File Sheet Music: Alphabetically? By number? By Genre?
The answer is: “depends” upon how you access your music!
If you constantly look for sheet music by a certain composer, you may want to sort by composer first – and then by title. Looking for the title typically? Filing by title alphabetically is the most common.
If you want to go look for all the Christmas music at once; or all Marching Band Charts; or all Jazz music; or music books by certain grade level – then you might want to separate your collection into those different sections. In this case color coding your labels can help to differentiate one section from another.
THE ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF FILING NUMERICALLY