Frequently Asked Questions

Answer to your life questions are here and learn why to use our awesome product is a website from which pdf sheet music downloads and mp3 realisations and recordings can be downloaded. In addition mp3 accompaniments are available for many music scores enabling instrumentalists to schedule ensemble activities into practice routines. PlentyMusic is a website for players of musical instruments.

The website has recently been redesigned to improve the navigation, search options and user experience.

To access the sheet music resources and accompaniments from the PlentyMusic website complete the Sign Up / Registration process on the website agree to the Tems of Business, Privacy, Cookie and GDPR policies. Once registered users will be able to log in, browse and listen to the music available on the website. Free scores will be available to download and a sample score or two can be downloaded using the 5 credits given as a welcome to PlentyMusic.

When you first sign up / register with PlentyMusic you receive 5 credits which will enable users to download a sample score or two. There are number of scores that are available for free particularly those intended for group and ensemble music activities. Sheet music items and accompaniments are priced in credits. Items can be bought individually, or as part of a special offer or bundle. The more music that is purchased the cheaper the unit cost.

Sheet music is priced individually with the typical cost of a download being 1, 2 and 3 credits with the value of a credit being £1. The best way of purchasing music and accompaniments is by making use of one of the special offers. 26 credits can be bought for £9.99 beinging the cost of a credit down to £0.27.

Yes it is. You will still need to sign up enabling you to log in to complete your purchase. However, this is a more expensive way of purchasing sheet music and accompaniments. A credit on a single sheet music download has a cost of £1. Buying a single piece of music is nevertheless a good way of evaluating the PlentyMusic product.

The best way of buying sheet music is through one of the special offers  which offers a discount structure to purchasing music and accompaniments.  In 2020 two special offers will be inplace 36 credits for £9.99 and 100 credits for £19.99.

The website has a payment gateway which allows card payments to be made. Electronic receipts will be forwarded to all those who complete a purchase. 

Individuals can browse and listen to the resources on the website before completing the sign up process and making a decision about purchasing and downloading pdf sheet music files and mp3 music accompaniments. The immediate advantage of completing the sign up / registration process is that users will be able to audition and listen to complete tracks.sheet music. 

pdf and mp3 downloads are delivered to the user's dashboard area. mp3 accompaniments are also delivered to the dashboard to the user’s dashboard.

The single user account is the basic account that exists for those signing up / registering with PlentyMusic.

If you sign up as a teacher you have the facility to manage access to PlentyMusic sheet music resources and accompaniments  for students in classes within your school or academy. Effectively, it is a multiuser account. Those who wish to operate a multiuser account are advised to contact the PlentyMusic Office with a summary of their requirements and request a quotation.The intention of the multiuser account will be provide a facility for keeping the unit cost of music as low as possible.

PlentyMusic is keen to encourage access to its sheet music resources to players of musical instruments in all , academies, music centres, hubs, schools and colleges. Please email outlining your requirements using a summary format?

“I have 30 GCSE music students and I would like each of them to have 10 credits so that they are able to choose performance pieces for their examination coursework and concerts planned during the school year.” 

"I run a music centre with 50 students and would like each player to have 20 credits to prepare for a summer concert."

The intention of the multiuser account will be provide a facility for keeping the unit cost of music as low as possible.

In the first instance send a message possibly with a screenshot to the PlentyMusic team at or use the LiveChat facility which you will find on the website. 

New resources are continuously being added to the website and this includes accompaniments for music scores when it is appropriate. At the same time some of our older scores are being reviewed and updated.

Some instruments do not currently appear in the list of instruments including harp and some some others found in large ensembles. Please advise PlentyMusic by email of any music on the website that you would like to see arranged for a particular instrument or group of instruments. 

Please advise PlentyMusic by email and we will see if this can be rectified. The piece may well be playable on an instrument not currently listed but there maybe issues to do with the range of the instrument which limits the music's suitability.

The level given to a describe a resource is for the level of the piece taken as a whole and not necessarily the technical level for each of the individual players in an ensemble. It is quite possible that in an arrangement for three players one instrumentalist might be playing at improver level, one at intermediate and even one at advanced. This hopefully doesn’t happen very often!  Some members may well want to challenge the level given for a particular resource and please address any comments to

Beginner level pieces are for those in their first year of playing an instrument and improver level for those in their second year of playing. Intermediate level is an indication that the work is of Grade 4-5 standard (GCSE) and advanced level piece  are Grade 6 standard and above (AS and A2).

Please observe that both American and British terms are used to describe note values in commentaries and the tempo of pieces. Whole note (semibreve), half note (minim), quarter note (crotchet) eighth note (quaver) and sixteenth note (semiquaver). The terms are interchangeable and it is good practice for musicians to be familiar with both sets of descriptors.

Beginner scores can have the letter names of the notes written in the note heads and some graphics to help players. Guitar scores for many pieces are presented in both staff notation and TAB. Many of the keyboard and piano scores are edited with suggested fingering, dynamics and ossia staves indicating how to play ornaments. Scores for a solo instrument accompanied by piano have the solo part appended to the full score. Read the commentaries for the works to understand a summary of the features that appear in the scores.

