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15 Best Christmas Songs of All Time

12/13/2017 17:17:00 PM

Who doesn't have a special place in their heart for Christmas songs? The festive songs of the holiday season help us to tap into all our warm and fuzzy feelings. We've compiled 15 Christmas songs that you are guaranteed to love this holiday ...

10 Spooky Songs for Halloween

10/23/2017 13:45:00 PM

What is the best way to get ready for the spookiest time of the year? With music, of course! Set the mood for your Halloween festivities with these 10 spooky songs.1. "Witchcraft" by Frank Sinatra2. "The Time Warp" from 'Rocky Horror Picture ...

Cooling Down: 10 Songs for Fall

09/22/2017 13:06:00 PM

Happy First Day of Fall! As the weather cools down and the leaves begin to change, people are heading back to school and back to work after long summer vacations. To help ease this time of transition, learn some songs that suit the season!1 ...

Back to School: 10 Songs to Get You Pumped for School

08/01/2017 13:59:00 PM

Summer is over and kids everywhere are preparing to head back to school. That means new classes, new friends, new schools and new experiences. Prepare for the first day with 10 songs about school to get you ready to own this new year!1. "ABC"2. ...

Warning: Don’t Download Free Sheet Music Again Until You Read This

07/07/2017 13:30:00 PM

Here’s the big misconception…Everyone knows that Limewire, Pirate Bay and KickAssTorrents are not words you go shouting about, or even mentioning without looking over your shoulder first. We all know downloading music and movies is illegal, ...

Happy Birthday, America | 10 Songs for 4th of July Celebrations!

06/30/2017 16:53:00 PM

Barbecues! Fireworks! America! Summer is in full swing and the 4th of July is next week. What songs are you playing to celebrate? We have selected 10 patriotic songs that are sure to be a hit!1. "You're A Grand Old Flag"2. "America The Beautiful"3. ...

5 Songs for Dad

06/15/2017 20:06:00 PM

With Father's Day around the corner, now is time to think of some songs to serenade the man who has been in your life from day one. Here are 5 songs to spark some inspiration for this Sunday!1. "Papa Don't Preach"2. "My Father's Eyes"3. "The ...

Tony Awards 2017: A Recap

06/12/2017 19:05:00 PM

Broadway’s biggest names hit the stage yesterday for the 2017 Tony Awards, which aired live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Kevin Spacey hosted the event honoring theatre professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway.Bette ...

10 Songs for Summer

06/09/2017 18:16:00 PM

School is out and the sun is shining! Celebrate the season with the best songs of summer including one hit wonders, pop hits, and funky favorites. Did your favorite song make the list?10. "Summer Nights"9. "Cruel Summer"8. "Summer Wind"7. "School's ...

5 Songs for Mom

04/26/2017 13:30:00 PM

What better way to celebrate the women who gave us life than with music? With Mother's Day around the corner, we have compiled a list of 5 songs for mom. From Tupac to Ozzy, these are 5 songs you and your mom are sure to love!1. "Mama I'm Coming ...

2017 ACM Awards: Complete List of Winners

04/03/2017 17:07:00 PM

Did you miss the ACM Awards yesterday? Don't worry! We've got you covered. Country music’s biggest stars rocked Las Vegas Sunday night at the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards. The show opened with a medley of performances by stars like ...

10 Songs for Spring

03/22/2017 13:54:00 PM

Spring is officially here! March 20th marked the vernal equinox, or the First Day of Spring. Looking forward to the blooming flowers, green grass, and rays of sunshine? We are celebrating a season perfect for song with 10 songs for Spring!10. ...

5 Essential Chuck Berry Songs

03/20/2017 11:48:00 AM

Chuck Berry, the father of Rock 'n' Roll, died Saturday at the age of 90. He was an incredible musician who, in both sonics and lyrics, forged a new art form. The 5 below songs are some of Mr. Berry's greatest. Did your favorite Chuck Berry ...

5 Best Breakup Songs

02/28/2017 18:50:00 PM

Not everyone passes the test. Did you remember? Were you grateful and loving... or complacent and apathetic? Were you thoughtful... or lazy? If you failed to do The Right Thing on Valentine’s Day, then you may be in need of a morale boost. ...

