Small (1 per month)
Composer Alain Mayrand offers one free sheet music selection a month of his music (in PDF format) if you sign up for his newsletter. When you sign up, you can specify beginner, intermediate or advanced
. Added 03/06/2007

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  Christian Music 4 Praise and Worship
Christian Music 4 Praise and Worship
Instrumentation for: Guitar (mostly chord charts), Some Piano
Categories: Christian, Worship
Catalog Size: Huge (Over 4000 as of this writing)

Here's one of the best of the Christian praise and worship music sheet music sites we've seen of late. Worship leaders post their original songs to the site, and include MP3s, sheet music, chord charts and lyric sheets. Not every song has every option, but there's a very large selection here to browse through. A GREAT resource for worship leaders looking for new music that's legal to use and download.
Added 02/23/2007.

Quatre Mains: Piano for Four Hands
Instrumentation for: Piano
Categories: Classical
Catalog Size: Small (10-25)
Quatre-mains.net aims to build a library of at least 100 free scores for piano for four hands, publishing one new selection a week. As of this writing, there are about twenty. The scores are scanned from books, so while the printed quality could be better, the scores are still readable. These would make fun exercises for accomplished pianists. Added 02/20/2007.

Grigor Iliev's Free Sheet Music for Piano
Instrumentation for: Piano
Categories: Classical / Contemporary Piano
Catalog Size: Very Small (2 as of this writing)
Grigor offers free sheet music from two of his solo piano works (mp3s available) at his web site. If you enjoy modern classical music and love the soft touch of soothing piano sounds, here you'll find music that touches your soul and reaches your mind. The downloadable files are in very high quality PDF or png format. Reviewed 10/25/2006.

Free Music Scores
Instrumentation for: Brass, Horns, Organ and Winds
Categories: Classical
Catalog Size: Medium (50-100)
Here's a really nice collection of classical music arrangements for brass and horns, especially. Scores available for brass trios, quartets, large horn ensembles, winds, organ, harpsichord and more. Sheet music offered in scores and parts in PDF format. Reviewed 10/24/2006.

SDG Music Ministry
Instrumentation for: Piano and Voice
Categories: Christian
Catalog Size: Small (10-25)
Dan Meredith, of SDG Music Ministry, offers free sheet music (PDF format) and MP3 downloads of his original worship music. About twenty tunes in sheet music are available as of this writing. Reviewed 10/23/2006.

Free Sheet Music for Brass Instruments
Instrumentation for: Brass Instruments
Categories: Classical

Catalog Size: Small (10-25)
A small, but nice collection of sheet music in PDF format for brass instruments. Selections include solos, duets, trios, quartets, quintets, sextets, and full band scores. Sheet music is free to use, courtesy of the St. George Brass Band of Sydney, Australia. Reviewed 08/18/2006.

Free Worship Music . com
Instrumentation for: Guitar Tablature, Lead Sheets
Categories: Christian
Catalog Size: Medium (50-100)
A nice collection of original worship music by several different worship leaders. Stream or download the songs, and then download the lead sheets/chord charts you like. Power Point presentations with the lyrics are also provided for church use. Added 08/07/2006.

Brian Kelly
Instrumentation for: Piano
Categories: Original, New Age
Catalog Size: Very Small (Currently only 1 Selection, but more to follow) This New Age/Classical pianist offers one of his original compositions for free download in PDF format. Added 07/26/2006.

Denise B's Quarterly Free Sheet Music Download
Instrumentation for: Piano
Categories: Original
, New Age, Traditional
Catalog Size: Very Small (1 featured selections each quarter)
Once a quarter, Denise offers her fans a new selection of free original sheet music. Selections provided are intermediate level. Lots of other song selections for sale, as well. Updated 02/24/2006.


Songs of Praise, Worship and Encouragement
Instrumentation for: Piano & Voice
Categories: Christian

Catalog Size: Medium (50-100)
If you like music with that 'old southern gospel' flair you might enjoy these praise and worship choruses written by Harry Reinders. Harry has made about four dozen of his original choruses available for viewing, listening and downloading from his web site. Click on the "Music Ministry" button and fill out the short form to view the music. Sheet music is in PDF and *.gif format. MIDI and MP3 files of the songs are available. Updated 01/19/2006.

