A look at Free Art License, as well as various websites that legally offer free piano sheet music of anime, classical, video game, pop, and rock songs.
Hooray! It's the last week of lessons. My students and I are looking forward to some time off. This week, they've all heard me stress the importance of doing some music practice during the summer so they don't waste the time, effort and money that they, their parents and I as their teacher have invested throughout the year.
The following are some of the "fun music" suggestions I have given them to make their "Summer Learning Projects" as enjoyable as possible:
- Star Wars: A Musical Journey Episodes I-VI (Available in 5 Finger Melodies, Easy Piano and Advanced. Also available for other instruments.)
- New Moon - The Twilight Saga (Piano Solo) also available in Easy Piano
- Harry Potter Magical Music
- Glee (P/V/G and Easy Piano)
- Disney Fake Book
I also compiled a listing of websites in a recent article Where to Find Free Piano Music Online (new link to come). An honourable mention goes out to Piano Squall's website with loads of video game and anime theme songs. I wanted to put his site on the list but there are constraints on article length.
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Thanks to my student Leah for these links:
- http://my-piano.blogspot.com/ (a good site)
- http://m-piano.blogspot.com/ (a good site)
Ooh, how auspicious. Friday Fun Link #13 on Friday the 13th.
I found out about this funky website from one of my students (Thanks Leah!). Called Take a Piano Sheet Music Break, this site offers FREE popular sheet music, transcribed or arranged for piano. There is a good selection of songs, ranging from classic rock to the 80s and from easy listening to what’s hot on the Top 40 charts today.
Happy exploring! © 2006, Musespeak™, Calgary, AB, Canada. All rights reserved.
There are many websites that boast free music sheet music (with or without a membership). It makes things easier than ever before to find some fun or leisure-play music. However, just be careful since that some versions are a little shady (error-ridden or infringing upon someone's copyright). Today's link is a place I go to for fun music: http://ichigos.com - my students and I are currently on a Japanese anime/JPop kick and some dedicated otaku (obsessed fans) have transcribed the songs and share their transcriptions. These people sat down and played back the CD or mp3 file enough times to pick out the notes and jot them down. Now that's dedication!
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