If there’s one private tracker that musicians need to be a part of, it’s PianoSheets.org. Their invite system has virtually been nonexistent for what seems like forever, without offering the opportunity for aspiring new members to get in - but that’s all about to change with their official relaunch. Since recently switching over to Gazelle after months of painstaking beta testing, PS.org is now finally ready for the masses - here’s how to find an invite.
PS.org is a tracker devoted to Piano Sheet Music, tutorials & related content. Despite its name, PianoSheets is not limited to just piano - and carries sheets, scores & transcriptions related to all instruments (piano, guitar, woodwinds, percussion, strings, even vocals, and more).
While managing to keep a low profile and out of the “invite circuit” even after 6 years of existence, PianoSheets is not a collector’s tracker - but a niche site with a solid & devoted fanbase of musicians. All old PS members were invited to the new digs, which total in at more than 7,000 users complemented with 9,200 torrents.
Finding an invite to PianoSheets — Don’t expect public registration to open anytime soon, but invites can now be requested in their IRC invite channel:
PianoSheets - New Changes & Features
The migration to Gazelle offers a tremendous improvement in how sheets can be searched, browsed and categorized. Torrent tagging makes it a snap to find what you’re looking for.
Specific composers/artists tally in at more than 1,500 - within each is its own dedicated page for related artist content. Below shows an example of the artist page for The Police:
Collections — Par for the course with many Gazelle trackers, collections (collages) are an excellent addition in that they offer graphical grouping of similarly themed content.
Request System — Bounties for fulfilling requests offer a great way to build up ratio (some bounties are 25 GB for a single filled request).
No more ‘wait times’ — Gone by the wayside are the wait times imposed on new torrents for members who happen to have a lackluster ratio. Ratio requirements are much more relaxed, and work on the incremental system in relation to total downloaded GBs.
Use an approved port — It’s worth mentioning that in order to be connectable you must use a port in the range 49162 - 65565 in your BitTorrent client. All other ports are blocked by their firewall.
The leaner, meaner PianoSheets.org is a must-have tracker for any musician, and continues to stand alone as the undisputed king of sheet music. Staff & devout members alike have really been increasing the torrent count as of late (PS.org listed 1,300 torrents less than 6 months ago, compared with 3,200 today). The forums are active & healthy, and the knowledge base offers some great tutorials that really complete the site. All-in-all, a great second effort from an inspired staff.
PianoSheets.org Stats (October 2010) :
Fantastic site. The best resource for gigging and casual musicians alike. Lots of pop and rock stuff too– not just classical.
We try to run a nice friendly site where you can find everything from Chopin’s most popular works to obscure film scores. If you’re a musician - pro or amateur - you’ll love our site
Great site, i wish you best of luck with the site.
Does anyone know some good site for Guitar Sheets?
Pianosheet does everything, all printed sheet music
Awesome collection of sheets, vids etc.
An amazing place.Lots of musical wisdom .
And very friendly.
Don`t be afraid to ask.
ahh okey, guess ill have to check it out then
Thanks to this post we’re getting lots of new members. The IRC channel that we are using is down atm. If you can’t connect, please give it a little while and try again.
Thanks for understanding and see you soon!
Okay folks. Our IRC channel is back up again.
Come on over and join us!
It is so nice to see this tracker finally open up to the world once more! Many thanks, PS staff. I hope lots of fresh blood comes in and makes the community better than ever.
U know, there’s no decent place to find classical sheet music, apart from poor old eMule and maybe torrents.ru to an extent (and IMSLP for public domain stuff). It would be nice for PS to become THE place where classical musician file sharers can find tones of stuff in a quality index.
My only problem with it is that torrents are so tedious for something so tiny as sheet music files - why make a whole torrent for a 3MB pdf/image file - and seed hundreds of such files in your client, clogging up your computer? Honestly, I’d prefer a RapidShare indexing site for such small files.
It would be interesting if you introduced HTTP links as part of your community…that would be AWESOME.
Hi everybody How can I sign up this website
Just join our IRC channel #ps-invites
I have invites to the following private torrent sites:
waffles.fm (when open)
Email me if interested: email@example.com
So it seems they password protected the irc channel, wtf??
The invite channel is currently closed pending a re-evaluation of how it’ll work. Stay tuned
Damn that sucks, I was really hoping to get into there. Any idea of when it might be possible to get an invite?
We are happy to announce the IRC channel has opened again. Same server/channel as announced on top of this thread.
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