Abacci Music
Instrumentation for: Tin Whistle, Harmonica, Cello, Mandolin and Guitar
Categories: Celtic/Traditional

Catalog Size: Large (100-500)
This delightful web site is dedicated to Irish, Celtic and World music. There are hundreds of tabs as well as MIDI files, and sheet music can be viewed alphabetically, by key, or even by traditional rhythm style. If you love Celtic music and have the instrument for it, this site is dream come true. Added 06/22/2005.

PW Archive
Instrumentation for: Guitar
Categories: Christian Praise and Worship
Catalog Size: Huge (1000+)
A fantastic catalog of guitar tablature for contemporary praise and worship music. As of this writing, the PW Archive contains over 2400 tabs for both original and popular worship songs. The site is a wonderful resource for worship leaders, who can create and save their own worship music sets online. You can even view others' worship sets if you like. Also available is a great selection of articles on worship leading. Added 06/22/2005.

Blank Sheet Music
Instrumentation for: None
Categories: Any
Catalog Size: Special
This is a VERY cool, totally free web site for anyone who scores their own music and/or tabs. In just seconds, you can create blank music sheets in virtually any format, and them print them out for scoring. Music teachers and students will find this an invaluable resource! Added 06/22/2005.

Polymnia Records
Instrumentation for: Piano
Categories: Classical
Catalog Size: Small (10-25)
According to the
Polymnia Records' web site, they are the only record company that has released the complete solo piano music collection of Sigismund Thalberg, the only rival to Franz Liszt. Samples of Thalberg's music can be downloaded here (full scores are $1), but there are also a few complete scores from Erik Satie, Franz Liszt, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Badarzewska,, Godard, Rimsky-Korsakow, Hagg, Brahms and Beethoven. Added 06/22/2005.

Family Worship Resources
Instrumentation for: Piano and Guitar
Categories: Christian Worship

Catalog Size: Medium (50-100)
Family Worship Resources is a UK based, non-profit organization providing songs and other resources to help all ages in the church worship together. At the web site you'll find several dozen original worship songs, all in PDF format with MP3 audio so you can hear the songs as well. A really nice web site. Added 06/22/2005.

Jazz for Worship
Instrumentation for: Piano
Categories: Christian

Catalog Size: Medium (50-100)
Here you'll find 70+ original songs that express Christian faith and belief. Songs are in a variety of musical styles, including Jazz, Bossa, Pop, Classical and more. Downloadable scores are available for each song in PDF format, and if you wish, you can also download ALL the songs in three separate books. A four part harmony score version is available, as well as overhead projector slides. MP3 and MIDI files are also available so you can hear how the lyrics fit together with the music. Updated 06/22/2005.

Classical Sheet Music 'Piece of the Month'
Instrumentation for: Piano
Categories: Classical

Catalog Size: Medium (50-100)
This MSN group (registration is required) contains a nice collection of classical works you don't usually find on the net. Includes sheet music for piano by Bertini, Rubinstein, Kirnberger, Satie, Barber, Griffes, Wernicke and more. Every month a new selection is added. You may also enjoy the chat room and message board. This site gets a 'bonus' award simply for offering a unique selection of downloads. All files in high quality, PDF format. Updated 06/21/2005.

Alamance CreekMusic: New Age and Romantic Piano
Instrumentation for: Piano
Categories: Original, New Age
, 'Romantic'
Catalog Size: Large (100-500)
New Age pianist Leslie Wagle is offering free sheet music samples from her many original piano collections. Those of you unfamiliar with Leslie's beautiful works will appreciate the transcriptions - straightforward, very easy to read, and varying in difficulty from intermediate to advanced. Very high quality PDFs and transcriptions, and many, many to select from. Scroll down and click on the butterfly icons to get to the sheet music. Highly recommended. Updated 06/21/2005.


Anne Ku - Original Sheet Music Compositions
Instrumentation for: Piano, Voice
Categories: Original Music

Catalog Size: Small (10-25)
Here you'll find free sheet music for a number of original compositions by composer Anne Ku. Click on the song title link for a song description and links to sound files and scores. Scores available in varying formats, typically *gif or *pdf. Very high quality work. Updated 06/21/2005.

