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Sheet Music for October

Welcome back to our Print Music Preview for the month of October. Read below to see what's hot off the press for sheet music now and get a head start on your Holiday sheet music shopping!

Piano Vocal Guitar Sheet Music

SONGS OF THE 2010S – UPDATED EDITION - $29.99

The New Decade Series provides great synopses of the musical decades and lets you play the iconic songs along with optional orchestrated backing tracks that make you sound great! The audio is accessed online for download or streaming and features PLAYBACK+, a multi-functional audio player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right – available exclusively from Hal Leonard. The 2010s features 68 hits, including: All About That Bass • Best Day of My Life • Cups (When I'm Gone) • Firework • Get Lucky • Happy • I Knew You Were Trouble • Just Give Me a Reason • Little Talks • The Middle • Perfect • Rolling in the Deep • Shallow • Stay with Me • There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back • Uptown Funk • Wake Me Up • and more

 

TOP HITS OF 2020 - $19.99

20 of 2020's best are included in this collection for piano, voice and guitar: Adore You (Harry Styles) • Before You Go (Lewis Capaldi) • Cardigan (Taylor Swift) • Daisies (Katy Perry) • I Dare You (Kelly Clarkson) • Level of Concern (twenty one pilots) • No Time to Die (Billie Eilish) • Rain on Me (Lady Gaga feat. Ariana Grande) • Say So (Doja Cat) • and more.

 

 

 

The John Prine Sheet Music Collection - $24.99

24 songs by legend and revered singer-songwriter John Prine in arrangements for piano, voice and guitar with chord symbols, guitar chord frames and full lyrics. Songs include: Angel from Montgomery • Dear Abby • Fish and Whistle • Hello in There • Illegal Smile • In Spite of Ourselves • Lake Marie • Paradise • Sam Stone • Souvenirs • Summer's End • Sweet Revenge • That's the Way the World Goes 'Round • and more.

 

 

 

Taylor Swift - Folklore - $19.99

17 songs from Swift's 2020 surprise release of piano and guitar tunes which she wrote and recorded during the COVID-19 pandemic. Songs include: Betty • Cardigan • Exile (feat. Bon Iver) • Illicit Affairs • The Lakes • The Last Great American Dynasty • Mad Woman • The 1 • Peace • and more.

 

 

 

Last Christmas - $19.99

This songbook features 14 George Michael and Wham! tracks that made up the soundtrack to the 2019 hit romantic comedy movie. Each song is arranged for piano and voice with guitar chords and lyrics. Songs include: Everything She Wants • Faith • Fantasy • Fastlove • Freedom '90 • Heal the Pain • Last Christmas • Move On • One More Try • Praying for Time • This Is How (We Want You to Get High) • Too Funky • Waiting for That Day • Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go.

 

 

 

Christmas Pop Standards - $19.99

22 contemporary holiday hits arranged for piano, voice and guitar, including: All I Want for Christmas Is You • Christmas Time Is Here • Little Saint Nick • Mary, Did You Know? • Merry Christmas, Darling • Santa Baby • Underneath the Tree • Where Are You Christmas? • and more.

 

 

 

 

Vocal Selections Sheet Music

The Prince of Egypt - Stage Musical - $19.99

A dozen vocal selections from the 2017 musical adaptation to the 1998 DreamWorks film of the same name featuring music by Stephen Schwartz. Includes 12 songs: All I Ever Wanted (with Queen's Reprise) • Always on My Side • Dance to the Day • Deliver Us • Faster • Footprints on the Sand • For the Rest of My Life • Heartless • Make It Right • Never in a Million Years • Through Heaven's Eyes • When You Believe.

 

 

 

Easy Piano  Sheet Music

TOP HITS OF 2020 - $19.99

18 of the year's best are included in this collection arranged for easy piano with lyrics. Includes: Before You Go (Lewis Capaldi) • Cardigan (Taylor Swift) • Daisies (Katy Perry) • I Dare You (Kelly Clarkson) • Level of Concern (twenty one pilots) • No Time to Die (Billie Eilish) • Rain on Me (Lady Gaga feat. Ariana Grande) • Say So (Doja Cat) • and more.

 

 

 

Taylor Swift:  Folklore - $19.99

17 songs from Swift's 2020 surprise release of tunes she wrote and recorded during the COVID-19 pandemic. This songbook is arranged for easy piano with lyrics. Songs include: Betty • Cardigan • Exile (feat. Bon Iver) • Illicit Affairs • The Lakes • The Last Great American Dynasty • Mad Woman • The 1 • Peace • and more.

