The Story Behind Helping Nashville and John Rich’s “Lend a Hand”

Musicnotes.com is pleased to present you with an inside look at the song “Lend a Hand,” which was composed by John Rich to help Tennessee residents recover from the recent flood disaster. This song will be available for free as an MP3 download through John Rich’s official website and as a sheet music download through Musicnotes.com. From now through September 30, 2010, download sheet music for “Lend a Hand” from Musicnotes.com for free. For every download of sheet music for this song, Musicnotes.com will donate $1.00 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund up to a maximum of $10,000. For more details, read our Support Nashville. Download “Lend a
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Musicnotes Aids Nashville Flood Recovery with Free Download Of “Lend A Hand” by John Rich

MADISON, WI – May 13, 2010 – Musicnotes.com, the leading digital sheet music retailer and publisher, announced today that the company is offering a free sheet music download of “Lend A Hand,” a new song written by John Rich of the country duo Big & Rich to raise awareness and support related to the recent floods that have devastated Nashville and middle Tennessee. Through September 30, 2010, Musicnotes will offer this upbeat song as a free sheet music download and encourages customers to contribute a small donation to the Nashville Red Cross. Musicnotes, Inc. will contribute $1.00 per sheet music download of “Lend A Hand” to the http://www.nashvilleredcross.org up to
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Scott Joplin and Free “Stoptime Rag” Sheet Music

Scott Joplin is an American songwriter who was born in the late 1860s who wrote over forty compositions, including two operas and a ballet. Most of these compositions were written in a musical style known as “ragtime.” Ragtime, which is also referred to as “ragged time,” surged in popularity during the late 1890s and remained a favorite style of music until the early 1920s. Joplin often referred to himself as the “King of Ragtime.” Many consider Joplin’s best-selling composition of Maple Leaf Rag as one of the songs that defined ragtime as a musical style. Ragtime’s importance as a musical genre can be seen through its influence on early jazz.
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Dance the Night Away with January’s Free Downloads

Celebrate the New Year by dancing to a waltz or a tango! This month, we’re offering a free piano sheet music download of a Hungarian Dance composed by Brahms, and a Guitar Guru Session with corresponding guitar tab of the first published tango! For January 2010, we are featuring a free piano sheet music download of the WALTZ FOR PIANO OP. 39, NO 15 in Ab composed by Johannes Brahms. This particular waltz is part of a collection of works that were composed by Brahms in the mid-to-late 1800s. The pieces are often referred to as the Hungarian Dances and this particular waltz is one of the most popular and
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Free Holiday Songs, New Suggestions & Contest News in The Rest

For this month’s free sheet music download, we are offering separate arrangements for piano and guitar. For our free piano sheet music download, we are featuring a holiday medley of the songs Jolly Old St. Nicholas and Up on the Housetop. Jolly Old St. Nicholas is a traditional Christmas carol that may have been composed in the early 1900s. The simple lyrics are about someone wishing for St. Nick to come and leave them presents in their stockings. Up on the Housetop (Ho! Ho! Ho!) is an older traditional Christmas carol from the 1860s. Composed by Benjamin Hanby, this popular tune is also about Santa coming down the chimney to
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Piano Players! Download Kitten On The Keys for Free in October

This month’s free piano sheet music download is a challenging ragtime song entitled KITTEN ON THE KEYS. Composed in 1921 by the late Edward Elzear “Zez” Confrey, KITTEN ON THE KEYS became an instant hit. This fun, ragtime piano solo sounds almost exactly like a playful kitten traipsing around on your piano keys. A very challenging piece to master due to its construction and “slide” technique, download free piano sheet music for KITTEN ON THE KEYS from now until October 31st. (Please note that we are offering a different song for guitar this month.) If you enjoy ragtime music, you might love to play or sing some of these other
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“School Days” Free Sheet Music Download for September

The song “School Days” was originally written in 1906, and was registered with the copyright office in 1907. This sentimental song about two adults looking back on their youth is also known by the title “School Days (When We Were a Couple of Kids).” Now you can download free sheet music for School Days through the end of September. The lyrics (which are included below) describe the story of two adult characters named “Nellie” and “Joe,” who take a nostalgic look back at their time in school during the late 1800s. Some of the lyrics shine a light on a much different period of education. For example, a hickory stick
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Download There’s a Hole in my Bucket Free

“There’s a Hole in My Bucket” is known as a children’s song with a circular set of lyrics, since the hole in the bucket never seems to get fixed. The song starts out with a man named Henry complaining to his dear Liza, that he has a hole in his bucket. Going through several rounds of questions and answers, dear Henry never manages to fix his bucket after all. This song is so popular you can find it in most collections of children’s songs. It’s most popular version was sung by Harry Belafonte and Odetta. “There’s a Hole in My Bucket” was originally sung in German and, according to Wikipedia,
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Campfire Songs and our Free Sheet Music

If you’re like many people, during the summertime or fall you might enjoy camping with your family somewhere in the wilderness. Whether you have an RV or a tent, you’ll probably light a fire when the sun goes down to enjoy the peacefulness of your trip. Of course, no campfire would be “complete” without marshmallows roasting over the open flames or hot dogs grilling on a stick. But there’s often something else that goes along with campfires — and that is a good, campfire song that everybody knows the words to. Many campfire songs have roots in folk music, like the ones you may find in our Campfire Folk Songs
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