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Re: Is your sheet music buying out of control? [Re: alans] #2585767
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Luckily, my wife stops me from buying too much. If I were honest, my sheet music would last me for the rest of my earthly days...

@JimF: if you have everything ever published, maybe you have Herbert Haufrecht's Etudes in Blues? I've been looking for that for years... :-)

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Re: Is your sheet music buying out of control? [Re: alans] #2585770
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I'm sure it must be in that music cabinet somewhere. Unfortunately, I can't open the door to it any more or all the contents start spilling out. Will notify you when my heirs have a garage sale smirk


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Nocturne C# minor, FChopin
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Re: Is your sheet music buying out of control? [Re: alans] #2585786
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Now this is a funny thread! Thanks for the laughs!!!

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Re: Is your sheet music buying out of control? [Re: alans] #2585788
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It threatens to go out of control. I have stacks and stacks of lead sheet books, because I wanted this, and that, and afraid I wouldn't be able to get it 'later.' Now I'm trying to give all of them away to replace them with 'proper' piano sheet music, and I've bought a few books to start out with: Anna Magdalena's Notebook, Little Preludes, the old Burgmüller book I studied from in the previous century. I still feel I have to 'get this', and 'get that', and maybe I should also 'get something else.'

What I need to do is relearn to play classical stuff again, a skill I've lost after playing from lead sheets for 25 years, and then see what I'm going to get; I'm sure IMSLP has enough to get me started.

Oh, and yes: I also have more e-books than I'll ever read, and more games on GOG.com than I'll ever be able to play. I've stashed all of it in a well sorted library, out of sight, and I'll search that before I buy something else. I'm not going to start (again!) with sheet music.

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Re: Is your sheet music buying out of control? [Re: Falsch] #2585827
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Originally Posted by Falsch

What I need to do is relearn to play classical stuff again, a skill I've lost after playing from lead sheets for 25 years, and then see what I'm going to get; I'm sure IMSLP has enough to get me started.



Stay away from IMSLP! That stuff's all free! grin


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Re: Is your sheet music buying out of control? [Re: alans] #2585833
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When I was just getting started out, a local music shop had a huge clearance on sheet music books...$20 for all you could stuff in one of their shopping bags. I went back twice. Classical, ragtime, Broadway, method books, mostly all beyond my current abilities. I also cruise Ebay frequently for Easy Piano books, mostly with movie tunes. And my favorite thrift shop sometimes has piano books for 29 cents to a dollar each. All my sheet music books take up a two-drawer file cabinet.

I also buy printable online sheet music, mostly from Musicnotes.com, especially when they have their 99 cent Throwback Thursday sales. Other things I want from them I tend to buy when they have a coupon. I also bought a years subscription to 8notes.com. And I couldn't resist buying a couple of super-hard favorite movie score things from PianoPlateau, which I will probably never be able to play.

All that printed-out music (plus the free stuff from Josh's Anime Music and other sources) is kept in looseleaf notebooks, using sheet protectors. These notebooks are:

General music A-L
General music M-Z
Old-timey songs
Anime music
Movie music
Really easy things
Things that have an instrument part and piano accompaniment part.
Printed-out music that came with the digital piano. (Or should have. I got a discounted returned piano, book was missing so I printed it out from online.)

My General Music notebooks are big, but are getting full. I may soon have to buy a few more notebooks and divide them into classical and pop.

Actually, buying is not so much out of control as collecting all together.

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Re: Is your sheet music buying out of control? [Re: alans] #2585887
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There is a 20% sale on Baerenreiter music on Sheet Music Plus!

Re: Is your sheet music buying out of control? [Re: JazzyMac] #2585905
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Originally Posted by JazzyMac
There is a 20% sale on Baerenreiter music on Sheet Music Plus!


Julliard store has Henle on sale at 20% off.
http://www.thejuilliardstore.com/?gclid=CO6fpMnwndACFc9ZhgodY_APiA

Re: Is your sheet music buying out of control? [Re: alans] #2585911
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Here's a question:

Is it better to buy big music books with many pieces, or books with one or two pieces? Like for instance, is it better to purchase Debussy's collection of pieces, or just "Arabesque"?

Re: Is your sheet music buying out of control? [Re: alans] #2585925
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Originally Posted by alans
Do you also find your eyes are bigger than your stomachs when it comes to purchasing sheet music?