 

 

 

George Gershwin:  Super Easy Songbook - $9.99

It's super easy! This series features accessible arrangements for piano, with simple right-hand melody, letter names inside each note, basic left-hand chord diagrams, and no page turns. Lyrics are also included. This edition includes 22 Gershwin classics: But Not for Me • Embraceable You • Fascinating Rhythm • I Got Rhythm • I've Got a Crush on You • Let's Call the Whole Thing Off • Nice Work If You Can Get It • Rhapsody in Blue • Someone to Watch over Me • Summertime • They Can't Take That Away from Me • and more.

 

 

Galaxy Piano:  20 Easy Galatic Piano Pieces - $24.99

Galaxy Piano is ideal for introducing beginners of any age to modern compositions and for their first performances. This volume can be used as a complement to any piano method, thus giving variety to the lessons. The pieces take the pianist on a musical journey tothe stars, where he or she might encounter an extra-terrestrial being or a Martian, experience a total eclipse of the sun or just look through a telescope into space. They are catchy tunes which are easy to learn and fun to play! All pieces are contained on the CD so that the young musician can hear how they are played.

 

 

Christmas Movie Magic - $12.99

Accessible even to early-level pianists, the 15 big-note arrangements in this collection are familiar holiday movie classics presented with Phillip's unique touch! Includes: Believe (from The Polar Express) • Do You Want to Build a Snowman? (from Frozen) • Glasgow Love Theme (from Love Actually) • God Bless Us Everyone (from A Christmas Carol) • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (from Meet Me in St. Louis) • Skating (from A Charlie Brown Christmas) • Somewhere in My Memory (from Home Alone) • You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch (from How the Grinch Stole Christmas) • and more. Arrangements also include lyrics for sing-along fun.

 

 

Christmas Classics - $14.99

The Instant Piano Songs series will help you play you favorite songs quickly and easily – whether you use one hand or two! Start with the melody in your right hand, then add basic left-hand chords when you're ready. Letter names inside each note speed up the learning process, and optional rhythm patterns take your playing to the next level. Online backing tracks are also included. Stream or download the tracks using the unique codes inside each book, then play along to build confidence and sound great! This edition includes 30 timeless carols: Away in a Manger • Deck the Hall • Go, Tell It on the Mountain • It Came upon the Midnight Clear • Jingle Bells • O Holy Night • Silent Night • We Wish You a Merry Christmas • and more. Audio is accessed online using the unique code inside the book and can be streamed or downloaded. The audio files include PLAYBACK+, a multi-functional audio player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right.

Christmas Songs for Kids - $12.99

25 holiday favorites arranged for easy piano with practice tips for learning each song! Songs include: All I Want for Christmas Is You • Believe • The Chipmunk Song • Christmas Time Is Here • Feliz Navidad • Frosty the Snow Man • Here Comes Santa Claus (Right down Santa Claus Lane) • I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus • Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! • A Marshmallow World • Mary, Did You Know? • Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer • Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town • Somewhere in My Memory • White Christmas • and more. Arrangements also include lyrics.

 

 

Piano Technique / methods Sheet Music

The Beatles:  A step-by-step breakdown of Keyboard Styles and Techniques - $24.99

Keyboards played an essential role in the work of rock's most influential band. Explore their trademark styles and techniques in this in-depth analyses of 20 Beatles classics, complete with audio tracks online for download or streaming. Songs include: All You Need Is Love • Back in the U.S.S.R. • Don't Let Me Down • Good Day Sunshine • Hey Jude • In My Life • Let It Be • Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da • Penny Lane • She's a Woman • and more.

 

 

Alfred's Basic Adult Course:  Popular Hits, Level 3 - $9.99

 

Alfred's Basic Adult Piano Course: Popular Hits answers the often-expressed need for a variety of supplemental material in many different popular styles. Students can play attractive versions of the best-known music of today. This book is correlated page-by-page with Lesson Book 3 of Alfred's Basic Adult Piano Course and Level 3 of Alfred's Basic Adult All-in-One Course. When pieces from the Popular Hits books are assigned in conjunction with the material in the Lesson Books, new concepts are reinforced in a fun and motivating way, increasing the student's interest in piano study. Titles: Ashokan Farewell (from the PBS series The Civil War) * Cabaret (from Caberet) * Dear Theodosia (from the Broadway musical Hamilton) * Downton Abbey Theme (from Downton Abbey) * The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (Main Title) * Happy Together (The Turtles) * I'll Be There for You (Theme from Friends) * The Imperial March (Darth Vader's Theme) (from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back) * Little Shop of Horrors (from Little Shop of Horrors) * Oh, the Thinks You Can Think (from Seussical) * One (Is the Loneliest Number) (Harry Nilsson) * Rhapsody in Blue (Selected Themes) (George Gershwin) * Shallow (from A Star Is Born) * Someone to Watch Over Me (George Gershwin).

