There are 46 different music sheets to find in the game Shovel Knight. These collectibles are scattered across the whole world and some of them are quite hard to find. Get them all with this guide!
You can play those music sheets at the bard in the village. He will also give you 500 gold for each sheet you find. Upon giving all 46 sheets to him you will get the in game feat “Music lover” as well as the achievement on Steam. The general rule of thumb is that there is a music sheet for every song in the game and normally you will find them in the zones where the music is played! Sadly the game doesn’t tell you in which zones you missed something but luckily every music sheet is numbered so you can look them up here 🙂
Here are the locations for all music sheets! Please leave a comment below if you found this guide useful or had any problems.
- Music sheets #1 – 5
- Music sheet #6: PASTORALE
- Music sheet #7: THE LOCAL HAPPENSTANCE
- Music sheet #8: COURAGE UNDER FIRE
- Music sheet #9: BUCKLERS AND BONNETS
- Music sheet #10: WALTZ OF THE TROUPPLE KING
- Music sheet #11 WATCH ME DANCE
- Music sheet #12 SPIN YE BOTTLE
- Music sheet #13 FIGHTING WITH ALL OF OUR MIGHT
- Music sheet #14 DONOR’S DESPAIR
- Music sheet #15 BACKED INTO A CORNER
- Music sheet #16 STARLIT WILDS
- Music sheet #17 THE REQUIEM OF SHIELD KNIGHT
- Music sheet #18 THE ADVENTURE AWAITS
- Music sheet #19 END OF DAYS
- Music sheet #20 STRIKE THE EARTH
- Music sheet #21 THE RIVAL
- Music sheet #22 THE DEFENDER
- Music sheet #23 THE HALLS OF THE USURPER
- Music sheet #24 THE DECADENT DANDY
- Music sheet #25 LA DANSE MACABRE
- Music sheet #26 THE APPARITION
- Music sheet #27 A THOUSAND LEAGUES BELOW
- Music sheet #28 THE BOUNTY HUNTER
- Music sheet #29 FLOWERS OF ANTIMONY
- Music sheet #30 THE VITAL VITRIOL
- Music sheet #31 AN UNDERLYING PROBLEM
- Music sheet #32 THE CLAWS OF FATE
- Music sheet #33 OF DEVIOUS MACHINATIONS
- Music sheet #34 THE SCHEMER
- Music sheet #35 THE DESTROYER
- Music sheet #36 A COOL RECEPTION
- Music sheet #37 THE STALWART
- Music sheet #38 HIGH ABOVE THE LAND
- Music sheet #39 THE SPIN CONTROLLER
- Music sheet #40 THE FATEFUL RETURN
- Music sheet #41 THE INNER STRUGGLE
- Music sheets #42 – 46
Music sheets #1 – 5
You don’t actually need to find those. The bard will already have them when you first talk to him!
#1 – Main Theme
#2 – Steel Thy Shovel
#3 – One Fateful Knight
#4 – A Decisive Blow
#5 – No Weapons Here
Music sheet #6: PASTORALE
This one is found in the village. On the last screen to right you will find a girl carrying water and you can jump onto her and then onto the roof at the nearby house.
Music sheet #7: THE LOCAL HAPPENSTANCE
This music sheet is located in the village in the underground cellar right next to Croaker. Break the wall to the left to get it!
Music sheet #8: COURAGE UNDER FIRE
This music sheet is found at the Armor Outpost. You can either jump from the left using the sign with the cane and the hat to get up or climb the ladder on the right and go left and drop below onto the rooftop to get it!
Music sheet #9: BUCKLERS AND BONNETS
This one is also found at the Armor Outpost. You need to defeat Treasure Knight, Plague Knight and Mole Knight to reach it though. After defeating them there will be a catapult at the village which catapults on top of the air ship!
Music sheet #10: WALTZ OF THE TROUPPLE KING
This one isn’t as obvious as one would think because you need to fish at a place without sparkles. Go to the Troupple Pond and simply fish wherever you like to get a lot of apples, anger the Troupple King and receive the music sheet!
Music sheet #11 WATCH ME DANCE
This one is located in the village. You will need to defeat the Specter Knight before getting this one though. Head to the tavern and speak to the dancer who will then proceed to dance for you and reward you with a music sheet!
Music sheet #12 SPIN YE BOTTLE
This one is also at the village. Dig through the left at the tavern and play the minigame with Mona. Just furiously hit all bottles, especially the blinking ones and you should be able to score more than 150 points. You will then get the feat (and achievement) “Juggler” and Mona will reward you with some cash and a music sheet!
Music sheet #13 FIGHTING WITH ALL OF OUR MIGHT
Defeat Reize who appears on the world map to get this music sheet!
Music sheet #14 DONOR’S DESPAIR
This sheet is in the Hall of Champions. Climb up the ladder and go to the top left room. There is a breakable wall on the left side which leads to a hidden room. Mind the gap!
Music sheet #15 BACKED INTO A CORNER
This one is also in the Hall of Champions. This time the sheet is in the bottom right corner and once again you will need to break a wall to enter the hidden room!
Music sheet #16 STARLIT WILDS
This one can only be reached once you’ve obtained the Dust Knuckles. Simply complete the area Knuckler’s Quarry to get the sheet!
Music sheet #17 THE REQUIEM OF SHIELD KNIGHT
This music sheet requires the Propeller Dagger. Head to the Frozen Flight Stage and collect the sheet at the end of the map.
Music sheet #18 THE ADVENTURE AWAITS
You will need the Phase Locket for this one to be able to cross the spikes. It is located in the Forest of Phasing and once more the only thing you need to do is reach the end of the map.
