Probably you have bought some violin sheet music scores and books. In addition to these books and scores you can also find many free violin sheet music scores online. Here are some tips on how to search for violin sheets on the Internet!
Free violin sheet music formats
Knowing in which formats the music sheets on the Internet are presented will help you to find what you are looking for. Why is that? Well, if you know the formats available you can include the formats in the search terms you use when you search on the Internet. By knowing the formats you can also make sure that you can open the files on your computer. Some formats will probably necessitate that you download and install software in order to open these files and use them.
PDF sheet music
PDF violin scores are often high quality files that will make beautiful printouts but you will need some sort of PDF software installed to open these files. The most common software is the free Adobe Reader that you can find on Adobe’s website. PDF stands for Portable Document Format and is commonly used to present music notes.
At some sites you will find that you are required to subscribe to a newsletter, create a free account or perform some other action before you can printout their PDF sheets. These sites only offer lower quality files without any obligation. However, you will also find sites where PDF files are completely free to use! To find your favorite violin scores in this format you can include “pdf violin sheet music” in the search terms and try various combinations.
Violin scores in GIF format
The Graphics Interchange format (GIF) is sometimes used to create sheet music. Originally this bitmap image format was used for color images, logos and animations only but it can also be used to create sheet music often with a lower quality. The advantage is that the file size is small and as long as you can see the violin notes they will of course be useful! Another advantage is that your computer probably does not need additional software to open the files. You can use the search term “gif violin sheet music” to find this type of files.
Buy violin sheet music online
If you are prepared to pay for violin music scores you can find a nearly unlimited selection of quality music scores in the many stores online. Some stores will ship the music physically and other will let you download the music in digital form. In order to find these stores you can use search terms like “violin”, “sheet music”, “buy”, “store”, “digital”, “scores”. By combining these terms in various ways you will probably find what you are looking for.
Some of the most popular melodies are copyright protected and should not be accessible for free on the Internet. By buying this music online you will support the artists and this is one of the few times you will be able to actually pay for a good conscience! Usually the quality of the products in the music stores are of much better quality and the music more accurately transcribed than the free violin sheets you can find online.