Minor Scale Pro, Book 1 - $9.99

Minor Scale Pro, Book 1 introduces students to the seven white-key minor scales in a systematic way. Basics of building a natural minor scale are presented, first by learning the pattern of whole steps and half steps, and then relating each minor key to its relative major. Students then learn how to build harmonic minor and melodic minor scales from the natural minor. Optional teacher duets are included for both one-octave and two-octave scales.

 

 

Minor Scale Pro, Book 2- $9.99

Minor Scale Pro, Book 2 introduces students to the five black-key minor scales in a systematic way. Basics of building a natural minor scale are presented, first by learning the pattern of whole steps and half steps, and then relating each minor key to its relative major. Students then learn how to build harmonic minor and melodic minor scales from the natural minor. Optional teacher duets are included for both one-octave and two-octave scales.

 

 

Piano Solo Sheet Music

The Who for Classical Piano - $16.99

Formed in London in 1964, the Who is considered one of the most influential rock bands of the 20th century. Their songs cover a lot of stylistic ground, providing the arranger with rich material for interpretation! This collection includes 15 of the Who's best presented in classical piano solo arrangements by Phillip Keveren. Songs include: Baba O'Riley • Bargain • Behind Blue Eyes • Don't Let Go the Coat • Going Mobile • I Can See for Miles • The Kids Are Alright • Love, Reign O'er Me • The Magic Bus • My Generation • Pinball Wizard • Squeeze Box • Who Are You • Won't Get Fooled Again • You Better You Bet.

 

 

Piano Calm:  Prayer - $16.99

14 uplifting piano arrangements that will elevate both performer and listener into a more peaceful state of mind. Includes: All Things Bright and Beautiful • Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing • Evening Prayer • For the Beauty of the Earth • Great Is Thy Faithfulness • Holy, Holy, Holy • It Is Well with My Soul • Were You There? • and more.

 

 

 

Check out this masterclass from the composer, Phillip Keveren, below:

Alexis FFrench:  The Sheet Music Collection - $16.99

A selection of pianist, composer and producer Alexis Ffrench's most-loved pieces for solo piano. This exclusive folio also includes a specially written preface from Alexis, as well as photos and composer's notes with teaching tips and insight on each piece. Includes: Bluebird • Carousel • Crest of a Wave • Exhale • Last Song • Moments • Story of You • A Time of Wonder • Together at Last • Where Worlds Collide • Written in the Stars • and more.

 

 

 

Hamilton:  An American Musical - $17.99

Play 10 favorites from the smash Broadway musical! These carefully-crafted piano solo arrangements are fun to play and faithful to the original performances. Songs: Alexander Hamilton • Burn • Dear Theodosia • Helpless • It's Quiet Uptown • My Shot • The Schuyler Sisters • That Would Be Enough • Wait for It • You'll Be Back.

 

 

 

Piano Calm Christmas - $12.99

This songbook features 15 seasonal piano solos that will elevate both performer and listener into a peaceful state of mind. Includes: Away in a Manger • Candlelight Carol • The First Noel • The Huron Carol • Infant Holy, Infant Lowly • O Come, All Ye Faithful • Silent Night • Still, Still, Still • What Child Is This? • and more.

 

 

 

Check out this masterclass from the composer, Phillip Keveren, below:

Eric Baumgartner's Jazz It Up! Christmas - $12.99

This 2nd edition features 12 traditional Christmas favorites that have been transformed into exciting jazz/blues/swing style pieces. It is not essential for the performer to have previous jazz experience; no sections require improvisation. However, even experienced jazzers and professional musicians will find this collection accessible and playable! Song titles: Angels We Have Heard on High • Bring a Torch, Jeannette, Isabella • Coventry Carol • Deck the Hall • God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen • Good King Wenceslas • Here We Come A-Caroling • Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring • Jingle Bells • March • O Christmas Tree • Ukrainian Bell Carol.

