Musescore and Lead Sheets
Musescore has the largest library of free sheet music and it is legal! Just like it's parent company Ultimate Guitar, Musescore is a community which generates a huge amount of quality song sheets for a wide range of music. The main difference is that Musescore concentrates on traditional notation music scores, whereas UG concentrates on chords and tabs (although it does not have the facility to show some Pro tabs in notation also).
As notation is an abstract language, a lot of people find notation difficult to learn. Even if you read notation fluently, if you are playing popular music, there are a lot of advantages in using a lead sheet, which has just the melody in notation and all the other notes (the accompaniment) shown as chords.
The big question for many people though is how to you play a lead sheet, if the individual notes of the accompaniment are not specified .
The answer to this is playing patterns.
Playing Patterns and Lead Sheets
Simple hand shapes and patterns of notes can be used to play complex music, just by combining one or more patterns and moving your hands to a new position on the keyboard for each chord. Many songs use a small number of chords (often 6 or less), so this means that you can make really rapid progress in learning new songs and it makes it much easier to memorise.
There are lot of other advantages to using chords and playing patterns, such as the ability to choose a pattern that is appropriate for the playing level you are at. This means you can play a range of levels from beginner to intermediate, to advanced, from the same chord sheet or lead sheet. This is because most styles and levels can be changed by changing a playing pattern, but keeping the chord the same and the notes the same, just in a different order or different octave on the keyboard. With notation song sheets, you would have to get a different version of the song sheet every time the levels or style changed, as the notes would change and all of the notes are specified.
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