Surprises at the Grammys!

02/13/2017 15:28:00 PM

The 59th Annual Grammy Awards have come and gone. Critics endlessly hyped the contest of the evening – Adele versus Beyoncéin each of the four categories both artists were nominated for. The results are in, and it was a lopsided victory for ...

5 Valentine’s Day Songs

02/08/2017 15:41:00 PM

Fraught with peril, Valentine’s Day presents a challenge to many a young (and not so young) couple. It is an opportunity to demonstrate the certitude of your love and forever win the affection of your partner… or lose everything in a rash ...

La La Land: The Smash-Hit of 2016

01/30/2017 23:12:00 PM

The critically acclaimed musical La La Land is the surprise smash-hit of 2016. The film won seven Golden Globe Awards, winning every category it was nominated in and breaking a record for total number of wins. It has been nominated for fourteen ...

Top 5 Greatest Presidential Campaign Songs

11/04/2016 17:22:00 PM

Every four years, Democrats, Republicans, and Independents in the United States of America come together to decry the negativity and hyperbole flooding the airwaves and to complain that election season is way too long. Then, on Election Day, ...

Top 10 Disney Songs

11/01/2016 13:42:00 PM

For decades, Disney has produced innumerable hit songs featured in their films. Beloved by children and adults alike, these songs run the gamut – fun Broadway-esque showstoppers, romantic ballads, and silly sing-alongs. These “evergreen” ...

Marginally Interesting Moments in Musical History (Edition 1)

10/03/2016 11:08:00 AM

Do you remember when you were studying history in school, and how extraordinary the events and people you covered were? And, despite that, did you ever feel like your teacher had the unique ability to turn everything that was exciting and remarkable ...

A Brief Introduction to Dynamics

09/27/2016 20:28:00 PM

In musical notation, dynamic markings instruct performers to play a passage loudly or quietly. Dynamics provided are relative – that is, there is not a specified volume level associated with a particular marking. There are two fundamental ...

10 Songs for Fall

09/21/2016 15:07:00 PM

Thursday, September 22nd, is the Autumnal Equinox – the first day of Fall. We’ve compiled our listening list! Have you?From yearning for the changing colors of the seasons to sadness about the end of a blissful summer, here are ten songs ...

10 Piano Pieces for Beginners

09/19/2016 22:32:00 PM

Have you been playing scales, arpeggios, and other piano exercises? Looking for some actual music to sink your fingers into? There’s a lot of music out there. Some pieces are amazing to listen to, but technically challenging and beyond the ...

Top 5 Beethoven Piano Sonatas

09/14/2016 15:57:00 PM

There are few collections of musical compositions more important that Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas. These are the transitional works that signaled the end of the Classical era and the onset of Romanticism. They influenced innumerable composers ...

5 Tips for Practicing

09/08/2016 00:03:00 AM

The fun part about playing music is the ability to perform a piece you’ve mastered. Unfortunately, it takes a long time to get to that point. Practicing is usually frustrating and generally unpleasant. Just as composers suffer the “tyranny ...

Colin Kaepernick Was Sleeping

09/02/2016 12:00:00 PM

Was Colin Kaepernick protesting? Or was he just caught sleeping?How many times have you had to suffer through poor arrangements of The Star-Spangled Banner? Or, worse yet, lousy performances of what is supposed to be a song of great pride and ...

5 Reasons to Study Music

09/01/2016 16:53:00 PM

With school back in session, many students and their parents are wondering – what elective classes are worth signing up for? Creative writing? Visual art? Physical education?Here’s a case for studying music – not only as an elective class, ...

How To Write A Song

08/29/2016 11:29:00 AM

Every aspiring artist – whether a poet, composer, graphic designer, etc. – is familiar with the tyranny of the blank page. Where and how does one begin? Where do you find inspiration and motivation?An earlier blog post provided tips for ...

Back to School!

08/24/2016 14:45:00 PM

Are your kids dour and less energetic than usual? Is traffic a little bit worse in your neighborhood? Finding yourself buying strange things like scientific calculators, protractors, and graph paper?You guessed it… it’s time for Back to ...

