Music is an important part of video games. The experience can either heighten or harm a player’s enjoyment of a game, depending on the music. Some music becomes so memorable that players purchase the game’s official soundtrack.
Nowadays, it’s not unusual to see video game soundtracks sold as digital DLC, or physical copies in CD or vinyl form. Many also display the soundtracks as design pieces to show off their love for a series.
For others, they may be more interested in playing the music they love from games. There’s a website available that focuses on background music from various Nintendo games and makes these recourses completely free.
NinSheetMusic is the world’s largest video game sheet music resource for pianists. The website holds over 4,000 sheets with over 275 arrangers helping bring music to others. Players can download music as either PDF, MID, or MUS files. There’s also a popularity meter to see which songs are the most popular on the site.
Hi everyone! This update marks 4000 sheets on the main site!
Thanks to everyone who's been a part of the NSM community, past and present, and onwards to 5000! 😀
— NinSheetMusic (@NinSheetMusic) August 31, 2019
The website often updates with new tracks from a variety of games. Some of the newest tracks include “Cave Waltz” from Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies, “Battle Map 1: Player Attack” from Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, and “Dynablade Overworld” from Kirby Super Star.
The music comes from games that may not have been released in North America. Several of the songs are from Japanese games that never saw a North American launch, but the music is now accessible to everyone.
Budding pianists can also choose a few songs to help them learn to play the piano. When learning anything new, it always helps to have content that personally interests the student to keep them motivated.
NinSheetMusic has been around for over 16 years and was founded in 2004. The owners of the site have intended the project to remain free for users. Contributors and other volunteers help keep the site alive by adding new music. Nintendo music fans can use the music sheets and MIDI song files from the site for their own videos or other projects without formal permission. The site only asks that other creators link back to the website so that others can find out about it.
NinSheetMusic is an online resource available now for anyone who ever wanted to play Nintendo songs on piano.