Frequently Asked Questions...

I already have reference books on repertoire for the piano. What advantage does GPR offer over these?
Can I get sheet music from GPR?
Can I print out copies of these searches to my colleagues?
How do GPR levels relate to examination grades?
Why are pieces from the same grade sometimes listed as different GPR levels?
Is there any restriction on the number of searches I can perform?
Can I have my solo piano compositions included in GPR?
There are web sites offering free information on piano repertoire. Why subscribe to GPR?
How do I cancel my membership?

Q:  I already have reference books on repertoire for the piano. What advantage does GPR offer over these?

A:  Books, whilst still useful reference material, are restricted to the chosen format, usually being arranged according to stylistic period, then by composer. GPR, on the other hand, has total flexibility in the search/selection process. Pieces can be searched by any or all of the following: title, composer, period, country, level, and pedagogical feature.

Q:  Can I get sheet music from GPR?

A:  GPR is currently compiling a library of Public Domain sheet music that will be freely available to GPR subscribers in the near future. However, non-public domain sheet music will need to be purchased online or through your local music store.

Q:  Can I print out copies of these searches to my colleagues?

A:  No. GPR allows subscribers to print information for themselves and their students, but not for colleagues. Subscription fees are kept minimal to allow any music professional to afford a subscription.

Q:  How do GPR levels relate to examination grades?

A:  The GPR range is wider than many examination grade because it begins at primer level followed by preliminary, thus the GPR level corresponds to the grade plus two, i.e. grade 3 = level 5.

Q:  Why are pieces from the same grade sometimes listed as different GPR levels?

A:  Examination grades frequently cover a range of difficulty. This is because many pieces do not fit neatly into the prescribed criteria for determining a grade or level. The level GPR has assigned to a particular grade is the most commonly found level for that grade. GPR gives a more consistent determination of the level of difficulty. Click here for more Information on our grading system.

Q:  Is there any restriction on the number of searches I can perform?

A:  No. Registered users can do as many searches as they wish during the subscription period.

Q:  Can I have my solo piano compositions included in GPR?

A:  Yes, provided you have published compositions currently available for subscribers to puchase from online sheet music sites or at their favourite bookstore. Please contact us for more information.

Q:  There are web sites offering free information on piano repertoire. Why subscribe to GPR?

A:  GPR, with a database of approximately 2,000 pieces, is the most extensive annotated bibliography of solo piano repertoire currently accessible on the web. Interested persons are invited to use this innovative and versatile resource at the cost of a minimal annual fee to enable us to continue to expand and improve.

Q:  How do I cancel my membership?

A:  The payments will be cancelled immediately but your account will remain active until the end of the current billing cycle.