Sheet music


A generic term to mean any piece of paper with the notation of a composition printed on on it. In music for ensembles, a published version of a composition, either with the entire score of the composition or the score with a set of individual parts for each member of an ensemble. Sheet music is typically typeset. A handwritten version of a composition is normally referred to as a manuscript. In popular music, a published (almost always typeset) version of a composition scored for voice and piano (or other keyboard instrument). These versions will generally have chord symbols included in the notation for guitars and other instruments that can perform an accompaniment with chords.