Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Sheet Music Notation Guide - Find the Right Arrangement For You

Sheet Music on Digital Music Notebook comes in a variety of arrangements - so how do you know which type of arrangement to choose? Check out our handy arrangement guide below to check out free examples* and previews of the different arrangement types, and find the perfect arrangement for your needs and skill level.

* First download the free Digital Music Notebook player to get access to free songs and previews.

Click here for the full arrangement guide.

- Doug



Keyboard & Piano


Big Note (Beginner Level):
Big-Note Piano features simple solo arrangements of favorite songs in single-line melodies with right and left hand parts.

Free Preview - Example Image


Easy Piano (Intermediate Level):
These are intermediate level piano solos with notation in treble and bass clefs, along with vocals and lyrics and are generally written in easier keys.

Free Preview - Example Image


Piano Solo (Intermediate to Advanced Level):
These titles are beautifully arranged for solo piano (without lyrics or chords), and are available in three levels: Beginning (easiest), Easy (intermediate) and Piano Solo (advnaced).

Free Preview (Beginning) - Free Preview (Easy)- Free Preview (Piano Solo) - Example Image (Piano Solo)



Guitar & Bass


Bass Recorded Version (Beginner to Advanced Level):
Contains standard notation, tablature for famous bass parts, as well as lyrics. Also available in easy arrangements.

Free Preview - Example Image


Easy Guitar (Beginner to Intermediate Level):
Easy Guitar features simplified arrangements with notes, chords and strum and pick patterns, available both with and without tablature.

Free Preview (with Tablature) - Example Image (with Tablature) - Free Preview (without Tablature) - Example Image (without Tablature)



Guitar Recorded Version (Beginner to Advanced Level):
Guitar Recorded Versions are note-for-note transcriptions of guitar music taken directly off recordings, containing standard notation and tablature as well as lyrics and chord designations. Also available in easy arrangements.

Free Preview
- Example Image



Strum It (Intermediate Level):
The melody and lyrics are shown along with the guitar strumming patterns to help players keep their spot and sing along.

Free Preview - Example Image



Other


Fakebook (Intermediate to Advanced Level):

Fake Book selections contain the melody line, chord names and the lyrics (when applicable) of a song.

Free Preview


Part Score (Intermediate to Advanced Level):
These scores are designed for Yamaha Music School students, and contain transcriptions of each individual instrument part (Guitar, Bass, Keyboard, Drums, Flute, Saxophone, or Vocal).

Free Preview (Bass) - Free Preview (Drums) - Free Preview (Guitar) - Free Preview (Keyboard) - Free Preview (Vocal) - Free Preview (Saxophone) - Free Preview (Flute)


Piano/Vocal/Guitar (Intermediate to Advanced Level):
Piano/Vocal/Guitar arrangements contain a vocal melody line with lyrics, piano accompaniment and guitar chords.

Free Preview - Example Image

- Doug