The Whole Note: October Contest Winner, Gift Cards, Songwriter Interviews and more!

Earlier this week we announced the October Musicnotes.com contest winner. We were pleased to award a $100 gift certificate to our customer Daniel, and he was gracious enough to answer a few questions about his musical background. We learned that he has been playing piano for approximately eleven years, and that he started taking his music seriously as a freshman in high school. Learning “In the Hall of the Mountain King” between six to eight hours, we learned this piano player is studying music, too. When we asked Daniel, “Do you have any tips to share with your fellow musicians for learning this song?” He responsed by saying: To increase
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Announcing October YouPerform CONTEST WINNER!

This past October we tried something new here on Musicnotes.com: our YouPerform Contest, designed to An extension of our popular “Free Sheet Music Download of the Month,” we encouraged you, our customers, to upload your performance of October’s free download, “In the Hall of the Mountain King,” for your peers to vote on for a chance to win a $100 Musicnotes Gift Card. Today we are proud to announce the winner of the $100 Musicnotes Gift Card is Daniel (Musicnotes user, mallenor2007. Watch for an upcoming post about this award-winning piano player. As stated, this decision was made by all of you who have come to the site, viewed the
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