Double bass, upright bass, string bass, acoustic bass ..... are essentially interchangeable terms reflecting the name described in the sample library used in producing the mp3 sound files. There are also different types of electric bass and again the description reflects the name described in the sample library.

If you do find an error in a score please advise PlentyMusic at with appropriate details. Regretably copying errors do occur in music scores despite careful scrutiny and proof reading.

All those who play a musical instrument that has music avaiilable for it on the PlentyMusic website. Music students and teachers will find the resources available from PlentyMusic useful for discovering new repertoire and performance opportunities. The focus is on encouraging ensemble music making and preparing musicians for cocerts, examinations and auditions.

When you buy a music book quite often you only play one or two pieces of music in it. The advantage of using PlentyMusic is that once you have auditioned and listened to music you can download only those pieces that you really want. You also have the flexibility of playing the music from a print out or reading it from an iPad or tablet. It is a sensible move to use the favourites facility on the website.

This is a facility that enables users, once they have signed up and are registed to identify and save music to a My Favourite Music folder in the users Dashboard area. It can be used like a basket to create a music album.

The mp3 files that users audition are created from the sheet music itself so that what you see in the music score is exactly what you hear in the sound file. Most accompaniments are recorded at 256kbps which will enable them to be used with a PA system for concerts, auditions and perhaps even to go busking.

You can see and hear a selection of PlentyMusic scores on our YouTube channel. Simply click the YouTube link on the homepage of the PlentyMusic website. Bideo scores are actually formatted differently to sheet music scores and many of the graphics are hidden because in this format they behave inconsistently.

Students of 13 or under can sign up to the PlentyMusic website to access resources but we would ask that you also include an email address for a responsible adult when you register. This will enable us to copy in the second  email if we communicate with you.

There are many free sheet music scores available from the PlentyMusic website particular at the  improver level and for music groups and ensembles. This includes clarinet, saxophone, woodwind, string, guitar and brass trios, quartets and other similar chamber ensemble.

By clicking the YouTube link on the home page it is possible to view  sheet music scores being played back as videos on our YouTube channel. This is an excellent way to audition a piece of music that a PlentyMusic user may well want to play. Video scores are formatted differently to sheet music scores and often have the graphics missing simply because this element behaves inconsistently in this format.

PlentyMusic accompaniments and mp3 recordings are at the tuning standard A= 440Hz. This is the note A above middle C. It is always advisable to tune to this note before playing a movement.

Every once and a while PlentyMusic publishes an article with links to YouTube vidoes and sheet music scores available on the website.

The topics discussed in recent articles include “Encouraging pianists to become occasional organists,” “Piano Duets,” “Beethoven” and “The best Scarlatti keyboard sonatas.”

The PlentyMusic team want our users to enjoy their music making as part of an integrated approach to music practice and group music making / ensemble activies.  PlentyMusic arrangements generally exist in several formats enabling music teachers to provide oportunity for the sharing of music experiences.

LiveChat is a text messaging service available to all those visiting the PlentyMusic website. It is a secure and direct way of asking a question about PlentyMusic, its resources and the services available on the website.

PlentyMusic delivers its pdf sheet music scores and mp3 accompaniments to the users Dashboard area by means of the world wide web. The advantage of this is that music can be delivered instantly and played either from print copy or using an iPad or notebook. Scores and accompaniments are not available from music retailers and only availablre from the website.

There has been a need to use abbreviations for instruments at times in the titles and they are not always applied consistently.  The full title is always given in the commentary. The use of abbreviations particularly in titles is often not very useful and PlentyMusic will use full titles wherever possible.

Not surprisingly PlentyMusic free scores for clarinet, guitar, saxophone wind and brass ensembles are popular downloads. These pdf downloads have individual parts attached to the full score and often accompaniments are in place enabling instrumentalists to participate in ensemble practice at home or in a practice room.

Please send any recordings of PlentyMusic scores as an mp3 or mp4 to With video files it maybe necessary to make use of a file sharing platform but many amazing recordings can be made using an android or iPhone. PlentyMusic will give feedback on performances of its scores that are shared with the office.

A Progressive Web App (PWA) will shortly be available to download from the website. Lookout for the video.

PlentyMusic is a genuine provider of high quality music resources for instrumentalists. The more you use our resources the more confident in using our product you will become.

PlentyMusic believes access to music scores and accompaniments, feedback and the general experience of playing a musical instrument should be affordable and accessible. Our pricing policy is deliberate in the sense we want our scores to be downloaded more not by the few but by the many  Music is for all is our guiding principle. The fact that the user either prints scores or uses an iPad or tablet to read their music is a contributing factor to our pricing.

In the first instance send us a CV and a sample work preferably notated in the staff notation system either hand written or notated a using a software programme together with an mp3 of a performance or realisation. PlentyMusic is keen to develop an "in house" collection of arrangers and composers and such a development is key to the future success of the project. Music will not be published until agreements are in place in respect to copyright and payment.