Classical Crossover Q&A with Simply Three

Musicnotes Signature Artist News | Simply Three have just released their latest album, ‘Undefined‘ which features a rich collection of original arrangements. Having achieved tremendous success with their classical pop crossover covers, the guys: Glen McDaniel, Zack Clark, and Nick Villalobos, were kind enough to answer our questions on all things musical while prepping for their fall tour. You guys are classically trained with pop influences. We’d love to know what made you want to start Simply Three? Nick: As we studied music in college each of us felt that we were being groomed to eventually win an orchestra job. For most classical musicians that is the main goal. There came a time
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Q & A with Musicnotes Signature Artist Patrick Laird from Brooklyn Duo

Fresh from his “MTV Unplugged” performance with Shawn Mendes, Patrick from Brooklyn Duo gives us a fascinating insight into the life of a professional musician, from arranging to performing, and everything in between. Musicnotes: Congratulations on your MTV unplugged performance! How did Shawn’s Team find you? Patrick: Thank you! Shawn and his team actually discovered Brooklyn Duo through our YouTube videos and reached out to us a few months ago. They were most interested in working with us to put together creative string arrangements for some of their songs. Musicnotes: What’s your creative process for arranging cello parts? Patrick: It’s different depending on the project. We have a lot more flexibility when we’re arranging just
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2017’s Most Popular Sheet Music Searches By State (Printable/Sharable PDF!)

From sea to shining sea, we’re looking at what our fellow musicians are currently playing (or are hoping to play) across America via the most popular search terms used at Musicnotes.com, the world’s leading source of professionally licensed digital sheet music and guitar tab. To compile our list, we looked at Google Analytics results for what sheet music terms Americans were searching, broken down by state from January 1 to June 1, 2017. Each result is the #1 searched term among Musicnotes.com’s more than 3 million US customers (the company serves nearly 3 million customers outside the US as well). Although some results were not surprising (Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” is
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Like This? Play That! Discover Popular New (To You) Sheet Music

Are you lovin’ John Legend? Head-over-heels for Hozier? Dedicated to One Direction? Find something new to listen to and play with the help of your friends at Musicnotes. We’re recommending new-to-you titles based on today’s most popular sheet music artists. Browse popular artists below, and see our suggestions for lesser-known sheet music of similar styles, subjects and sounds. We’ve also created  handy YouTube and Spotify playlists of all the popular sheet music titles and recommended new selections. Who knows? You might just discover your next favorite song. If you like John Legend… If John Legend has been dominating your piano and iPod, try “I Need a Dollar” by Aloe Blacc.
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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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Back to School Sheet Music

Get Your Back-to-School Sheet Music Ready!

Those magical days of reading, writing and arithmetic are just around the corner. Are you ready?  If you’re anything like some of our friends here at MNHQ, it might take a little, shall we say, extra motivation to get back into school mode. Luckily we have just the cure to beat those end-of-summer blues and gear you up for another great term: the most fun-to-play back-to-school sheet music this side of homeroom. We’ve explored the more than 260,000 arrangements at Musicnotes.com (oh, did we forget to mention we recently surpassed 260,000 arrangements!?!), and narrowed down 10 of our back-to-school sheet music front-runners. These anthems are guaranteed to punch the keys on your calculator, squeeze the juice
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Jarrod Radnich Virtosic Piano Solo sheet music

Q&A with virtuosic pianist, performer and composer Jarrod Radnich!

First things first, if you haven’t yet watched the new YouTube video of Jarrod Radnich performing “Don’t Stop Believin’,” scroll down and watch it! Really, we promise, it’s that cool. Heck, even if you have already seen it, watch it again … we’ll wait. Inspiring, right? We are so excited to share with our blog readers more about the man behind the piano. Jarrod Radnich is a modern classical pop star who’s perhaps best known for astonishing audiences and inspiring piano virtuosos with his re-imagined arrangements of rock, movie soundtrack and video game standards. He started professionally instructing piano at age 11, received a full scholarship to Berklee at 14,
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Most popular sheet music in each state of America.

America the Musical! Have You Played the Most Popular Sheet Music in Your State?

Chances are, you’ve happened across that clever map of distinctively popular musical artists making its way around the web. Highlighting those musicians who are more popular in given states vs. other states, the map gives us insight into how musical tastes vary based on our geography. Well, we at Musicnotes enlisted the help of our stat-savvy data team to bring you the distinctively popular sheet music titles of each state. And you may be in for a few surprises, like “Good Morning Baltimore” making the list… but not in Maryland, or the unmistakable connection between the sunshine and keystone states. First, a super-short methodical explanation: we looked at the best-selling
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UK’s Popular Football Song and Other New Sheet Music!

In celebration of the World Cup fever, we’ve arranged the UK’s favourite football anthem entitled World In Motion by New Order for piano, voice and guitar. Initially released to coincide with the 1990 World Cup, the original version features appearances from several members of the England Squad of the time, including a rap by John Barnes. World In Motion became New Order’s first and only number one in the UK singles chart and has proved an enduring hit, with remixes released for almost every World Cup competition since. Christina Aguilera’s second single from her new album “Bionic” is the powerful ballad You Lost Me. Whilst promoting her new album she
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Twilight: Eclipse Sheet Music for the Soundtrack

Are you ready to watch TWILIGHT: ECLIPSE in theatres this June? Musicnotes.com is pleased to present you with sheet music for TWILIGHT: ECLIPSE, including a band-approved arrangement of the first single entitled “Neutron Star Collision (Love is Forever)” by Muse. The soundtrack for the third film in The Twilight Saga has been rocketing off the music charts! Based on your requests, we’re continually adding new sheet music from TWILIGHT: ECLIPSE so be sure to bookmark this post and check back for your favorite songs. Songs performed in TWILIGHT: ECLIPSE are listed below. If we have sheet music or guitar tab for any of the songs, you can follow the link.
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