0Do you by any chance have sheet music for this song?
Is [STRIKE]it[/STRIKE] this a correct way to ask a question? And is it a polite one?
Maybe the issue needs some explanation. With the help of this question I was going and then did ask a youtube musician if he had sheet music for the song he had played. I first wanted to use 'the' there, but then I thought that there are many ways to arrange a piece of music, not only one. I would be happy to find any sheet music for the song (arranged for any instrument) because myself I couldn't have found any. Of course, I would be happier if it were exactly the one being played by that musician arranged for the piano, but I'm not in the position where I could pick and choose, so my choice was the zero article. Do I understand it correctly? Or not?I'd probably say 'the sheet music', but it's not a big deal.
Thanks for these new (for me) words. Knowing them, I feel, is going to widen the scope for search for written music considerably!You could also ask for a lead sheet, which shows the melody and chords. It's also called a cheat sheet.