Wednesday, December 8, 2010

MusicPad iPad App



OnlineSheetMusic now offers the ability to view any song you have purchased on our site on your iPad. You can also easily buy scores on the iPad browser and then use them in the app.

Check it out: MusicPad for iPad






Grammy Nominee Sheet Music

On December 1st CBS broadcast the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live: Countdown to Music's Biggest Night". This is the way that the Grammy nominations are being announced these days, with a concert. There were some great performances at the Club Nokia by Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, B.o.B., Miranda Lambert and Train The nomination ceremony started off with Katy Perry singing "California Gurls", Bruno Mars sang "Just the Way You Are", and B.o.B performed their hit, "Nothin' On You". Justin Bieber sang "Favorite Girl" via satellite....LL Cool J hosted the show and there was a funny moment when LL Cool J asked Bieber, "What are you doing up so late"? Justin Bieber said that is felt good to be nominated for Best New Artist and he said he was "living the dream".

The most nominated artists are Eminem who was nominated in 10 categories, Bruno Mars with 7, and Lady Gaga, Jay-Z and Lady Antebellum all with 6 nominations!!! The full list of nominees is at grammy.com.

The Recording Academy has announced the newest additions to its Grammy Hall of Fame. There are 30 recordings that have been nominated including, "Penny Lane" by The Beatles, "I'll Be There" by The Jackson 5, "Please Mr. Postman" by The Marvelettes, and "On The Road Again" by Willie Nelson. Other inductees include music by Joan Baez, Mildred Bailey, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, Duke Ellington, Al Green, and Hank Williams among others.

The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards will air on CBS on Feb. 13, 2011.

Play the sheet music of the Grammy nominated songs.... Here is a selection of those songs nominated:



Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Christmas to Chanukah Sheet Music

Looking for something new this holiday season? Mike Garson has reinvented some holiday favorites in a jazzy style everyone will love. Mike’s beautiful arrangements are sure to be favorites for generations to come. From Christmas and Chanukah to New Years, Jazzy Holidays, Jazzy Holidays and More, and Holiday Classics from Mike Garson, include music that’s perfect for most any holiday event or performance and features MP3 recordings by Mike Garson.

Mike is the keyboardist for David Bowie and has played with the Smashing Pumpkins and many other groups. He is a classically trained musician, an impressive pianist, and an exceptional human being, here are the three folios of Mike's sheet music. Enjoy!

Jazzy Holidays
More Jazzy Holidays
Holiday Classics






Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Christmas Sheet Music

Its hard to believe that Christmas is almost here...there is nothing that brings the spirit of Christmas like playing and singing Christmas carols. Do you know the derivation of the word "carol"? It comes from the Old French word, carole from the 1150s. They were festive songs that celebrated a seasonal topic and they alternated verses and chorus. They were generally religious but not necessarily connected with church worship. Many caroles were songs that were danced to.
We have put together some lists of Top 10 Christmas Carols and Hymns and our Top 10 favorite pop Christmas songs. Enjoy and Happy Holidays!!

The top 10 Most Popular Christmas carols:
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
Frosty the Snowman
Jingle Bell Rock
Let It Snow, Let it Snow
Silent Night
Joy To The World
Deck the Hall
The First Noel
Jingle Bells
Twelve Days of Christmas

Top 10 Most Popular Christmas Hymns
Joy To The World
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
O Holy Night
The First Noel
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
O Come All Ye Faithful
Away in the Manager
O Little Town of Bethlehem
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Silent Night

Our Top 10 Favorites
Winter Wonderland
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Santa Baby
Jingle Bell Rock
Happy Xmas
The Little Drummer Boy
Little Saint Nick
I'll Be Home For Christmas
Charlie Brown Christmas

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Eminem - Love The Way You Lie ft. Rihanna



If you are fans of Eminem and Rihanna I am sure you have already seen this video, but enjoy it again, and then play it yourself:

Love the way you lie - Sheet Music

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Val Wold Performing Polyana

Val Wold is a young pianist with some amazing talents. Check him out in this video performing Gary Edwards "Polyana"








Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Celebrating John Lennon

I was a Beatlemaniac....40+ years ago....I guess you could say that I am still a Beatlemanic because I have a poster of all four of the Beatles and the John Lennon Imagine Poster hanging at my desk. I also have Beatles art in my home, posters and memorabilia as well as a wonderful lithograph done by John of John and Yoko under a tree. Its called Family Tree and it has given me hours of pleasure as I go about my days, seeing it as I come in the front door and remember....

John Lennon's 70th year hits hard for two reasons...One--- its hard to believe that I am old enough to have seen the Beatles play twice, once at the Cow Palace ( They played "Can't Buy Me Love"! and "If I Fell") and their last concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco (They played "Day Tripper" and "Paperback Writer")...and Two.... we have missed 30 years of his wonderful music, art, literature---a huge loss to the world.

So we celebrate John's 70th Year...His art and music live on. I have been to the Strawberry Fields Memorial in Central Park in New York across from the Dakota where he lived. There is a round mosaic with the words "Imagine" in the middle of it. Imagine...all the people....John was one of the original Beatles, one of the most successful bands of all time. He was part of one of the most successful songwriting partnerships of the 20th century. He had 27 #1 hit singles and Rolling Stone called him the 5th greatest singer of all time. In 2002, a BBC poll voted him 8th of the 100 Greatest Britons.

John played many instruments, including the guitar, banjo, harmonica, flute, and the piano. He created a band with his wife, Yoko Ono called John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band that was formed after the Beatles and began to expose more of who John really was. Lots of experimental music during that time, but he also came out with "Imagine" and "Starting Over, two of my favorite John Lennon songs. He was a very talented musician, an author, an artist, and a singer. He used his fame and popularity to make the world a better place. There are so many great Lennon songs, check here to see some of my favorites......

"In My Life"
"Help"
"Don't Let Me Down"
"I Feel Fine"
"Norwegian Wood"
"Revolution"
"I Am the Walrus"
"Strawberry Fields Forever"
"A Day in the Life"
"You Got To Hide Your Love Away"
"Girl"
"I'm So Tired"
"All You Need is Love"

Browse through all John Lennon sheet music here.



Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Glee - "Britney/Brittany"

Well, the second season of Glee has started....if you are not a "Gleek" the short story...Glee is about a group of eager students that are in the Glee Club at McKinley High. They sing in competitions and have their sights set on making it to the Nationals and defeating their arch rivals. Along the way they have lots of conflicts with the evil thinking Physical Ed teacher at McKinley High. The show includes guest appearances from a wide variety of talented performers including Olivia Newton-John, Neil Patrick Harris, and this year Briney Spears joined the show, with many more talented guests to come. The show has earned 19 Emmy nominations, more than any other show for the year.

The show has inspired over 10 million downloads and is a true phenom. As a result, the week after each episode airs, the songs they performed are so popular they hit the Billboard 100 charts. This week, 6 out of the 10 Fastest Moving songs on Billboard are from Glee, including "The Only Exception", "I'm A Slave for You", "Stronger", "Baby One More Time", and "Me Against the Music". One of the songs, "Toxic" made it to #16. Glee makes old songs new again! Artists are starting to lobby to make an appearance on Glee. Great way to sell some music!


You can find Glee Sheet Music here:

I'm a Slave for You
Stronger
Baby One More Time
Me Against the Music
Toxic

More Brittany Spears Sheet Music
More Glee Sheet Music