I rotate them at least once through. The pretty ones are irresistible, and pretty music are mostly simpler. The difficult ones are only technical show off, they got me most of the complaints from my neighbors, but they got banged away at least once.


Re: Is your sheet music buying out of control? [Re: alans] #2585995
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It was fun collecting Sheet Music Magazine. I subscribed for a few years way back when I bought the piano (30+ years ago), so I had a nucleus to start with. A few at the thrift shop for 25 cents, but most on ebay, with my limits being $15 for a full year including shipping, and $5 w/shpg for individual issues. I have all easy and standard piano issues now save for 1 particular year and 6 individual issues. I'm sort of amazed that there are so many errors in the their sheet music, with no corrections in the following issues. I've corrected some of these and some pieces that were jazzed up were made to be just really nice. I'm not a fan of jazz.

Generally, I photocopy well loved songs from my books or magazines, even 'single song' sheet music, and then I can write on the scores and happily wear them out. Books are too awkward to play from, and sometimes I can condense or string out multipage pieces to avoid page turning. Copied songs/pieces are stored in alphabetic order in my piano bench, and it is now overflowing.





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Re: Is your sheet music buying out of control? [Re: alans] #2586047
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Originally Posted by JazzyMac
Is it better to buy big music books with many pieces, or books with one or two pieces? Like for instance, is it better to purchase Debussy's collection of pieces, or just "Arabesque"?
I practise several pieces each day and move the scores from front to back as I move from piece to piece. Large volumes of Bach or Beethoven are fine while studying at my desk or folowing the CD but impractical at the piano.

I scan, edit and print the sections I'm currently working on or use thin collections of pieces, 40 pages or less, such as the ABRSM exam collections, so that I can keep a dozen or so current pieces on the rack.
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I also have all the major works by all the major composers including miniature orchestral and string quartet scores. I've had them for many years, long before IMSLP, and I'd have them for reading and study regardless of whether or not I intended to play them.



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Re: Is your sheet music buying out of control? [Re: alans] #2586171
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Aw man, now I have to get the books AND separate pieces. I'm gonna need a bigger boat.

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Just bought another stack of used scores I don't need right now blush but the price was good. One was a sheet of Granados La Maja y el Ruisenor that had popped into my head the day before I saw the ad so I just had to get it. I was a little disappointed that it's a single work and not the collection of pieces it came from. Personally single pieces make me sad. One of my favourite things to do when I was a kid was to read through books of music.


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Originally Posted by Arghhh
Personally single pieces make me sad. One of my favourite things to do when I was a kid was to read through books of music.

When I was at high school, the school music library was like a treasure trove for me - and everything in it was accessible to any student who was doing music or learning a musical instrument.

I was pretty indiscriminate in what I (tried to) play, borrowing big volumes not just of Schubert and Beethoven sonatas to try out, but also pretty much anything else like Mozart masses, Handel oratorios, Brahms concertos, Haydn piano trios....

In fact, I played through Handel's Messiah and Bach's St Matthew Passion on the piano long before I ever heard them performed by soloists, choir & orchestra. (In fact, our school choir did perform them in my last year).

It was an age of innocence & discovery..... thumb

With very little pocket money (and of course, the www, and IMSLP, was not even a glimmer in Berners-Lee's mind then), I could only afford to buy cheap sheet music from the sales/bargain box at my local music store. The shopkeeper periodically had a clear-out, when everything in the box would be sold as one big package for peanuts. Which is how I have in my possession all sorts of ancient yellowed sheet music ranging from Badarzewska's The Maiden's Prayer ("this dowdy product of ineptitude" grin) to Ireland's The Holy Boy to Grieg's Wedding Day at Troldhaugen to Sinding's Rustle of Spring to Merikanto's Valse lente to Prokofiev's Montagues & Capulets, as well as all sorts of salon piano music that used to grace the music rests of Victorian upright pianos.


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Re: Is your sheet music buying out of control? [Re: alans] #2590153
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Need more sheet music to feed your buying addiction?
Sheetmusicplus.com is having a sale on some Easy Piano Music-- 20% off. and THEN a Black Friday coupon sale of an additional 10% off.

Happy Shopping!

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