News & Views Sunday, January 19, 2020

Category: Folk Music

Stanton’s Online Catalogs 17 January, 2020

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Songs from the Sacred Harp 17 October, 2019

Songs From the Sacred Harprecommended by Barb M., Keyboard and Folk Music Specialist

Songs from the Sacred Harp arr. C.E. Walz, for Moderately Easy Piano
This collection by C.E. Walz is a celebration of traditional American hymn tunes from the nineteenth century. What is the Sacred Harp? It is a style of a cappella choral singing – “a cappella” is singing without accompaniment, in a chapel choral style. The “sacred harp” refers to the human vocal folds. Sacred Harp hymn books use the shape note system. If you get a chance, look up a shape note singing group near you and go listen – it’s delightful!

This collection includes “There is a Happy Land,” “On Jordan’s Stormy Banks I Stand,” “I Will Arise,” and more. The arrangements are moderately easy, and it doesn’t take too long to prepare them for a Sunday morning.

For more information about this collection or others like it, call us at 1-800-42-MUSIC, email us at keyboard@stantons.com, or visit us online at stantons.com. Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

About the Author:
Barb M. has worked in the Keyboard Department at Stanton’s since 1981. An active folk musician in the Columbus area, Barb also works with ensembles at her church and plays in the Columbus State Concert Band. In her spare time, Barb loves working with animals and computer games.

Use Your Ukes! 07 October, 2019

recommended by Jen Sper and Lora Moore, School Choral and Classroom Music Specialists

Using ukuleles in your elementary music class is a great way to teach musical concepts – harmony, melody, rhythm, style, form, and more! They keep young students actively involved in classroom music making, and are perfect for little hands to be successful quickly. We encourage you to explore these new resources for incorporating the ukulele into your classroom:

use your ukesUse Your Ukes
So, you have some ukuleles? Great! This book is here to help you introduce this fun and versatile instrument to your music class. It will walk you through how to teach the first ukulele lesson, where to go next, and how to gradually expand your students uke skills. Best of all, every lesson idea comes from a music teacher who tried it with their own young musicians first. Use those ukes well, with these great ideas that really work! See below for valuable ideas from Cristi Cary Miller on using this resource:

essential elements for ukuleleEssential Elements for Ukulele
Playing the ukulele is an enjoyable, easy, and inexpensive way to get involved in music. It provides a way to learn musical concepts and skills that can apply to any instrument you decide to study. Moreover, it will give you a great opportunity to share the joy of making music with other people. This book will help to provide you with the basic skills and musical background you need to get started. The online audio contains demonstrations of all the songs and examples available for download or streaming using the access code printed inside the book. This carefully crafted method emphasizes chord strumming skills; teaching students HOW to practice; note reading exercises; chord challenges to learn how to figure out chord progressions; tab reading; and more. It also includes nearly 30 familiar songs that students can play while still learning, including: All My Loving * Home on the Range * Hound Dog * Jambalaya (On the Bayou) * La Bamba * The Lion Sleeps Tonight * The Rainbow Connection * Take Me Out to the Ballgame * and more! Practice, experiment, and have fun playing the ukulele!

Continue in the Essential Elements series with Book 2, and explore the supplement Easy Strumming Songs for 12 more fun songs to play.

Find a variety of ukulele music on our website, or contact us for more ideas on incorporating this instrument into your classroom. Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

About the Authors:
Jen Sper has been with Stanton’s since 2006. A former middle school and high school choral director, she holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Baldwin Wallace College Conservatory of Music. An active choral singer and accompanist throughout the Central Ohio area, she also enjoys good food, running (to counteract the good food…) and the Muppets.

Lora Moore joined the Stanton’s choral staff in July 2018. A former middle school and high school director of 32 years, she holds a Bachelor of Arts in Choral Music from Capital University and a Master’s of Arts in Choral Music from The Ohio State University. Currently she is a church choir director, operates a private voice/piano studio and is active as a clinician and accompanist. During the off hours, Lora enjoys scouting out new day trips in Ohio to balance what her budget allows for her frequent trips to New York City to visit family and take in a Broadway show or two!

Creative Programming: Folk Songs & Spirituals for Choir 16 September, 2019

deep river victor johnsonrecommended by Jen Sper and Lora Moore, School Choral Music Specialists

In programming your school concerts this year, consider gathering inspiration from this combination of folk songs and spirituals! Whether your concert needs include great festival pieces, concert closers, novelties, artistically crafted accompaniments, or joyful celebrations, these new selections could add just the right creative touch to your concert season!

