You can search for a product by typing in the title, a keyword from the title, the artist, or even the 8-digit inventory number. (No need to enter "HL" or any initial zeros.) If you use more than one keyword, our search engine will restrict the results to books that each match all the keywords that you enter.
When you are searching for a title, it is best if you leave out common words (such as "the," "or," "and") so that you get more accurate results. For example, if you are looking for "How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying," it may work best if you type in "How Succeed Business."
Also avoid using plural versions of titles. For example, search "Fake Book" instead of Fake Books or "Guitar Recorded Version" instead of "Guitar Recorded Versions."
Try not to use common words such as "music" or "love." It slows down your search and will return far more results than you probably want.
If you are searching for a product by the artist, it is probably best if you start with just the last name, which is generally a less common search word.
When searching more specific fields with the Advanced Search, it helps to combine multiple fields you want, or to add additional keywords. Doing a search with a general value, like all products that contain a "guitar" instrumentation, will bring back many results.
After performing a search, you can click Refine Search to narrow down searches by specific values, such as artist, musical style, or the product format.
You can also use the "Search within results" text field to search for additional keywords within your current results. For example, you may start with a keyword search for "clarinet". When you get back your results, you may decide to add the word "jazz". This will search for products that match both keywords and narrow down your results even more.
The Song Search works much the same way that the product search works, except that the results you will receive will first list all of the individual songs that match your keywords. You must select one of the songs. Then, you will then receive a list of all of the products (or individual arrangements) that contain that particular song.
Just as with a product search, the more specific and less common your keywords, the better. You may search for a specific song by keyword, song title, recording artist, songwriter or lyricist.
Song searches also show how many products are tied to each song title. This can help if you're looking for a popular song that may have many variations or a similar name to another song.
What if you still can't find it?
If all else fails, please feel free to contact us. We will try to respond to your question as soon as possible.