If you've just started playing the piano, you're probably always looking for new notes to add to your collection. Here are five places where you can look for music that you enjoy.
This is a breeze, but local music stores are a great place to get grades. It can be a bit expensive, but the better stores have a wide choice. Search for good stores at Yelp or ask the piano teachers near you where they get their music from. Most people are happy to help.
There are many pianists who have paid a lot of money over the years for music that they no longer play, or they may have died and left a pile of music to their family. Regardless, eBay and Craigslist often offer great deals on used notes. Be sure to buy from reputable buyers, but this can be a great way to make real bargains, especially on hard-to-find pieces.
There are thousands of websites that offer sheet music that you can either buy and deliver to you or, in some cases, print at home. This level of comfort was not yet available to pianists ten years ago, and you should be able to find just about any music you want. There are even a wealth of free grades available; It's hard to get a better deal. Get a binder and start printing!
Depending on your region, the flea market can be another good source of music. Search the classified ads for flea markets with music for sale as chances are good that they also sell music for sale. You can often get these for next to nothing.
Write your own!
I know it seems crazy, but you can write your own notes. If you have a good ear and know the basics of music notation, you can often derive the notes and chords of songs and record them on blank notation paper that you can get in any music business. This can be a great way to prepare for writing your own music one day.
One of the keys to playing the piano is playing things that you enjoy, and there is no better way to achieve that kind of pleasure and variety than to always add notes to your collection.