Meet the Musicians of “Wayfaring Stranger” + Download Your Free Sheet Music

How do you celebrate spreading the joy of music to more than 5 million people around the world? Well, if you’re the world’s leading digital sheet music company, you give away free sheet music, of course! Not only are we offering a variety of vocal, piano, instrumental and even choral “Wayfaring Stranger” sheet music for free through the end of November, we also filmed a beautiful video featuring the piece, which we think demonstrates the unifying power of music. If you haven’t yet seen it, take a moment to watch now. We shot the video at a local historical theatre here in Madison, Wis. and enlisted the help of four
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It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Player Piano With a Brand NEW Arrangement & Video

MADISON, WI — October 6, 2015 —, the world’s leading digital sheet music retailer and publisher, is excited to announce the release of a brand-new digital sheet music and video package by Player Piano, the award-winning digital series that pairs virtuosic piano compositions with elaborately themed videos. Debuting today, Player Piano’s “Superman March” is one of composer Sonya Belousova’s most technically challenging arrangements to-date. The video, directed by the other half of Player Piano, renowned filmmaker Tom Grey, features Belousova cosplaying as journalist Lois Lane while performing the latest in Player Piano’s catalogue of pop culture musical reimaginations. The “Superman” music video follows in the footsteps of previous Player Piano cinematic tributes including the Doctor
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News: Play Faster, Play Better with New Musicnotes Sheet Music Player for Mac

MADISON, WI — September 22, 2015 —, the world’s largest digital sheet music publisher and the leader in downloadable sheet music technology, today announced the release of its first-ever Digital Sheet Music Player app for Mac. The Musicnotes Mac app allows musicians to benefit from many of the same innovative features and functions available in Musicnotes’ top-rated Android and iOS mobile apps, plus even more. Not only can users enjoy audio/visual playback, custom audio mixing with tempo control, and key transposition of their digital sheet music, they also can print digital sheet music files right from their Mac desktop. Jon Higgins, Musicnotes’ Director of Technology, said his goal is
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News: New iOS and Android Apps from Musicnotes Modernize the Sheet Music Experience

MADISON, WI — September 9, 2015 —, the world’s leading publisher and retailer of digital sheet music and digital sheet music technology, today announced the official release of its next generation of free apps for iOS and Android devices. The release includes full redesigns and enhancements of the company’s top-rated tablet and phone apps, providing musicians a streamlined, interactive sheet music experience across major mobile platforms. Among the most notable features of the company’s new iOS and Android app overhaul is fully functional audio-visual playback with audio mixing and adjustable tempo. Using the new audio mixer, musicians can control and/or mute the volume of any instrument, voice or part
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Choral sheet music

See Your Choral Sheet Music Headquarters in Action!

Feeling a little blue or even downright sad? Looking for a fun way to boost your heart health? Want to help set future generations up for academic success? Singing with a choir has proven to benefit your overall well-being in these ways and more! According to a 2009 Chorus America study, there are nearly 270,000 choruses in the U.S. alone, with at least 42 million people participating in choral singing weekly. That’s a lot of voices, not to mention a whole bunch of choral sheet music. It’s no secret we here at Musicnotes are huge proponents of choral participation. In fact, our Director of Choral Catalog, Jonathan Miller, has traveled
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Your Questions Answered: Why Free Sheet Music Costs More Than You Might Think

A question that comes up from well-meaning customers now and again is why all of the sheet music at isn’t free. The (very) short answer is, because we love music. Like, really, really love music. And we want to be able to ensure future generations are able to fall in love with music, too. We’re aware that there are websites that claim to offer ‘free sheet music.’ The problem is, not only are these sites illegal, the unlicensed, unprofessional arrangements they’re advertising come at a much higher hidden cost, the burden of which is put on music’s greatest supporters. Often these sites ‘sell’ advertising space, so they’re making a
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honor flight donation

Musicnotes’ Annual Honor Flight Drive Soars Again

MADISON, WI — July 13, 2015 — More than a dozen military veterans will be honored with a trip to their respective war memorials, thanks to the help of Musicnotes customers who purchased patriotic sheet music between Memorial Day and Independence Day this year. The annual six-week Musicnotes Honor Flight donation drive provides $1 from every patriotic download to local chapters of the Honor Flight Network, a non-profit organization created solely to honor America’s war veterans through tours to Washington D.C. memorials. Exceeding previous years’ sales and reaching this year’s goal, 2015 proved to be the most rewarding drive yet. A total of $8,200 will be divided equally between the Badger
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Find Music Fast

1,2,3 Play! Find the Sheet Music You Want, Fast

Often on this blog we discuss what happens after you download your sheet music: the practicing, the performing and expanding your music theory knowledge and musical skills. The essential component to improving in all of these facets is that you’ll need sheet music. Astute sheet music shoppers know that has nearly all the sheet music you could ever want or need. Browsing a nearly endless sheet music catalogue could prove quite the challenge. That’s why Musicnotes has made it easier than ever to find the music you want to play. You may have noticed our search tool upgrade earlier this year. When you type your query into the search
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Best of 2014

What Sheet Music Topped Musicnotes Musicians’ Most-Played in 2014?

As we bid 2014 adieu, it’s fun to look back and summarize the year in sheet music. Each January, Musicnotes releases its list of the 100 best-selling pieces (out of the now nearly 300,000 arrangements) in its digital sheet music catalogue. Follow along with our top 100 sheet music arrangements here, and read ‘note’able highlights from this year’s list below. ‘Frozen’ freezes out competition 2014 will forever be known as the year of ‘Frozen’ sheet music. “Let It Go” shattered digital sheet music sales records, achieving 100,000 downloads in just eight months, a phenomenal feat to say the least. In fact, 10% of our entire 2014 top 100 list is
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The Art of Choral Programming

The Art of Choral Music Programming

 Musicnotes is thrilled to announce the addition of renowned choral conductor, composer, arranger, artistic director and vocalist Jonathan Miller to the team.  Jonathan joins us while continuing his work with Chicago a cappella, an esteemed ensemble of professional singers he founded in 1993. In addition to overseeing the Musicnotes choral sheet music offerings, Jonathan graciously agreed to share his insights and expertise on choral arranging, vocal well-being, repertoire suggestions, choral music programming and more with all of us on the Musicnotes Blog. In fact, the latter topic he’s touching on today. The Art of Choral Music Programming: How to Captivate an Audience I am excited to be joining the Musicnotes
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