13 Blank music sheets and templates

Free chord charts and sheet music templates bannerThere are times when you can’t beat a good old sheet of paper.

This page was created for precisely those times.

Whether you’re a teacher looking for music lesson handouts or a student in need of free piano or guitar chord charts for your music folder, you’ve come to the right place.

On this page are 13 free music sheets: printable, downloadable, lovable.

They range from a blank music staff (or stave if you’re from the UK) to piano chord charts showing every basic major and minor chord and the same for guitar.

Let the downloading begin!

1. Music Staff Template

Blank Stave Sheet Template ImageLet’s start at the very beginning. Carte clanche. Pure potential.

This blank music staff template is perfect for:

  • Doing your homework
  • Teaching your next lesson
  • Composing your masterpiece

Both treble clef and bass clef are included.

The lines are slightly grey so that writing over them is easy, they’re also large, with good sized spacing to make writing easier.

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2. Staff & Tablature Template

Blank Stave & Tablature imageSometimes you need to mix the old with the new.

That’s exactly what our blank music staff and tablature template does.

This printable sheet is ideal for:

  • Learning both types of notation at the same time
  • Teaching staff music to students who understand tablature
  • Providing students with both versions to make learning easier

The page contains four rows of staff and tablature together.

The lines are spaced fairly large to make writing and reading easy.

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3. Tablature Template

Blank Tablature imageThese days, some good tablature and a sense of rhythm is all you need.

With this blank tablature template, we’re getting you off on the right foot.

This sheet can be used for:

  • Copying a melody from another source
  • Teaching tablature and songs
  • Quickly penning your latest hook

In fact, the possibilities are endless.

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4. Piano Chord Templates

Blank Piano Chord Templates image
With a few piano chords you can take on the world.

This blank piano chord template gives you room for more than a few.

Here’s some ideas for usage:

  • Draw chord progressions and build songs
  • Write up every chord in a key
  • Teach intervals and chord structure

Let’s face it, many of the most popular songs in history use the same five or six chords. You can fit all of those chords on one of our template sheets. Now that’s efficiency!

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5. Guitar Chord Templates

Blank Guitar Chord Templates imageThere’s nothing like strumming a guitar. It’s the first thing you learn and it never gets old.

Before you can strum though, you need to know some chords. That’s where our blank guitar chord templates come in.

Here’s some ways to use them:

  • Use one template sheet per song for easy reference
  • Make a record of the most common chord progressions
  • Ask students to write out chords to memorise them

So, next time you need to write out the fourth, the fifth, the minor fall and the major lift, you’ll be well prepared.

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6. Guitar Basic Open Chord Charts

Basic open guitar chords image
OK, here it is, your ticket to realising a lifelong dream.

On this free printable sheet are chord charts of all the basic open guitar chords.

Here’s why this is an amazingly handy printout:

  • It’s the first thing you need as a beginner (aside from a guitar)
  • Thousands of legendary songs can be played with these chords
  • If you’re a teacher, avoid writing these chords out… yet again

Because we know teachers and we know students, we know you’ll love this sheet.

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7. Guitar Basic Barre Chord Charts

Basic barre guitar chords imageYou’ve got the open chords sorted. Now you’re ready to take on barre chords.

Our free basic barre chord charts show you the shapes you need to get rolling.

Here’s how this sheet can help you:

  • It shows you how to play every basic barre chord
  • Since it highlights how barre chords slide it’s great for teaching
  • This sheet added to the open chords sheet covers most popular songs

Let’s face it, you’re hand is likely to ache a bit when you start learning barre chords. Knowing that, we’ve created this sheet so that your head doesn’t have to ache as well.

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8. Pentatonic Scale on Guitar Chart

Guitar pentatonic scale sheet imageIf you want to solo like Jimi or Eric you need to start with the pentatonic scale.

We’ve made it really easy for you with our clear and concise pentatonic scale on guitar sheet.

