Here we list sources of free music for guitar, links to SCGS Members' published work and links to retailers and publishing sites known for their classical guitar catalogues.

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Free music for guitar


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Sites listed here offer free music downloads for guitar in standard notation and sometimes tablature (tab)

The material is, usually, out of copywrite, i.e. the composer has been dead for at least 70 years and the edition of the work was published more than 25 years ago. Some material published on some of these sites may infringe these UK copywrite rules. BEWARE and if in doubt, DON'T DOWNLOAD!


Alternatively, some material is available on these sites because a living composer and/or editor permit free sharing of their work. This is most clearly the case when reference is made to a Creative Commons (CC) copyright license. It is safe to download when you see reference to a  CC licence.

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Lots of free stuff on ClassClef, a site curated by Malaysian guitarist, Christian Liang. Includes guitar music in standard notation and tab and downloadablle midi tracks. Pointers to yet more freebies on his Links page.

The Classical Guitar Library styles itself as  "a vibrant library of guitar sheet music, which can serve in accomplishing diverse teaching and research needs."

The  classical Guitar Shed is Allen Mathews' teaching site with some free sheet music and tabs.

Richard Yates' Classical Guitar Transcriptions - a library of about 150 works

Forrest Guitar Ensembles offers a range of music composed and transcribed for guitars and other instruments. It offers a range of styles and levels including guitar ensembles for schools, amateur groups and for more advanced performers. was set-up in 2000 and it offers for free almost 150,000 pieces of music in PDF, MP3 and other formats. The site has more than 11,000 items for classical guitar and also offers links to charged-for guitar works

The International Music Score Library Project started in 2006. It aims to create a virtual library of public domain music scores based on the wiki principle. There is a tutorial about using the site at

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Founded in 2012, Musopen is a non-profit based out of San Francisco. Musopen works to increase access to music education by providing free music recordings, sheet music, apps, and educational materials.

The Mutopia Project is a volunteer-run effort to create a library of free content sheet music, in a way similar to Project Gutenberg's library of public domain books. It started in 2000. The music is reproduced from old scores that are in the public domain.

The Guitar School (Iceland) offers over 3,300 pages of sheet music for the classical guitar edited by Eythor Thorlaksson  (1930-2018) .

SCGS Members' published work


SCGS members who publish commercially are listed here, together with links to their publishers. There is a charge for this sheet music or music download.

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Composer/Arranger's name

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Derek Hasted

Over 200 arrangements for 2-6 guitars and for guitar + flute/Bb Clarinet. Crowd-pleasing music from Abba to Vangelis and many more besides. You can hear and see a snippet of each piece before buying. Visit Derek's website for an index of his work and follow the links to Sheet Music Plus.

Tim Rushworth

Tim has published pieces for solo guitar, duet and ensemble, including Flammenco as well as classical. Go to his pages at Sheet Music Plus or Score Exchange.

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Retailers and publishing sites


These on-line shops and publishing houses are known for their extensive classical guitar catalogues. There is a charge for sheet music or music downloads from these sites.

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Forwoods ScoreStore stocks a vast range of sheet music for all instruments to suit performers of all types and experience. It carries over 500 items for guitar

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Lathkill Music Publishers specialises in music for classical guitar. Its catalogue includes teaching and concert repertoire for guitar solo, duet, trio, quartet and ensemble, and guitar with other instruments including voice.

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The London Guitar Studio - "the world's number one specialist guitar store" - carries over 1,000 items of sheet music for guitar. Ordering on-line and delivery is very slick.

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Established in 1995, Musicroom is now part of Hal Leonard, a long-established international organisation specialising in the publication and distribution of printed music. All orders are dispatched from their state-of-the-art, 150,000 square foot warehouse in Bury St. Edmunds.

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Music Shop Europe covers all styles of music, for every instrument and every level of difficulty, Ithas over 2,500 items of music for classical guitar

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