I’m so excited to share my first transcription with you all! If you haven’t heard, I’m collaborating with @pianissimomezzoforte (aka @itsanidiom) and @the-aksiz-inator to post Hamilton sheet music as a temporary substitute until LMM publishes the official score. As a reminder, this is the piano accompaniment only; I debated adding vocal parts as well, but considering the extra effort required to add lyrics and harmonies, I probably won’t do so unless there’s sufficient demand (and, let’s face it, we’ve all memorized the entire cast recording anyway).
Anyways, I started notating two days ago and I’ve been tackling this project in hour-long spurts, and here we are! I knew “Satisfied” would be a challenge, seeing that it’s 5 ½ minutes long, but I still managed to underestimate how long it would take haha. There’s a lot of repetition involved, and I apologize for the sound being hollow at times without the proper percussion needed to round it out. Nevertheless, it was still a lot of fun to do and I hope you all enjoy! I look forward to working on the remaining songs.
Reminder from @itsanidiom: If you love it make sure to link other people back here so they can find the sheets and learn to play it too AND if you record it please message me so I can listen and share with everyone!
In the process of running this blog and looking for sheet music for my own purposes, I’ve amassed a pretty big collection of sources for sheet music, and I thought I’d share them with you all. i know I’m forgetting a ton of sites but oh well
• (*) my blog - cello music + the occasional orchestra arrangement
• (*/# optional) musescore - user created sheet music for any instrument or combination of instruments. there are some really amazing compositions and arrangements that I’ve found on here (this is also the notation software I use because it’s really nice and it’s free. you can also buy a pro account on here but that’s really for posting because it’ll only let you post five scores without a pro account)
• (*/# optional) scribd - not primarily for sheet music, but there’s a ton on here anyway (note: technically it requires a subscription, which does cost money, but it also gives you a free download for everything you upload so just upload random pdfs if you don’t wanna pay)
• (*) chromatik - official, legal sheet music for a ton of instruments that’s completely free. you can’t download, but you can just screenshot it if you need to save it
• (*/# optional) 8notes - lots of instruments, but not a huge selection of music, especially non-classical. no download without subscription but you can screenshot
• (*) imslp - free, legal archive of classical music. if you want classical music, this is the place to go. they have recordings, arrangements, conductor’s scores, individual parts, everything.
• ($) musicnotes - pretty much everything is on here. there isn’t a ton of classical music though
• ($) sheetmusicplus - even larger selection than musicnotes, also has more classical music
• ($) jwpepper - every music teacher i’ve ever known uses this site. if you need to buy a book of sheet music or an piece for an orchestra, choir, or band, this is the place to go.
• (# with free trial) sheetmusicarchive - classical music
• ($) amazon - i mean, it’s amazon. what can’t you get on amazon.
• (*) ifthesepianosheetswerestates - not active anymore, but there’s a ton of sheet music for piano here
• (*) duke university’s online archives - classical string quartets, historic american music
• (*) master post of twenty one pilots piano music
• (*) noteflight - very similar to musescore, but they don’t have as many scores
• (*) jellynote - mostly guitar tabs but there’s also a fair bit of sheet music. like musescore and noteflight, it’s all user created.
• ($) thepianoguys - buy sheet music for the piano guys (it’s kinda expensive tho)
music notation software
• finale - most professional composers use either finale or sibelius. however, they’re both pretty expensive (although finale is much more expensive - $600 compared to $120) so i don’t really recommend them that much even though there are student discounts available
• finale notepad - the free version of finale. There are some limitations (no key or time signature changes, limit of 8 instruments per score) but I used this for a while before I got musescore and it worked pretty well. technically it’s a free trial but you can just keep using it if you don’t register it
• musescore - what i personally use. all or almost all the capabilities of finale or sibelius, but it’s free.
other random music related resources:
• midomi - can’t remember the name of a song? sing or hum part of it and this site will find it
• shazam - similar to midomi
onchord - finds songs in the same key, that contain the same chords, or use the same progressions
• chordify - tells you the chord patterns of any song using youtube (this one doesn’t usually work for me but i think it’s because i’m using a school computer)
• teoria - practice music theory (THIS SITE SAVED MY LIFE WHILE TAKING AP MUSIC THEORY. IT IS THE REASON I GOT A FIVE. USE IT. GET YOUR TEACHER TO SET UP OFFICIAL ACCOUNTS.)
• ap music theory masterpost
• thenostalgiamachine - enter a year and listen to popular music from that year
• complete lists of artists’ music: ed sheeranlana del reythe 1975charli xcx
• sites that you enter an artist/song/genre and it suggests things musicroamerliveplasmatastekid
• all the music you’ve ever reblogged
• retroj.am - put in your date of birth and it’ll give you a specific playlist for every year you were in school
• tunefind - find any song that played in an episode of a tv show
• infinite jukebox
if any links are broken, please send me a message and let me know! i’ll probably update this periodically because i know i’ve forgotten sheet music sites, and if you have any you’re welcome to add them.