Alfred Music Publishing and Musicnotes.com Partner to Honor Les Paul’s Memory with a Free Guitar Lesson Download of “Over the Rainbow”

Musicnotes.com has partnered with Alfred Music Publishing to offer music lovers everywhere a free Guitar Guru Session and guitar tab download of “Over the Rainbow” to honor Les Paul‘s memory. Now through midnight on September 2, 2009, visitors to Musicnotes.com can download a free, interactive Guitar Lesson (including matching guitar tab that’s worth $7.95) for “Over the Rainbow.” This particular arrangement was arranged by Grammy award-winning artist Aaron Stang, from Alfred Music Publishing to match the performance recorded by Les Paul and Chet Atkins and featured on the album, ‘Masters of the Guitar – Together.’ “Les Paul closed every show at the legendary jazz club Iridium in New York City
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Download There’s a Hole in my Bucket Free

“There’s a Hole in My Bucket” is known as a children’s song with a circular set of lyrics, since the hole in the bucket never seems to get fixed. The song starts out with a man named Henry complaining to his dear Liza, that he has a hole in his bucket. Going through several rounds of questions and answers, dear Henry never manages to fix his bucket after all. This song is so popular you can find it in most collections of children’s songs. It’s most popular version was sung by Harry Belafonte and Odetta. “There’s a Hole in My Bucket” was originally sung in German and, according to Wikipedia,
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Download I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles Sheet Music FREE!

This month’s free sheet music download of the month is a song we really think you’re going to love. The song “I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles” was written by songwriters from Tin Pan Alley back in the early 1900s. Recorded originally as a waltz, the song was covered by most of the popular performers during the late 1910s and early 1920s. Since the early 20th century, the song has been appeared in dozens of films in several musical styles. For example, “I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles” appeared in the Woody Allen movie Sweet and Lowdown starring Sean Penn. In this movie, Penn “performs” a solo guitar version of the popular tune, which
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May Guitar Guru Sale, YouPerform Contest Voting, Free Download in The Whole Note

This month we’d like to help you play like a rock-n-roll guru! We’ve taken off $1.00 on every Guitar Guru Session in our catalog, offering you the chance to learn your favorite songs! Choose from blues Sessions like The Thrill is Gone or classic rock Sessions like Barracuda. Here are a few other Guitar Guru Session favorites that you’ve enjoyed: Rank Session Title Performer 1. Stairway to Heaven Led Zeppelin 2. Hotel California The Eagles 3. Sweet Home Alabama Lynyrd Skynyrd 4. Wish You Were Here Pink Floyd 5. Wanted Dead or Alive Jon Bon Jovi No coupon code is required for you to enjoy this limited time offer, which
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Download “(I’ll be With You) In Apple Blossom Time” for Free!

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 the main chorus of the song, and is great for beginning guitarists. Although this song originated in the 1920s, the most popular version was performed by “The Andrews Sisters” during WWII. The song has been recorded by a number of artists ncluding Nat King Cole, Barry Manilow, The Platters, Jo Stafford, Wayne Newton and several
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Bunessan Free Sheet Music, More from Twilight in The Whole Note

Do you remember the song Morning Has Broken? The popular melody performed by Cat Stevens in the early 1970s was originally based on a song by Scottish composer Mary MacDonald (1789 – 1872). The original lyrics for her hymn entitled Leanabh an Aigh were written in Gaelic. When the hymn was translated into English by Lachlan Macbean, the song title was renamed Bunessan after a Scottish village close to Mary MacDonald’s hometown of Ardtun. Believe it or not, the song was originally associated with a hymn called Child in the Manger. (1) This March, download your free sheet music for the song Bunessan and enjoy this gorgeous melody. To download
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Free Jazz Love Song, Death Cab for Cutie Guitar Tab Sale and More in This Week’s The Whole Note

Can you hear birds singing? While it might not be Spring just yet, our hearts are all a-flutter here. February’s free sheet music download of the month is an interesting love song called “When My Baby Smiles At Me.” Composed in 1920 by Bill Munro, the lyrics for “When My Baby Smiles at Me” were written by Ted Lewis and Andrew B. Sterling. Ted Lewis was the original performer of the song. Ted Lewis enjoyed a career in music, spanning over fifty years. “When My Baby Smiles at Me” marked the beginning of the roaring twenties and the start of Lewis’ world-wide popularity. Lewis used to enjoy world-wide recognition for
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Download Free Sheet Music for “Hail to the Chief”

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 “Hail to the Chief” are based on a narrative poem by Sir Walter Scott written in 1810? (A narrative poem is a poem that tells a story, like a ballad or an epic poem.) The narrative poem that inspired the song “Hail to the Chief” was written in three sections by Sir Walter Scott, a
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Christmas Movie Soundtrack Playlist for Monday Melodies

We are so glad that you enjoyed our first Christmas music playlist, so we created another one for you. Today, we bring you Christmas music from several Christmas movie soundtracks including: Bad Santa, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Scrooged, Elf, Santa Clause 2, Christmas with the Kranks and more! Did you know that many of the same, popular Christmas songs are played in different soundtracks? Or that non-Christmas carols and even rock music are sometimes used to accentuate different parts in the movie, like in Jack Frost? While researching the Christmas movies for this post, we even found that some soundtracks were either one hundred percent original (i.e. composed just
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