How would you feel if you got the opportunity to obtain a ton load of sheet music for free?

 

Although the idea is stimulating and almost bringing a huge smile to your face, you will also shake your head in disbelief at the mere thought of the possibility of such thing.

 

It is true that finding sheet music for free is next to impossible if not dangerous. You may have already gone through a fare share of horror and bourn the consequences of it too. The major things to look out for in such claims of giving away sheet music for free are the dark side you cannot see with the naked eye. These would be the vulnerability to scams, spyware, malware and identity theft.

 

So rather than Googling up “sheet music for free” where a few million dozens of scammers and con artist’s websites pop up as search results, you could find other means of obtaining sheet music for free.

 

The first possibility is to join music sheet forums. In some places, you find likeminded, selfless individuals who are willing to share their sheet music for free. In addition to forums, some commercial sheet music websites also share sheet music for free in order to attract more clients to their websites. So if you make it a practice to check the ‘freebies’ section of renowned websites, you will walk home with a handful of free sheet music.

 

The third best place to look for sheet music for free is youtube – the enormous video sharing website. Now how can you obtain sheet music for free from video sharing websites? You see, youtube is made up of talented individuals broadcasting their channels. So if you are in to piano music, simply type ‘piano music tutorials’ and you will find an abundance of search results returning videos of talented people showcasing their talent while sharing knowledge. If you build a friendship or a professional relationship with these individuals, or if you simply become one of their fans and make a request for sheet music of their performances, you are likely to be able to get them delivered right in to your email inbox.

 

Further, if you are talented in music, you could start your own music channel on popular websites such as youtube and share sheet music for free with your fans and friends. In return, you could request them to do the same. So this way, you ensure that sheet music for free becomes available you as well as to others, making it a win-win situation.

 

There are so many parties offering printable sheet music online. Someone who is new to the online music culture may ask the basic question of what does it mean by printable sheet music? Let’s try to answer this question best we can.

 

Sheet music is the basic notes that you play when you play your instrument. The payer should be looking and the sheet music and will play the notes included in the sheet. But what’s deal with printable sheet music? Ok, let me explain.

 

If you go on to the Internet, you can find many websites offering you sheet music. Some websites offer you sheet music for free and some others want to charge you for what they are offering to you. Usually, the websites offer you free printable sheet music where you can download and print and this portion of sheet music is quite basic is nature. As an alternative, some websites do not let the users to download the sheet music, but should be printed directly from the web page.

 

Some websites offer the visitors to see all the sheet music they have for free. If the visitor decides to download or print the sheet music, the visitor will have to pay to the website. This could be onetime fee or can be a subscription where the visitor can become a member and download many other printable sheet music for a period of time.

 

By now you should understand the model of printable sheet music. Printable sheet music is used as a selling mechanism for these websites. Since no one is going to play their instrument by looking at a website and prefer to print them and play whenever convenient, people spend money and buy printable sheet music online.

 

There is another trick played by the websites as well. They advertise saying that they offer free printable sheet music. When people download the supposed to be ‘printable sheet music’, only a portion of the work is downloaded. Usually this portion is about 50% of the full work. In the last page of the downloaded work, it displays a message asking the visitor to pay for the rest of the portion. Sometimes, frustrated visitors pay a small sum of money and download the rest of the printable sheet music.

 

When you download the printable sheet music for free or for a fee, you need to see whether the seller is authorized for selling the sheet music to you. Sometimes, some sellers do illegal things and sell such material without the consent of the original author. You should watch for such scenarios in order to make sure that you do not get into trouble.