The Gospel Music Archive
Instrumentation for: Guitar (Tablature)
Categories: Christian, Christmas
, Children
Catalog Size: Very Large (500+?)
Here you'll find a very large, well-organized selection of worship tablature for guitar. Music is sorted alphabetically for easy browsing. While the site is predominantly dedicated to gospel, worship and praise music, you'll also find a nice selection of other songs. There's an entire section for kids, as well as a large quantity of Christmas carols. Updated 06/21/2005.

The Choral Public Domain Library
Instrumentation for: Voice, Choral
Categories: Early Music, Choral

Catalog Size: Huge (1000+)
If you are a fan of early choral music, you simply must view the database at CPDL. There you'll find over 9,000 public domain choral works available for download, most in pdf, finale, or MIDI format. The database is searchable by composer or title. In addition to familiar composers (Bach, Brahms, Mozart, Purcell) you'll find choral music from earlier composers such as John Bartlet, William Byrd, Josquin, John Dowland, & Thomas Morley. Updated 06/21/2005.

mfiles
Instrumentation for: Piano
Categories: Classical
, Original, Christmas
Catalog Size: Medium (50-100)
mfiles offers visitors a very nice collection of high-quality free classical sheet music featuring music from Bach, Beethoven, Byrd, Chopin, Debussy, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Saint-Saens, Satie, Tallis and many more. In addition, mfiles has an attractive collection of Christmas music, as well as original sheet music - most notably some very compelling pieces from composer Jim Paterson. These original works include music for film and television, as well as a number of selections in the Jazz, Ragtime, Celtic, and Latin music genres. Downloadable sheets are provided in *.pdf format, and all are also available in Scorch format (see site for details) allowing you to play, transpose, and change instrumentation on the fly. Music for most selections are also available in MIDI or MP3 format, and you'll also find detailed information about the various composers. Updated 06/21/2005.

The Guitar School
Instrumentation for: Classical Guitar
Categories: Classical

Catalog Size: Large (100-500)
The Guitar School, founded by classical guitarist Eythor Thorlaksson, features hundreds of high quality classical guitar transcriptions. You'll find entire sheet music collections free for download, from beginner guitar studies to complex pieces for two, three or four guitars. Lots to choose from including classical guitar arrangements of music by Bach, Scarlatti, Albeniz and much more. Very highly recommended for classical guitarists. Updated 06/21/2005.

Free Sheetmusic Library
Instrumentation for: Piano
Categories: Classical

Catalog Size: Very Large (500+)
Here you'll find a very large selection of public domain classical works for download. These include orchestral works (symphonies, concertos, overtures, etc.), chamber music, piano works, organ works and sacred music. Large collections by Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart, Schubert, Handel, Pachelbel, Buxtehude, and others. All sheet music in PDF format. There's enough here to keep you busy for quite awhile. Updated 06/21/2005.

Easy Sheet Music
Instrumentation for: Piano
Categories: Classical, Boogie & Blues, Opera Classics, National Songs

Catalog Size: Large (100-500)
One of the great things about Easy Sheet Music is that every song is arranged for easy piano. Secondly, the selection is fairly large. Thirdly, there's some great music here! The 'Boogie and Blues' selections are highly recommended for something a bit different, but you'll find lot's of easy to play classical works, too. At Easy Sheet Music, you can download any three tunes per day for free. Unlimited download access to all the pieces all the time is $15/year. Updated 06/21/2005.

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary
Instrumentation for: Piano, Choral
Categories: Christian

Catalog Size: Huge (1000+)
This collection of classic hymns (all public domain) includes over 1000 songs in traditional four part harmony. Each selection includes a Noteworthy Composer score, MIDI file, and PDF file. Listings are categorized by song title, composer, source (hymnal), meter, and musical incipit (first few notes). Once you get the hang of the site navigation, you can find the song you want fairly quickly. Very high quality PDF scores. Updated 06/21/2005.


The Psalmistry: All Psalms Christian Music
Instrumentation for: Piano, Guitar
Categories: Christian

Catalog Size: Large (100-500)
The Psalmistry is a very welcome addition to the Free Sheet Music Guide. Here, you will find original lyrics, sheet music, guitar chords and midi and mp3 download files for all 150 Psalms in the Bible. Just pick your favorite psalm in the music index to view lyrics and download/listening options. Sheet music available in PDF or Noteworthy format. Updated 06/21/2005.