Deep River arr. Victor C. Johnson, SATB with piano
Johnson’s artistically crafted piano accompaniment creates a gentle, wave-like motion throughout to support the warm, lush choral textures and harmonies in this superb arrangement of the beloved spiritual. This elegant, emotional and yet accessible setting is destined to become a staple in choral repertoire for both school and church choirs.

no ways tired rollo dilworthNo Ways Tired arr. Rollo Dilworth, SATB with piano
Now available for SATB choirs. This spiritual encourages us to persevere even in times of challenge and adversity. Set in a gospel style with call and response, and repeated refrains, this work builds to a climactic “special chorus” bringing a spirit of empowerment and joyful celebration to your concert.

Shenandoah arr. Victor C. Johnson, SATB with piano & oboe
A plaintive oboe solo floats above an expressive piano accompaniment in this inspired arrangement of the much-loved American folk song. Featuring unique harmonic twists and turns, and a gradual broadening of the original melody that mimics the movement of the river itself. A refreshing reimagining of a treasured classic.

down in the river to pray jace wittigDown in the River to Pray arr. Jace Wittig, SSAA a cappella with body percussion
The Colorado all-state treble choir stood outside their hotel rooms, many stories high, singers at all levels, singing this arrangement into the atrium in the center. The sound was compelling and so it was recorded on someone’s iPhone and posted on YouTube. Then it went viral. The next you know it was programmed for the ACDA National Convention. It is a stunning arrangement that builds just right.

Chicken on a Fencepost arr. Greg Gilpin, 3-part mixed with piano
Chickin’ scratchin’ fun abounds in Gilpin’s arrangement of the 19th century dance reels “Hello Susan Brown” and “Four in the Middle.” Even though this is a novelty piece, it is full of teaching opportunities, rehearsal fun and is sure to be a performing gem.

bound for canaan lan' stacey gibbsBound for Canaan Lan’ arr. Stacey V. Gibbs, SATB a cappella
A superb arrangement of this well-known spiritual by prolific composer Stacey Gibbs is highly engaging. From the joyous opening, the energetic rhythms portray a picture of the hopeful text. A great festival piece, concert closer or encore number for burgeoning mixed ensembles.

O! What a Beautiful City arr. Shawn Kirchner, SSSAAA with piano
Now for treble choir! Inspired by the Joseph Jennings arrangement of this same tune for Chanticleer, Shawn combines the five syllable “Halleluia” with the timeless melody of the old spiritual. A true gospel piano part, for years improvised by the arranger and now written down along with an optional coda for any choir blessed with a great gospel soloist. This is a concert “closer” of the highest order.

Find more great repertoire options on our website, or contact us for more information. Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

About the Authors:
Jen Sper has been with Stanton’s since 2006. A former middle school and high school choral director, she holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Baldwin Wallace College Conservatory of Music. An active choral singer and accompanist throughout the Central Ohio area, she also enjoys good food, running (to counteract the good food…) and the Muppets.

Lora Moore joined the Stanton’s choral staff in July 2018. A former middle school and high school director of 32 years, she holds a Bachelor of Arts in Choral Music from Capital University and a Master’s of Arts in Choral Music from The Ohio State University. Currently she is a church choir director, operates a private voice/piano studio and is active as a clinician and accompanist. During the off hours, Lora enjoys scouting out new day trips in Ohio to balance what her budget allows for her frequent trips to New York City to visit family and take in a Broadway show or two!

The Big Book of Folksongs 30 August, 2019

big book of folksongsrecommended by Barb M., Keyboard and Folk Music Specialist

The Big Book of Folksongs
Folk songs come from the folk – the common people. Sometimes, we actually know who wrote a folk song – “Dixie” was written by Dan Emmett, and “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” was written by Ada Habershon and Charles Gabriel. Mostly, folk songs are favorites that almost everyone learns and remembers. Since the songs are favorites, but sometimes people forget the words, they make up their own – that’s why I learned two or three versions of some folk songs! It depends on which group I am playing with which version I need to remember.

The Big Book of Folksongs includes 125 folk songs from around the world. Sing with friends, play by yourself, or if you are a music teacher, use this collection to pass some folk songs on to the next generation!

