February’s Free Sheet Music is Good, Old-Fashioned Fun!

We are feeling particularly inspired, and hoping that you’d find musical inspiration this month, too. So, we put together a fun little video to highlight how awesomely convenient it is to have a world of sheet music available right at your fingertips! There’s no reason to NOT to be inspired to play something new to play right now. We’re even offering a FREE sheet music download of your choice for the month of February.* Choose from more than 7,000 qualifying arrangements covering all instruments and skill levels. Then, be sure to follow our protagonist John’s lead, and download our FREE mobile and desktop apps to have your music on hand
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Fun! Engaging! Educational! Learn How to Play Piano with Piano Maestro for FREE.

At the heart of everything we do, Musicnotes aims to help you make the world a more musical place. Every once in a while, a tool comes along that so closely and perfectly aligns with our mission, we can’t wait to share it with all of you. If you know someone who wants to learn how to play piano, or if you’re looking to pick music back up after time away, JoyTunes‘s Piano Maestro, for iOS, is one of the hands-down best music education apps we’ve seen (and they have the awards to prove it). We’re so excited to announce that our friends at JoyTunes are offering a FREE Piano Maestro 1-month membership to our
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Q&A With Superstar Pianist Lang Lang + FREE Sheet Music Download

He’s sold out great concert halls around the globe,  made Time Magazine’s ‘100 Most Influential People,’ and, at just 33 years old, Lang Lang is the most popular concert pianist in the world. We were beyond honored to get the chance to ask Lang Lang about his astounding professional career, including his latest venture, Piano Academy, featuring a series of books that are sure to influence the next generation of piano virtuosos in the making. (Enter to WIN your own copy of Lang Lang’s Mastering the Piano series, a $70 value, at the end of this post!) What’s been dubbed the “Lang Lang effect,” watching and hearing the exuberant, virtuosic
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Musicnotes Aids Nashville Flood Recovery with Free Download Of “Lend A Hand” by John Rich

MADISON, WI – May 13, 2010 – Musicnotes.com, the leading digital sheet music retailer and publisher, announced today that the company is offering a free sheet music download of “Lend A Hand,” a new song written by John Rich of the country duo Big & Rich to raise awareness and support related to the recent floods that have devastated Nashville and middle Tennessee. Through September 30, 2010, Musicnotes will offer this upbeat song as a free sheet music download and encourages customers to contribute a small donation to the Nashville Red Cross. Musicnotes, Inc. will contribute $1.00 per sheet music download of “Lend A Hand” to the http://www.nashvilleredcross.org up to
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Scott Joplin and Free “Stoptime Rag” Sheet Music

Scott Joplin is an American songwriter who was born in the late 1860s who wrote over forty compositions, including two operas and a ballet. Most of these compositions were written in a musical style known as “ragtime.” Ragtime, which is also referred to as “ragged time,” surged in popularity during the late 1890s and remained a favorite style of music until the early 1920s. Joplin often referred to himself as the “King of Ragtime.” Many consider Joplin’s best-selling composition of Maple Leaf Rag as one of the songs that defined ragtime as a musical style. Ragtime’s importance as a musical genre can be seen through its influence on early jazz.
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Dance the Night Away with January’s Free Downloads

Celebrate the New Year by dancing to a waltz or a tango! This month, we’re offering a free piano sheet music download of a Hungarian Dance composed by Brahms, and a Guitar Guru Session with corresponding guitar tab of the first published tango! For January 2010, we are featuring a free piano sheet music download of the WALTZ FOR PIANO OP. 39, NO 15 in Ab composed by Johannes Brahms. This particular waltz is part of a collection of works that were composed by Brahms in the mid-to-late 1800s. The pieces are often referred to as the Hungarian Dances and this particular waltz is one of the most popular and
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Free Christmas Sheet Music for December and Special Offer!

Do you hear those bells jingling? It’s time for another free sheet music download of the month, and this time we’re giving away free Christmas songs. For our piano/vocal/guitar arrangement, we’re providing you with a medley of two Christmas carols. We blended STILL, STILL, STILL and THE HOLLY AND THE IVY into a beautiful Christmas song for you to play or sing. Composed in 1819, STILL, STILL, STILL is a traditional Christmas carol that was originally published in German. THE HOLLY AND THE IVY is an older traditional Christmas carol that was published as a “broadside” in the early 1700s. Combined, the two carols together create a Christmas Christian sheet
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Free Holiday Songs, New Suggestions & Contest News in The Rest

For this month’s free sheet music download, we are offering separate arrangements for piano and guitar. For our free piano sheet music download, we are featuring a holiday medley of the songs Jolly Old St. Nicholas and Up on the Housetop. Jolly Old St. Nicholas is a traditional Christmas carol that may have been composed in the early 1900s. The simple lyrics are about someone wishing for St. Nick to come and leave them presents in their stockings. Up on the Housetop (Ho! Ho! Ho!) is an older traditional Christmas carol from the 1860s. Composed by Benjamin Hanby, this popular tune is also about Santa coming down the chimney to
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