Ten Songs for Beginning Guitar Players

08/16/2016 12:54:00 PM

Few instruments are as appealing to learn as the guitar. It’s portable – sure, the piano is awesome, but can you just pick one up and jam with your friends when you’re on the go? There’s a lot of repertoire for it – yeah, the glass ...

A Brief Introduction to Tempo

08/10/2016 19:18:00 PM

The tempo is an indicator of the speed at which a piece is to be performed. It is expressed most precisely in beats per minute, but often a composer will simply provide more general direction to the performer. These directions can be in a variety ...

10 Child Prodigies That Will Make You Feel Terrible About Your Talents

08/09/2016 01:20:00 AM

Think you’re pretty good at singing, or playing the piano? You’re not. Ok maybe you are, but you’re probably not as good as these kids (are they even human kids?...). A good motto to live by is, if a 5-year-old can do it better than you, ...

Top 10 Song Covers That Will Blow Your Mind

07/21/2016 12:01:00 PM

As human beings we are mesmerized by a beautiful voice. Whether we sing like the seagull from The Little Mermaid or can sing like Mariah Carey, we’re awed by the talent that only a few of us are blessed with. A voice can give you goosebumps, ...

On the Recent Phenomenon of Pokémon Go

07/21/2016 09:37:00 AM

Pokémon has demonstrated unambiguous and lasting appeal across cultures and generations. Since it took the world by storm in the mid-1990s, the franchise has dominated multiple forms of media - television cartoons, film, card games, video games, ...

Ten Tips to Improve Your Posture for Piano Performance

07/20/2016 15:50:00 PM

Proper posture for piano performance is challenging to develop – and even more difficult to learn if you have already developed bad habits! However, it is crucial for developing good technique and for keeping your body healthy and happy as ...

I Remember Dave (Brubeck)

07/19/2016 12:09:00 PM

The year was 1983 when I was called into my Boss’ office at Columbia Pictures Publications.

Ten Pieces with Unusual Time Signatures

07/18/2016 09:36:00 AM

Time signatures convey important information for performers. The notation indicates how many beats are in each measure and the value of one beat. For example, one of the most common time signatures, 4/4, means that there are four quarter-notes ...

Top Five Summer Film Scores

07/12/2016 11:35:00 AM

It’s only the middle of July, and already we’re in the doldrums of summer. With school long over, and things slowing down as people go on extended vacations, the rest of us are left wondering how to spend whatever free time we have.Fortunately, ...

Smokey Robinson Honored with Gershwin Prize

07/07/2016 17:23:00 PM

Singer, songwriter, and founder and front man for the vocal group The Miracles, Smokey Robinson has been awarded the prestigious Gershwin Prize for popular music. Robinson is a Motown legend, both for his renditions of beloved songs like “My ...

Top 10 Patriotic Songs to Celebrate the 4th of July!

06/23/2016 12:53:00 PM

On July 4th, residents of the United States of America will celebrate the

The 2016 Tony Award Winners

06/14/2016 18:47:00 PM

The 2016 Tony Awards saw history with an incredible 16 nominations for the smash hit Hamilton, one of the most successful and critically acclaimed shows ever to grace Broadway. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s magnum opus details the life of Alexander ...

I Remember Hank: A Tribute to Henry Mancini

06/14/2016 14:09:00 PM

I remember Hank!

Five Songs for Father’s Day

06/07/2016 12:30:00 PM

There have been a number of famous musical families throughout history. One of the largest and most famous is the Bach family; the best known member of the family, Johann Sebastian Bach, was the youngest son of Johann Ambrosius Bach, a professional ...

Top Five Songs for Summer

06/01/2016 10:43:00 AM

Memorial Day weekend marks the “official unofficial” start of summer.

Five Songs for Memorial Day

05/25/2016 17:29:00 PM

Memorial Day is a solemn occasion, a time to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the defense of our nation. For centuries, music has been an important form for complex expression – the gratitude and sadness we feel for those ...

5 Tips for Improving Improv!

05/20/2016 01:03:00 AM

Playing a challenging piece with ease, but freezing up when you see “cadenza” or “ad lib” written on the page? Getting through written music just fine, but struggling to “jam” with your buddies? Improvisation is fun for both performers ...