Here’s why you need this printout:

  • It’s super easy to read
  • It explains how to use both the major and the minor pentatonic scale
  • Teachers, we love your hand-drawn scales… but your handwriting needs work

After ten minutes of tinkering with the pentatonic scale you’ll be ready to jam to our free backing tracks. No matter what you do, you’ll sound great.

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9. Blues Scale on Guitar Chart

Guitar blues scale sheet image
So, you’ve mastered the pentatonic scale and think life doesn’t get much better?

Think again. Time for the blues scale!

This is what you get with our blues scale on guitar sheet:

  • The same easy-to-read layout as our pentatonic scale
  • It explains how to place the scale to the key
  • Comparing to our pentatonic scale sheet quickly shows the blue notes

There’s nothing cooler than a blue note thrown in at the right moment. That’s why this printout’s always a hit with both students and teachers.

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10. Major Scale on Guitar Chart

Guitar major scale sheet image
To get that joyous, pure sound, you can’t beat a major scale.

With our major scale on guitar sheet you can ‘do re mi fa so’ to your heart’s content.

Here’s some ideas for use:

  • Learn to play those sweet major scale solos
  • Show how the notes on a guitar correlate to those on a keyboard
  • Teach singing scales on guitar rather than needing a piano

No guitar education is complete without the major scale. It’s the key (excuse the pun) to understanding how a lot of music fits together and is an invaluable tool in any musician’s belt.

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11. Minor Scale on Guitar Chart

Guitar natural minor scale sheet imageThis scale is great. As soon as you starting playing in a natural minor (normally just called ‘minor’) key, your music will sound emotive, deep and often quite dark.

Our natural minor scale on guitar sheet brings you this very potent sound.

Here’s some ways to use it:

  • Start improvising over songs in minor keys (there are a lot!)
  • Notice how the pentatic scale fits into the natural minor scale
  • Use the natural minor scale to build on the pentatonic and widen possibilities

The natural minor scale is a staple of every genre of music. From rock, to reggae to classical, this scale is one of the most versatile around.

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12. Piano Major Chord Charts

Major piano chords sheet imageWhen students say to us that they want to play songs on piano as quickly as possible, we smile and nod.

Then we pass them our major piano chord charts sheets (there’s two of them).

Here’s why:

  • Major chords are easy shapes to make and remember
  • Three inversions of each chord are included in the charts
  • After student’s have played their first major chord, they’re hooked for life

Major chords and pianos are a match made in heaven. That’s why so many great contemporary songs begin with nothing but a major chord on a grand piano. Some things just can’t be improved.

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13. Piano Minor Chord Charts

Minor piano chords sheet imageMinor chords are the stuff of life. They add depth to love songs, conviction to stadium anthems and darkness to concept albums.

That’s why we share these two piano minor chord charts along with a warning: use them wisely, for they hold great power.

That said, here are some reasons why these charts are great:

  • They’re easy to read and to compare to one another
  • All the minor chords (and inversions) fit nicely onto two concise sheets
  • Minor chords are the night of the major chords’ day, balance requires both

Coupled with the piano major chord charts, these two sheets make for weeks of learning, years of mastering and an infinity of writing. That’s a lot to get for free!

Click here to download now.


    1. Daina says:

      Thank you very much!! This will help me with teaching my friends – I find it difficult to write these things out now, because of a car accident, so will save me a lot of pain!! Thank you again!! xx

    2. Oli Braithwaite says:

      You’re welcome Daina! We’re very glad to be of service to you. Have you looked at some of the other tools on the website? I’d recommend having a play with Music Research Engine, it’s a world-first.

    3. MellowMelo says:

      Thank you so much for being real when you said Free. I need a few other varieties of sheets for Guitar, but this helped me tremendously.

    4. Oli Braithwaite says:

      You’re very welcome MellowMelo. Glad to help!

    5. Dominic says:

      Thank you very much, it saves me a lot of time to use these resources, great job!

    6. Oli Braithwaite says:

      Glad to have saved you some time, Dominic!

    7. Leslie says:

      Excellent, practical- thanks so much!

    8. Oli Braithwaite says:

      Always happy to help a teacher, Leslie.

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