a copy of the piece of music?

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My son will play piano at his school and I made a copy of the notes that he will play and sent it to his school. Is the following sentence the right way to ask whether they have received the copy?

I have already sent you a copy of the music that he is going to play? or
I have already sent you a copy of the notes that he is going to play? or something else maybe?
  • heypresto

    Senior Member
    English - England
    Neither sentence asks if they have received the music. They merely say that you have sent it at some point in the past.

    One way to ask this would be: Have you received the copy I sent you of the music he's going to play?


    Senior Member
    USA, English
    I think the word (phrase) you want is "sheet music".

    (Some surprisingly long sentences allow for a significant four sentence quotation.)

    Sheet music - Wikipedia

    Sheet music is a handwritten or printed form of music notation that uses modern musical symbols to indicate the pitches (melodies), rhythms and/or chords of a song or instrumental musical piece. Like its analogs – printed books or pamphlets in English, Arabic or other languages – the medium of sheet music typically is paper (or, in earlier centuries, papyrus or parchment), although the access to musical notation since the 1980s has included the presentation of musical notation on computer screens and the development of scorewriter computer programs that can notate a song or piece electronically, and, in some cases, "play back" the notated music using a synthesizer or virtual instruments.

    Use of the term "sheet" is intended to differentiate written or printed forms of music from sound recordings (on vinyl record, cassette, CD), radio or TV broadcasts or recorded live performances, which may capture film or video footage of the performance as well as the audio component. In everyday use, "sheet music" (or simply "music") can refer to the print publication of commercial sheet music in conjunction with the release of a new film, TV show, record album, or other special or popular event which involves music. The first printed sheet music made with a printing press was made in 1473.
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