How to Buy FastPlay piano sheet music as online download

How to buy FastPlay Piano Sheet Music Online as a Download

How to Get 3 Free Piano Song Sheets

The FastPlay rapid results piano course from DecPlay Piano (www.DecPlayPiano.com) includes 3 copyright free piano music song sheets and 2 Chord Sheets. These enable you to play piano easily, gaining confidence, before progressing to more advanced songs. A selection of copyright free and copyright protected piano sheet music is available to buy as online PDF downloads (see below).

 

How to Buy FastPlay Piano Sheet Music

You can also buy piano music song sheets for an increasing range of famous artists, in our library, which is continually being expanded.

As at 5/9/13 – Song sheets available for immediate download include:-

  • California Dreamin’ – The Mamas And The Papas
  • Can’t Smile Without You – Barry Manilow
  • Cannonball – Damien Rice / Little Mix
  • Careless Whisper – George Michael / Wham
  • Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
  • Danny Boy
  • Fairy Tale of New York – Pogues
  • I am Sailing – Rod Stewart
  • I Can See Clearly Now – Johnny Nash
  • I Only Want To Be With You – Dusty Springfield / The Tourists
  • I Saw Three Ships
  • I’m Gonna Be 500 Miles – The Proclaimers
  • Is This The Way To Amarillo? Tony Christie / Peter Kay
  • Jingle Bells
  • Love is All Around Us – Wet Wet Wet
  • The Blower’s Daughter – Damien Rice
  • The Wind Beneath My Wings – Bette Midler
  • Twinkle Twinkle
  • You Are So Beautiful – Joe Cocker

 

Other song sheets available:-
(NB these are being added to the immediate download list over the next few weeks – they can be ordered now with up to 48 hours delivery by email)

  • Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers
  • All Around My Hat
  • All Out Of Love – Air Supply
  • American Pie – Don Maclean
  • Baa Baa Black Sheep
  • Born To Be Wild – Steppenwolf
  • Camptown Races
  • Clementine,
  • Common People – Pulp
  • Desperado – The Eagles / Neil Diamond / Westlife / Johnny Cash / Carpenters / Kenny Rogers
  • Do You Hear What I Hear?
  • Don’t Worry Be Happy – Bobby McFerrin
  • Don’t Dream It’s Over – Crowded House
  • Don’t Stop – Fleetwood Mac
  • Don’t You Forget About Me – Simple Minds
  • Everywhere – Fleetwood Mac
  • For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow
  • Hot Cross Buns
  • Humpty Dumpty
  • I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston
  • I’ll tell me ma when I get home
  • I’m A Little Teapot,
  • If You’re Happy and You Know It
  • In Dublin’s Fair City
  • In Dublin´s fair city
  • It Started With A Kiss – Hot Chocolate
  • It’s Not Unusual – Tom Jones
  • It´s a Long Way to Tipperary
  • Jack and Jill
  • Last Christmas – Wham / George Michael
  • Little Lies – Fleetwood Mac
  • Love Cats – The Cure
  • Love Fool – Cardigans
  • Mary Had a Little Lamb
  • Oh Happy Day
  • Old Macdonald Had a Farm
  • On Ilkla Moor Baht ‘at
  • On top of old Smokey
  • Rose of Tralee
  • Run To You – Bryan Adams
  • She Is The One – Robbie Williams
  • Skip to My Lou,
  • Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
  • The Rose – Westlife / Bette Middler
  • This Love – Maroon 5
  • This Old Man,
  • Three Blind Mice
  • Vincent – Don Maclean
  • When A Man Loves A Woman – Percy Sledge / Michael Bolton
  • When You Were Sweet Sixteen
  • White Christmas – Bing Crosbie / Dean Martin / Michael Buble
  • Wild Rover
  • Yankee Doodle.
  • You Can Get it if You Really Want – Jimmy Cliff

All the piano music song sheets are being made available as immediate downloads – you can keep up with the latest updates on Twitter or check out the song sheet section to see the latest downloadable piano song sheets.

Traditional vs Alternative Piano Sheet Music explained

Introduction to Piano Sheet Music

Piano sheet music can be known by various names eg piano score, the dots, and is available in various formats such as printed versions in single song sheets or in compilation books, downloadable files eg PDFs, viewable files (displayed online within applications) or mobile device versions.

Sheet music specifies which notes are to be played, the sequence in which they are to be played, the rhythm with which they are to be played and also other performance guidelines such as which notes are to have accents, are to be played staccato (short and sharp) or legato (smoothly joined), crescendo (getting gradually louder) or diminuendo (getting gradually quieter). It usually shows the treble clef (showing the higher notes – usually played by the right hand) and bass clef (covering the lower notes – usually played by the left hand).

Do you Need to Learn to Read Notation?

The ability to read or write notation does not prevent you from being able to compose music as proven by several successful composers who were unable to read music sheets, such as Sir Paul McCartney and Irving Berlin (one of the most successful songwriter of the 20th century). The Beatles Complete sheet music book series is a good example of notation that has been created many years after the original performance of the songs by the artist as an interpretation of the original recording. It is very possible for someone to play music without having ever mastered reading musical notation and there are software programs eg Sibelius which can automatically produce a written score, based on the notes played by the musician – or a score can be manually produced by an arranger, as is common when pop songs are arranged by sheet music publishers.

How Acurately Does Sheet Music Reflect Original Recording of Pop Songs?

 

Indeed, the piano sheet music published for pop songs are often an arrangers version or interpretation of what the keyboard player in the original band played. Sometimes the music is simplified to enable pianists of modest ability to play and sometimes the original music is embellished to include other accompaniment or riffs that are played by other members of the band, the absence of which would make the song sound incomplete, when played by the piano on its own. It should also be borne in mind that certain styles of music (eg blues, jazz, Irish traditional) and certain musicians (eg many solo guitarists, Elton John, Jools Holland etc…) ad-lib eg improvise as they play ie they change the notes and rhythms that they play every time they play it, keeping the essence of the song through the chord sequence – so sheet music can only attempt to convey one version of what the musician might play.

What is the Alternative Approach to Learning to Read Sheet Music?

 

An alternative approach to teaching a didactic style such as teaching notation, where the pianist is instructed to play individual note in a particular way, is a ‘skills and patterns’ approach such as DecPlay, which teaches a set of skills eg playing chords and playing melody, around a set of patterns eg a chord pattern within a song and bass riff patterns, so very quickly, the pianist can ad-lib in a professional style and put their own interpretation and style on the performance.

View DecPlay rapid results piano sheet music list