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Pop & Rock Sheet Music...
Below are our personal picks, the free sheet music sites that get our highest recommendation for this genre. They are listed in alphabetical order.

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Easy Sheet Music
Instrumentation for: Piano
Categories: Classical, Popular, 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. Verified 02/21/2008.

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 12/20/2007.

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.

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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.

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.

Instrumentation for: Guitar and Bass Tablature
Categories: Popular, Rock, Alternative,

Catalog Size: Huge
TabCrawler is perhaps the most complete tab site we've ever reviewed here. Not only do they offer free guitar and bass tablature for thousands of popular songs, but they provide some extensive articles to help you understand how to read and play guitar tabs as well as other tips. There is also an active discussion forums covering a wide variety of music related topics. It's the perfect site for both beginner or master guitar players. Tabs browseable by band name, or searchable by band name and/or song title. Updated 12/20/2007.

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.

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.

See Page 2 for even MORE Pop, Rock and Country Sheet Music listings!


Top 30 Best Sellers...
The most popular sheet music sold from sheet music plus:

1) You Raise Me Up / Josh Groban
) The Prayer / Andrea Bocelli, Celine Dion  
3) 100 Years / Five for Fighting 
4) 150 of the Most Beautiful Songs Ever 
5) Bless the Broken Road / Rascall Flatts
) The Best Praise and Worship Songs Ever
How to Save a Life / The Fray
Only Hope / Mandy Moore 
Pachelbel Canon in D / Johann Pachelbel 
10) Music from Pride and Prejudice
Hey There Delilah / Plain White T's
12) The Complete Book of Scales, Chords, Arpeggios & Cadences
13) Best Gospel Songs Ever
14) Dan Coates / Complete Advanced Piano Solos
I Can Only Imagine / MercyMe 
Because of You / Kelly Clarkson
Awake / Josh Groban 
When You Say Nothing at All / Alison Krauss 
Wedding Song (There is Love)
Boston / Augustana
The Sound of Music
Everything / Michael Buble
Lost in this Moment / Big & Rich
My Immortal / Evanescence
25) Linus and Lucy / Vince Guaraldi 
26) High School Musical 
Greatest Hits / Elton John 
28) Movie Classics for Piano
29) The Best Songs Ever
The Billy Joel Keyboard Book / Billy Joel

Top 10 Sheet Music by Genre...
Pop & Rock Sheet Music

1) You Raise Me Up / Josh Groban
2) 100 Years / Five for Fighting 
My Immortal / Evanescence
Only Hope / Mandy Moore
5) 150 of the Most Beautiful Songs Ever 
Come Away With Me / Norah Jones
Breakaway / Kelly Clarkson
8) A Rush of Blood to the Head / Coldplay
A Thousand Miles / Vanessa Carlton
10) The Diary of Alicia Keys / Alicia Keys

More Pop and Rock...

Country Sheet Music

1) Bless the Broken Road / Rascall Flatts
Making Memories of Us / Keith Urban
When You Say Nothing at All / Alison Krauss
From This Moment On / Shania Twain 
5) In My Daughter's Eyes / Martina McBride 
Remember When / Alan Jackson 
7) Whiskey Lullaby / Brad Paisley
8) Concrete Angel / Martina McBride
Long Black Train / Josh Turner
10) Grow Old With Me / Mary Chapin Carpenter

More Country...


Classical Sheet Music

1) Pachelbel Canon in D / Johann Pachelbel
Piano Classics / Easy Adult Piano
Fur Elise / Beethoven
4) Rhapsody in Blue / George Gershwin 
Nocturnes / Chopin 
Bach: His Greatest Piano Solos 
Mozart: His Greatest Piano Solos 
Moonlight Sonata / Beethoven   
The Piano / Michael Nyman
10) The Big Book of Classical Music

More Classical...


Broadway, Film & TV

1) 150 of the Most Beautiful Songs Ever
2) The Phantom of the Opera
Moulin Rouge
The Sound of Music
5) Monty Python's Spamalot
6) The Lord of the Rings
7) Wicked (Piano/Vocal Selections) / Stephen Schwartz  
8) The New Illustrated Treasury of Disney Songs
Ray Charles: Music from the Motion Picture
Chicago: The Motion Picture

More Broadway, Film & TV...



1) The Readers Digest Merry Christmas Songbook
2) Messiah / Handel
3) 35 Christmas Songs and Carols (Easy Piano)
Best Christmas Music (Easy Piano)
5) A Charlie Brown Christmas / Vince Guaraldi
) The Big Christmas Collection for Easy Guitar 
7) Cool Yule
8) The Definitive Christmas Collection - 3rd Edition
9) White Christmas / Irving Berlin
Contemporary Christian Christmas

More Christmas Sheet Music...


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