How to Create Your Own Free Sheet Music Instantly

What a huge convenience it would be if you found a simple system that could instantly create free sheet music for you every time you needed it. What if you could just search on the internet for a special file that would then turn it into readable sheet music – at the click of a few buttons – legally? What a huge benefit that would be for anyone who wants to learn piano or taking piano classes – to have such a steady supply of piano music.

The idea here is to take a midi file (there are thousands upon thousands of sites that offer free midi file downloads) and then input it into a special software that converts it into readable *and* free sheet music.

Freeware Software

Here are 3 free programs you can look into right away to help you get started on your journey to convert MIDI into sheet music!

1) Musescore is probably the best known software for getting the job done. It can run on a mac and ouputs some truly beautiful music sheets. It comes with many fun options you can tweak to produce quite professional work.

2) Midi Sheet Music is a more primitive software with less bells and whistles than the one above. But quite frankly, for many simple projects it is all you’ll ever need! We’ve posted a video below with a demonstration on how to use it.

3) Notation Player is not our personal favorite, but it is a viable alternative for ultra-simple midi to sheet music projects. Note that this software only runs on windows.

Now, this system is only to be used with songs in public domain or out-of-copyright protection. So it won’t work with every single song out there. When searching for MIDI files, be sure to use a site that has secured permission from the creators, publishers and authors to host a midi version of the original song in order to avoid legal trouble. In fact, that’s the one drawback with this system, many midi files are poor quality, or illegally hosted, and DOES NOT recommend using those.

However, you can still find many sites which have paid their royalty dues and allow you to purchase midi files, or even download them for FREE, allowing this system to work.

From experts to someone who needs a little extra practice, this system can help them create any form of piano sheet music. Every kind of music can be produced instantly and every type of musician can benefit. Piano teachers even recommend it!

Read more about the benefits of printable sheet music created from the comfort of your own home

If you are interested in finding printable blank sheet music, click here!

Printable Free Sheet Music

Demonstration of Midi Sheet Music Software in Action

Downloading the Software To Make Free Sheet Music

Use an internet search to find these programs. Drop us a quick line about your experiences with using a particular software. We’ll then share your recommendations or critiques with our viewers. Lately we’ve noticed more and more of them appearing on the market, so we’ll soon be posting our selection of favorites.

Printable Sheet Music

The Legalities of Free Sheet Music

I just hate writing legal sections and am no lawyer (my writing screams *musician*) so don’t take my advice as the final point in legal matters. The legalities of downloading free piano sheet music have become complicated as so many sites now offer printable sheet music. Numerous websites offer piano music but downloading music legally for free is still quite difficult as these thousands of sites unfortunately break basic copyright laws. To get legal music for free requires a lot of digging. However, the good news, is that you can use software like this and make versions of your sheet music without having to download illegal copies of your desired sheet music.

Please note: This page is not meant to be interpreted as a substitute for legal advice. By using this site you agree to’s Terms of Use. does not recommend downloading any file which may still be under copyright protection. Because copyright protections are very complicated matters, please perform due diligence and consult a lawyer before downloading any free sheet music from the internet.

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