The great Finnish composer Jean Sibelius wrote "music begins where the possibilities of language end." As proud music nerds and book nerds, we're often reminded of how literature has served as an inspirational source for composers and songwriters throughout history. In celebration of National … Read more about By Song and By Book, Our 10 Favorite Lit-Inspired Musical Arrangements
We’re sorry, this contest has ended and the winner has been notified. Thanks for sharing your hilarious entries! We're back for another round of "what's that lyric?" where we share what songs we've flubbed the words to lately. Misheard lyrics often have hilarious results. Whether singing in the … Read more about Come Again? 10 More Hilariously Misheard Lyrics. Win a $10 Gift Card!
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 … Read more about Q&A With Lead Singer Chad Mattson of the Outspokenly Positive Band, Unspoken.
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 … Read more about Q&A With Christian Singer, Songwriter, and Purveyor of the Road-Less-Traveled, Jordan Feliz
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 … Read more about Tips for Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions and Meeting Musical Goals
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 … Read more about Simple Gifts of Music, Mindfulness and Thanksgiving
Even if your little ones are a bit too young to start formal musical training, it's a terrific idea to expose them to basic concepts like rhythm, pitch and melody. A fun and exciting way to get youngsters involved in their earliest musical training is by helping them to make their own musical … Read more about Simple Musical Crafts for Kids: 12 Rainy Day Projects
School musical auditions will soon be upon us, which means directors are finalizing this year's show selections. There's no doubt that each year's production leaves a lasting impact on all involved, after all, you can't just erase thousands of hours of running lines and mastering … Read more about The Shows Go On: Most Popular High School Musicals
You'll be required to play outdoors, in temperatures ranging from frozen to sweltering. We ask that you wear the most scratchy, ill-fitting outfit imaginable, oh, and did we mention it comes with a really special hat? And we're going to throw in early morning drills and weekend events for good … Read more about March On! 10 Benefits of Playing in School Marching Band