If you type Sheet Music Blogs into Google you will find that the early matches are not what I would call blogs. They are just sites listing public domain and, quite often, illegal copyrighted sheet music or lists of sheet music, and simply trying to earn some Google Adwords money out of it. Of course this blog is a direct dependendent of our Great Scores Sheet Music Website and so has a commercial background. However there appear to be few sites dedicated to sheet music itself which is one of the reasons we started this. Maybe that’s why this blog, although very new, appears in Google’s first ten results for sheet music blogs.
The subject of sheet music can be quite wide ranging and I intend to cover a fair amount of ground in the coming months. This will include the history of written music, a discussion on sheet music software and file formats as well as how these could be developed by harnessing the power of the Internet to use collaboration and ease of use to allow new music to be developed without having to master complex and expensive packages. I will also cover the interesting world of Public Domain and Copyright and how it effects how sheet music can be offered to you and how it is still dependent partially on where you are downloading it.
Of course the purpose of sheet music is that it is played and we will cover various genres and instruments and how they may be adapted to create interesting new pieces.
So the next post will have a little more depth and detail to it and I am eager to get feedback and comments. Please note that if you login at GreatScores you will automatically have an account on here so you can post comments.