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Gifts for the Musician in Your Life

Don't look now, but the gift-giving season is sneaking up behind you! Finding the perfect gift for the musician in your life can be tough, so we decided to help you out by offering a few ideas. We've got you covered for all things merry and musical!     Gifts for the Organized Musician Music… Read more about Gifts for the Musician in Your Life

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Q&A With Signature Artist Taylor Davis: Behind The Strings

Taylor Davis doesn't play the violin for her 2 million YouTube subscribers. She performs for them. She serenades, inspires and elevates them with a skill that is gentle in melody and giant in composition imagination.  A self-admitted “proud nerd,” she’s best known for her original compositions and unique arrangements related to gaming, anime, and iconic film… Read more about Q&A With Signature Artist Taylor Davis: Behind The Strings

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Remembering Tom Petty

On Monday evening, October 2, 2017, the music industry grieved the passing of a legend. Tom Petty, one of Rock n' Roll's greatest influences since the 1970s, suffered from cardiac arrest. Tom Petty had always been an "against all odds" musician, overcoming trial after trial in order to gain a legacy that will never be… Read more about Remembering Tom Petty

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Tips for Creating A Worship Set List

If you are a worship pastor, a music director, or simply a brave volunteer, creating a set list for a worship service or gathering can be intimidating. To help you out, we put together 5 tips to get you started! Define A Purpose The most important decision you have to make when creating a worship… Read more about Tips for Creating A Worship Set List

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Classical Crossover Q&A with Simply Three

Musicnotes Signature Artist News | Simply Three have just released their latest album, ‘Undefined‘ which features a rich collection of original arrangements. Having achieved tremendous success with their classical pop crossover covers, the guys: Glen McDaniel, Zack Clark, and Nick Villalobos, were kind enough to answer our questions on all things musical while prepping for their fall… Read more about Classical Crossover Q&A with Simply Three

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Q & A with Musicnotes Signature Artist Patrick Laird from Brooklyn Duo

Fresh from his “MTV Unplugged” performance with Shawn Mendes, Patrick from Brooklyn Duo gives us a fascinating insight into the life of a professional musician, from arranging to performing, and everything in between. Musicnotes: Congratulations on your MTV unplugged performance! How did Shawn's Team find you? Patrick: Thank you! Shawn and his team actually discovered Brooklyn Duo through… Read more about Q & A with Musicnotes Signature Artist Patrick Laird from Brooklyn Duo

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7 Ways NOT to Choose Your Vocal Audition Piece

Picking a song for a vocal audition can be harder than the actual audition itself. After all, most auditions last about five minutes or less. Sometimes you get to sing a whole song, and sometimes you are asked to prepare a measly 16-bar cut. So how do you choose a song that will represent you accurately… Read more about 7 Ways NOT to Choose Your Vocal Audition Piece

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Music Theory Quiz Challenge: Think Can You Get All 20 Correct?

Calling all musical brainiacs! We’ve consulted with our fellow music theory geeks to bring you one of the most difficult music theory quizzes around. From notation’s most trying nuances to ultra-tricky time and key signatures, only the most deft music theory students will get an A+ on this quiz. So buckle in and prepare to test your… Read more about Music Theory Quiz Challenge: Think Can You Get All 20 Correct?

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7 Things to Avoid at Your Vocal Audition

There are a lot of opinions out there when it comes to how you should perform during a vocal audition. Depending on what works for you, there may be more than one right way to go about it. We’ve already explored tips of how to ace your next choral/vocal audition. However, there are a few obvious… Read more about 7 Things to Avoid at Your Vocal Audition

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25 Awkward Musical Stock Photos To LOL At

Everybody who has scanned stock image sites looking for just the right photo has come across pictures that make you stop and scratch your head. Below is a series of awkward, puzzling or straight-out ridiculous stock photos we’ve come across while embarking on our musical image searches. Reader beware: this blog post contains instrument abuses, clowns, and plenty of bad… Read more about 25 Awkward Musical Stock Photos To LOL At

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