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Best Free Resources for Musicians

Are you looking to break into the business as a musician? Do you want to learn more about the music industry, how it works and how you can be part of the music scene? Everyone can use a leg up now and again and the music industry is the kind of business where it helps to know someone or to find free resources here and there. You should take full advantage of any and all free resources that are available for aspiring musicians.

If you’re serious about working in the music business professionally, you have to take a serious approach to learning. Does this mean you have to attend the best or most expensive music school around? Well, while that may be helpful, it’s not a necessity. Instead, you need to learn to make the most of every resource and opportunity around you.

If you want to play in a professional orchestra, then you need to try to study with a professional. You want to put yourself into a direct mentorship with someone who has achieved the goals that you hope to achieve for yourself if at all possible. This person will have more knowledge to pass on to you than you can ever hope to gain from books or college.

It’s important that you try to associate yourself with the best musicians in the business so that you can learn from them and benefit from their knowledge and experience. Another idea is to attend all music festivals, conferences and any other musician related event that you can get yourself into. Be persistent and prepared for a long and hard battle ahead of you. While it isn’t always easy, there are many success stories out there of passionate musicians that just wouldn’t give up on what they love.

On that note, and in keeping with the topic of taking advantage of every opportunity, here are some of the best free resources for musicians. Check them out for yourself; you have nothing to lose.

Every aspiring musician needs sheet music. If you’re a music fan, then you probably enjoy collecting all the sheet music you can, even if it’s not the type of music you typically play. If you’re looking for free sheet music, here are some great sources:

 

There is a wealth of information available out there, much of it in the form of books, articles, and guides from other musicians. If you’re looking for free books, articles and guides for musicians, try these resources:

 

There are also many free guides to help you learn to play a new instrument or improve the one you currently play. If you’re looking for free music fingering guides, check here:

 

You can find free music lessons on various instruments here:

 

You can find free music software/games here:

Additionally, if you are wondering about what kind of money you can expect to make in the music industry, here are some salary calculators to help you: http://musiced.about.com/od/freestuff/a/calculators.htm

You might also try looking locally for some free resources for musicians. Check with local high school and college bands and music programs, mentoring programs, musician halls or clubs and more.