The Internet is full of interesting things; for example, many sheet music, even non-saleable ones! But where and how can you find them?
Search sheet music with Google?
In Google, you can search more precisely using the abbreviation site:
- Suchen innerhalb einer bestimmten Website:
Search within a specific website:
For example, to search for the term Ode to Joy on the imslp.org site, enter the following in the Google search field -> site:imslp.org Ode to Joy
- Search within a specific type of website:
To search for Ode to Joy only within the website type with for example the ending .edu, enter the following into the Google search box -> site:edu Ode to Joy
- Search by file type
filetype: plus the three-letter file extension (suffix) to the request. For example filetype:PDF Ode to Joy, if I only want to find PDFs for Ode to Joy. (List of file types supported by Google search)
- Special characters for an optimal search
“…” (quotation marks) to search for an exact phrase. For example: “Ode to joy”.
* (asterisk) The placeholder to replace unknown text parts. Useful if you know the title only partially. For example: * to the joy
– (Minus) With a minus you can exclude terms. The following example finds websites that contain the words “Ode to Joy” but not the word “Symphony”: Ode to Joy – Symphony
Important: The libraries and directories mentioned above provide access to works that may be protected by copyright. We do not assume any liability for possible copyright infringements.