You can buy piano scores in a music shop or online as both a shipped book or as digital downloads but ...did you know that you can find many piano scores for free on the Internet? This guide will show you some of the many sites available and what you can expect to find if you are looking for free piano sheet music!
What is free piano sheet music?
You can define this as music scores that you can download and and printout without any obligations on your part. However, some sites require that you subscribe to a newsletter or that you create a free account to have access to their music.
If you want to download completely free scores you have to search a bit and you might have to browse many search result pages before you find what you are looking for.
Search terms to use
You can search for "free sheet music", "free music scores" and include the file format you are searching for. Files can be published as PDF files, Gif files and in other formats.
You can also include the words "printable", "downloads" and of course "piano" or "keyboard".
There are a lot of piano sites that offer free piano sheet music. You can of course find the music on sites with primarily music scores but many sites with piano education and lessons also offer piano sheets.
To find these sites you can also search for "piano lessons", "learn to play piano" and maybe include "easy" or "beginners" and other similar search terms to find many fine but easy to play solos.
Here are just a few examples of sites with free keyboard music scores:
On 8notes.com you can find melodies and arrangements as printable free piano sheet music in various file formats. The GIF file format is available for for free without any obligations on your part.
The Gif format is a low quality graphic format used for clipart, logos and other pictures on the net. But on some sites it is also used to present sheet music.
You can also listen to the music in Scorch format. This is a plugin that you can download for free at the sibelius.com website and it makes it possible to listen to a midifile and at the same time follow the score as the music proceeds.
They also offer the free sheet music in PDF format if you subscribe to the site. PDF sheet music present music in much better quality but requires the Adobe reader plugin that can be downloaded for free at the Adobe website.
Pianostreet.com offers a lot of free piano sheet music as high quality scores in PDF format. However, you have to subscribe in order to have access to all music. They offer some samples and a free membership with some limitations. You can also pay for access to all their piano sheets.
G Major Music Theory
This is an example of a site that offers piano education and also piano solos in progressive order. The piano scores are completely free to print out in PDF format on the address gmajormusictheory.org. You will also find midifiles together with the sheets for your reference.
It is impossible to include all free piano sheet music sites here and my advice is for you to search for the sites by including the before mentioned search terms and to have patience. As you bookmark the sites of your taste you will be able to build up your own personal library with free quality piano sheets!