Chopin, Ask Musicnotes and U2 in The Whole Note

According to the Wikipedia entry on Chopin, “Chopin’s music for the piano combined a unique rhythmic sense (particularly his use of rubato), frequent use of chromaticism, and counterpoint. This mixture produces a particularly fragile sound in the melody and the harmony, which are nonetheless underpinned by solid and interesting harmonic techniques. He took the new salon genre of the nocturne, invented by Irish composer John Field, to a deeper level of sophistication. Three of Chopin’s twenty-one Nocturnes were only published after his death in 1849, contrary to his wishes. He also endowed popular dance forms, such as the Polish mazurek and the Viennese waltz, with a greater range of melody
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Easter Sheet Music, Guitar Guru Coupon and YouPerform Winner in The Whole Note

With the rise in popularity of Christian sheet music the past, few years, many of these music lovers have renewed their interest in sheet music for Easter. Musicnotes.com offers a broad selection of Easter sheet music by your favorite Christian music artists like: Newsong, Glad, Point of Grace and much, much more! If you enjoy Easter sheet music, we also have sheet music for the movie The Passion of the Christ which was released in 2004 and was directed by Mel Gibson. We invite you to check out our Easter sheet music selection, and are happy to announce that we have more new songs on the way! If you can’t
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Coupon, Diana Krall and Contests in The Whole Note

Enjoy downloading sheet music or Guitar Guru Sessions? Then this coupon is for you! Use coupon code MN24U to get $2.00 of your next digital sheet music or Guitar Guru purchase when you spend $10.00 or more. One coupon per customer, and the coupon excludes digital collections. If you’re interested in our digital sheet music collections, like the Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone sheet music collection composed by John Williams, be sure to read the product information closely. There, you’ll see that you’re already saving money by buying your favorite sheets in a collection. (For example, that particular collection we mentioned offers a savings of over $25!) Coupon is
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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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Bolt Sheet Music, American Idol Surprises and More in The Whole Note

Have you seen Bolt yet? Nominated for an Academy award, this film is about a Hollywood action star dog who believes he has super powers! But does he? If you haven’t found out whether or not Bolt’s true super powers lie in his paws or in his heart, you’ll definitely want to rent this heart-warming tale about man’s best friend voiced by John Travolta. Miley Cyrus lends her voice-acting and singing talents to the other main character in the film, Penny. Miley sings the song I Thought I Lost You, a song featured on the Bolt soundtrack and in the movie. Now you can sing right along with Miley, or
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Benjamin Button Sheet Music, New Metallica Tab and More in The Whole Note

With thirteen nominations for an Academy Award, moviegoers are flocking to see this film based on a story by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett, the film clocks in at almost three hours long and chronicles the life of a man born in his eighties who ages backwards. The soundtrack for Benjamin Button includes original compositions by Alexandre Desplat, and offers a rich mix of jazz, blues and gospel undertones. Here’s a piece of movie trivia for you, too. The piano piece that Benjamin learns how to play in the movie is The Bethena Rag by Scott Joplin. We invite you to take a musical journey with
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Sheet Music for Love Songs, Guitar Guru Headset Sale and More in the Whole Note

Celebrate Valentine’s Day this year by reliving some of your most heartfelt memories. From wedding sheet music to popular love songs that highlight the best parts of your relationships, it’s easy to mark the milestones of your heart with a song. This Valentine’s Day, remember your greatest moments with older love songs like The Luckiest by Ben Folds, Because you Loved Me by Johnny Mathis or At Last by Etta James. If you are building new memories, there are a couple newer love songs that are still popular among many music lovers. I’m Yours by Jason Mraz and Love Story by Taylor Swift continue to be really popular among Musicnotes.com
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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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Clone Wars and TWO Limited-Time Coupons in The Whole Note!

Feel the power of the force! Are you a jedi? Do you think you can bend spoons with your mind? (We won’t laugh if you do!) Join us in the world of Star Wars and embrace your light (or dark) side by learning how to play Clone Wars sheet music! Choose from songs like Ahsoka’s Theme or the Clone Wars Victory Theme. The Clone Wars is a new saga in the ever-popular Star Wars series and was featured on the big screen last summer. The Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Widescreen Edition) is now available, along with the sheet music for Clone Wars, too! Don’t forget to visit the official
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American Idol Songs, Sale on Heart and More in “The Whole Note”

This past week, American Idol debuted with a lot of contestants singing their hearts out. One contestant named Casey sang A Thousand Miles, another highlight featured Emily Wynne-Hughes singing Barracuda by Heart. Other songs featured in coverage related to the show included Alone by Heart and Lost by the band Coldplay. Since season one of American Idol, we’ve watched as aspiring singers have sung their way to the top. Kelly Clarkson. Clay Aiken. Carrie Underwood. Kimberly Locke. All of these top performers started on this intense television show and sung their way to a recording contract. Now you can play or sing right along with the former contestants from American
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