 

 

Even More Christmas Creations - $10.99

Ten sacred seasonal tunes arranged in exciting and often surprising styles for intermediate-level players! Titles: Away in a Manger (Medley) • The First Noel • God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen • Here We Come A-Caroling • In the Bleak Midwinter • O Christmas Tree • O Come, O Come, Emmanuel • O Holy Night • Silent Night • What Child Is This?

 

 

 

Classical Piano Sheet Music

CHACONNE - Transcription from Bach's Partita No. 2 in D Minor BWV1004  - $21.99

Feared, respected and loved. Touchstone, limit experience and temptation. One of the greatest, most mysterious works in music history to date is the Chaconne by Johann Sebastian Bach, a work that was composed for the violin and transcribed several times for the piano, a work played by orchestras, organists and guitarists, cellists and drummers.

In the summer of 1720 Bach returned from Karlovy Vary after a business trip lasting several months. What he didn't know: he came back as a widower. Maria Barbara, his wife, had died shortly before. Bach could only say goodbye to her at the grave. A little later he started composing a partita for solo violin. The key: dark, D minor. The first four movements are 155 bars long, but the fifth, the chaconne, is beyond the scope. It stretches over 257 bars and revolves around several choral themes dealing with death and resurrection. As later in the Goldberg Variations, Bach places the main theme in the bass part, and both works are based on a saraband rhythm. 

Relax with Meditative piano - $17.99

A new addition to the best-selling series, the 40 pieces in Relax with Meditative Piano have been selected and edited by the British concert pianist and educator Samantha Ward for their calming properties.

 

 

 

PIANO SONATA NO. 5 IN C MINOR OP. 10, NO. 1 - $8.95

“Decisive and manly,” “most profound sentiment and delicacy,” and “imaginative humor”...thus does Beethoven's contemporary Carl Czerny accurately describe the three movements of this expressive sonata. This revised Urtext edition features fingerings by star pianist Murray Perahia.

 

 

 

 

Instrumental Sheet Music

101 Most Beautiful Songs for... - $16.99

Instrumentalists will love this jam-packed collection of 101 timeless pop hits and favorite standards: The Boxer • City of Stars • Daughters • Every Breath You Take • Gabriel's Oboe • Have I Told You Lately • Just Give Me a Reason • Love Me Tender • Michelle • Never Enough • Perfect • River Flows in You • She's Always a Woman • Strangers in the Night • Three Times a Lady • What a Wonderful World • Your Song • and more. This book is available for flute, clarinet, alto sax, tenor sax, trumpet, french horn, trombone, violin, viola, and cello.

 

 

Slow Blues Harmonica - $16.99

This book is perfect for intermediate to advanced players who want to employ a more versatile approach to slow blues playing. Four different keys and crosses, plus liberal use of all three registers of the instrument, will prove just how versatile a 10-hole C diatonic harp can be. Each of the 16 solos, written and recorded by renowned blues-harpist Steve Cohen, is chock full of great licks and techniques for you to learn and incorporate into your playing: scale licks, octave licks, overblow licks, incremental bend licks, high-note blow bend licks, warble licks. The variety of slow blues changes and feels include: 12-bar and 8-bar progressions, stop-time, country blues, jazzy blues, minor blues, major blues, shuffles, straight time and more. This book contains detailed harmonica transcriptions written in standard notation and harmonica tab; a summary list of the key, position, and song format; and a brief lesson about the chord progression and highlighted playing techniques. Each solo has two audio tracks: a demo with Steve Cohen and a full professional band, and a play-along backing track.

Check out this video from the author, Steve Cohen:

 

Classic Christmas Songs for Violin - $14.99

The Violin Play-Along Series will help you play your favorite songs quickly and easily. Just follow the music, listen to the online audio to hear how the violin should sound, and then play along using the separate backing tracks. With the melody and lyrics included in the book, you may also choose to sing along. The audio includes playback tools to let you slow down or loop the tracks to help with practicing. This volume includes the songs: Frosty the Snow Man • Here Comes Santa Claus (Right down Santa Claus Lane) • (There's No Place Like) Home for the Holidays • Jingle Bell Rock • Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! • Merry Christmas, Darling • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer • Silver Bells.

 

 

Christmas Carols for Violin Duet - $12.99

Designed for violinists familiar with first position and comfortable reading basic rhythms, each two-page arrangement in this collection includes a violin 1 and violin 2 part, with each taking a turn at playing the melody for a fun and challenging ensemble experience. Songs include: Angels We Have Heard on High • Coventry Carol • The First Noel • God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen • The Holly and the Ivy • I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day • Joy to the World • O Holy Night • Sing We Now of Christmas • We Three Kings of Orient Are • and more.