For more information, call us at 1-800-42-MUSIC, email us at keyboard@stantons.com, or visit our website at stantons.com. Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

About the Author:
Barb M. has worked in the Keyboard Department at Stanton’s since 1981. An active folk musician in the Columbus area, Barb also works with ensembles at her church and plays in the Columbus State Concert Band. In her spare time, Barb loves working with animals and computer games.

The Stanton’s Difference: 21 Day Trial 28 August, 2019

At Stanton’s, we know you have many choices when it comes to purchasing sheet music. This series, The Stanton’s Difference, highlights just a few of the many reasons why Stanton’s is the best place to buy music for your school, church, private studio or personal use!

a-cityscape-of-Columbus-Ohio.-1500x609Stanton’s is one of the largest sheet music retailers in the country, with tens of thousands of titles in stock. We understand that many of our customers can’t make it to our Columbus, Ohio location to peruse music, so we offer a 21 Day Trial service.

How It Works: Music can be secured with either a Stanton’s account or a credit card. We send you the in-stock materials you request, and you pay nothing but the shipping and handling costs. As long as the music is returned to us in NEW condition within 21 days, you are never charged. If you have specific titles you’d like to see, we will happily send those to you, or you can ask one of our knowledgeable staff members to select pieces for you based on concert theme, performance venue, type of group, etc.

try.gifWhat You Can Take On Trial (by department):
Choral, Handbell, Classroom General Music & Solo Vocal: You may take up to 20 single copies of octavos and/or up to 5 musicals, collections, or director’s scores.

Band, Orchestra and Instrumental: You may take up to six items on trial, including full arrangements, solos and chamber ensembles (only scores will be sent for titles appearing on the OMEA High School Large Group Contest List).

Piano/Keyboard: Up to five collections and/or 10 teaching pieces, one copy each. Popular sheet music is not available for 21 Day Trial. 75% (by dollar amount) of the piano music on trial must be purchased.

For more details about our 21 Day Trial, visit us online at stantons.com, or give us a call at 1-800-42-MUSIC!

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The Stanton’s Difference: Big Enough to Serve Your Needs – Small Enough to Serve YOU 21 August, 2019

At Stanton’s, we know you have many choices when it comes to purchasing sheet music. This series, The Stanton’s Difference, highlights just a few of the many reasons why Stanton’s is the best place to buy music for your school, church, private studio or personal use!

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– Stanton’s Sheet Music has direct access to all major and many minor, independent, and European publishers, allowing us to carry and order hundreds of thousands of print music titles for you.

Stanton’s e-Tools are designed to make your job easier! Use our Listening Library, Jukebox, YouTube channel, Wish List, and Digital Delivery features to compare and organize titles for your music program.

– Itemized purchase orders, bids, quotes, and large orders are no problem. We work with many schools around the country and U.S. International schools who “bulk order” over the summer.

– Besides providing music to customers all over the country, access to major publishers like Hal Leonard and Alfred combined with stantons.com gives Stanton’s Sheet Music global reach with numerous international orders and worldwide shipping destinations.

But Small Enough to Serve YOU
– Stanton’s Sheet Music is still a single location, family-owned store in downtown Columbus, Ohio. We do not have a separate warehouse or call center, and our website is just another way to shop for music with Stanton’s.

– We have three sales departments, each with a specific number of dedicated, specialized staff: Choral & Classroom Music, Band & Orchestra, and Keyboard & Pop. While anyone in a respective department can help you, if you find a specific staff member you like to work with, feel free to request them.

gm clinic 2018We are your customer service. We answer your phone calls and e-mails. We fill your orders and process your online orders. We personally handle your “sheet music emergencies.” We solve any problems should they arise. We will get to know you by name, and by working with you over time, get to know your program.

We are your partner in music education, performance, and ministry. We choose our Stanton’s Five Star Features to help make your job easier. We organize and conduct Stanton’s numerous clinics, workshops and reading sessions. We develop Stanton’s e-Tools with you, the music teacher, in mind.

We hope that over the course of this series we have given you some reasons to make Stanton’s your #1 choice for sheet music. If not, give us a call or place an order with us, and see why Stanton’s Sheet Music has been Sheet Music Specialists since 1960!

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How to Sit on a Rock-Native American Flute 15 August, 2019

22195Mrecommended by Barb M., Keyboard and Folk Music Specialist

First Lessons: Native American Flute – How to Sit on a Rock by Andrew Bishko
New owners of the Native American Flute are often told to go “sit on a rock” and teach themselves how to play. Through eight lessons introducing the technique and theory of both the outer and inner “game” of Native American Flute improvisation, players of all levels learn to express the music growing inside themselves. The exercises in this volume are presented in fingering diagrams and Nakai TAB-an easy-to-learn derivative of standard music notation most commonly used for Native American Flute. Includes access to online audio.

