Frequently Asked Questions

To access the sheet music resources from the PlentyMusic website complete either the Quick Sign Up or registration form on the website agree to the Tems of Business, Privacy, Cookie and  policies. Once registered you will be able to log in to browse and listen to the music available on the website.

No. Individuals can browse and listen to the resources on the website before completing the sign up process and making a decision about purchasing sheet music. 

If you sign up to the website you will have access to your own dashboard, be able to listen to complete tracks and save favourite music. It will also enable PlentyMusic to send out Newsletters to you although you will always have the option to unsubscibe from these communications.

 

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.

All those who play a musical instrument that has music available for it on the website.

Sheet music is priced individually with the typical cost of a download being 1, 2 and 3 credits. Whilst items can be purchased individually the PlentyMusic membership system allows users to purchase bundles of credit.

The best way of buying sheet music is through the membership system which offers a discount structure. In 2020 two types of membership are available bronze and silver. Full information is available to those who complete the sign up process. However, do first look at the special offers.

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. 

Yes it is. You will still need to sign up enabling you to log in to complete your purchase. However, it is a more expensive way of purchasing sheet music and accompaniments.

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. 

They are downloaded in pdf and mp3 format to the user’s dashboard.

If you sign up as a student you have access to all the sheet music resources available on the website. Essentially you have single user account. If you sign up as a teacher you have the facility to manage access to PlentyMusic sheet music resources for students in classes within your school or academy. Effectively, it is a multiuser account. If you register as an academy you have the facility to manage access to sheet music resources across schools. This is another type of 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.

 

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 office@plentymusic.co.ukoutlining 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.” 

In the first instance send a message possibly with a screenshot to the PlentyMusic team at feedback@plentymusic.co.uk 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. Currently the music of Beethoven and music for piano 4 hands (aka piano duets) are two areas of study that arr a particular focus.

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.

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 feedback@plentymusic.co.uk 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 feedback@plentymusic.co.uk 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 it its entirety 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 feedback@plentymusic.co.uk.

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 feedback@plentymusic.co.uk with appropriate details. Regretably copying errors do occur in music scores despite careful scrutiny and proof reading.

You can see and hear some of the music scores on our YouTube channel. Simply click the YouTube link on the homepage of the PlentyMusic website.