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How to Choose the Right Sheet Music for Auditions and Performances

How to Choose the Right Sheet Music for Auditions and Performances

How to Choose the Right Sheet Music for Auditions and Performances
How to Choose the Right Sheet Music for Auditions and Performances
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Auditioning for a singing role or an instrumental placement can be one of the most nerve-wracking but exciting experiences in a musician’s career, so having good sheet music is essential in the preparation process. It is also essential to work with good sheet music as you prepare for any kind of performance as it can affect the entire performance. If you have never purchased your own sheet music before and are unfamiliar with the process, read the advice below to find the right one for your auditions and performances. 

Establish Your Range

Before choosing a piece, it is important to pinpoint your talents and establish your range if you are a singer. This means working with a vocal coach to establish your abilities and limits. It is important to know this so that you can pick a piece of music that highlights your abilities and suits your range. Once you feel confident in your range, start to listen to different pieces and decide which song or songs will be the perfect fit for you.

Find Affordable Printable Sheet Music

Having a physical copy or two of sheet music that you can mark up and hold while you practice is important for the preparation process. It helps you to really feel the notes come off of the page and allows you to change little things if needed and holding something physical is always better than looking at a screen, especially if you are auditioning for an important role. You can find all kinds of printable sheet music online from reputable sources that have hundreds if not thousands of different songs to choose from. Take the time to browse different websites and see your options before you order them to be printed. Remember to order at least a few copies of each piece of sheet music just in case you want to make notes or one gets worn down as you are practicing. 

Pick Something That Shows Off Your Personality

Before you make the final call, narrow down your choices to pieces that highlight not only your talents but your personality as well. If you are auditioning for a role that has a specific personality, then prepare pieces that align with that character or performance. It is important to show your audience that you have worked really hard to perform something that is important to you. Anyone can sing a piece well, but to do it with real emotion and personality will give you the advantage at any audition. The same goes for any other type of audition. If you are auditioning for a specific musical instrument part, then pick a musical piece that shows your dedication to your musical instrument. 

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Prepare Multiple Pieces

It is never a bad idea to be overprepared. If you have a big audition coming up, the best practice is to have at least two pieces practiced to perfection just in case you get a callback and they want to see something different. In order to do this, make sure that you order sheet music for multiple pieces and take the time to practice them separately.

How to Choose the Right Sheet Music for Auditions and Performances
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Music is one of the greatest joys in life and sheet music is still an integral part of live performances. Whether you are preparing for an audition or a performance, make sure to follow these tips to find the right sheet music for you.

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