Personally, I find my Native flutes to be my improvisational and meditative instruments. As a player of several other woodwind instruments, it was not difficult to learn to play another woodwind. One afternoon when I was playing background music for a garden show, I took my Native flute out, closed my eyes, and began to improvise. I became aware after a few minutes that it was very still around me. I opened my eyes as I continued to play, and several people were quietly standing and listening to me. Native flute is a very relaxing instrument to play, and “How to Sit on a Rock” is a wonderful book to help you learn to play one.

For more information about this Native flute book, or others like it, call us at 1-800-42-MUSIC, email us at keyboard@stantons.com, or visit us online at stantons.com. Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

About the Author:
Barb M. has worked in the Keyboard Department at Stanton’s since 1981. An active folk musician in the Columbus area, Barb also works with ensembles at her church and plays in the Columbus State Concert Band. In her spare time, Barb loves working with animals and computer games.

The Best Folk/Pop Songs Ever 08 August, 2019

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So, what do we mean by “folk/pop” songs, anyway? It’s kind of a hybrid – either folk songs with a well-known pop arrangement, or a pop song that is played intimately, with an acoustic, folk-type arrangement. “The Best Folk/Pop Songs Ever” is a collection of 66 folk/pop songs including “Sunshine on My Shoulders,” “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald,” “Morning Has Broken,” “Both Sides Now,” and more. This is a great collection for pianists, vocalists, or guitarists to play for fun, with friends, or for background at a party.

For more information about this collection, call us at 1-800-42-MUSIC, email us at keyboard@stantons.com, or visit our website at stantons.com. Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

Hal Leonard Ukulele Method Book 1 18 July, 2019

00695847Hal Leonard Ukulele Method by Lil’ Rev
This method has been designed to help the beginning ukulele player become a proficient player. It teaches how to tune, play melody, and how to strum chords. The author is Lil’ Rev, an award-winning multi-instrumentalist, writer, and music historian. The uke is a happy instrument for playing happy songs! There has been a renewed interest in the ukulele in the past few years, so jump in and join the fun!

For more information about this book or other ukulele music, call us at 1-800-42-MUSIC, email us at keyboard@stantons.com, or visit our website at stantons.com. Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

Make Music Day 2019 21 June, 2019

OrchestraOn June 21st over 1,000 cities in more than 120 countries will be celebrating Make Music Day from sunup to sundown. This all day festival welcomes everybody to make music anywhere! Play outside or on social media, just MAKE MUSIC!

France started Fête De La Musique in 1982 to celebrate free and live music everywhere with everyone. Translated, Fête De La Musique means both “festival of music” and “make music!” Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year, was chosen for the new holiday. Make Music Day has grown in such popularity that it shuts down the streets in France so musicians may take over!

Make Music Day can be organized as a small back yard concert or as a national event. The NAMM Foundation took up the US sponsorship of Make Music Day. They have resources for those who want to host an event. You can even join their Make Music Alliance to get assistance in promotion, sponsorship, and tech support – visit makemusicday.org if you want to know more.

This is Stanton’s Sheet Music’s third year participating in Make Music Day. Each year, we leave our recital hall open to those who would like to make music. This year, we are featuring some of our very own Sheet Music Specialists as our featured musicians. Catch any of our performances on our Facebook page!

If you participate from home, consider sharing your performance on social media and giving us a shout out! Feel free to tag us and use these hashtags to reach more people!

#makethemostmusic #MakeMusicDay

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17 Hot Singles for Ukulele 23 April, 2019

00289818-wlThis edition of Chart Hits of 2018-2019 is a collection of 17 pop songs written for ukulele. Songs included are: Eastside (Benny Blanco, Halsey & Khalid); Happier (Marshmello featuring Bastille); High Hopes (Panic! At the Disco); Natural (Imagine Dragons); Shallow (Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper); Sunflower (from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse) (Post Malone featuring Swae Lee); Thank U, Next (Ariana Grande); Without Me (Halsey); Youngblood (5 Seconds of Summer); and more. The melody is written out and the words are included; chord grids are above the melody line, so you don’t have to get the chord dictionary out to look them up! Why not while away an evening with this collection of hits?