Christian Praise Tabs & Music
Instrumentation for: Guitar Tablature
Categories: Christian, Kids, Christmas

Catalog Size: Large (100-500)
Here's an excellent resource for church worship leaders, as well as those who lead worship for kids Vacation Bible Schools. You'll find chords for over 300 praise and worship songs here (in *.txt format), along with pre-made overhead sheets available for download in *pdf format as well as in power point format! The music available for kids worship is an extra-added plus. Browse by song title or author. Updated 06/21/2005.


ezFolk.com
Instrumentation for: Folk Guitar, Banjo, Ukulele, Harmonica
Categories: Traditional, Christmas
, Popular, Folk.
Catalog Size: Medium (50-100)

Richard Hefner’s excellent instructional site for banjo, folk guitar, harmonica and ukulele includes tablature and tutorials as well MP3 files for most of the songs. You'll find a number of Christmas selections, as well as popular folk favorites such as
Amazing Grace, Blue Mountain, Cripple Creek, and Greensleeves. A small, but fantastic tab collection for folk and traditional instrumentalists. Updated 06/21/2005.

Radiohead for the Pianoforte
Instrumentation for: Piano
Categories: Popular, Alternative

Catalog Size: Small (10-25)
It's always cool when something creative comes our way, and this site is definitely creative. Radiohead for the Pianoforte features hand-written sheet music scores based on music of the band Radiohead. Currently, you'll find piano scores from
OK Computer, Kid A, Amnesiac and others. All scores are in *.jpg format. You can also download MIDI files of the scores. Updated 06/21/2005.

Guitar Tab Universe
Instrumentation for: Guitar (Tablature)
Categories: Pop/Rock

Catalog Size: Huge (60,000+)
GTU is an extremely large, searchable guitar tablature archive. While it's nothing fancy, it's very easy to navigate. GTU makes it fast and easy to find what you want right now. No frills, not too cluttered, just lots and lots of tablature! Updated 06/21/2005.

Guitar Noise
Instrumentation for: Guitar
Categories: Pop & Rock

Catalog Size: Medium (50-100) with links to hundreds.
We found Guitar Noise to be quite a treat, especially for those just learning to play the instrument. Guitar Noise features lessons using tablature for both easy and intermediate guitarists. Songs used in the lessons include a lot of popular favorites such as
Horse With No Name, Margaritaville, House of the Rising Sun, Imagine and many others. The Tab section includes articles on how to read, play and write tab and links to other web sites that feature tab exclusively. So while this isn't a guitar tab site per se (it's more of a lessons site), you'll find plenty of tabs here plus some great learning material. A fun place to learn to play guitar. Updated 6/21/2005.

Words and Music
Instrumentation for: Piano
Categories: Popular

Catalog Size: Medium (50-100)
Here you'll find one pianists own arrangements of a number of popular tunes. A great collection. Updated 4/4/2005.

BandTabs.com
Instrumentation for: Guitar (Tablature)
Categories: Popular

Catalog Size: Huge (1000+)
BandTabs is a unique guitar tablature resource dedicated to providing tab for entire albums by many of today's hottest rock acts. Artists represented include albums by Aerosmith, Linkin Park, U2, Green Day, Offspring, Pink Floyd, and Radiohead. Tabs are browsable by artist name. The site has been considerably simplified since our previous update and is now simply an archive. Updated 02/02/2005.


Easy Sheet Music
Instrumentation for: Piano
Categories: Classical, Boogie & Blues, Opera Classics, National Songs

Catalog Size: Large (100-500)
Easy Sheet Music is one of our favorite discoveries of late. First of all, every song is arranged for easy piano. Secondly, the selection is quite large. Thirdly, there's some great music here! The 'Boogie and Blues' selections are highly recommended for something a bit different, but you'll find lot's of easy to play classical works, too. At Easy Sheet Music, you can download any three tunes per day for free. Unlimited download access to all the pieces all the time is $15/year. Updated 02/02/2005.


