A few years ago, we sat down across from our friends Benj Pasek and Justin Paul to record a video for a brand new video series called Musicnotes Song Spotlight. The series features a behind-the-scenes look at the popular songs we all know and love from the people who wrote them. From the moment we … Read more about Award-Winning Songwriters – Pasek & Paul
A lesser-known musical term, contrafactum, refers to a song in which the melody is similar or even identical to another song yet contains different lyrics. One of the most popular examples of contrafacta are "What Child is This" and "Greensleeves." While the lyrics convey very different meanings, … Read more about Contrafactum: What’s That?
Longtime composing/writing team Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich create songs that turn mundane day-to-day occurrences into laugh-out-loud musical events. For example, did you hear the one about the coffee Cassanova? How about the suitor who wooed his sweetheart with Weight Watchers? Have to learned … Read more about Q&A With Songwriters, Storytellers and Stage Stars Marcy & Zina
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 … Read more about Vocal Audition Song Additions. Find Your Perfect Audition Piece Today!
Dressing in a nun's habit while singing in Latin on national live television? All in a day's work for the supremely talented conductor, vocalist and writer Georgia Stitt! You may recognize Georgia from her role as a member of the nunnery in NBC's 'The Sound of Music Live!' or as a vocal coach on … Read more about Q&A with Lyricist, Composer, Musical Director and All-Around Broadway Pro, Georgia Stitt
Singing, dancing, acting... the trifecta of musical theatre talent. In fact, many Hollywood careers have been launched thanks, in part, to musical theatre backgrounds. We're all fairly well aware of the fine musical pedegree of some of Hollywood's elite: Hugh Jackman, Lea Michele, Julie Andrews … Read more about They Started on the Stage: Popular Artists Who Began in Musical Theatre
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
Do you want to try out for a talent show like the X-FACTOR or AMERICAN IDOL? Are you preparing for a musical theater audition or just want to sing on stage? Musicnotes is here to help! We've explored our digital sheet music files and consulted with auditioners and fellow auditionees to offer you … Read more about Updated: 40+ Songs for Stage and Show Auditions
Susan Boyle. Les Paul. Michael Jackson. Twilight and New Moon. Legally Blonde: the Musical. Before you sing Auld Lang Syne and celebrate the birth of a new decade, take a look back at your favorite music news of 2009. In 2009, you fell in love with the music from several movies and television … Read more about Celebrate 2010 With this Look Back at Music Trends from 2009