For more information about this collection or other pop songbooks for ukulele, call us at 1-800-42-MUSIC, email us at keyboard@stantons.com, or visit our website at stantons.com. Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

Guitar Picking Tunes 09 April, 2019

WBM44Mrecommended by Barb M., Keyboard and Folk Music Specialist

Fun Solos to Play is a collection of 47 favorite guitar picking tunes collected by the author, William Bay. They come from many different places: Ireland, Scotland, England, and the Blue Ridge Mountains. The melodies are easy to pick, and include slides, hammer-ons, and other guitar embellishments. Chord names are included, so another guitarist can play backup; the range of the melodies brings the tunes within reach of a fiddler or mandolinist, too! Online audio is also included, so you can play along!

For more information about this collection or others like it, call us at 1-800-42-MUSIC, email us at keyboard@stantons.com, or visit our website at stantons.com. Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

About the Author:
Barb M. has worked in the Keyboard Department at Stanton’s since 1981. An active folk musician in the Columbus area, Barb also works with ensembles at her church and plays in the Columbus State Concert Band. In her spare time, Barb loves working with animals and computer games.

 

Leith Glass Harp 02 April, 2019

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In 1840, a man named Edward Bunting published a book of harp pieces that had been played at the Belfast Harp Festival in 1792. He called the natural key of the harpers’ tuning “leith glass,” which turns out to be the key of G.

The new volume Leith Glass contains nine pieces arranged by Frances M. Thiele, a well-known harpist and teacher from Australia, for intermediate lever harp from England, Scotland and Ireland. She has used the leith glass tuning for these pieces. Together, these pieces give a sense of the many musical colors that can be produced from the leith glass tuning if we think modally, like those old Irish harpers. The British Isles favorites include “Comin’ Through the Rye,” “Rosemary Lane,” and “Lovely Willie.” These could be played for a recital, as background music for an event,  or for your own enjoyment. Harpers who especially enjoy this type of music will be pleased with this collection!

For more information about this collection or other lever harp music, call us at 1-800-42-MUSIC, email us at keyboard@stantons.com, or visit us online at stantons.com. Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

About the Author:
Barb M. has worked in the Keyboard Department at Stanton’s since 1981. An active folk musician in the Columbus area, Barb also works with ensembles at her church and plays in the Columbus State Concert Band. In her spare time, Barb loves working with animals and computer games.

Woody Guthrie, 75th Anniversary, Columbia River Songs 28 March, 2019

00159769recommended by Barb M., Keyboard and Folk Music Specialist

In 1941, Woody Guthrie started working for the Bonneville Power Administration. A film documentary had been proposed to promote development of the Columbia River and hydro-power, and a folk singer who could write songs was wanted to provide the music for it. Alan Lomax, then head of the Folk Archive at the Library of Congress, suggested Woody Guthrie. Woody went out and watched the men building the dam, and he talked to them, listening to the way they spoke and what they said. The gig lasted 30 days, and during that time, Woody had written 26 songs; only three of them made it into the documentary.

The collection Roll On, Columbia: The Columbia River Songs is written for guitar or any other chorded folk instrument, and includes all 26 songs. This is a treasure trove for a folk singer, and a fun book for general music. Check it out!

For more information about this collection, call us at 1-800-42-MUSIC, email us at keyboard@stantons.com, or visit us online at stantons.com. Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

About the Author:
Barb M. has worked in the Keyboard Department at Stanton’s since 1981. An active folk musician in the Columbus area, Barb also works with ensembles at her church and plays in the Columbus State Concert Band. In her spare time, Barb loves working with animals and computer games.

Irish Folk Tunes for Viola 26 December, 2018

49044675recommended by Barb M., Keyboard and Folk Music Specialist

Irish Folk Tunes for Viola is a valuable collection of 60 traditional Irish tunes, and includes a CD recorded by Benedict Taylor, an award-winning violist, composer and ethnomusicologist. The tunes are a selection of jigs, hornpipes, reels, marches, slow airs and ballads. There are notes on style and interpretation for all tune types. If you play viola and enjoy folk dancing, this will supply you and your fellow dancers with some live music for your dancing pleasure! An added bonus is the fact that chord names are included with the music, so friends who strum can join in. Even if you aren’t a dancer, this is a fun collection of intermediate to advanced Irish tunes.

For more information about this collection or other viola music, call us at 1-800-42-MUSIC, email us at keyboard@stantons.com, or visit us online at stantons.com. Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

About the Author:
Barb M. has worked in the Keyboard Department at Stanton’s since 1981. An active folk musician in the Columbus area, Barb also works with ensembles at her church and plays in the Columbus State Concert Band. In her spare time, Barb loves working with animals and computer games.

