United States customers may purchase professionally-printed hard copy editions of most pieces listed in our Catalog. To do so, please use the Contact Us form to let us know which edition(s) you would like to purchase, along with your contact information and your USPO mailing address. We will then send you a PayPal invoice for the sale, which includes a shipping and handling charge. Once we receive notice from PayPal that you have paid for the items, we will ship your music to the address provided, for delivery in 7-10 business days.
Clicking on the "Buy Now" and "Checkout" links will take you to PayPal's secure website where your order will be processed. You do not need to have a PayPal account to place your order; you can simply use your credit card to complete your transaction on the PayPal website. When you have finished providing your information to PayPal, click the "Return to Site" link to be returned automatically to the Noteworthy Sheet Music website where a download page appears and you can click on the link for the file you purchased and then open or download that file. You should also receive an email message with a link to the file. You have only two opportunities in total, however, so once you have accessed the file twice, further attempts will be denied (your browser won't re-direct you to the NSM download page) ... be sure to save your copy.
Note: we have noticed that the Buy Now button occasionally fails to work, for unknown reasons; until we solve this problem, if it happens to you, please try refreshing the page or use the Add to Cart button instead. If you need assistance, please use the Contact Us form and we will assist you as quickly as possible.
For the protection of our composers and arrangers and their copyrighted materials, our files are password-protected, so to actually open the file you must type in your password, which is provided to you both on the download page and in the email.
Customer satisfaction is of the utmost importance to us, so if for any reason you are unable to access or download a PDF after having paid for it, please Contact Us immediately and we will email you a copy of the sheet music directly.
Our parts and scores have been formatted for convenient 2-sided printing on standard letter size paper (8.5" x 11"), so please select this setting on your printer for optimal results. For other size paper, you may want to use a "fit to paper" option or consult your printer manufacturer for technical advice.
Noteworthy Sheet Music does offer custom transcription services. We would need to know the details of your request before taking on any assignment or providing a cost estimate. Acceptance of custom transcription work depends on several factors, including assurance that creating the transcription would be legal (either the piece is in the public domain or you can provide written permission from the copyright owner), the nature and quality of the original edition, the desired time frame to completion of the edition, our current workload and the availability of Noteworthy Sheet Music personnel. We welcome your custom transcription business, so please send us an email and describe your project. We will respond promptly to discuss the possibility of our being of assistance to you.
We have not experienced any instances of problems with the sales process regarding the functioning of either the Noteworthy Sheet Music website or the PayPal website. However, a very few customers have experienced being redirected back to the PayPal site when they clicked the download button. This problem appears to stem from certain settings on the customer's computer that may block the redirect URL, such as an unusually high security setting. If for any reason you are unable to download a pdf after paying for it, simply notify us of the details of your transaction using the Contact Us form and we will promptly email you a copy of the pdf you purchased.
We've discovered a glitch in the commercial e-commerce program that mediates the transfer between our Noteworthy Sheet Music website and the PayPal site for several of our sheet music listings. When the articles for a few of our pieces are accessed from the drop down menu via certain search tags, such as "tenor" or "alto flute", clicking the Buy Now button leads to a dead end "Please Select a Merchant" screen, rather than transferring our customers to the PayPal site. We have notified the e-commerce program developer of this issue and have also contracted several independent IT professionals to try to solve this problem, but so far no one has been successful.
The problem can be bypassed either by using the Add to Cart button (instead of the Buy Now button), or by accessing the sheet music article from the Complete Catalog. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes. If you continue to experience difficulty, please don't hesitate to use the Contact Us form to let us know and we'll be sure that you get the music you wish to order.