Alfred Music Publishing and Musicnotes.com Partner to Honor Les Paul’s Memory with a Free Guitar Lesson Download of “Over the Rainbow”

Musicnotes.com has partnered with Alfred Music Publishing to offer music lovers everywhere a free Guitar Guru Session and guitar tab download of “Over the Rainbow” to honor Les Paul‘s memory. Now through midnight on September 2, 2009, visitors to Musicnotes.com can download a free, interactive Guitar Lesson (including matching guitar tab that’s worth $7.95) for “Over the Rainbow.” This particular arrangement was arranged by Grammy award-winning artist Aaron Stang, from Alfred Music Publishing to match the performance recorded by Les Paul and Chet Atkins and featured on the album, ‘Masters of the Guitar – Together.’ “Les Paul closed every show at the legendary jazz club Iridium in New York City
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June Deals and Summer Steals!

Summer may be the perfect time to get outside and play, but it’s also a good time to practice your instruments. Because we don’t want you to forget your music lessons, we’re offering a few deals this month that we think you’ll really enjoy. All of these sales end at midnight on June 30th, so take advantage of our June deals while you can! Sheet Music Portfolios on Sale at 20% Off! To protect your digital sheet music, we offer these sheet music portfolios designed to help you organize and play your favorite songs. What makes our portfolio so special? Not only can you personalize these portfolios, we’ve tested them
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Last Chance to Take $1 Off all Guru Sessions!

This is your last chance to take $1 off every Guitar Guru Session we have in our catalog. Sale ends midnight on Sunday, May 31st. We’ve got some great Sessions we’ve added over the past, few weeks to help you on your quest to learn guitar. Whether you’re into country songs like When You Say Nothing at All by Alison Krauss or modern rock Sessions like She Talks To Angels by The Black Crowes, we have hundreds of your favorite songs to choose from including your rock-and-your favorites. Choose Sessions by The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, The Eagles, The Beatles and many more! Here’s some hot new Guitar Guru Sessions
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Sessions to Help You Be Your Own Guitar Guru!

Think you’re well on your way to becoming a rock-n-roll guru? While the Guitar Guru Session for Stairway to Heaven remains our most popular Session, we’ve got a few surprises for you in our catalog that will challenge even the most experienced guitarist. The nice thing about our Guitar Guru Sessions, is that you can choose songs to challenge yourself and your guitar playing skills. If you want to get better at playing the guitar, you’ll want to find songs that are more difficult than what you can master right now. For example, if you can play the “Advanced” Sessions that we offer, you might want to check out these
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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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Hot Sheets, Four Day Coupon and Give-A-Ways in The Whole Note!

Don’t try this at home! We’ve blazed through your song suggestions and the hottest trends in sheet music this week to bring you some amazing new songs! What’s new with Musicnotes this week? Well, first we’ve got “the” song everyone’s been asking for. Korean composer Yiruma’s River Flows in You sheet music is on Musicnotes.com for first-time in digital, here in the U.S. Why is this song so popular? Believe it or not, some fans of Twilight tagged the song before the movie came out on YouTube! as “Bella’s Lullaby,” exposing the music to other fans of the series. Our interview with Carter Burwell explains a little bit about this
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Musicnotes.com Sells Five-Millionth Download; Growth Continues In 2009

Madison, WI – March 12, 2009 – Musicnotes, Inc., the market leader in downloadable sheet music, announced today that it recently sold its five-millionth download since the site first launched (1999). The five-millionth download was a Guitar Guru Session of Don McClean’s “Vincent (Starry, Starry Night),” and was sold to a customer in Germany. Musicnotes also announced today its sales growth continues in 2009.  “We have seen some moderation in our rate of growth as the recession has deepened,” indicated Chairman and CFO Tim Reiland, “however our current growth rate remains strong at 20 percent year-over-year.” One area where growth has actually accelerated for Musicnotes is its Guitar Guru product
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Sheet Music for Love Songs, Guitar Guru Headset Sale and More in the Whole Note

Celebrate Valentine’s Day this year by reliving some of your most heartfelt memories. From wedding sheet music to popular love songs that highlight the best parts of your relationships, it’s easy to mark the milestones of your heart with a song. This Valentine’s Day, remember your greatest moments with older love songs like The Luckiest by Ben Folds, Because you Loved Me by Johnny Mathis or At Last by Etta James. If you are building new memories, there are a couple newer love songs that are still popular among many music lovers. I’m Yours by Jason Mraz and Love Story by Taylor Swift continue to be really popular among Musicnotes.com
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American Idol Songs, Sale on Heart and More in “The Whole Note”

This past week, American Idol debuted with a lot of contestants singing their hearts out. One contestant named Casey sang A Thousand Miles, another highlight featured Emily Wynne-Hughes singing Barracuda by Heart. Other songs featured in coverage related to the show included Alone by Heart and Lost by the band Coldplay. Since season one of American Idol, we’ve watched as aspiring singers have sung their way to the top. Kelly Clarkson. Clay Aiken. Carrie Underwood. Kimberly Locke. All of these top performers started on this intense television show and sung their way to a recording contract. Now you can play or sing right along with the former contestants from American
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Guitar Guru Sessions for Songs Featured in Guitar Hero

Going through your song requests, we saw that some of you had asked for Guitar Guru Sessions for music from Guitar Hero and Rock Band. Video game sheet music is pretty interesting to track down because either music was specifically composed for the game, like with the Kingdom Hearts sheet music, or the game was designed using pre-existing songs. Rock Band and Guitar Hero both have used a lot of popular rock music in their design, so we were able to research pretty easily which songs have been featured in both of these popular video games. We’ve compiled a list of Guitar Guru Sessions for songs that are featured in
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