Free Music Fonts


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These fonts are totally free of charge, and you may redistribute them as long as you don’t host them on another website.


An extensive list of music font links (as well as other music links) is available from Gerd Castan: http://www.music-notation.info/en/compmus/musicfonts.html.


FiguredBassMH font

This figured bass font was created to ease entry of figured bass symbols in applications such as Finale or Microsoft Word.

FiguredBassMH example

Download this font for Mac or Windows

Open source version of this font (GPL Open Font License), OpenType format. This version of the font can be freely distributed as per the Open Font License.


StaffClefPitchesEasy

A font enabling you to put pitch material – staff, clefs, pitches and barlines – onto any page using any application. This can be entered in a word processing document (for a thesis or assignment or so forth).

StaffClefPitchesEasy example

Download this font for Mac Windows


Rhythms

A font enabling you to put rhythmic notation – including rhythmic values, time signatures, tuplet markings, barlines – onto any page using any application. This can be entered in a word processing document (for a thesis or assignment or so forth). Not as many characters as the Bach font, but easier to use and can do things that the Bach font can’t. (Documentation fixed 21 July 2004)

Rhythms font example

Download this font for Mac Windows


Accidentals font

A font containing quartertones and other microtones in addition to the standard chromatic accidental symbols. Intended for use with Finale. Contains a Finale 2002 document from which a library of microtone symbols can be extracted for use as articulations.

Some samples of the characters in the Accidentals font.

Download this font for Mac Windows

This font is required for use in the Bach Project (www.bachproject.net)

 

If you are interested in other microtonal fonts, check out the following:
Sagittal font by Dave Keenan and George Secor

Example of Sagittal Font

Tempera font by Christian Textier (or click here for a Google translation of this page)

Tempera Font by Christian Textier


Scale Degrees

This font shows numbers with a caret on top, used to indicate scale degrees in music theory. Includes sharps, flats and naturals.

Scale Degrees font example

Download this font for Mac Windows


Clefs

A wider range of clefs for Finale including tablature clefs, both serif and sans serif.

Some of the clefs in the Clef font.

Download this font for Mac Windows


Tempo Indications Font

A font for easily writing metronome markings and basic metric modulations.

Tempo Indications Serif

(1) based on Times font (serif)

Download this font for Mac Windows

Tempo Indications Sans Serif

(2) based on Trebuchet MS font (sans serif)

Download this font for Mac Windows


Harp Pedals Font

A font to easily create harp pedal diagrams (3 styles): including —+—-, ^^-+^-v- styles as well as note names with accidentals.

Harp Pedals font

Download this font for Mac OS X Windows


Recorder Fingering Font

A font useful for putting in recorder fingering diagrams. There are easy presets, and you can also notate your own fingering by specifying each individual hole.

Recorder fingering font example.

Download this font for Mac Windows


Saxophone Fingering Font

This font is used for entering saxophone fingering diagrams, and includes a purely graphical representation + 2 others which are combinations of graphics and text.

Saxophone font examples.Another Sax font exampleEuro Sax style

Download this font for Mac Windows


Guitar Strings

A simple font that allows you to put circled numbers into a document (such as a Finale file). The numbers 1-6 are included, in both serif and sans-serif forms.

Download this font (Mac and PC versions included)


Times+Musical Symbols

A Times Roman font which includes a variety of musical symbols, including accidentals, time signatures and so on incorporated with standard text characters.

Times Musical example

Download this font for Mac only


Tuplet Numbers font

This font gives better looking tuplet numbers in Finale. Both Petrucci-based and Sonata-based versions are included.

Download this font for Mac Windows


Other Good Fonts

Here are some links to other good music fonts created by other people.

If you design fonts, and want me to link to them, get in contact with me via the contact page.

Christian Textier has created excellent fonts for advanced musical notation: http://christian.texier.pagespro-orange.fr/mididesi/free/index.htm#acoustica. For example, Acoustica:

 

Acoustica font by Christian Textier

http://www.fontspace.com/robert-allgeyer/musisync – Robert Allgeyer has created two fonts which may be useful for entering musical examples into Word and other applications: MusiQwik and MusiSync. They are similar to Rhythms and StaffClefPitchesEasy, but with more characters.
MusiQwik demo

Staffwriter font – Not free, but a font which is designed to put musical characters into word processing and other text documents. It has a lot of symbols in it – many more than my free fonts above. It is available through http://www.macmusicfonts.com/.


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