Christmas Carols for Ocarina 28 November, 2018

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Christmas Carols for Ocarina contains 30 Christmas songs for 12-hole ocarina, including “Deck the Halls,” “Silent Night,” “Away in a Manger,” and many more. It’s amazing how the ocarina has been catching on. Stanton’s now has five books for ocarina – one method book for those learning to play, and four solo song books. This Christmas book is the fifth collection to arrive! So pick up this book, get your ocarina, build a fire in the fireplace, then sit back and play away. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

For more information about those other ocarina books, call us at 1-800-42-MUSIC, email us at keyboard@stantons.com, or visit us online at stantons.com. Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

About the Author:
Barb M. has worked in the Keyboard Department at Stanton’s since 1981. An active folk musician in the Columbus area, Barb also works with ensembles at her church and plays in the Columbus State Concert Band. In her spare time, Barb loves working with animals and computer games.

The Ultimate Harmonica Songbook 05 October, 2018

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The Ultimate Harmonica Songbook is written for the C diatonic harmonica. It includes 114 songs, plus instructions and examples on how to play riffs, melody lines, solos, scales, and how to “bend” notes. The concepts presented can be transferred to other harmonicas, no matter what keys they are in. The styles of playing range from folk to blues to pop to rock and roll!

Songs include “Green Onions,” “Blue Moon,” “Fields of Gold,” “Saint James Infirmary,” “Wildwood Flower,” and many more. If you’re headed to that desert island with your harmonica this is the only songbook you’ll need to take along!

For more information about this new collection or other harmonica music, call us at 1-800-42-MUSIC, email us at keyboard@stantons.com, or visit our newly redesigned website at stantons.com. Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

About the Author:
Barb M. has worked in the Keyboard Department at Stanton’s since 1981. An active folk musician in the Columbus area, Barb also works with ensembles at her church and plays in the Columbus State Concert Band. In her spare time, Barb loves working with animals and computer games.

Fiddle Tunes for Mandolin 27 August, 2018

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Dick Sheridan, who plays all the fretted string instruments, has arranged 50 fiddle tunes for the mandolin in the collection Fiddle Tunes for Mandolin. Although he doesn’t play the fiddle, he has an affection for the instrument and the fiddle tunes, and what better instrument to arrange fiddle tunes for but the mandolin? It is tuned the same, and easily lends itself to playing the same repertoire.

This rich treasury brings together many of the tunes acknowledged to be the best from Ireland, the British Isles, Canada, and from the Cajun, Appalachian and rural region traditions of the United States. This collection includes Audio Access and chord grids for mandolin chords. This collection promises to supply hours of fun, especially with the online audio files included.

For more information about this collection or other mandolin music, call us at 1-800-42-MUSIC, email us at keyboard@stantons.com, or visit our website, stantons.com. Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

About the Author:
Barb M. has worked in the Keyboard Department at Stanton’s since 1981. An active folk musician in the Columbus area, Barb also works with ensembles at her church and plays in the Columbus State Concert Band. In her spare time, Barb loves working with animals and computer games.

Cowboy Songs for Harmonica 22 August, 2018

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The harmonica is indelibly associated with the popular image of the cowboy, playing his plaintive, warbling melodies to wile away the evening hours and calm the cattle, as music was known to do, after the herd has stopped for the night. With few options for entertainment along the trail other than poetry, dancing and music, it’s no wonder that hundreds of songs emerged from the Old West telling of the cowpuncher’s life, the exploits of famous outlaws, and other aspects of frontier existence.

Cowboy Songs for Harmonica by Glenn Weiser is a fun collection of harmonica songs drawn from the cowboy tradition.  In this book, you will find 27 traditional cowboy ballads arranged for the 10-hole diatonic harmonica. All the songs include music notation, harmonica tablature, guitar chords, lyrics and online audio files with acoustic guitar backing tracks.

For more information about this collection or other music for harmonica, call us at 1-800-42-MUSIC, email us at keyboard@stantons.com, or visit our newly redesigned website at stantons.com. Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

About the Author:
Barb M. has worked in the Keyboard Department at Stanton’s since 1981. An active folk musician in the Columbus area, Barb also works with ensembles at her church and plays in the Columbus State Concert Band. In her spare time, Barb loves working with animals and computer games.