These FAQ are designed to help make the viewing and purchasing of music as simple and straight forward as possible. If you cannot find the answer to your particular question below, then please e-mail us at


How do I view and listen to the music?

Browse by category or composer and select the music you wish to view. Press the 'View PDF Sample' button to view sample pages from the score. An increasing number of scores are available to view and listen to on our YouTube channel, and many of the scores contain a link to an mp3 recording of the entire piece.


How do I purchase the individual parts for each score?

When you purchase music from mainly4strings you will receive a pdf containing both the score and all the individual parts.


Can I purchase the score separately?

At present it is not possible to purchase the score or the individual parts separately.


What are the criteria for the 'Levels'

The four levels offer an approximate guide as to the difficulty of each score. The grades equate to those of the UK music examining boards. They are :-

Level A - Beginner (Beginner to Grade I)

Level B - Junior (Grade II to Grade III)

Level C - Intermediate (Grade IV to Grade VI)

Level D - Advanced (Grade VII to Grade VIII)


Are multi-user licenses available to purchase? 

We do not issue multi-user licenses, nor could we realistically 'police' them. However, we would consider it reasonable to expect single establishments such as music services and schools to purchase multiple copies for distribution as detailed below.


Number of Staff

Number of Copies

1 - 51
6 - 102
11 or more3


We also consider it reasonable for teachers to copy and distribute materials for use by their own pupils. 


The backing track is too fast – is it possible to alter the tempo for practice purposes?

Audacity is a free digital audio editor and recording application, enabling the user to increase or decrease the tempo of a mp3/track without altering the pitch and then save the amended track. The latest version can be downloaded at . Alternatively, try Speedshifter from the A.B.R.S.M. at .


How do I pay for my music?

Purchasing music from mainly4strings is easy - just view, buy, and a PDF of your music will be sent directly to your e-mail account. At present we only accept payment through PayPal. PayPal is accepted by thousands of online retailers and is recognised to be one of the most secure ways to purchase items online. We will never see or store your confidential payment card details.


I don't have a PayPal account

You can pay using your credit or debit card without creating a PayPal account. Just enter via the 'Pay for your order' button and you will be directed to a page where you can choose to pay by credit/debit card or by using a PayPal account.


I haven't received my order

Orders are sent by email immediately after payment has been authorised. An increasing number of delivery failures are caused by anti-spam filters. If you cannot locate the order in your inbox, spam or junk folders then please do not hesitate to contact us. It might also be helpful to add '' and '' to your e-mail account provider's safe/white list. Click here to download a guide to help ensure that legitimate emails arrive in your inbox and not your spam folder.


What is your refunds policy?

Before you purchase any music, you are strongly advised to view the sample score pages and, where a recording is available, listen to each score to assess its quality and suitability. You can download a free sample score here. Because of the digital nature of the product, we are unable to offer refunds or accept returns.

We welcome feedback regarding our website and products we offer. If you have any particular requests, suggestions or comments then please email them to

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