Meet Your April YouPerform Contest Winners

We had the chance to catch up with our April 2009 YouPerform Contest winners, who were happy to share the story of how this duet met and honed their music together with the help of our online sheet music catalog. Narelle and Elaine’s musical journey began at a housewarming party where Narelle sang the song “Welcome to my World.” When speaking with Elaine after her performance, Narelle discovered that not only was Elaine a musician as well, but an active volunteer who dedicated her piano and accordion skills to perform music at local retirement homes and care facilities for the elderly. Excited by the idea, Narelle offered to sing and
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May Guitar Guru Sale, YouPerform Contest Voting, Free Download in The Whole Note

This month we’d like to help you play like a rock-n-roll guru! We’ve taken off $1.00 on every Guitar Guru Session in our catalog, offering you the chance to learn your favorite songs! Choose from blues Sessions like The Thrill is Gone or classic rock Sessions like Barracuda. Here are a few other Guitar Guru Session favorites that you’ve enjoyed: Rank Session Title Performer 1. Stairway to Heaven Led Zeppelin 2. Hotel California The Eagles 3. Sweet Home Alabama Lynyrd Skynyrd 4. Wish You Were Here Pink Floyd 5. Wanted Dead or Alive Jon Bon Jovi No coupon code is required for you to enjoy this limited time offer, which
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Meet our 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place YouPerform Contest Winners

Musicnotes.com is proud to present to you the three, talented musicians who won our YouPerform contest for March. March is the first month we awarded first, second and third place prizes, and we hope that for this month’s contest we’ll be able to do the same. (You can read our updated Musicnotes.com YouPerform contest rules for more information.) All three of our winners played variations of the song Bunessan which is also referred to as Morning Has Broken. We had the chance to catch up with our winners, and we’d like to shine the spotlight on them as they talk about their experiences in music and their contest entry. First
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Talent Shows like American Idol, YouPerform Contest Winner in the Whole Note

In this week’s wrap-up, we talk about how talent shows are inspiring musicians everywhere to sing or play their instrument and provide you with some sheet music suggestions. We also reveal the winner of our own “talent” show, the Musicnotes.com YouPerform Contest for March 2009. Britain’s Got Talent! Do you? As we mentioned earlier this week in our press release entitled Susan Boyle Phenomenon Resonates in Sheet Music, “Britain’s Got Talent” singing sensation Susan Boyle has had a definite impact on sheet music. You’ve been so inspired by Susan Boyle’s performance of I Dreamed a Dream, that this single song from Les Miserables sheet music is one of your top
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YouPerform Contest. Now With More Prizes!

While deciding the winner of Musicnotes.com YouPerform Contest for March, we’ve realized that we needed to make a change to our awards. You see, deciding “one” winner out of those twelve entries just didn’t seem fair to all the other contestants. Many of you have sent us emails and comments providing your feedback for the contest, and we agree that offering multiple awards is the right thing to do. Effective for March’s contest and any month going forward, we will award first, second and third place prizes provided we have a minimum of ten entries. For first place the YouPerform contest winner will receive a gift certificate in the amount
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Help Decide March’s YouPerform Contest Winner!

We have had a number of great entries for March’s Musicnotes.com YouPerform Contest last month, and we need your help. Which of these great videos will be March’s winner? You tell us! Whether you vote for one of these duets or solos, tell us which one should win by casting your vote! This month, contestants performed their versions of Bunessan, Danny Boy and Hail to the Chief, which are Musicnotes Editions of sheet music from Musicnotes.com. For more ideas on sheet music to play for our YouPerform contest, take a look at these five classical sheet music contest selections. Good luck to all of our entrants for March’s contest! We
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Easter Sheet Music, Guitar Guru Coupon and YouPerform Winner in The Whole Note

With the rise in popularity of Christian sheet music the past, few years, many of these music lovers have renewed their interest in sheet music for Easter. Musicnotes.com offers a broad selection of Easter sheet music by your favorite Christian music artists like: Newsong, Glad, Point of Grace and much, much more! If you enjoy Easter sheet music, we also have sheet music for the movie The Passion of the Christ which was released in 2004 and was directed by Mel Gibson. We invite you to check out our Easter sheet music selection, and are happy to announce that we have more new songs on the way! If you can’t
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Vote on February’s YouPerform Contest Entries!

In February, we received two contest entries for our monthly YouPerform contest. Today, I am pleased to present you with two contest entries that we hope you’ll enjoy. Each performance qualifies for our contest. One contestant decided to play the song “When My Baby Smiles At Me” which was February’s free song of the month. The second chose a classical Musicnotes Editions piece for their contest entry. The full title of the piece is the Sonata in C Minor “Pathetique” II. Adagio Cantabile Op. 13, No. 8 composed by Ludwig Van Beethoven. As we mentioned in January, we released new YouPerform contest rules. We hope you submit your music performance
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Bunessan Free Sheet Music, More from Twilight in The Whole Note

Do you remember the song Morning Has Broken? The popular melody performed by Cat Stevens in the early 1970s was originally based on a song by Scottish composer Mary MacDonald (1789 – 1872). The original lyrics for her hymn entitled Leanabh an Aigh were written in Gaelic. When the hymn was translated into English by Lachlan Macbean, the song title was renamed Bunessan after a Scottish village close to Mary MacDonald’s hometown of Ardtun. Believe it or not, the song was originally associated with a hymn called Child in the Manger. (1) This March, download your free sheet music for the song Bunessan and enjoy this gorgeous melody. To download
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Bolt Sheet Music, American Idol Surprises and More in The Whole Note

Have you seen Bolt yet? Nominated for an Academy award, this film is about a Hollywood action star dog who believes he has super powers! But does he? If you haven’t found out whether or not Bolt’s true super powers lie in his paws or in his heart, you’ll definitely want to rent this heart-warming tale about man’s best friend voiced by John Travolta. Miley Cyrus lends her voice-acting and singing talents to the other main character in the film, Penny. Miley sings the song I Thought I Lost You, a song featured on the Bolt soundtrack and in the movie. Now you can sing right along with Miley, or
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