#1
Hello all!

Many moons ago I played piano, stopped, but can read piano sheet music.

Now I play guitar, yet only play through tabs.

Tabs are everywhere for EVERY SONG. GREAT!

Piano sheet music is an absolute chore to find for free.


QUESTION: Anyone got any good songs to transfer from guitar to piano?

I find songs like Little Bear by Guillemots to be quite good, but its so hard to make songs sound half as good as guitar


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#2
There's guitar like tab in piano form in guitarpro, called the piano roll.

You could also develop ur ear, and you can play things on every instrument, given you are technically proficient to produce the notes on said instruments.

EDIT:

What was I thinking, Guitarpro automatically gives both tab and sheet.

You can shut off the tab in the options, and you will left with only the sheet music.

This should help you, not?

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#3
Having experienced the utter lack of good piano music, either tab or sheet, online, I would recommend working on developing your ear for it. I think, in the long run, that it is your best bet.

Aside from that, there are book stores like Half-Priced Books (discount book stores) that carry TONS and tons of sheet music for prices like 25 cents to a couple of bucks. That is always worth looking into.

However, xxdarrenxx's idea is also pretty excellent and definitely worth looking into.
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#4
Here's what I do... get yourself a midi sequencing program. I use Cubase, but it is quite expensive if this is all you'll be using it for. Maybe one of the Cubase Lite versions would be a good option, or I don't know what the midi features are in Reaper, but the price point sure is right.

Anways....

Search the net for midi files of the songs you want to play. Import those midi files into your midi sequencing software and view it in something called "score view" or "notation view" or whatever. You can probably even print it off at that point. I can usually get stuff pretty successfully.

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#5
Hello all!

Piano sheet music is an absolute chore to find for free.


QUOTE] Really? I have never had a bard time finding free piano sheet music. Maybe I've just been lucky with wanting to learn songs that are really popular. Either way I haven't had a hard time finding sheet music.
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Here's what I do... get yourself a midi sequencing program. I use Cubase, but it is quite expensive if this is all you'll be using it for. Maybe one of the Cubase Lite versions would be a good option, or I don't know what the midi features are in Reaper, but the price point sure is right.

Anways....

Search the net for midi files of the songs you want to play. Import those midi files into your midi sequencing software and view it in something called "score view" or "notation view" or whatever. You can probably even print it off at that point. I can usually get stuff pretty successfully.

CT


I believe Notation Composer is freeware. It actually shows Sheet Music as piano roll.
But indeed Chris, MIDI files are the way to go to get a really good basic idea of a song. And then ofcourse, you can check it by eaqr and make little adjustments so it's even better.