Archive for 'Behind the Music'
Posted on Apr 06, 2010 by Monica.
Scott Joplin is an American songwriter who was born in the late 1860s who wrote over forty compositions, including two operas and a ballet. Most of these compositions were written in a musical style known as “ragtime.” Ragtime, which is also referred to as “ragged time,” surged in popularity during the late 1890s and remained [...]
Posted on Jan 15, 2010 by Monica.
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 wants to help! Not only have we dug through our digital sheet music files to offer you suggestions for songs that we think [...]
Posted on Sep 23, 2009 by Monica.
Based on a book entitled The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, the stunning musical The Wizard of Oz was produced seventy years ago today. Historically, the 1939 movie production starring Judy Garland, Frank Morgan and Ray Bolger is considered one of the greatest films of all time and has inspired musicals like [...]
Posted on Sep 01, 2009 by Monica.
Today marks the seventieth anniversary of the beginning of World War II. Even though the 1940s were a tragic time in the world’s history, this was also a very important period for music, too. Popular songs were used to boost morale and entertain troops, but they were also written to fill the hearts of those [...]
Posted on Aug 11, 2009 by Monica.
Get ready to break out your sheet music and practice your instruments – school is almost back in session. Believe it or not, going back to school can be a lot of fun because there are a ton of great songs for you to play and perform. Why not get a head start and play [...]
Posted on Jun 26, 2009 by Monica.
Yesterday, we were stunned by the news that Michael Jackson had passed away at the early age of 50. Musicnotes.com would like to extend our deepest condolences to the friends and family of Michael Jackson. In honor of Michael Jackson’s music and the legacy he left behind both as an individual performer and his early [...]
Posted on Apr 30, 2009 by Monica.
Are you learning to play piano? From asking questions related to playing piano with both hands to learning how to play for the first time, many of you are interested in how you can play piano sheet music. While there is no musical wand we can wave to help you play like Peter Cincotti or [...]
Posted on Apr 14, 2009 by Monica.
While many of your questions were related to transpositions, music notation and symbols, and learning how to play piano or guitar, there were a few that were quite technical like this question about the melodic minor. We’d like to address this question here today for our advanced music lovers out there. I have been teaching [...]
Posted on Apr 13, 2009 by Monica.
Notation is the way music is represented by written symbols. Symbols can include notes or other markings that indicate how to play your song. A few of you had asked what some of those musical symbols mean, and our production team recommended this list of modern musical symbols which includes everything from a “staff” to [...]
Posted on Mar 31, 2009 by Monica.
Composed by Fleeson and Von Tilzer, this song was first performed in the 1920s. (I’ll be With You) In Apple Blossom Time is a perfect wedding song for Spring. Our piano sheet music version contains a full set of lyrics with a voice solo line. The guitar tab version of the song primarily focuses on [...]