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i want to ask where to find the free sheet music.i have really big problem about this.:(
Can someone help me ?
 

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There are all kinds of places where you can buy sheet music legally. Or buy a fake book, etc.

Better yet buy some CDs and learn the music directly, using your ears.
 

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there are oodles of sights that also have free sheet music, you can easily find these using Google. There are classical scores that have passed into public domain, many modern composers realize they won't get known unless they give a little, and there's no better way to get your arrangements known than to take old melodies and whip up some classy arrangements.

It's alright to say you can just go buy these things, but this is a big planet, there are all sorts of problems. You will find many Russian sites where teachers have arranged modern tunes for school-level bands and posted them online because there just isn't any other way for those kids to get their hands on decent arrangements. Same goes for many places in South America where the school band traditions are very strong, but there are no international aid agencies willing to buy enough copies to go around. So they route around the problem.

A new phenomenon that I am starting to see here and there and which I find very encouraging is the electronic-delivered arrangements for very reduced cost, even as low as zero. Musicians with the skills and time have created printer-friendly copy that is intended for share so as to spread the joy; my 11 year old trumpet player here has discovered all sorts of great jazz material by completely obscure composers who have listed their works on the free sheet music sites. Seems to me free-scores.com is his favourite.
 

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It may be just semantics, but I've always thought of "sheet music" as the professionally printed and published (mostly) copyrighted tunes from Tin Pan Alley and up to modern times. Handwritten transcriptions and arrangements may be a whole different thing. Since the OP wrote "sheet music" and those terms probably mean what the above posters were referencing, the advice to BUY it makes sense. That's what I've done for my sheet-music collection. And I don't intend to get into a side-discussion about copyrights and when they revert to public domain, just that sheet music is for sale. DAVE
 

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It may be just semantics, but I've always thought of "sheet music" as the professionally printed and published (mostly) copyrighted tunes from Tin Pan Alley and up to modern times.
That's what I thought the OP was referring to also. If you're talking about classical compositions or symphonies, that's an entirely different matter.
 
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