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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Love X-Factor? We Have Sheets for your Favorite Songs!

Do you love the UK’s biggest talent search show? Produced by American Idol’s judge Simon Cowell, X-Factor has produced wonderful performers like Shayne Ward, Leona Lewis, Alexandra Burke, JLS and Joe McElderry. This season, there were a number of songs from this hit television show that we think you’d really enjoy playing or singing. Be sure to check out X Factor UK on YouTube! to watch clips from the show. This season’s winner was just announced, and now you can watch Joe McElderry singing his brand new single “The Climb“, too! Sheet Music for Songs Featured on X-Factor Angels by Robbie Williams Back to Black by Amy Winehouse Bleeding Love
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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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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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Blue Dragon Sheet Music for Songs from the Video Game and Anime

In our continued efforts to expand our sheet music selection so you have the songs you want to play, we’ve recently added over forty digital sheet music downloads for the video game Blue Dragon. If you’re not familiar with this video game, the game is about an epic battle between light and dark. Blue Dragon is an epic role-playing game that centers on a young boy named Shu and several of his friends. These unlikely heroes possess the power to control phantom shadows that mirror the actions of their masters, giving Shu and his comrades miraculous strength and magical powers. The warriors can create and develop their combat styles by
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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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