 

 

 

Christmas Songs for Solo Jazz Guitar - $19.99

The 15 holiday songs in this book are carefully written for the solo jazz guitarist. Each solo guitar piece combines melody and harmony in onesuperb arrangement. Songs include: Ave Maria, Op. 52, No. 6 • Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Op. 71a • The First Noel • Go, Tell It on the Mountain • It Came upon the Midnight Clear • Jolly Old St. Nicholas • O Holy Night • Silent Night • What Child Is This? • and more. Includes access to demonstration tracks oline for download or streaming.

 

 

Classroom Band or Orchestra Sheet Music

Sound Differentiation:  For Beginning String Orchestra - $8.99

 

Sound Differentiation is a motivational, time-saving supplemental resource that provides differentiated parts for 15 well-known tunes---perfect for a variety of teaching situations, including odd or incomplete instrumentation, or when working with a mix of ability levels. The arrangements in this collection are ready for use in an adaptable format with identical parts for all instruments. The featured parts are tune, bass line, harmony, and variation, and each one can be assigned to your choice of soloists, instrument sections, or difficulty-leveled groupings of students of both like-instrumentation or mixed-instrumentation. The difficulty of each piece progresses throughout the book.
 

 

Tradition of Excellence: Holiday Classics - $6.99

Welcome to Tradition of Excellence: Holiday Classics, a collection of eighteen holiday songs all arranged for maximum performance flexibility.

  • Scored for maximum performance flexibility.
  • Mix-and-match any combination of band instruments.
  • Playable as solos, duets, trios, larger ensembles, or even full concert band.
  • Add the Piano/Guitar Accompaniment to enhance performance.
  • Drums, Mallets, Auxiliary Percussion, and Timpani all in one book to develop the total percussionist.

 

Modern Band Method:  Keyboard, Book 1 - $14.99

The Modern Band Method series provides a guided lesson plan for the absolute beginner, complete with audio tracks, video lessons, and many popular songs by the biggest artists of the day! This keyboard method works in tandem with the other instrument methods in the series, allowing students to play the same songs together as a full band! Keyboard lessons include:

  • Proper playing posture
  • Reading notes and rhythms
  • Scales, chords and arpeggios
  • Syncopation
  • Rock, pop, Latin, funk, hip hop and island styles
  • Articulations
  • Composing a song
  • Writing lyrics

Modern Band Method:  GUitar, Book 1 - $14.99

The Modern Band Method series provides a guided lesson plan for the absolute beginner, complete with audio tracks, video lessons, and many popular songs by the biggest artists of the day! This guitar method works in tandem with the other instrument methods in the series, allowing students to play the same songs together as a full band! Guitar lessons include:

  • Tuning
  • Reading music and tablature
  • Chords and strum patterns 
  • Single notes and scales
  • Basic soloing
  • Hammer-ons, pull-offs and slides
  • Alternate picking
  • Bending
  • Syncopation
  • Composing a song
  • Writing lyrics

Modern Band Method:  Drums, Book 1 - $14.99

The Modern Band Method series provides a guided lesson plan for the absolute beginner, complete with audio tracks, video lessons, and many popular songs by the biggest artists of the day! This drum method works in tandem with the other instrument methods in the series, allowing students to play the same songs together as a full band! Drum lessons include:

  • How to hold your drumsticks
  • Proper hand and feet techniques
  • Limb independence
  • Reading notes and rhythms
  • Rudiments
  • Rock, pop, Latin, funk, hip hop and island grooves
  • Articulations and timbre explorations
  • Auxiliary percussion instruments
  • Composing a song
  • Writing lyrics

Modern Band Method:  Bass, Book 1 - $14.99

The Modern Band Method series provides a guided lesson plan for the absolute beginner, complete with audio tracks, video lessons, and many popular songs by the biggest artists of the day! This bass method works in tandem with the other instrument methods in the series, allowing students to play the same songs together as a full band! Bass lessons include:

  • Tuning
  • Reading music and tablature
  • Walking/picking patterns
  • Notes and scales
  • Using passing tones
  • Popular rock and pop bass lines
  • Creating solid grooves
  • Muting and slides
  • Syncopation
  • Composing a song
  • Writing lyrics
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