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Q&A With Lead Singer Chad Mattson of the Outspokenly Positive Band, Unspoken.

The chart-topping Christian band Unspoken is many things, but silent certainly isn’t one of them. The group, led by vocalist Chad Mattson, has a message, and they share that message loud and clear with songs focused on empowerment and gratitude. It’s that positive, uplifting message that has resonated with fans and earned Unspoken four straight top-five American Christian chart singles, “Who You Are,” “Start a Fire,” “Lift My Life Up” and “Good Fight.” Mattson was kind enough to take time out of his busy schedule, which includes an upcoming Unspoken tour, to share a bit about his writing process, what it’s like collaborating with his bandmates, and how music can
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25-Year-Old Seasonal Classic Named Musicnotes’ 2015 Song of the Year

Madison, Wis.– January 26, 2016 – You could say that the Musicnotes 2015 Song of the Year is a sign of our musical times. The world’s largest downloadable sheet music retailer and publisher today released its annual award to the top-selling title of 2015. However, unlike previous years in which top-selling titles mirrored pop charts, this year’s #1 sheet music download wasn’t featured in Billboard or a big screen blockbuster. “Mary, Did You Know?” is a modern Christmas classic, written a quarter-century ago, that has been recorded by more than 30 genre-spanning artists, including stars Kathy Mattea, Rascal Flatts, Cee Lo Green and YouTube a cappella sensation Pentatonix. The latter inspired more
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Jordan Feliz

Q&A With Christian Singer, Songwriter, and Purveyor of the Road-Less-Traveled, Jordan Feliz

One of the best parts of working at Musicnotes is that you get the opportunity to celebrate, appreciate and play an entire world’s worth of musical styles and genres. This is part of the reason we feel a kindred connection to singer/songwriter Jordan Feliz. Jordan Feliz’s single, “The River,” has quickly ascended the Christian music charts, and his debut album ‘Beloved,’ has garnered rave reviews from critics and fans alike. It’s hard to imagine that this soulful CCM breakout started his professional musical career as none other than a heavy rock vocalist for a band notably showcased via the punk-rock-focused Warped Tour. The journey from fronting the band A Current
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New Artists 2015

Our Top Sheet Music by New Artists of 2015

Every year, a group of breakthrough artists provides new sheet music hits that we and our fellow music lovers get particularly excited about, and 2015 was no exception. This year’s top new artists span the globe, and cover a wide array of genres including R&B, pop, country and even EDM sheet music. We’ve selected our top 10 new artists of 2015 based on their sheet music popularity. You’ve likely heard of many of the musical men and women, however some of the new artists on this year’s list may be new to you! Simply click on their name to browse officially licensed, instantly downloadable sheet music by each musician. Happy
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Tips for Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions and Meeting Musical Goals

The new year presents us with the opportunity to consider what we may want to improve upon or accomplish over the next 12 months. Have you chosen your musical new year’s resolutions or goals yet? Read on to find popular articles relating to seven common musical resolutions, including everything from learning to play a new instrument to getting into tip-top musical shape for 2016’s auditions and performances! Resolution #1: Learn How to Play an Instrument Did you receive a new instrument over the holidays? Perhaps you used to read sheet music, but could use a bit of a refresher. We have simple guides to the basics of reading sheet music,
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Star Wars

The Force is Strong with New Star Wars Music (Including The Force Awakens Sheet Music)

You don’t need to visit galaxies (or sheet music shops) far, far away for Star Wars music arrangements, because Musicnotes has the very best selection of instantly downloadable sheet music from the beloved Star Wars saga right at your powerful fingertips. Not only will you find officially licensed sheet music for John Williams‘ instantly recognizable film scores (every instrument and skill level included),  we’ve also got a few special Star Wars music arrangements that you can’t find anywhere else, plus NEW sheet music from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. In fact, Musicnotes is honored to be your exclusive source for the astonishing NEW Star Wars music compositions by world-renowned piano virtuosos Player Piano feat. Sonya Belousova and Jarrod Radnich!  Check out both
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Holiday Gifts for Musicians. Our Easy Guide to Perfectly Thoughtful Presents!

When it comes to gift giving, it is truly the thought that counts. That’s why we’ve put together a list of perfectly thoughtful holiday gifts for musicians. Anyone who’s musically inclined will be delighted to receive one of the suggestions below. Whether your recipient is a band geek, choir nerd, orch dork, or just a general lover of music, find a carefully curated mix of musical gifts for musicians of all types. Gifts For the Studious Musician Expand musical minds with fun-to-use supplies and thought-provoking activities. Sheet Music Pencil Set A personalized pencil box with classical-adorned #2s is a gift that will not be written off. Moleskin Art Plus Music
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Simple Gifts of Music, Mindfulness and Thanksgiving

As we prepare to share in heart-warming traditions, celebratory musical gatherings and, yes, retail-related reverie, we look back nearly 170 years to a song that provides a gentle reminder of gratitude in its purest form. “Simple Gifts” was composed by Joseph Brackett in 1848, and its melody and message are as relevant today as when the Shaker elder first penned the piece. The tune itself is instantly recognizable, having appeared in a number of variations through the years such as Sydney Carter’s 1963 “Lord of the Dance,” Aaron Copland’s ‘Appalachian Spring’ ballet, TV spots for cars and appliances, and covers ranging from contemporary Christian artists to rock bands. Joseph Brackett’s
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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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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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