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Writing with SIZZLE: Introducing Martha Yasuda's Arrangements of Classic Works and Favorites

Friday, November 02, 2018

Attention Teachers: Enrich Your Studio With Martha Yasuda’sGorgeous Arrangements of Classic Works and Favorites

When we first saw Martha Yasuda’s music books, several years ago, we were really impressed with their quality. The arranging was top-notch;…

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Are You Ready to Play Irish Fiddle on St. Patrick's Day?

Thursday, February 23, 2017

 

Have you ever been to an Irish pub or special gathering where a small circle of people pulled out their various instruments and just started playing, without pause, energetic and mythical sounding sets of tunes that just turn and turn into the…

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Christmas Sheet music For Strings - Part Three: Solos with Audio Accompaniment

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Let's face it, piano accompanists and ensemble-ready string players don't grow on Christmas trees. Sometimes you need to put on a show for your family, friends, classmates, or coworkers, but there is no one else to team up with for a duet or ensemble.…

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Bärenreiter's Groundbreaking Interpretation of Brahms

Friday, May 15, 2015

Think you know how to play Brahms? Douglas Woodfull-Harris, Editor for Orchestral and Chamber Music at Bärenreiter, gives us a preview of "the overwhelming amount of vital information" contained in the new Bärenreiter Urtext editions of Brahms. If…

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Curious About Our Sheet Music Difficulty Ratings?

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Ever wonder how we decide our sheet music difficulty ratings? Below you'll find a detailed (and hopefully sane) explanation of our difficulty ratings. Although there are overlaps with ASTA's ratings, we decided to come up with our own rating system…

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Happy Birthday, Niccolo Paganini!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Niccolo Paganini October 27, 1782 - May 27, 1840

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What do Shostakovich and Teenagers Have in Common?

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Today's guest blog is from one of our favorite guest bloggers. He asks (and answers) the toughest question anyone in classical music has ever faced: How do you get a teenager interested in classical music? The answer: Shostakovich. Why am I asking…

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The Ultimate Guide to Composer Sanity and Aesthetic Taste

Monday, April 29, 2013

Ever wondered just how crazy and/or avant garde your favorite composer was? SHAR Apprentices James Engman and Josephine Llorente have put together this handy graph! It displays, on X and Y axes, the relative sanity and aesthetic taste of your…

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Easy Violin Sheet Music

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

After you’ve been playing the violin for a couple of years, it starts to get tiresome when you feel limited to the scales, etudes, and few solos that your teacher gives you. If you’re a beginning to intermediate player who’s looking to build up a…

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Violin Sheet Music: The Top Five List

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Over the years I have purchased sheet music, borrowed violin sheet music from the library, and given away scores upon scores (pun intended) of other pieces of violin sheet music. But of all the pieces that have been given and taken away, I have found…

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