Frequently Asked Questions

To access the sheet music resources from the PlentyMusic website complete the sign up questions on the website and once registered individuals will be able to log in to browse and listen to the music available on the website. Sheet music items are priced in credits. A piece of music costing 1 credit costs £1, 2 credits £2, 3 credits £3 and so on. 

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. 

Sheet music is priced individually with the typical cost per download being £1, £2 and £3. PlentyMusic offers a membership system allowing music to be purchased in credits with one credit being equivalent to £1. 

The best way of buying sheet music is through the membership system which offers a discount structure. In 2018 two types of membership are available bronze and silver. Full information is available to those who complete the sign up process.

Yes it is but you will still need to sign up enabling you to log in to complete your purchase. 

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 format to the user’s dashboard together with an mp3 sound file of the music. 

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 and for different teachers. This is another type of multiuser account.

As a teacher/team leader in a busy music department is it possible to purchase a dedicated package specific our requirements. 

PlentyMusic is keen to encourage access to its sheet music resources to players of musical instruments in all academies, 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. 

In 2018/19 music resources from at least three more areas of study will be added. These include Music from the PlentyMusic Café, Music for Concerts and Bridging the Gap. There are further areas of atudy planned including popular music, jazz and world music. Resources are regularly being added to the website.

Some instruments do not currently appear in the list of instruments including harp, drum kit and some 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 generally 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.

There has been a need to use abbreviations for instruments at times in the titles and they are not always applied consistently. For example, an acoustic guitar might be described in full or possibly shortened to ac. guitar or even ac.g. In giving titles, the editing team have been restricted in the number of letters available. The full title is always given in the commentary.

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.

The PlentyMusic Office values receiving feedback from its users and members and comments can be sent by email to feedback@plentymusic.co.uk