These fonts are totally free of charge, and you may redistribute them as long as you don’t host them on another website.
An astonishingly useful site with fonts and font comparisons is available courtesy of Jan Angemuller: http://elbsound.studio/music_font_comparison.php
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.
This figured bass font was created to ease entry of figured bass symbols in applications such as Finale or Microsoft Word.
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.
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).
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)
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.
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
This font shows numbers with a caret on top, used to indicate scale degrees in music theory. Includes sharps, flats and naturals.
A wider range of clefs for Finale including tablature clefs, both serif and sans serif.
Tempo Indications Font
A font for easily writing metronome markings and basic metric modulations.
(1) based on Times font (serif)
(2) based on Trebuchet MS font (sans serif)
Harp Pedals Font
A font to easily create harp pedal diagrams (3 styles): including —+—-, ^^-+^-v- styles as well as note names with accidentals.
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.
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.
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.
A Times Roman font which includes a variety of musical symbols, including accidentals, time signatures and so on incorporated with standard text characters.
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.
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.
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.
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/.
Chords & Scales – again not free, but Chords and Scales are OpenType symbol fonts for neck diagrams. Create precise fretboard diagrams for chords, scales, arpeggios and blank diagrams solely in Apple Pages, Apple Keynote and other eligible applications in Mac OS X as well as on the iPad and iPhone.