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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New! More Official Arrangements from GLEE

Have you been enjoying the musical-comedy television series GLEE? We’re excited to announce that we have more official arrangements of sheet music from this Golden Globe Award-winning TV series. They have been arranged for piano, voice and guitar in Musicnotes popular “Singer Pro” format. To learn more about our Singer Pro sheet music, be sure to read our post entitled, “Deciphering Singer Pro Sheet Music and Finding Your Vocal Range.” In addition to its huge popularity in the US, GLEE has attracted a wide fan base in the UK and is popular with audiences of all ages from X FACTOR-obsessed teens to musical-loving grannies. A critic from The Guardian has
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Glee Sheet Music for Songs From the TV Show

Download Glee Sheet Music at Musicnotes.com When Glee‘s pilot aired earlier last year, we fell in love with this musical comedy about an upbeat teacher who took over the glee club. Glee is back on the air, bringing you characters like the perfectionist Rachel Berry or the popular quarterback Finn. The story of the show is simple: Can the inexperienced Glee club hope to compete with the ever-popular cheerleading squad — the Cheerios — to reclaim their former glory? Will is planning to do whatever it takes to lift the glee club from obscurity and back into the spotlight again, by helping his students in any way he can. Presented
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Sheet Music from Playhouse Disney

Grab your bowl of cereal and a glass of orange juice, Playhouse Disney has come to Musicnotes.com! Know for its entertaining and educational programs for kids, Playhouse Disney incorporates music, games, bright colors and fun characters into its shows. Music is a big part of all the Playhouse Disney shows. Geared for ages two and up, you can watch the shows on TV then interact with them online through Playhouse Disney on Disney.com for more fun and games! Musicnotes.com is proud to feature Singer Pro sheet music for your favorite Playhouse Disney theme songs! For more information about our Singer Pro notation, be sure to read our post about Deciphering
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Talent Shows like American Idol, YouPerform Contest Winner in the Whole Note

In this week’s wrap-up, we talk about how talent shows are inspiring musicians everywhere to sing or play their instrument and provide you with some sheet music suggestions. We also reveal the winner of our own “talent” show, the Musicnotes.com YouPerform Contest for March 2009. Britain’s Got Talent! Do you? As we mentioned earlier this week in our press release entitled Susan Boyle Phenomenon Resonates in Sheet Music, “Britain’s Got Talent” singing sensation Susan Boyle has had a definite impact on sheet music. You’ve been so inspired by Susan Boyle’s performance of I Dreamed a Dream, that this single song from Les Miserables sheet music is one of your top
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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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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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Sheet Music for Superhero Movies and TV Shows

Whether you or your kids enjoy Marvel, DC Comics or other comic book companies like Boom Studios and Dark Horse Comics, it’s hard to miss the appeal of the superhero. Of course, there are several reasons why we’re drawn to superheroes and superheroines. Whether it’s their super powers or their ability to fight crime, the modern superhero seems to be depicted a bit differently than the heroes of old. Take Mr. Incredible, for example. Instead of wondering whether or not he will ever grow old or get married, we watch him settle down with his wife, Elastigirl, and empathize with his struggles working a day job. In place of Mr.
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Creepy Theme Songs from Old TV Shows

Many of us here really enjoy watching television through http://www.hulu.com.(1) The best part about Hulu? It offers a ton of free, black-and-white tv shows from the days of early television. One of the shows that Hulu features is the Alfred Hitchcock Presents TV series. If you’ve ever seen it, you’ll notice that Alfred Hitchcock Presents has a very, creepy opening sequence where familiar music plays in the background while Hitchcock’s portrait is displayed ominously on a blank screen. Well, believe it or not that song in the background is entitled, "Funeral March for a Marionette." This song was written by French composer Charles Francois Gounod who lived in the 1800s.
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