10 Best Prince Songs

04/21/2016 18:28:00 PM

Prince was renowned as a musical innovator, and was widely known for his eclectic work, flamboyant stage presence, and wide vocal range. Trying to pick 10 of the best Prince songs was no easy feat. Did your favorite make the list?10. "Contr ...

The 10 Best Merle Haggard Songs

04/12/2016 19:35:00 PM

Merle Haggard was an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, fiddler, and instrumentalist. Along with Buck Owens, Haggard and his band The Strangers helped create the Bakersfield sound, which is characterized by the twang of the Fender Telecaster ...

2016 ACM Award Winners

04/04/2016 12:18:00 PM

It was a great night for country music at the 51st annual ACM Awards, hosted by Country music stars Dierks Bentley and Luke Bryan, as the hit makers of the industry gathered to celebrate the best in the business.The Academy of Country Music ...

10 Best Selling Easter Songs for Last Minute Musicians

03/23/2016 16:23:00 PM

With Easter coming early this year, we've compiled a list of the top 10 best selling pieces of Easter sheet music for musical procrastinators to easily access.From traditional tunes to Contemporary Christian, these Easter songs will be perfect ...

Top 5 Fugal Finales

03/18/2016 12:34:00 PM

Looking for an exciting and memorable way to conclude your masterpiece? Disappointed after listening to a great work of art, only to have it peter out at the end? The ending is arguably the most important part of any given music work – this ...

5 Awesome Books About Music for Kids

02/24/2016 13:28:00 PM

Trying to get your kids interested in music? The benefits of learning an instrument on the developing brain has been well documented. Try any of these books to help get your children excited about music!5.

58th Annual Grammy Award Winners

02/17/2016 17:38:00 PM

It was an all-star gathering for Monday night's 58th Annual Grammy Awards, which was hosted by LL Cool J. The ceremony was an evening of stunning performances and tributes.Taylor Swift, whose performance of "Out of the Woods" kicked off the ...

5 Best Valentine's Day Presents for Music Lovers

02/08/2016 19:33:00 PM

With Valentine's Day around the corner, it is time to shop for those last minute gifts for the music lover in your life. Check out our 5 best Valentine' Day presents for music lovers here!5. Concert TicketsYou can't really go wrong with concert ...

Top 10 David Bowie Songs

01/12/2016 13:43:00 PM

Narrowing down the 10 best tunes by David Bowie is no small feat. How can you possibly pick only 10 songs from such an amazing career? Check out what made the cut below!10. "The Man Who Sold the World"9. "Five Years"8. "Modern Love"7. "Rebel, ...

Best Selling Christmas Music for the Last Minute Musicians!

12/21/2015 21:36:00 PM

Looking for last minute Christmas sheet music for your celebration? Check out this year's best selling Christmas titles, from classic favorites to today's hits!10. "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas"9. "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting ...

The 10 Spookiest Songs for Halloween

10/27/2015 13:07:00 PM

To get you in the mood for Halloween, we have complied a list of the 10 spookiest songs! What would you add to the list?10. "This is Halloween"9. "Werewolves of London"8. "Tubular Bells"7. "People Are Strange"6. "Red Right Hand"5. "Somebody's ...

It's National Dog Day: Pets Who Rock!

08/26/2015 14:38:00 PM

In honor of National Dog Day today, we have compiled 10 adorable videos of animals playing instruments. Get ready to waste an hour of your day on this!10. Dogs Playing Piano9. A Bear Playing the Trumpet8. A Pig Playing a Toy Piano7. A Walrus ...

10 Songs to Get You Pumped to Go Back to School

07/31/2015 21:19:00 PM

Today is the last day of July and school is about to be back in session. Here are 10 songs to get you excited to get back in the classroom for new teachers, new friends, and new experiences!10. "Another Brick in the Wall"9. "Coat of Many Colors"8. ...

Top 10 Songs for Summer

07/08/2015 16:55:00 PM

To celebrate the return of our favorite season, we have compiled a list of the Top 10 Songs for Summer. Enjoy!10. "All Summer Long" - The Beach Boys9.

