HELPING GOOD MUSIC AVOID A BAD END
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.
We will buy certain collections and always accept donations. 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 stock choral music, hymnals, salon music, 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.
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:
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.
The item shows no signs of use or wear—slightly adjusted for age. Shop labels/stamps may be present.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We accept the following methods of payment:
SHIPPING INFORMATION (Domestic and International):
GENERAL INFORMATION (March/2023)
Here is a summary of our shipping practices and policies at TJMusic. Our goal is to work with dependable carriers, follow reasonable policies and utilize practical materials to safely deliver your music to you.
We pack the music in plastic bags with cardboard stiffeners (with additional cushioning as needed) in a rigid cardboard mailer or box. We usually ship orders within 2-3 business days of receipt.
At checkout you will be presented with the shipping option(s) for your location. The quoted price consists of a base rate for your first item (that includes a small handling/packaging fee) plus a charge for each additional item.
If your location does not have a determined shipping charge, you will be instructed to contact us and we will provide a separate invoice for the shipping cost. NOTE: payment methods for invoiced charges are limited. See additional information in the sections below.
All shipping costs must be paid before your order is shipped.
The United States Postal Service (USPS) is our default domestic and international carrier. If USPS service is not available in your area or if you prefer a different carrier, please contact us to arrange.
USPS reimbursement for lost or damaged goods is variable and limited. Please contact us if this occurs. USPS will require documentation with photographs of the damaged shipment.
NOTE: USPS will not deliver to countries that are currently sanctioned by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). Here is a link to a list of those countries:
All international orders are shipped via USPS First-Class Package International Service (FCPIS).
The listed FCPIS rates apply to shipments weighing less than 3 lbs. (1.36 Kg.) and valued less than $400 USD. Orders that exceed either limit are subject to a supplemental charge (limited only to the USPS shipping charges). We will invoice you for any supplemental charges and require that the charge is paid prior to shipment. NOTE: payment of international invoiced charges is not processed through the TJMusic website, and is currently limited to PayPal. If this is not an option for you, please contact us.
Insurance is not offered for FCPIS shipping. Insurance is available with other classes of USPS shipping but will require a custom shipping quote. It can be expensive. Contact us for additional details.
Once your order is shipped you will receive a confirmatory email with the tracking number. The number will track the shipment until it reaches US Customs and/or the Customs of the destination country. Tracking beyond that point is variable.
Declared value for Customs is limited to only the purchase cost of the item(s).
USPS does not provide an estimated delivery date for international shipments, but most orders are received within 4-5 weeks. If you have not received your order after 6 weeks, please contact us.
Domestic customers will generally have several shipping options from which to choose.
The listed First-Class rates apply to shipments weighing less than 3 lbs. (1.36 Kg.). Orders that exceed that limit are subject to a supplemental charge (limited only to the USPS shipping charges). We will invoice you for any supplemental charges and require that the charge is paid prior to shipment. NOTE: payment of domestic invoiced charges is not processed through the TJMusic website, and is currently limited to PayPal or VENMO. If these are not options for you, please contact us.
The weight limit for Media Mail is 70 lbs. and their fee structure is much less complicated.
Once your order is shipped you will receive a confirmatory email with the tracking number. An estimated delivery date may also be provided.
If you elect to purchase insurance, the declared value is limited to the purchase price of your item(s).
If you have not received your order 2 weeks after the estimated delivery date, please contact us.
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.