Top 10 Websites to Get Free Music Sheets Saxophone (Legal)
Top 10 Websites to Get Free Music Sheets Saxophone
Although I recommend that you invest in Urtext Editions if you are playing in competitions or you're studying on your own, here are the top 10 resources on the web if you are looking for sheet music for the saxophone.
Urtext Editions of sheet music are the printed version that reproduce the original intention of the composer as exactly as possible without any alterations. These are the purest scholarly editions of classical music.
These resources are amazing if you want a good start before deciding whether you want to pursue a certain piece and get the Urtext.
IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library is the best way of accessing sheet music of pretty much any public domain composer out there.
"Public Domain" means work that is no longer protected by copyright and can be freely distributed.
It is a great start for any piece that you might need to play. Just open up Google and type the name of the piece you're searching free sheet music for followed by "IMSLP".
You don't even have to know the number of the opus.
Once you're on the site, scroll down past "Performances" (pink section) and go to "Sheet Music". That's where you'll find all the good stuff (each blue bar represents a different score / editions).
Alternatively, you can just browse scores by instrumentation/genreon the site, look for "Scores featuring the saxophone", and you're set.
Sometimes you'll see red "Non-PD" markers for some of the editions. This tells you whether an edition is Non Public Domain in your country, so watch out for the disclaimer.
IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library is my favorite resource for free sheet music. You end up with nice downloadable, printable PDF scores.
You'll probably have heard of Musescore as a completely free program to create sheet music. Well, it it is the software used to create the free sheet music found on the site.
The sheet music on Musescore is transcribed music.
Users transcribe other people's copyrighted music, and upload it to Musescore, but they do not necessarily own the copyright for the resulting sheet music. This is not public domain music.
Access to all sheet music is free, but you need a Pro Account to download and print scores. Musescore does not provide free users the ability to print.
There is a decent library of saxophone sheet music including solos, duets and ensembles for the saxophone which you can easily filter by instrument