The 2015 Tony Award Winners

06/09/2015 12:36:00 PM

It was a historic night at the Tony Awards's Best Selling Patriotic Sheet Music

06/03/2015 11:01:00 AM

With Memorial Day come and gone and the Fourth of July fast approaching, now is the time to start practicing your favorite patriotic songs. Check out our best selling patriotic sheet music titles, including everything from classic hymns to military ...

5 Songs in Honor of Shark Week

08/14/2014 15:00:00 PM

Discovery Channel kicked off Shark Week on Sunday, so here are 5 songs to get you pumped about "Shark After Dark," "Sharkageddon," "Zombie Sharks," "Sharksanity," and more!1. "Some of My Best Friends Are Sharks" - Hans Zimmer2. "Theme from 'Jaws'" ...

10 Child Prodigies That Will Make You Feel Terrible About Your Own Talents

08/04/2014 19:02:00 PM

Have you sat down at a piano and played a few notes before realizing that your years of private lessons were completely in vain? Did you ever think about spending $150 an hour to resume the ill-fated trumpet lessons from your childhood?Stop ...

The 10 Weirdest Music Instruments EVER

07/30/2014 15:39:00 PM

Looking to serenade and confuse your love interest simultaneously? Trying to put a little Dr. Suess in your Sousa? Well then look no further than these weird, absurd instruments. I MEAN REALLY, what were they going for here?1. ThermainThe theremin ...

Elaine Stritch: 1925-2014

07/18/2014 15:10:00 PM

The great Broadway legend, Elaine Stritch, has left us this week at 89.

New Weird Al Yankovic Parodies

07/18/2014 13:30:00 PM

To promote his new album “Mandatory Fun,” the world renowned songwriter Weird Al Yankovic has crafted a number of new parodies. The well-known targets thus far:Pharrell Williams – “Happy” (our personal favorite)Robin Thicke - "Blurred ...

Piano Etudes: Pedagogy or Art?

06/27/2014 12:21:00 PM

The Austrian composer and pianist Carl Czerny

"Jersey Boys" from Broadway to Movie Theaters

06/20/2014 18:41:00 PM

Clint Eastwood isn't exactly the first name that comes to mind when thinking of Broadway musicals. Yet just two days after reading a screenplay for "Jersey Boys," the award-winning actor and filmmaker agreed to direct the musical, bringing the ...

Piano Repertoire for the Left-Hand Alone

06/11/2014 13:28:00 PM

Few pianists play or even know about repertoire for the left-hand alone. Certainly, many have practiced the myriad exercises, not unlike those found in the Hanon “Virtuoso Pianist,” that are designed to improve the strength and dexterity ...

2014 CMT Award Winners

06/05/2014 11:06:00 AM

Last night was a big night for Miranda Lambert, her husband Blake Shelton and Carrie Underwood as all three won big at the 2014 CMT Awards in Nashville.Underwood won the top prize Video of the Year for "See You Again"

Billboard Music Award Winners: Justin Timberlake Takes Top Honors

05/21/2014 13:37:00 PM

Justin Timberlake received seven Billboard Music Awards,

New Michael Jackson Album Coming in May: 'XSCAPE'

04/14/2014 10:15:00 AM

Epic Records will release an album of previously unheard Michael Jackson songs on May 13, the company announced in a statement last month.The eight-track album, called XSCAPE, consists of material culled from four decades of recordings made ...

2014 ACM Awards: The Winners

04/08/2014 12:36:00 PM

The 49th Academy of Country Music Awards aired live from Las Vegas on Sunday night with country music's top artists being recognized.Dozens of stars such as

Nirvana Fans Start Campaign to Turn Cobain's House Into a Museum

03/21/2014 10:57:00 AM

A Nirvana fan from Portland, Oregon is looking to purchase Kurt Cobain's childhood home through crowdfunding and turn it into a museum. The grunge icon's mother listed the 1.5-story Aberdeen, Washington house last fall, according to Spin, for ...

Five Tips for Composing Music

03/12/2014 10:52:00 AM

Writing music isn’t easy for most people. Most of us have never studied composition formally, nor do we have the innate talent of a Mozart or a Justin Bieber. However, if you are interested in writing music, that shouldn’t stop you! Here ...

Sheet Music to Love from

03/04/2014 10:41:00 AM

Did you know that carries music from your favorite Renaissance composers?

