sheet music


Definition of sheet music

: music printed on large unbound sheets of paper

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Recent Examples on the Web Musopen focuses on providing access to free sheet music, educational materials and apps for teachers and students. Dallas Cox, ajc, "8 Places to Find Free Royalty-Free Music," 11 Feb. 2021 Christian Campbell, 19, sung off printed sheet music as his father sat in the driver’s seat. Rachel Alexander, oregonlive, "‘Car choir’ allows Oregon singers to gather safely during COVID-19," 20 Jan. 2021 Its holdings include 250,000 books, 25,000 newspapers plus maps, sheet music, personal papers and more. Marc Bona, cleveland, "$3 million donation aimed for WRHS library, public spaces, offices," 21 Jan. 2021 Jamming is improvising, without any sheet music, while playing with other musicians. Ellen Mcalpine, CNN Underscored, "If you’ve always wanted to learn guitar, this course makes it easy," 28 Dec. 2020 And that hint is: wrapping small gifts in sheet music, colorful old road maps, old letters and the Sunday comics. Washington Post, "Hints From Heloise: Gift-giving this season," 1 Dec. 2020 My uncles sang, my mom could read sheet music, my granddad taught everyone music, and my grandma played the organ. Kevin L. Clark, Essence, "The Story Behind the Music of 'Small Axe: Lovers Rock'," 28 Nov. 2020 And the 1930s-era baby grand piano tucked into a corner of the living room is stacked with sheet music that’s been passed from one generation to the next. Shelby Wilder, New York Times, "A Homey Party House in SoHo," 24 Nov. 2020 The classroom, which was piled with old chair desks, couches and sheet music, would soon be transformed into a bedroom with five beds and soft yellow walls. Andrea Castillo, Los Angeles Times, "Churches shut down by coronavirus offer refuge to immigrants released from detention," 8 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of sheet music

1852, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sheet music was in 1852

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2 Mar 2021

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“Sheet music.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of sheet music

: music printed on sheets of paper that are not bound together

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