Archive for 'Behind the Music'
Posted on Mar 05, 2009 by Monica.
Are you an aspiring musician? Need help with learning your sheet music? We want to help. Just ask Musicnotes! Musicnotes.com employs a wide range of talented individuals who are as passionate about music as you are. From professional arrangers to educators to just plain old music lovers, everyone here is dedicated to bringing sheet music [...]
Posted on Feb 18, 2009 by Monica.
Can you sight-read sheet music? Enjoy singing unfamiliar pieces at holidays? Learning to read sheet music at first glace can be pretty challenging, because sight-reading doesn’t just depend upon your musical proficiency. For singers, it can be really difficult because different vocal techniques sometimes require practicing the song measure-by-measure rather than in its entirety. If [...]
Posted on Jan 19, 2009 by Monica.
Musicnotes.com is proud to feature an article about the song “Monster Mash.” This brilliantly-written article has been brought to you by the HFA, and has been reprinted with permission. For more about the HFA, be sure to visit the HFA website. Behind the Song: “Monster Mash” – Bobby “Boris” Pickett and Lenny Capizzi Written by [...]
Posted on Jan 15, 2009 by Monica.
Are you using Twitter to interact with your friends and family? Twitter is a micro-blogging service where you can send links and brief bits of news to your followers, reply to “Tweets” and get the latest news from people you follow. If you are already using Twitter, then you might want to consider follow your [...]
Posted on Dec 31, 2008 by Monica.
This month’s free sheet music download is none other than “Hail to the Chief.” This song holds a special patriotic significance for U.S. citizens, as “Hail to the Chief” is played to usher in a new president to the Oval Office. History of Hail to the Chief Did you know that the original lyrics for [...]
Posted on Dec 05, 2008 by Monica.
Do you have a child that loves music? Are you shopping for your nephew or godchild for Christmas and have no idea what to get them? We put our heads together to come up with a list of musical gift ideas that are great for kids. Not only will these gifts foster their music abilities, [...]
Posted on Nov 26, 2008 by Monica.
Hang up your stockings and light up your Christmas tree! Musicnotes.com has a special holiday treat in store for all of you today. We had the pleasure of speaking with songwriter Philip Springer who wrote the ever-popular Christmas song, “Santa Baby.” You probably already know that every song has a story, but did you know [...]
Posted on Nov 25, 2008 by Monica.
Have no idea what to get for that beginner musician in your life? Here are some gift ideas that we’d like to share with you for guitar, piano and voice. The book featured at left is perfect for either beginning piano players or singers because the notes and words are printed large and are extremely [...]
Posted on Nov 20, 2008 by Monica.
Today Musicnotes.com brings you an exclusive interview with William Joseph in our first edition of our Songwriter Spotlight. William Joseph is a pianist, composer and performer who is currently touring internationally. He was gracious enough to take time out of his busy schedule to answer a few questions about composing music, working with an orchestra [...]
Posted on Nov 12, 2008 by Monica.
Every song has a story and this particular song, Konstantine, is very special to all of us here at Musicnotes.com for many reasons. For me, this song represents a thing of beauty for Musicnotes.com because Konstantine represents an unusual endeavor based on our customer requests and the popularity of this song. While it’s no secret [...]