Musicnotes Aids Nashville Flood Recovery with Free Download Of “Lend A Hand” by John Rich

MADISON, WI – May 13, 2010 – Musicnotes.com, the leading digital sheet music retailer and publisher, announced today that the company is offering a free sheet music download of “Lend A Hand,” a new song written by John Rich of the country duo Big & Rich to raise awareness and support related to the recent floods that have devastated Nashville and middle Tennessee. Through September 30, 2010, Musicnotes will offer this upbeat song as a free sheet music download and encourages customers to contribute a small donation to the Nashville Red Cross. Musicnotes, Inc. will contribute $1.00 per sheet music download of “Lend A Hand” to the http://www.nashvilleredcross.org up to
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Scott Joplin and Free “Stoptime Rag” Sheet Music

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 a favorite style of music until the early 1920s. Joplin often referred to himself as the “King of Ragtime.” Many consider Joplin’s best-selling composition of Maple Leaf Rag as one of the songs that defined ragtime as a musical style. Ragtime’s importance as a musical genre can be seen through its influence on early jazz.
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Dance the Night Away with January’s Free Downloads

Celebrate the New Year by dancing to a waltz or a tango! This month, we’re offering a free piano sheet music download of a Hungarian Dance composed by Brahms, and a Guitar Guru Session with corresponding guitar tab of the first published tango! For January 2010, we are featuring a free piano sheet music download of the WALTZ FOR PIANO OP. 39, NO 15 in Ab composed by Johannes Brahms. This particular waltz is part of a collection of works that were composed by Brahms in the mid-to-late 1800s. The pieces are often referred to as the Hungarian Dances and this particular waltz is one of the most popular and
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Free Christmas Sheet Music for December and Special Offer!

Do you hear those bells jingling? It’s time for another free sheet music download of the month, and this time we’re giving away free Christmas songs. For our piano/vocal/guitar arrangement, we’re providing you with a medley of two Christmas carols. We blended STILL, STILL, STILL and THE HOLLY AND THE IVY into a beautiful Christmas song for you to play or sing. Composed in 1819, STILL, STILL, STILL is a traditional Christmas carol that was originally published in German. THE HOLLY AND THE IVY is an older traditional Christmas carol that was published as a “broadside” in the early 1700s. Combined, the two carols together create a Christmas Christian sheet
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Free Holiday Songs, New Suggestions & Contest News in The Rest

For this month’s free sheet music download, we are offering separate arrangements for piano and guitar. For our free piano sheet music download, we are featuring a holiday medley of the songs Jolly Old St. Nicholas and Up on the Housetop. Jolly Old St. Nicholas is a traditional Christmas carol that may have been composed in the early 1900s. The simple lyrics are about someone wishing for St. Nick to come and leave them presents in their stockings. Up on the Housetop (Ho! Ho! Ho!) is an older traditional Christmas carol from the 1860s. Composed by Benjamin Hanby, this popular tune is also about Santa coming down the chimney to
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Free Estudio Brillante Guitar Tab and Headset Give-A-Way

Spanish guitarist-composer Francisco Tarrega wrote ESTUDIO BRILLANTE in the late 19th Century. This incredibly difficult etude was based on a sonatina by French violinist-composer Jean-Delphin Alard. In addition to Tarrega’s performing and teaching ability, he also arranged many pre-existing works for guitar by composers such as; Beethoven, Mendelssohn, and Chopin. Even though he only wrote less than a hundred pieces for the guitar, the short compositions are enjoyed by many guitarists. Within the music world, many consider Tarrega to be an important founding figure for the classical guitar genre. Other works by Tarrega include how most famous work, RECUERDOS DE LA ALHAMBRA, and LAGRIMA, a popular guitar tab for beginners.
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Piano Players! Download Kitten On The Keys for Free in October

This month’s free piano sheet music download is a challenging ragtime song entitled KITTEN ON THE KEYS. Composed in 1921 by the late Edward Elzear “Zez” Confrey, KITTEN ON THE KEYS became an instant hit. This fun, ragtime piano solo sounds almost exactly like a playful kitten traipsing around on your piano keys. A very challenging piece to master due to its construction and “slide” technique, download free piano sheet music for KITTEN ON THE KEYS from now until October 31st. (Please note that we are offering a different song for guitar this month.) If you enjoy ragtime music, you might love to play or sing some of these other
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“School Days” Free Sheet Music Download for September

The song “School Days” was originally written in 1906, and was registered with the copyright office in 1907. This sentimental song about two adults looking back on their youth is also known by the title “School Days (When We Were a Couple of Kids).” Now you can download free sheet music for School Days through the end of September. The lyrics (which are included below) describe the story of two adult characters named “Nellie” and “Joe,” who take a nostalgic look back at their time in school during the late 1800s. Some of the lyrics shine a light on a much different period of education. For example, a hickory stick
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