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10 Telltale Signs You Might Be an Orch Dork

A few weeks ago, we filled you in with ten signs you might be a Band Geek … but as we all know, musicians come in many breeds. One of these breeds, most easily spotted by the “Yo-Yo Ma Rocks!” t-shirt, is what we lovingly refer to here as the “Orch Dork.” Of course, there are many other signs that you might be an orch dork, and we’ve put together a list of ten of them – you know, to aid in your identification skills. Read on for our “Top 10 Signs You Might be an Orch Dork” and enter to win your very own Musicnotes-exclusive “Orch Dork” T-Shirt (P.S.
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10 Telltale Signs You Might Be a Band Geek

If you’re a band geek and you know it, raise your hand. It’s no secret that Musicnotes is home to more than a few band geeks. In fact, you can frequently catch us proudly wearing our exclusively designed t-shirts and sipping from our mugs. (Psst… check out how to WIN your own band geek tee at the end of this post.) So, as any good band of musical geeks would do, your friends at Musicnotes compiled a list of signs that you, too, may very well be a fellow band geek. Sign #10 A neck strap can actually be considered one of the chicest band geek accessories. Sign #9 Why
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Easter Choral Arrangements

Our Top Suggestions for Easter Choral Sheet Music

Does your choir have its Easter season program(s) chosen yet? Looking for a unique or well-known piece to round out your Lenten repertoire? We’ve been very busy adding even more Easter choral sheet music to our ever-expanding choral catalogue. Check out officially licensed professional arrangements for songs both traditional and contemporary, each available to download, print and start practicing instantly. In addition to the recently added Easter choral arrangements below, there are many, many more at Musicnotes.com, covering every service and choir type. I Will Rise Chris Tomlin SATB + Piano Cornerstone Hillsong SATB + Piano In Christ Alone Keith Getty SATB + Piano In Christ Alone Keith Getty SAB
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How to Buy a Piano: ‘Keys’ to Help You Choose the Right Instrument

Searching for the right piano can be one of the most exciting, inspiring times for a musician. After all, this instrument will be an extension of your creative expression, and you want to make sure it fits your purpose and needs perfectly. We’ve gathered our most helpful tips based on our experience selecting and buying both new and used instruments, and we’re excited to show off the latest addition to Musicnotes headquarters, our very own recently purchased restored Steinway. A piano is a major investment, and not one that you want to make without doing some research. By asking yourself a few simple questions ahead of time, you’ll have a
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Anti-Valentines Day

13 Anti-Love Songs for the Anti-Valentine

Walk down any store aisle the first few weeks of February and you’re bound to be inundated with an array of balloons, flowers, pink and red hearts, cards, teddy bears and just about every other super-sweet-lovey-dovey thing you can think of. It’s enough to make people who aren’t feeling the love this time of year want to go into an all black room, crawl under a blanket and hibernate for the next 30 years. But , there is a way to fight back – and it’s with music! Yes, there are more love songs out there than you could ever count … and there are just as many songs about
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Grammy Music

Your Ultimate Grammy Music Guide, WIN a $25 Gift Card!

There will be celebrities, there likely will be a wacky outfit or two, and there will most definitely be some unforgettable musical performances at this year’s Grammy Awards on Sunday night. While Monday’s water coolers will buzz with the first two topics on Monday morning, we’re here to talk about the latter. Check out our ultimate Grammy music guide below, complete with sheet music from all your favorite nominees, as well as performance predictions and a fun quiz about the Grammys (psst… you could WIN a $25 Musicnotes Gift Card)!  The Nominees Record of the Year (click title for sheet music) Fancy, Iggy Azalea feat. Charlie XCX Chandelier, Sia Stay
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Valentine's Day sheet music

Songs for Valentine’s Day 2015. See What Hits Made This Year’s Must-Play List!

Every February 14th sparkling rays shine down from parted cotton candy clouds and little balloon hearts appear above our heads, right? Hmm… maybe not. If you’re anything like us, Valentine’s Day can cause a bit of anxiety. Sometimes you fall short of ideas trying to make the holiday extra special for your special someone. Fear not, we’re here to help with the top 10 most romantic songs for Valentine’s Day 2015. These tunes are guaranteed to impress your sweetheart and make this Valentine’s Day one to remember. 1. Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran (See the Video) “And, darling, I will be loving you ’til we’re 70 And, baby, my
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Vocal Audition Songs

Vocal Audition Song Additions. Find Your Perfect Audition Piece Today!

By popular demand, we’re back with even more song suggestions for your next stage or show vocal audition. Finding the perfect vocal audition song can be a challenge, to say the least. Musicnotes is here to help with the best array of officially licensed, professional vocal audition sheet music, all ready to download and start practicing immediately! There are many reasons Musicnotes digital sheet music takes the lead when choosing a new vocal audition piece. First, it’s easily transportable. No matter where you go, so long as you have an internet connection, you’ll be able to access the audition sheet music you need. (Goodbye nightmares about forgetting your accompanist copy!)
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How to choose a music teacher

How to Choose a Piano Teacher

The benefits of learning to play music are indisputable, and one of the most important aspects in creating an exciting, valuable music education experience for yourself or your child is knowing how to choose a piano teacher. Communication styles, learning methods and preferred genres are highly personal, meaning that it takes a little bit of background work to choose the best music teacher FOR YOU. Below we’ll go over our 5 helpful tips for choosing a piano teacher, which actually may applied to choosing any music instructor, and our top resources to turn to for additional help. By following these tips, you can be sure to choose a teacher who
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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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