Finale Showcase
Instrumentation for: Piano, Solo Instruments, Strings, Brass, Band, More...
Categories: All

Catalog Size: Huge (1000+)
The popular Finale showcase site allows Finale software users to upload their songs, arrangements, and compositions for shared viewing, playing and transposing. The result is this huge directory filled with mostly easy sheet music arrangements for nearly all instruments in nearly every category. Classical music includes everything from Baroque, to Renaissance, Medieval and 20th century tunes. You'll find contemporary Christian music, gospel, children's music, country and rock music, rap music, show tunes, broadway, as well as soundtracks and holiday music. Instrumentation includes not only solo instruments, but arrangements for brass band, chamber, choir, handbells, and even percussion. Browse by category or instrumentation. You'll need Finale installed (which is free for download) to view and print the scores.Updated 02/02/2005.


Free Guitar Tips & Tabs by Bob Houlston
Instrumentation for: Guitar
Categories: Classical, Traditional
, Popular
Catalog Size: Medium (50-100)
It's not a large tab site, but it's a very good one, designed for beginners on the guitar. Bob's site has one of the most detailed, easy to read explanations I've seen on how to read guitar tab, and the site, overall, is a perfect place to just pick up your guitar and start getting familiar with reading tab notation. The selection of songs is good too, with everything from
Air on the G String to Music Box Waltz and House of the Rising Sun. Other featurings include guitar maintenance tips, playing styles, and many other extras. Updated 02/02/2005.

7 Hot
Instrumentation for: Piano & Guitar
Categories: Popular

Catalog Size: Small (10-25)
At this interesting Russian web site you'll find sheet music, scanned as posted as *gif files, for a dozen Beatles songs including Love Me Do, A Hard Day's Night, Help, Let it Be and others. Updated 02/02/2005.

COWPIE Song Corral
Instrumentation for: Guitar (Tablature)
Categories: Popular

Catalog Size: Huge
COWPIE is one of the Internet's most extensive collections of country music guitar tablature. The files available for download are simple text files, with the song lyrics and chords. Nothing fancy, but if you love country music and have the skill necessary to improvise from chord charts, you will find this searchable collection very useful. Lots of very popular acts represented here, including Shania Twain, the Eagles, Sara Evans, Clint Black, Jackson Browne and more. Updated 02/22/2005.

The Chopin Files
Instrumentation for: Piano
Categories: Classical

Catalog Size: Medium (50-100)
This web site sorts Chopin's piano music into their four categories; preludes, etudes, nocturnes, and waltzes. Each of these categories are then sorted by opus number. Each composition page includes the sheet music (in PDF format), real audio file, and a detailed description of the piece. A real treat for Chopin lovers. Updated 02/02/2005.

Copy-Us: Internet Music Publishing
Instrumentation for: Piano, Voice, Strings, Wind & Orchestra
Categories: Classical, Original

Catalog Size: Large (100-500)
Copy-Us is an Internet publishing house that publishes the works of composers free of charge via the Internet. All scores are free for download (in fact, you are encouraged to distribute them) and are in VERY high quality PDF format. Each score is marked to indicate difficultly, which ranges from very easy to very difficult, and you can view sheet music by instrument or composer. Copy-Us is a great concept that is very well executed. Updated 02/02/2005.

A-Z Piano Sheet Music
Instrumentation for: Piano
Categories: Classical

Catalog Size: Medium (50-100)
A-Z Piano includes a small collection of classical pieces, but what makes it stand out from the others is its collection of Scott Joplin ragtime pieces and the 15 easy studies for small hands by Ettore Pozzolli. Files require the
Sibelius Scorch plug-in to view. Updated 02/02/2005.

Christian Guitar Resources
Instrumentation for: Guitar Tablature, Bass Tablature
Categories: Christian
Catalog Size: Huge (10,000+)
Christian Guitar Resources features over 10,000 guitar and bass tabs inluding not only praise and worship but also contemporary Christian hits. A fantastic collection, updated constantly with new music. You'll find many of your favorites here. Updated 02/02/2005.

David Coester Meanton: Classical Guitar
Instrumentation for: Classical Guitar
Categories: Classical

Catalog Size: Large (100-500)
If I were a classical guitarist, I would be very grateful for the excellent material guitarist David Coester provides at his web site. You'll find free PDF downloads of several complete folios from the 19th century, all dedicated to the guitar soloist. Very possibly one of the finest strictly classical guitar collections listed in this directory. Updated 02/02/2005

Rowy.net Solo Sheet Music
Instrumentation for: Piano, Organ, Flute, Violin, many more....
Categories: Classical, Original
Catalog Size: Very Large (500+)
A treasure trove of sheet music from both the classical and modern era. A wide variety of instrumentation, with sheet music provided in high quality PDF format. There's so much good stuff to choose from. Don't miss this one! Added 12/08/2004.