Music sheet #19 END OF DAYS
This on is in the Tower of Fate: Ascent. Simply fly that rainbow spewing statue to the end and break the wall on the right to get to the sheet.
Music sheet #20 STRIKE THE EARTH
This one is located in the Plains (the first level). Just destroy the wall on the left in the room with the spikes in the middle and the skeleton on the left side to get to it.
Music sheet #21 THE RIVAL
Also in the Plains after the second checkpoint in the room with two moving platforms. Go to the very right and hit the wall to reveal a secret room where you need to cross some gaps by jumping across some bubbles.
Music sheet #22 THE DEFENDER
You can find this sheet in the Tower of Fate: Entrance. After you’ve reach the first checkpoint in the area with those moving blocks there is a breakable wall in a small recess. Quickly break it and collect your music sheet before you get crushed!
Music sheet #23 THE HALLS OF THE USURPER
This music sheet is right at the start in the level Primedoor Keep, just go to the left!
Music sheet #24 THE DECADENT DANDY
This Sheet is also in Pridemoor Keep. There is a breakable just below the checkpoint with the book right next to it. Dig through it and collect your sheet in the hidden room.
Music sheet #25 LA DANSE MACABRE
This one is located in the Lich Yard stage. The sheet is in a chest right below a checkpoint and you need to move a skeleton head on the platform to be able to reach it.
Music sheet #26 THE APPARITION
This sheet is also located in The Lich Yard. Just go to the area about the second checkpoint and use those green things to reach the upper left corner of the room. Hit the left one twice and the right one once and pogo as fast as you can!
Music sheet #27 A THOUSAND LEAGUES BELOW
This one is located in the Iron Whale. Go to the very right in the first room with those tentacle monsters and hit the wall to open a new area. Then simply fish at the sparkling spot to get the music sheet.
Music sheet #28 THE BOUNTY HUNTER
This sheet is also in the Iron Whale right after the 3rd checkpoint in the room with multiple ladders. Just smack the wall to the right to open up a new path and open the chest at the end to get your music sheet.
Music sheet #29 FLOWERS OF ANTIMONY
This one is located in the Explodatorium. Shortly after the second checkpoint there is a room with those birds which throw explosives at you and green slime. Don’t destroy the floor and hurry so that the birds don’t destroy it either to be able to reach the platform with the sheet. If you fuck this up (like I did) you can still reach it by pogo jumping the enemy below the sheet 🙂 you will need to position it right first though.
Music sheet #30 THE VITAL VITRIOL
This sheet is also in the Explodatorium. In the room with the first checkpoint simply destroy all the walls to the right to gain access to a ladder which leads to this music sheet in a chest.
Music sheet #31 AN UNDERLYING PROBLEM
This music sheet is in the Lost City, just after the second checkpoint you will see a few rocks that explode when you strike them. But don’t strike them just yet, use them to jump to higher platform at the top right which leads to an area with a chest which contains the sheet.
Music sheet #32 THE CLAWS OF FATE
This one is also in the Lost City. Use the green goo to turn that huge block of lava into goo and jump to the top right corner to get to a room with the music sheet.
Music sheet #33 OF DEVIOUS MACHINATIONS
This music sheet is located in the Clockwork Tower. Right above the second checkpoint you can climb up a ladder which leads to a room with the sheet. You will need the mobile gear to be able to reach it though.
Music sheet #34 THE SCHEMER
This sheet is also inside the Clockwork Tower just the first checkpoint. You can go right behind that gear throwing enemy and in this room you will find the music sheet.
Music sheet #35 THE DESTROYER
It’s quite unusual but the Clockwork Tower actually has three music sheets! The reason behind this is that the boss has two different phases which two different music tracks. Anyway this one is quite easy to find. After the third checkpoint there is a room with a gear throwing enemy and two routes, simply take the lower route to get to the area with the music sheet.
Music sheet #36 A COOL RECEPTION
This music sheet is located at the Stranded Ship. It’s hard to miss because you walk right under it after the fourth checkpoint. Pogojump those flying dragons to reach it!
Music sheet #37 THE STALWART
This one is also at the Stranded Ship. Go up after you’ve reached the fourth checkpoint and there will be an ice wizard on the top left corner. Walk behind him to reach a spike filled room which also contains the music sheet.
Music sheet #38 HIGH ABOVE THE LAND
This music sheet is in the Flying Machine level. After encountering some jellyfish there will be an area with an annoying wizard. Kill him and destroy the wall behind him to reveal a ladder which leads you to the room with the music sheet. You need to have the Propeller Dagger to reach it though.
Music sheet #39 THE SPIN CONTROLLER
This sheet is also in the Flying Machine level. There is way to the right in the room with the two upwards blowing propellers. In order to reach that room you need to drop down from above (just go up one screen using the ladder and drop down) and keep holding right to reach a new area. You will be able to purchase the Propeller Dagger in this area and it is needed to reach the music sheet. So buy it (if you haven’t already) and head to the next screen where you will be able to fish for the music sheet in the sparkling abyss.
Music sheet #40 THE FATEFUL RETURN
This sheet is located in the Tower of Fate: Entrance. In the dark zone with the green rain you’ll once more be able to fish in a sparkling abyss.
Music sheet #41 THE INNER STRUGGLE
This music sheet is located in the Tower of Fate: Ascent. Just after the third checkpoint at the zone with the crushing blocks you’ll be able to get the sheet. So equip the Propeller Dagger which speeds you up on usage and go as fast as you can to get it!
Music sheets #42 – 46
The five last sheets can all be found in the last level of the Tower Fate. After falling through the dark rooms simply head left and you will reach the room with the five sheets sooner or later.
#42: The Forlorn Sanctum
#43: The Possessor
#44: The Betrayer
#45: A Return to Order