How to Save on Sheet Music for Flute

By Woodwind | Flute Sheet Music

May 02
How to Save on Sheet Music

Sheet music is relatively inexpensive but can add up quickly. You have many options between instruction or lesson books, playing along with a CD, classics, pop songs, and multiple other categories. There are also many places you can purchase sheet music. Here we will go over a few options and compare costs.

Free Flute Sheet Music Online

The first place to look can be the internet. There are multiple sites that offer free sheet music to download. You can play off your computer or print them at home.

Here are some websites I found for free flute sheet music:

Flute Tunes

The Flute Tunes website has lots of flute music for free. Plus, everyday they come out with a new piece, available to download and print out. What’s neat about this site is they include an MP3 file so you can listen to the music and get a feel for how it sounds.

Sometimes song are either a duet or have a piano accompaniment. If this is the case, an MP3 file of those are also included. This way you can play along.

Some of their most popular downloaded sheet music pieces are:

  1. Canon in D
  2. Flight of the Bumblebee – from The Tale of Tsar Saltan
  3. Super Mario Bros. Theme
  4. Badinerie – from Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067, Mvmt. 7
  5. Swan Theme – from Swan Lake, Op. 20
  6. Queen of the Night Aria – from The Magic Flute, K. 620
  7. Over the Rainbow – from The Wizard of Oz
  8. Turkish Rondo – from Piano Sonata No. 11, K. 331, Mvmt. 3
  9. Nocturne – Op. 9, No. 2
  10. Stars and Stripes Forever

Check out Flute Tunes to see all of their free flute sheet music options.

8 Notes

The 8 Notes website is a great resource for free sheet music for all instruments, including the flute.

You can sort through their hundreds of sheet music pieces by the level of difficulty, the artist, the title, the popularity, and by the date. You can also search within “Free Flute Sheet Music” rather than all of their results.

Once you click on a piece, you will be able to play the song to hear what it sounds like, hear the accompaniment if applicable, and read information about the piece such as the author, when it was created, etc. While you cannot download a PDF without having a subscription ($20/year), you can still see the music on their website and print individual pages.

Some of their popular pieces are:

  1. Happy Birthday
  2. Fur Elise
  3. O Holy Night
  4. We Wish you a Merry Christmas
  5. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
  6. Waltz from Sleeping Beauty
  7. Amazing Grace
  8. Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy from the Nutcracker
  9. Air on the G string
  10. Swan Lake Op. 20 Waltz

Look through 8 Notes for lots of flute music selections.

Fluters Music

The Fluters Music blog does not have sheet music in the traditional sense, but they do post song lyrics with note names above them. Beginners can play the notes along with their favorite pop songs.

This site does not have audio recordings, but you can print off their music.

Some of their most recent songs are:

  1. Side to Side by Ariana Grande
  2. Million Reasons by Lady Gaga
  3. Handclap by Fitz and the Tantrums
  4. Don’t Wanna Know by Maroon 5
  5. One Dance by Drake
  6. Let Me Love You by Justin Bieber
  7. Starving by Hailee Steinfeld
  8. Into You by Ariana Grande
  9. Closer by Halsey, The Chainsmokers
  10. Girls Talk Boys by Kallyn Michelle

Check out Fluters Music and play along to some of your favorite songs.

How to get Cash Back when Purchasing Sheet Music Online

There are numerous places that you can purchase sheet music, but there is one place you can get cash back with your music purchases.

Sheet Music Plus

The online sheet music store Sheet Music Plus offers both song books and sheet music that can be shipped to your home as well as sheet music that can be bought and downloaded online. With their slogan: World’s Largest Sheet Music Selection, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for. They offer competitive pricing, give monthly deals, have a 40% off bargain bin, and have flat rate shipping of $3.99.

Ebates

So how do you get cash back? There’s this great website called Ebates. It is free to sign up and use. Right now they’re offering a $10 sign up bonus, either through a Walmart gift card or Ebates cash bonus. Once you sign up, you can either click on Sheet Music Plus through the Ebates site or you can download  the Ebates Cash Back button to your web browser. When you are on the Sheet Music Plus website, the Ebates button will light up. When you click the button, it will activate, meaning when you make a purchase on Sheet Music Plus, it will give you cash back. If you happen to leave the Sheet Music Plus website and decide to go back to it, you will have to push the Ebates button again to reactivate it – otherwise you will not receive cash back.

What’s great about Ebates is you can use it for the majority of your online shopping – not just sheet music. You can receive cash back on purchases from Amazon, Kohl’s, Ebay, Walmart, Macy’s, Groupon, and many others. Once you’ve earned over $5 cash back, you can decide to receive the money through a check, Paypal, or donation. Their payment schedule is every 3 months.

Click here to sign up for Ebates and start earning cash back on sheet music and more.

Whether you want digital or hard copies of sheet music, there are many resources you can utilize to build your music stash cost effectively. The cheapest option is to play off of free sheet music online. You can print free sheet music – which you will pay minimally for with ink and paper. With songs you really want but cannot find for free, you can purchase digital copies or song books through Sheet Music Plus and get cash back through Ebates.

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Rebecca Dean November 21, 2017

Aww thanks so much for these tips on how to save! I bought a flute just the other day and super excited about all I learn to play on it. This will help, many thanks!

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