Interview with Georgia Stitt: Composer, Lyricist, Performer

In this edition of our Musicnotes.com Songwriter Spotlight, we turn our attention to the multi-talented Georgia Stitt who has worked as a composer, lyricist, arranger, music director, performer, vocal coach and more! Whether she’s on Broadway or working in television, Georgia is a consummate professional with a passion for all things music. Musicnotes.com is proud to highlight Georgia in this edition of our Songwriter Spotlight. We’d also like to mention we offer a great selection of sheet music for songs by Georgia Stitt or the Alphabet City Song Cycle sheet music for piano and vocals, too! Is there a difference between writing songs for a stage production versus a movie
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Celebrate the Seventieth Anniversary of The Wizard of Oz with sheet music!

Based on a book entitled The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, the stunning musical The Wizard of Oz was produced seventy years ago today. Historically, the 1939 movie production starring Judy Garland, Frank Morgan and Ray Bolger is considered one of the greatest films of all time and has inspired musicals like The Wiz and Wicked. Both the film production and the musical soundtrack have a rich history filled with interesting trivia. Did you know that the Tin Man’s makeup was toxic? Or how about the fact that Shirley Temple was also considered for the lead of Dorothy? Musicnotes.com is thrilled to celebrate the seventieth anniversary of
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Great Song Requests and Vocal Method Book Sales in The Whole Note

From sheet music for songs from Glee to filling your song requests and adding sheet music for songs from The Beatles: Rock Band, we have had a very busy past couple of weeks. We are thrilled to announce several new songs that we’ve been working on. Some of these songs are older; some are “brand new.” For example, we have sheet music for Meet Me On The Equinox from Death Cab for Cutie. This song is the first song announced for the movie NEW MOON, the sequel to TWILIGHT. The song Magic by Selena Gomez, on the other hand, is a song from the 70s that many of you have
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Mark the Anniversary of WWII with Music

Today marks the seventieth anniversary of the beginning of World War II. Even though the 1940s were a tragic time in the world’s history, this was also a very important period for music, too. Popular songs were used to boost morale and entertain troops, but they were also written to fill the hearts of those waiting at home as well. Performed by big bands, orchestras and solo artists, there are many memorable songs from the 1940s that continue to resonate through the years. For example, there are quite a few songs from the Irving Berlin sheet music repertoire from this period, as well as several more from the collection of
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Gavin Mikhail Interview and Song Debut

You may recall that we recently made an announcement about how Musicnotes and Tunecore Team Up To Offer Sheet Music. Gavin Mikhail, the most recent songwriter to be featured in our Songwriter Spotlight, is one of the Tunecore artists we just recently started adding sheet music for. Among Gavin’s sheet music offerings is his piano version of the Death Cab For Cutie favorite I Will Follow You Into The Dark, which has become a hit with fans of the movie Twilight. Gavin revealed that, “I’ve always loved playing the song, and although I’d never intended to record it, we went ahead and filmed a one-take performance our last night at
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Sheet Music for Schoolhouse Rock & Back to School

Get ready to break out your sheet music and practice your instruments – school is almost back in session. Believe it or not, going back to school can be a lot of fun because there are a ton of great songs for you to play and perform. Why not get a head start and play some school-inspired songs to get in the mood to learn music? For starters, you could groove to School of Rock Guitar Tab. This song was featured in a comedy film by the same name, starring Jack Black. To help you learn this song, we also have a Guitar Guru Session of School of Rock, too.
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25% Off Sale on Musicnotes Editions and More in The Whole Note

From now until midnight July 31st, enjoy a twenty-five percent off savings on our Musicnotes Editions sheet music. (The average price of a Musicnotes Edition is around $4.95, so the sale would bring the price to around $3.71.) There is no coupon code for this sale; we have automatically deducted the twenty-five percent off so you can simply shop and enjoy! What’s so special about Musicnotes Editions? Here’s a little explanation about our Musicnotes Editions, as well as an explanation of the additional benefits you’ll receive for buying this sheet music. This digital sheet music was either arranged by Musicnotes.com’s staff of professional arrangers and composers or it is a
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Michael Jackson and His Music Legacy

Yesterday, we were stunned by the news that Michael Jackson had passed away at the early age of 50. Musicnotes.com would like to extend our deepest condolences to the friends and family of Michael Jackson. In honor of Michael Jackson’s music and the legacy he left behind both as an individual performer and his early work with the Jackson 5, we would like to share with you some of our music-related memories for this legendary performer, and also comment on how your fellow music lovers have reacted to the news. Starting at the tender age of 11, Michael Jackson’s first professional performance was with the music group called ‘The Jackson
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Interview with Peter Cincotti

Pianist and songwriter, Peter Cincotti began his songwriting career at the age of 9. Only 25, Peter is currently on tour opening for legendary performer Seal and has released a brand new album earlier this year called East of Angel Town. Peter has enjoyed international success, and has been garnering fans on both sides of the Atlantic who love piano music. We’ve often received requests for Peter Cincotti sheet music, and we’ve been delighted to work with Peter to get you your songs. In this interview, we asked Peter to open up and tell us what his favorite song is, who his musical influences have been and more! Peter Cincotti
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“Before You Go” a Patriotic Song’s Story

Whether you’re honoring our veterans for Memorial Day or celebrating the Fourth of July, you might want to stop for a moment and think about the song, “Before You Go.” With lyrics written by Doctor Sam and music composed by John Melnick, this one song has been viewed over twenty million times and played around the world. Although “Before You Go” is a widely-shared song, the story behind how this song evolved truly shows how there is a song for each and every one of us. At the heart of this story is a retired doctor named Dr. Sam, who leads the group “Dr. Sam and the Managed Care Blues
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