TabRobot
Instrumentation for: Guitar Tablature
Categories: Popular, Rock, Alternative, Others

Catalog Size: Huge (Searches 850,000+ tabs)
TabRobot isn't a site so much as it is a meta-search engine which searches mulitple tab databases (such as GuitareTAB, Olga, Guitar Tab Universe and others) simultaneously. The end result is that rather than visiting several sites to find the guitar tab you're looking for, you can search in one single place. You can also browse by band name. A very extensive and useful resource. Updated 12/08/2004.

Three Legged Music
Instrumentation for: Piano & Guitar
Categories: Original
, Christian, Praise & Hymns
Catalog Size: Medium (50-100)

Here you'll find PDF files and chord/lyric sheets for both original praise and worship as well as arrangements of original and traditional hymns. Each score includes an MP3 files for listening. A nice selection of original works. Added 12/08/2004.

The Classical Guitar Repetoire Guide
Instrumentation for: Guitar
Categories: Classical, Flemenco, Spanish Guitar
Catalog Size: Link site
For those of you in search of Classical Guitar music, this directory will make your search time considerably shorter. The Classical Guitar Repetoire is essentially a directory of links to classical guitar scores that can be found on the Internet. Nicely organized, browse links by grade, origin, composer, or era. Added 12/08/2004. 

Guitar Tab Universe
Instrumentation for: Guitar (Tablature)
Categories: Pop/Rock

Catalog Size: Huge (60,000+)
GTU is an extremely large, searchable guitar tablature archive that ranks as perhaps one of the best, all inclusive tab sites available on the net. Easy to navigate, GTU makes it fast and easy to find what you want right now. No frills, not too cluttered, just lots and lots of tablature! Added 11/29/2004.

A Traditional Music Library
Instrumentation for: Piano, Voice or Guitar (Lead Sheets for All)
Categories: Traditional
, Christmas
Catalog Size: Huge (1000+)
This huge sheet music library contains thousands of songs in a melody + chord format. The 'library' is divided into 'songbooks' containing different styles of music making it easier to find the kind of music you want. For example, there are bluegrass songbooks, songbooks containing Irish folk tunes, scottish, christmas, cowboy songs, bawdy songs, 'well known traditional tunes', and many more. Once you select a songbook, you'll get a long list of songs available in alphabetical order. Each song contains the melody, chords, and a MIDI file for the song so you can listen to how it should go. The entire library is free here but also available for purchase on CD which gives you much higher quality scores than those here. Updated 11/23/2004

Praise Archive
Instrumentation for: Guitar Tabs, Bass Tabs
Categories: Christian
, Worship
Catalog Size: Large (100-500)
Here's another great discovery for worship leaders. The Praise Archive is focused entirely on 'guitar chords and tabs, mp3's, and lyrics of songs and music glorifying the name of the Lord Jesus Christ' and includes a number of our favorites. Updated 11/23/2004.

Douglas Campbell Music
Instrumentation for: Piano (Lead Sheets) and Guitar (Lead Sheets)
Categories: Original, Christian

Catalog Size: Small (10-25)
Worship leader DB Campbell has provided MIDI, lyric, and sheet music downloads for nearly over dozen of his original songs. The sheet music, provided in PDF format, includes the melody, lyrics, and chords to each song. Titles include
Forgive Us Oh Lord, Holy Father, I Want to Know Him and other selections from DB's CDs, which are also available from CD Baby. Updated 11/29/2004.

Delcamp.net: Classical Guitar Sheet Music
Instrumentation for: Classical Guitar
Categories: Classical

Catalog Size: Medium (50-100)
Classical guitarists will really enjoy the free sheet music offerings from Delcamp.net. Offered are a wide variety of classical guitar selections from the Renaissance, Baroque, Romantic, Modern and Contemporary periods.
Composers include Albeniz, Carulli, Mozart, Paganini, Mudarra, Dowland, Scarlatti, Bach and so many more. Added 06/11/2004.


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