This post is sponsored by Jellynote. All opinions are my own.
I’m always on the hunt for the best places to buy piano sheet music. While I have my regular spots where I look, it’s always nice to find a one-stop shop for sheet music.
I recently learned about Jellynote and have been trying out their premium sheet music subscription. I’m super excited to find such a reliable source of unlimited sheet music.
I’ve been using Jellynote in my studio and in my own practicing for several weeks now and I’m having a blast exploring all of the great piano arrangements. I recently rediscovered my obsession with the game Tetris and downloaded the Tetris app. It was fun to find and learn the Tetris theme song on Jellynote.
What Is Jellynote
Jellynote is a digital sheet music platform where hundreds of music arrangers contribute new sheet music each week. There are tons of different styles of music on Jellynote – classics, movie themes, popular hits, jazz, video game music, holiday music, hymns and more.
Jellynote can be used as a digital and interactive sheet music viewer, but there is also the option to download and print individual sheets.
If you’re using Jellynote on a digital device, you can play along with the music player within the app, change the tempo, loop short sections of music for practice and much more. It’s a really great tool for learning piano!
Jellynote has over 100,000 scores for all kinds of instruments, including piano, guitar, ukulele, violin, cello, trumpet, flute, clarinet and more. Of course, I’m most interested in the piano selection and learned that over 10,000 of those scores are specifically for piano at varying levels from beginner through advanced.
Each score highlights the creator who arranged it, so it’s neat to discover new arrangers and check out all of their music on the platform.
How To Use Jellynote
Jellynote has some really great features to help you learn and play piano music.
First, it’s really nice to have immediate access to so many digital sheets. I’ve considered converting my own music library to a digital format, but that sounds like a completely daunting task. So, it’s really handy to have one app with a complete library of music that you can read directly from an iPad, phone or laptop.
You always have the option to print out sheet music if you prefer to use a paper copy, but if you’re using it in it’s digital form, you can use all of the interactive features that come along with Jellynote.
The most optimal way to use Jellynote is to play along with the built in music player. I’ve been finding that in my own practice lately, I’m seeing a lot of benefit from playing along with recordings of music. I usually pull them up on YouTube or play it from Amazon Music on Alexa. But, obviously, with these options there’s no way to change the key or tempo of the music.
With Jellynote, you can choose which key you learn your music in and you have complete control over the tempo. You can practice it as slowly as you need to then bump up the tempo as you improve. Personally, I love having this option for my own practice and with my students. Playing along with music at a slower, but consistent tempo is so much more effective than the starting and stopping that usually happens in the early stages of learning music.
Since Jellynote has sheet music for many different instruments, it’s fun to find arrangements that include other instruments. As the pianist, you can easily play along with the other instrument parts to create your own ensemble. This is a both a fun and effective way to practice and learn music.
Another feature that I liked using was viewing the music in a full-screen view, which makes it really easy to navigate longer arrangements.
Who Creates The Music Sheet Music On Jellynote
I’m too familiar with piano students bringing random, poorly-written piano arrangements into their lessons, so I was really interested to learn about the musicians who create music for Jellynote.
It turns out, Jellynote handpicks all of its contributors. Many of the contributors are teachers, so they arrange their music with learning in mind, which is top priority for me. Jellynote creators are vetted to ensure that they follow the best music composing and engraving practices.
The Cost Of Jellynote
Jellynote has a bunch of public domain arrangements on the app that are free for anyone. You can use those interactively on the app or print those sheets for free.
Individual premium arrangements can be purchased for around $5/song; the prices vary. This is definitely in line with the cost of individual printable sheets from other sites.
However, you can also access unlimited premium arrangements through a monthly or yearly subscription. The monthly plan is $12.99/month with the option to cancel anytime and the yearly subscription comes out to $7.99/month which is $95.88 upfront.
With a premium subscription, you have unlimited access to digital music and 2 free printed downloads each month. Additional prints are half price for subscribers.
One thing that is really neat about this partnership between Jellynote and the arrangers is that it ensures that the arrangers are getting compensated for their work. Tons of time goes into creating excellent music and so often, talented musicians are not well-compensated for the music they create. I really like how Jellynote is transparent about exactly who is behind the music they offer and that the music creators can receive consistent compensation for their work.
Click here to try out some of the free arrangements on Jellynote. You can always upgrade to a subscription once you’re acclimated to the app and ready to try out some of the premium arrangements.