Music from Around the World

Discover New Music from Around the World!

If you’re reading this post right now, there’s a 5% chance you’re joining us from Germany, an 8% chance you’re tuning in via Australia and a 12% chance you’re checking in from the UK. In fact, our sheet music is downloaded and played all around the world, in nearly every country. That’s why we work diligently to get new music from popular artists everywhere. What’s even cooler is that you can discover new music and artists just by browsing our website! Take a musical trip with us, and see what your fellow savvy sheet music shoppers are playing! Topping charts and sheet music stands in Ireland right now is Sam
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The Fault in Our Stars

Hot Summer Sheet Music Alert: ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ Selections Available Now!

Time heralded it as the #1 fiction book of 2012. The movie adaptation, out June 6, is projected to be a celestial summer smash. And we’re predicting the music chosen to accompany John Green’s emotional ‘The Fault in Our Stars‘ story will be topping many must-learn-to-play lists soon! ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ soundtrack, which quickly shot to #1 on the iTunes Soundtrack list and debuted on Billboard’s Soundtrack chart at #2, showcases many of today’s brightest mainstream and indie artists. And, it goes without saying, Musicnotes is proud to offer the best selection of instantly downloadable sheet music from the movie soundtrack! Learn a little about the soundtrack below,
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armed service songs

Memorial Day Music Class: The History of Armed Service Songs

Here in the US, we celebrate Memorial Day the final Monday in May to honor Americans who have died while in military service. Traditional festivities include parades, picnics and programs paying tribute to those who gave their lives in service to our country. Of course, these events are the perfect opportunity to feature the armed service songs from each military branch: “Anchors Aweigh” for the U.S. Navy, “The Caissons Go Rolling Along” for the U.S. Army,  “The Wild Blue Yonder” for the U.S. Air Force,  “The Marines’ Hymn” for the U.S. Marine Corps and “Semper Paratus” for the U.S. Coast Guard. Each of these armed service songs has a rich
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sheet music for weddings

Happily Ever After: 100 Wedding Songs for Your Ceremony and Reception

Love is in the air this time of year, and the right music can make your big day all the more memorable. We’ve pulled together 100 popular wedding songs for your ceremony and reception. Simply click on a song title to preview and listen to each of the sheet music options. You can also view all available arrangements of each song, if available, by clicking the ‘See other arrangements of this song’ link. Not only are these great suggestions for you to choose for your own wedding day, learning to play any of them for the bride and groom makes a one-of-a-kind, heartfelt wedding gift as well! Traditional Ceremony Wedding
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Audution Suggestions from TV Shows

20 Great Vocal Auditions from ‘American Idol’ and ‘The Voice’

We don’t know about you, but some of us here at Musicnotes HQ are serious TV talent show devotees. With new seasons of ‘American Idol’ and ‘The Voice’ now in full swing, we’ve been filling many a weeknight cheering on our favorite contestants and critiquing their audition choices. These TV programs can prove to be a great resource for ideas to apply to your own upcoming vocal auditions or end-of-school year talent show selections. Below are some of the audition songs that have especially caught our ‘ears’ this season, and that we think would make great additions to a vocal repertoire. Most are Singer Pro arrangements, sheet music created for
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Graduation Songs for 2014

Pomp, Circumstance and Sheet Music: Class of 2014 Graduation Songs

If a picture is worth a thousand words, we think a piece of music can express a thousand emotions. May is just around the corner, and it’s time to reminisce on the past, look ahead to the future, and pick out  graduation songs that represent all of those feelings in the most meaningful way. We’ve gathered a terrific assortment of sheet music for graduation to help you celebrate the big day and commemorate your fantastic accomplishment. Check out our list below, including graduation song favorites, rock nostalgia, recent hits and even a few less-conventional options. We’ve also included a link to the song’s official video, so that you can be
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Ohe-Hit Wonders

Too Good to Miss: Our Top 10 One-Hit Wonders of Sheet Music!

Ah, the one-hit wonder. That time-honored cultural phenomenon of musical artists or groups breaking out with one fantastic, catchy, everyone-is-singing-along song, only to disappear faster than you can say “Macarena.” The truth is, many one-hit wonder artists are extremely talented musicians and/or song writers. And, just like the countless talents out there who haven’t scored the signature hit yet, there isn’t always a rhyme or reason to why only one song made it big. We’ve taken a look at our best-selling sheet music one-hit wonders below, defined as signature songs by artists who didn’t have another chart-topper. Just to note, we DID include songs by a-ha and Dexy’s Midnight Runner,
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Jazz

Take 10: We’re Celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month With a New Jazz Sheet Music Value

Did you know that April is Smithsonian’s Jazz Appreciation Month? Jazz often is called America’s classical music. Whether swing, bop, ragtime, scat,  soul or funk, the genre’s imprint is evident in nearly every modern musical form. One of the most important aspects to playing and performing jazz music is improvisation, or spontaneously creating a melody over a set harmony. As Duke Ellington famously said, “You’ve got to find some way of saying it without saying it.” Listening to and learning to play jazz standards is fundamental for anyone looking to hone his or her jazz improv skills. To celebrate the art of jazz, and help you learn to play, we’ve
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Most popular sheet music in each state of America.

America the Musical! Have You Played the Most Popular Sheet Music in Your State?

Chances are, you’ve happened across that clever map of distinctively popular musical artists making its way around the web. Highlighting those musicians who are more popular in given states vs. other states, the map gives us insight into how musical tastes vary based on our geography. Well, we at Musicnotes enlisted the help of our stat-savvy data team to bring you the distinctively popular sheet music titles of each state. And you may be in for a few surprises, like “Good Morning Baltimore” making the list… but not in Maryland, or the unmistakable connection between the sunshine and keystone states. First, a super-short methodical explanation: we looked at the best-selling
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Mondegreen

What’d You Sing? 10 Hilariously Misheard Pop Lyrics, Share Yours to Win a $10 Gift Card!

We’re sorry, this contest has ended and the winner has been notified. Thanks for sharing your hilarious entries! Have you ever been casually singing along to the car radio, or mumbling a catchy tune between classes, only to have a friend burst into laughter? “What’d I Say?” you may ask yourself. Chances are, you’ve sung a mondegreen. Mondegreens are the often hilarious result of mishearing a song lyric, and thus inadvertently replacing the actual words with your own similar-sounding set. Common examples of mondegreens have included “Hold me closer Tony Danza” replacing “Hold me closer tiny dancer” in Elton John’s “Tiny Dancer,” and substituting “There’s a bathroom on the right”
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