Vox Populi: Your Views On The Latest "Bond" Theme By Sam Smith


“Writing’s On The Wall”, the new Bond theme song from the upcoming “Spectre” movie is now out.

Sam Smith calls it “one of the highlights of my career” but we want to know what you think of it. Let us know!

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Exclusive: Hauschka on his inspiration for "Can You Dance For Me" (video)

We’ve caught up with Hauschka (Volker Bertelmann) and asked him about his latest album “Abandoned Cities/I Close My Eyes”, the inspiration behind it and how he translated his ideas into music.

This resulted in a series of intimate videos in a studio setting where the composer talks about several tracks from the album and describes his ideas and inspirations for each of them in an unparalleled detail.

“Can You Dance For Me” is the first video from the series with a simple context behind it. Hauschka says: “I wrote this piece by imagining somebody just with me in the room and dancing for me…”

This seemingly simple concept resulted in a beautiful, enchanted melody that perfectly translates the composer’s imagination into sound. Watch it now and enjoy…

Why B.B. King named his guitar Lucille

B.B. King used to play at a night club and one night a fight broke out between two guys over a girl who worked at the club. One of the guys accidentally knocked over a can of kerosene in the middle of the dance floor that they used for heating the club, which started a fire.

Everyone ran for the exit, including B.B. King, who got outside and only then remembered that he had left his guitar in the club. The wooden building was ablaze by then, but he still went back risking his life to save his instrument.

Next day he learned that the girl’s name was Lucille, so he named his guitar Lucille as a reminder to “never do a thing like that again”.

And that’s the true story…


Do you want to learn the songs by the King Of Blues? Look here for the best B.B. King sheet music and tabs.

Important Message For Google Chrome Users



Dear Sheet Music Direct Google Chrome users,

A recent Google Chrome browser update (version 42) has caused Scorch plug-in to stop working. Here’s how to re-enable it:

  1. Type this into Chrome address bar: chrome://flags/#enable-npapi
  2. Click “Enable” to enable NPAPI
  3. Re-start Chrome.


We’re working on a solution for this issue which we’ll announce shortly.

You can also use Internet Explorer or Firefox on Windows and Safari or Firefox on Mac.

In certain cases, you might have to take additional steps to activate Scorch in Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. In the Firefox toolbar (top of your computer screen), click on Tools -> Add-Ons -> Plugins -> Sibelius Scorch -> Always Activate.
  3. Restart your browser.


We apologise for any inconvenience caused and we’re working on restoring full compatibility soon. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Sincerely,
Sheetmusicdirect.com team

Making Today A Perfect Day Sheet Music From Disney’s Frozen Fever



That’s right – Frozen is back! Disney have just announced ‘Frozen 2’ is in the works, but for those who simply can’t wait, the 7-minute ‘Frozen Fever’ appears on the big screen today. Step aside ‘Let It Go‘ because there’s a new Frozen ear-worm in town – ‘Making Today A Perfect Day‘ sung by Idina Menzel.

Sheet music is available now in PVG and Easy Piano arrangements: Making Today A Perfect Day Sheet Music

Differences Between Sheet Music Arrangements For Beginners Explained

Dear Piano Teachers and Piano Players,

We’ve recently introduced two new piano sheet music arrangements for beginners: 5-Finger Piano and Beginner Piano. They complement the Easy Piano arrangement that has already existed on our website.

Here are the main differences between these three arrangements:

5-Finger Piano
These are the most simplified piano sheet music arrangements that we sell. They are abridged arrangements featuring very simple keys and rhythms and can be played with both hands staying in the same position. They’re perfect for absolute beginners and also useful as sight-reading practice for early graded examinations. Examples: 5-Finger Piano Sheet Music

Beginner Piano
Ideal for pianists of roughly grade 1-3 standard. Arrangements are abridged, rhythms are simplified where necessary and the left-hand generally plays a basic accompaniment. These are the natural next step up from our 5-Finger Piano arrangements. Examples: Beginner Piano Sheet Music

Easy Piano
Easy piano arrangements entail full versions of the songs, but not quite as complex as Piano, Vocal & Guitar arrangements. The approximate standard of these arrangements is grades 2-4. Examples: Easy Piano Sheet Music

Christmas Sheet Music


With less than eight weeks remaining until Christmas, we’ve scoured our massive catalogue of sheet music to bring you the best, most-popular sheet music for Christmas songs, carols and chants.

Holiday Sheet Music For Piano

We have sheet music for over 70 songs and carols arranged for piano, vocal and guitar including all-time favourites like Fairytale Of New York, All I Want For Christmas Is You, Jeff Buckley’s Hallelujah, a beautiful version of Ave Maria by The Carpenters, a jazzy arrangement of Earta Kitt’s Santa Baby, a funky interpretation of Where Are You Christmas by The Piano Guys and more.

We also haven’t forgotten about the budding pianists who want to show off their skills and selected sheet music for over 30 holiday favourites in Easy Piano arrangement – from traditional carols like Silent Night to modern favourites like You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch by the Glee Cast.

Christmas Choral Sheet Music

There is also a wealth of choral music for SATB and SSA choirs which includes scores by John Tavener (SATB), Eric Whitacre (SATB), The Christmas Waltz (SSA) and a massive 38-page Glee-ful Christmas medley (SSA).

Other Instruments

Holidays-themed sheet music is also available for other instruments:
Ukulele
Violin
Flute
and more sheet music.