HELPING GOOD MUSIC AVOID A BAD END

ABOUT TJMusic

We’ve collected sheet music since the 1970s and started selling it as TJMusic since the 1990s.   We offer an ever-changing selection of sheet music, along with music-related books, magazines, and ephemera through this website and at The Broadway Book Mall in Denver, Colorado. 

Our inventory depends on what comes our way:  budget-priced, collectible, or authoritative editions of the Standard Repertoire (both Classical and Popular), as well as scarce, out-of-print, or simply curious music of many types.   All kinds of musicians, collectors, bargain-hunters, and explorers will find something of interest here.

If we don’t have what you’re looking for please send us an email and we’ll do an off-line search, or visit the LINKS page on this site for a list of other resources. 

If you have some music to pass along, please send us an email or give us a call.  Due to space restrictions we generally don’t buy choral music, hymnals, salon music, or most method books, technical manuals, textbooks, or teaching repertoire. 

Condition is an issue with used merchandise.  Sheet music is nearly always marked by the store that sold it and the person who bought it.  Please see below for additional details. 

 

CONDITION ASSESSMENT:

All music will be complete.

We do not sell print-on-demand editions, or photocopies.   

Ex-library copies will always be noted regardless of condition.

We rank the condition of our items based on these variables:

  • Whether the SPINE/BINDING is intact and firm, or not;
  • Whether the PAPER is firm, or blemished, or aged, or not;
  • Whether there are store stamps, signatures, or performance (or other) MARKS, or not;
  • Whether the item has missing (non-essential) pages or outer wrappers, or not.

 

We use the following words to describe, in general terms, the condition of an item.  If you would like a more-detailed description for a particular item, please contact us. 

 

CONDITION DESCRIPTIONS:

PRISTINE

The item shows no signs of use or wear—slightly adjusted for age.  Shop labels/stamps may be present.

EXCELLENT

Stable spine/binding and pages; paper may show minimal/mild signs of aging/blemishes and there may be occasional performance or other markings; the item appears complete as originally published.  Ready-to-use. 

GOOD

Any mix of the following: spine/binding may be compromised but stable; paper may show mild/moderate signs of aging/blemishes/markings; repairs (if present) are stable; may have some loosened inner pages and/or lack outer wrappers but otherwise appears complete.  Ready-to-use.

ADEQUATE

Any mix of the following: spine/binding may be compromised/unstable; paper may show moderate and obvious signs of aging/blemishes/markings; may have repairs of variable stability; may lack outer wrappers or non-essential pages.  Some items may require a little attention before they are ready-to-use. 

MARGINAL

Overall condition is poor but music is readable.  We seldom offer items that are in this condition, but will make exceptions for pieces that are scarce or of other particular interest.  Items in marginal condition will require some special handling before use. 

 

PURCHASING INFORMATION

We accept the following methods of payment:

  • American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa credit cards,
  • PayPal,
  • Personal check or money order. NOTE: orders placed using check or money order will not be shipped until payment is received.

 

SHIPPING INFORMATION (Domestic and International):

We use the United States Postal Service (USPS) as our default carrier.  All listed prices are based on averaged shipping rates for an order weighing less than 2 pounds (1 kilogram) and include packaging and (optional) insurance costs.  Transit times are provided by the USPS and not guaranteed. 

Items are packed in individual plastic bags with a stiffener and bubble wrap as needed, and shipped in a rigid cardboard envelope or cardboard box.  We ship orders within two business days of receipt. 

If you need to contact us prior to shipping (see below), please register on our site so that we can view the contents of your cart.  At this time we do not accept orders if we are on vacation.     

Contact us if:

  • you prefer to use a different shipping method (UPS or FedEx), or
  • your order exceeds (approximately) 5 pounds (2 kilograms), or
  • you need your order shipped via an express service

 

RETURNS/REFUNDS:

Please email us ([email protected]) if you wish to return your order so that we can discuss the problem and arrange for the return/refund. 

  • If you’ve simply changed your mind, we will refund the purchase/out-bound shipping costs but ask that you pay for the return shipping.
  • If you feel the item is not as described, we will refund the purchase price and (both way) shipping costs. To help avoid this problem, please ask us for a more-detailed description prior to purchase. 
  • If the item has been damaged in transit, please contact us for return/return arrangements.