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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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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Free Musicnotes apps

There’s An App for That: Useful Apps for Musicians

Need to distract your cat with an iPad game? There’s an app for that. Want to check for nearby ghosts? Yup. App for that too. (It’s an EMF detector.) Got a work rival or annoying classmate you want to perform digital voodoo on? As Iggy Pop sang in ‘Search and Destroy,’ “Look out honey, ’cause I’m using technology!” In our ever-evolving world, nearly anything you’d like your iPad, tablet or reader to do is simply a download away. As musicians, apps are changing the way we learn, practice and perform. Musical apps can help you remember a chord, they can take the place of heavy, cumbersome gig gear, and there
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Great audition songs to land you the part.

40 MORE Audition Songs for the Stage

Need a musical piece for your school or college tryout?  Searching for a number suited to the part you’re looking to land? Musicnotes is back to help with 40 MORE songs to prepare for musical theater auditions. Following up on our popular “40+ Songs for Stage and Show Auditions” post,  we’ve again consulted with multiple auditioners who’ve worked on professional  productions of all sizes to bring you this extensive list of 40 great (think: not overused) audition pieces for the stage. What’s more, we’ve selected these works from 40 different shows, meaning even if one doesn’t seem like quite the right fit, you can explore a bit further to find
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Download Academy Award Nominated Sheet Music

Lights, Camera, Sheet Music! Play Academy Awards Best Song Nominees

The red carpet is rolled out, the statues are polished, the performers are booked and our ‘Gravity‘ and ‘The Book Thief‘ sheet music is at-the-ready. I don’t know about you, but I’m eager to curl up with a mug of cocoa (its still harshly arctic here in Wisconsin) tomorrow night and celebrate recent big-screen thespian and melodic pursuits. In preparation for the main event, we’ve culled some  Academy Awards Best Song trivia. Take our Best Song challenge at the end to test your motion picture musical knowledge!

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Inspire, Encourage and Reward Beginning Pianists with New Beginner Notes Music

As we approach the circular drive my stomach starts knotting up, and I question my preparedness. We pull up to the ranch-style home,  paint-peeled decorative trim framing the large sun-catcher-filled bay window,  leading my eyes to the well-worn upright Mason & Hamlin inside. I say goodbye to my dad, tuck my loose sheets into my lesson book, jump from the truck and nervously head to the door, ringing the bell reluctantly. Mrs. Bindley is already waiting on the other side. Opening the door, she offers me a grandmotherly smile, I breathe in the lemony Pine-Sol and rich cookie-scented air, and I’m instantly at ease, ready and eager to make music.
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Top 10 Love Songs for Valentine’s Day!

Are you feeling the pressure yet? Valentine’s Day is almost upon us, and those of you struggling to find a gift or special song to play are going to be very relieved. I’ve put together a list of Top 10 Love Songs for Valentine’s Day this year, just for you! These songs are based on what has been popular at Musicnotes, and are not in any particular order. I’ve also included a few more fun, upbeat tunes, so your Valentine’s Day play list isn’t made up of just slow, soulful songs. (Having fun and dancing around can be romantic too!) Check out the list below!

Eurovision 2010 and Other New Sheet Music Titles from the U.K.

New to musicnotes.com recently is another host of exciting titles that will make you want to pick up an instrument and start to play! First up is another number from the hugely successful U.S. TV series, Glee. Take a look at our arrangement of the Glee Cast’s version of “Poker Face” from Season 1, Episode 20 of the show, arranged in the extremely popular Singer Pro format. If you enjoy singing along to this, why not check out our full selection of titles by the Glee Cast, or if you’d like to revisit the original then follow this link to the Lady GaGa hit, arranged for Piano, Voice and Guitar.
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