2014 BRIT Award Winning Artists

02/20/2014 16:53:00 PM

David Bowie stole the show at Wednesday’s Brit music awards without even showing up, while Arctic Monkeys took home two big trophies at British music’s leading prize night.The 67-year-old Bowie, who is enjoying a renaissance with his first ...

In Memory: Shirley Temple

02/12/2014 12:20:00 PM

Shirley Temple Black, who lifted America's spirits as a bright-eyed, dimpled child movie star during the Great Depression and forged a second career as a U.S. diplomat, died late on Monday evening at the age of 85.Black, who lured millions to ...

The 56th Annual Grammy Awards: A Recap

01/31/2014 12:19:00 PM

The 56th Annual Grammy awards were held on Sunday at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The show, hosted by LL Cool J, opened with a performance from

Carnival Cruise Lines Announces Concert Series

01/23/2014 10:02:00 AM

Carnival's senior vice president of guest operations, Mark Tamis, announced the program Carnival Live, a concert series intended to help restore Carnivals image after three ships broke down last year.

U2 on 'Mandela' Oscar Nomination: 'Beyond Our Wildest Teenage Dreams'

01/17/2014 11:42:00 AM

It's been nearly five years since U2

Taylor Swift Tops Most Charitable Celebrities List

12/30/2013 11:37:00 AM

Taylor Swift

Beyonce Releases Surprise New Album

12/16/2013 13:50:00 PM

With only two weeks left in 2013, Beyoncé pulled off one of the year's biggest surprises in music.As much of the country was tucking into bed Thursday night, the singer suddenly announced that her new self-titled album — one she'd spent a ...

A Recap: 2014 Grammy Nominations

12/09/2013 14:11:00 PM

Jay Z easily led Grammy Award nominations announced Friday with nine, but rappers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Kendrick Lamar were among a group of new stars who took many of the major nominations.Macklemore and Lewis' gay marriage anthem "Same ...

A Recap: The 2013 American Music Awards

11/26/2013 11:13:00 AM

The American Music Awards on Sunday saw Macklemore & Ryan Lewis enter the night leading with six nods and leaving with the awards for Favorite Artist (Rap/Hip-Hop) and Favorite Album (Rap/ Hip-Hop) for The Heist, and Taylor Swift take home the ...

Paul McCartney Asks Russian President to Free Greenpeace Protesters

11/15/2013 11:15:00 AM

Paul McCartney is calling on Russian President Vladimir Putin to release Greenpeace activists whom Russian authorities detained in September. In a letter McCartney posted on his website, the singer assure Putin that Greenpeace is not anti-Russian ...

A Recap: The 2013 CMA Awards

11/07/2013 10:48:00 AM

George Strait beat out today's hottest young country music talents to take home the Entertainer of the Year trophy at the 47th annual Country Music Association awards, held last night in Nashville, Tennessee.It was clear that Strait, who's currently ...

Taylor Swift Opens Education Center at Country Music Hall of Fame

10/14/2013 10:51:00 AM

Class is now in session at the Taylor Swift Education Center at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The pop star cut the ribbon on her new namesake facility in Nashville during a ceremony on Saturday morning, showing off the museum's ...

Imagine Dragons Announce "Into the Night Tour" Dates!

10/07/2013 11:40:00 AM

Platinum-selling rock band, Imagine Dragons, announced today they will kick off their "Into the Night Tour" on February 8, 2014 in Boise, Idaho.One of music's breakout artists of 2013, Imagine Dragons have become touring sensations as they played ...

YouTube Announces Music Award Show

10/01/2013 14:52:00 PM

YouTube announced Monday the first YouTube Music Awards, which will be live-streamed online. The awards ceremony will take place in New York City and will stream live online on Nov. 3. Director Spike Jonze and actor Jason Schwartzman will host."Our ...

Global Citizen Festival in Central Park Raises Awareness

09/30/2013 10:41:00 AM

Saturday's poverty-bashing Global Citizen megaconcert in Central Park was nothing if not a crowd pleaser as sets by John Mayer, Alicia Keys, Kings of Leon and Stevie Wonder added up to nearly six hours of mainstream music.The basic message of ...