Remembering Tom Petty

On Monday evening, October 2, 2017, the music industry grieved the passing of a legend. Tom Petty, one of Rock n’ Roll’s greatest influences since the 1970s, suffered from cardiac arrest. Tom Petty had always been an “against all odds” musician, overcoming trial after trial in order to gain a legacy that will never be forgotten. Born and raised in Gainesville, Florida, Petty dropped out of high school when he was only 17 in order to pursue his career as a musician. He played bass in his band, Mudcrutch, and quickly proved to be an extraordinary songwriter and performer. The band gained an impressive local following and became determined to
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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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Popular Cover Songs

Top 10 Most Popular Cover Songs

If imitation is the highest form of flattery, than the original artists of the following Top 10 Cover Songs should feel quite flattered. We’ve searched through our massive sheet music catalogue to present to you the very best cover songs that you might not even had known are covers. Take a look at the popular hits below and see if you know the original artists. We’re sure you’ll agree this list is brimming with amazing musical talents from a variety of eras and genres! 10.  “Without You” by Mariah Carey Written in 1970 by Pete Ham and Tom Evans of the British rock group Badfinger, “Without You” has reportedly been
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How to Read Sheet Music

How to Read Sheet Music: Channel Your Inner Musician with These Simple Steps!

Have you ever heard a song on the radio and thought, “Hey, it’d be really cool to know how to play that.”? Do you have friends who play musical instruments, and you want to get in on the fun? Do you just want to expand your general artistic knowledge? Well, learning the basics of how to read sheet music can help you achieve all of these, and in a shorter amount of time than you might have thought! At its very simplest, music is a language just like you’d read aloud from a book. The symbols you’ll see on pages of sheet music have been used for hundreds of years.
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A Revolution in Sheet Music: The New Musicnotes.com iPad App

MADISON, WI – October 6, 2010 – Musicnotes.com, the leading digital sheet music retailer and publisher, announced today a new release of its free iPad app, designed to allow musicians to import, manage and interact with their Musicnotes.com digital sheet music library on the popular mobile device. The app provides Musicnotes.com’s customers the ability to interact with their sheet music on their iPad by synchronizing it with their existing Musicnotes.com account. Once songs are downloaded to the iPad, they are stored locally on the device, allowing musicians to play their sheet music even if they are unable to access the Internet. Features in this release include: The ability to instantly
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Deciphering Singer Pro Sheet Music and Finding Your Vocal Range

Are you inspired to practice your singing? Want to sing one of the latest hit songs from your favorite performers? You may have noticed that we offer something called “Singer Pro” editions of our sheet music. This type of sheet music provides you with the ability to sing the vocal line for your favorite song with a piano accompaniment. Take a look: These measures are from the spiritual Wade in the Water. You can see that the vocal line is separated from the piano accompaniment, and that the accompaniment complements the singer’s voice. Our Singer Pro sheet music is a type of scoring where the melody line is not included
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Top 25 Halloween Sheet Music Best-Sellers from 2007

Even though this year’s Halloween is just around the corner, we decided to take a look back to 2007 and see what last year’s Halloween sheet music hits were. From Monster Mash to This is Halloween, we were amazed at the depth and breadth of Halloween sheet music titles in this list. Thank you for supporting Musicnotes.com; we appreciate each and every one of our fabulous customers! Without further delay, here’s your 2007 top sheet music downloads from Halloween. 2007 Top 25 Halloween Sheet Music Downloads 1. Theme Song from Halloween (1978) John Carpenter 2. This is Halloween (A Nightmare Before Christmas) Danny Elfman 3. Monster Mash Bobby Picket, Leonard
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