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Topic: sheetmusic: tip for every (poor) pianists  (Read 1649 times)

Offline gyzzzmo

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sheetmusic: tip for every (poor) pianists
on: January 18, 2005, 08:56:14 AM
Hi everybody,

maybe a stupid topic, but i would like to give you people a tip:
when you want cheap good sheetmusic, try looking in 2th hand shop (or dumpshop, dont know what the right word is).

Maybe not nice to say, but people do die or stop playing piano.
i have about 50 edition peters books at home, all very, very cheap.

Gyzzzmo

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Offline SteinwayTony

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Re: sheetmusic: tip for every (poor) pianists
Reply #1 on: January 18, 2005, 08:20:01 PM
Lest we forget eBay.

Today I just bought a Peters Edition book of Mozart Sonatas, brand new condition, for $2.99.

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Re: sheetmusic: tip for every (poor) pianists
Reply #2 on: January 19, 2005, 07:56:45 PM
The local orchestra here puts on a used music-related book sale as a fundraiser every year. You find lots of the RCM and other syllabus books there, and some interesting, really old editions of stuff.

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Re: sheetmusic: tip for every (poor) pianists
Reply #3 on: January 19, 2005, 09:08:07 PM
Maybe there's a lucky factor, but its really worth looking.
This shop had 2 chests full with mostly fine looking edition peters!
bought 27 books, 60 euro's. Lot of money for me, but i would have killed myself when i hadnt bougt them  ;)

Worth trying!

Gyzzzmo
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Offline dlu

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Re: sheetmusic: tip for every (poor) pianists
Reply #4 on: January 19, 2005, 09:27:36 PM
If you must have the actual books those are good suggestions. To download PDF's for free, not sure about the legality though (who really cares about that anyway?...), you can use pianofiles.com or other forums like gamingforce.com
DLu

Offline gyzzzmo

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Re: sheetmusic: tip for every (poor) pianists
Reply #5 on: January 19, 2005, 09:55:18 PM
To download PDF's for free, not sure about the legality though (who really cares about that anyway?...), you can use pianofiles.com or other forums like gamingforce.com
DLu

I downloaded -really, really- a lot from sheetmusicarchive.net and some from pianofiles.com.
I binded them, so i had them in 'book-form'.

These sheets do contain the notes yes, and very free,  but they really stink (sorry). Fingermarkings, dynamics, blurry notes....
Someone who wants to really study a piece, needs a decent edition for correct markings and on...
And..., they look gorgious on the bookshelf...

Gyzzzmo
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