We don't know about you, but some of us here at Musicnotes HQ are serious TV talent show devotees. With new seasons of 'American Idol' and 'The Voice' now in full swing, we've been filling many a weeknight cheering on our favorite contestants and critiquing their audition choices. These TV programs … Read more about 20 Great Vocal Auditions from ‘American Idol’ and ‘The Voice’
If a picture is worth a thousand words, we think a piece of music can express a thousand emotions. May is just around the corner, and it's time to reminisce on the past, look ahead to the future, and pick out graduation songs that represent all of those feelings in the most meaningful way. We've … Read more about Pomp, Circumstance and Sheet Music: Graduation Songs
Ah, the one-hit wonder. That time-honored cultural phenomenon of musical artists or groups breaking out with one fantastic, catchy, everyone-is-singing-along song, only to disappear faster than you can say "Macarena." The truth is, many one-hit wonder artists are extremely talented musicians … Read more about Too Good to Miss: Our Top 10 One-Hit Wonders of Sheet Music!
Did you know that April is Smithsonian's Jazz Appreciation Month? Jazz often is called America's classical music. Whether swing, bop, ragtime, scat, soul or funk, the genre's imprint is evident in nearly every modern musical form. One of the most important aspects to playing and performing jazz … Read more about Take 10: We’re Celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month With a New Jazz Sheet Music Value
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 … Read more about America the Musical! Have You Played the Most Popular Sheet Music in Your State?
We're sorry, this contest has ended and the winner has been notified. Thanks for sharing your hilarious entries! Have you ever been casually singing along to the car radio, or mumbling a catchy tune between classes, only to have a friend burst into laughter? "What'd I Say?" you may ask yourself. … Read more about What’d You Sing? 10 Hilariously Misheard Pop Lyrics, Share Yours to Win a $10 Gift Card!
Need to distract your cat with an iPad game? There's an app for that. Want to check for nearby ghosts? Yup. App for that too. (It's an EMF detector.) Got a work rival or annoying classmate you want to perform digital voodoo on? As Iggy Pop sang in 'Search and Destroy,' "Look out honey, 'cause I'm … Read more about There’s An App for That: Useful Apps for Musicians
Need a musical piece for your school or college tryout? Searching for a number suited to the part you're looking to land? Musicnotes is back to help with 40 MORE songs to prepare for musical theater auditions. Following up on our popular "40+ Songs for Stage and Show Auditions" post, we've again … Read more about 40 MORE Audition Songs for the Stage
The red carpet is rolled out, the statues are polished, the performers are booked and our 'Gravity' and 'The Book Thief' sheet music is at-the-ready. I don't know about you, but I'm eager to curl up with a mug of cocoa (its still harshly arctic here in Wisconsin) tomorrow night and celebrate recent … Read more about Lights, Camera, Sheet Music! Play Academy Awards Best Song Nominees