Announcing November YouPerform Contest WINNER!

As you might already be aware, November was the second month for our Musicnotes.com YouPerform Contest, where five performers submitted videos based on our “Free Sheet Music Download of the Month” for November. We encouraged you, our customers, to upload your performance of November’s free download, “A Christmas Medley,” for your peers and music fans 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 Weena. 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,
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Voting begins for November YouPerform Contest! Vote today!

Over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, we were pleased to see that we had five entrants to November’s contest, our second edition of our YouPerform video contest. Not only did we get five entrants this time, but we were happy to see that we have performers from all over the world including South Africa, too! Performing our brand new Musicnotes Editions arrangement of a Christmas medley, which was November’s free sheet music download of the month, watch and vote for your favorite video. How to Rate Contest Performances As we mentioned last time, there are two ways to rate a performer’s video for our contest. The first way would be to
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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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Sing OR Play November’s Christmas Medley for a Chance to Win a $100 Gift Certificate!

Have you voted for October’s contest winner yet? If you have, THANK YOU! If you haven’t, pop on over and see the musical performances of In the Hall of the Mountain King. The contest is heating up and we’re seeing a winner start to emerge. Very exciting! Sing OR Play for Your Video Contest Entry! We first described November’s medley of Christmas songs in an earlier edition of The Whole Note. This week Musicnotes.com is proud to announce that tomorrow our new free sheet music download of the month will be a harmonious blend of classic Christmas carols. Both the guitar sheet music medley and the vocal/piano version are arranged
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Vote today! Three Contest Entries, Only One Will Win!

On Friday at midnight, October’s deadline for our first YouPerform contest drew to a close. We were really excited to see that three, brave performers have submitted their musical performances for our first contest. Performing the Musicnotes Editions arrangement of In the Hall of the Mountain King, which was October’s free sheet music download of the month, each performer has a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to Musicnotes.com! Contest Rules Update: We have received feedback from you that we needed to ensure our contest performance rules were more explicit. We have now expressly defined a music performance as: A performance is defined as: the musician playing or singing
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Here’s the First Contest Entry for the YouPerform Contest!

Last week we had provided you with new YouPerform contest news, where we had mentioned we had yet to receive our first entry. On Monday, we were very excited to receive our first video contest entry for our Musicnotes.com YouPerform Contest! We invite you to listen to this talented performer play In the Hall of the Mountain King downloaded from our free sheet music page! [kaltura-widget wid="k4v45nxm94" width="410" height="364" type="grey" addPermission="2" editPermission="2" /] Do you want to win a $100 gift certificate to Musicnotes.com? You have until Friday at midnight to enter the contest by uploading your video to YouTube. Good luck!

YouPerform Contest News

Believe it or not Musicnotes fans, we have yet to receive our first entry in the YouPerform contest. One of the things we’ve learned is that there was some confusion over what song can be accepted for the contest. Due to copyright restrictions and YouTube!’s terms-of-service, we are only able to offer a video contest for our free sheet music download of the month. For October, this song is “In the Hall of the Mountain King.” If you have a moment, could you let us know whether or not you’re still interested in submitting your entry to our contest? [poll id="3"] Thank you Musicnotes fans and customers, for sticking with
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What is a $100 Gift Certificate to Musicnotes.com Worth?

Are you learning October’s free sheet music download for our YouPerform contest? You might have heard that the prize for the Musicnotes.com YouPerform contest is a one-hundred dollar gift certificate to spend on Musicnotes.com. To help put this amount in perspective, here’s a quick breakdown of what that gift certificate can offer you. Digital Sheet Music — The average price of our digital sheet music downloads is $4.95. If you spent your entire gift certificate on digital sheet music, you would be able to get approximately 20 songs for free. With almost 90,000 songs to browse through, which 20 would you choose? Guitar Guru Sessions — These hands-on, interactive guitar
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How to Upload your Video for our YouPerform Contest

We have some wonderful customers! We’ve already had questions regarding the Musicnotes.com YouPerform contest over the weekend. I’d like to take a few minutes and show you how to upload your videos to YouTube! and how to ensure that your video will be part of the contest group. Instructions are broken out into two pieces; please skip to the second part if you already have a YouTube! account. How to Upload a Video to YouTube! STEP ONE: Create a YouTube! Account – You will not be able to upload your videos without one.