News & Views Monday, July 22, 2024

Category: Guitar Music

So You Want to Be a Music Major? 22 July, 2024

So You Want to Be a Music Major: A Guide for High School Students, Their Parents, Guidance Counselors, and Music Teachers by Robert Franzblau
This book details the fundamental knowledge, skills, and attitudes that prospective music majors need in order to make a successful transition from high school to college. Specific exercises are offered, along with supporting online resources. It also suggests steps that parents, high school guidance counselors, and music teachers can take to identify, encourage, and guide future musicians and music educators.

Majoring in Music: All the Stuff You Need to Know by Rich Holly
Highlights the major components for survival and success during the formative years in a college, university or conservatory and provides examples and strategies to greatly assist the student musician. With no-nonsense advice and practical tips, this guide will prepare music students (and their parents!) to meet the many challenges, and take advantage of the opportunities afforded them during the glorious college years.

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What Every Musician Needs to Know About the Body 08 January, 2024

recommended by Jen Sper and Lisa Springer, School Choral Music Specialists

What Every Musician Needs to Know About the Body (Revised Edition) by Bridget Jankowski
This primer for all musicians provides a reliable base for a lifetime of playing and singing. The principles in these pages are the elemental foundation of music education, and will protect a musician from injury, promote the physical freedom and sensitivity needed for technical mastery, and secure the embodied intelligence that grounds musical power and subtlety. Musicians teaching from these principles will see their students thrive. Students studying and restudying these pages will delight in their enhanced performance. This book also serves as the text of a six-hour course on Body Mapping for musicians developed by Barbara Conable.

What’s New in the Revised Edition? Created with the input of experienced Licensed Body Mapping Educators, and led by Body Mapping expert Bridget Jankowski, this revision includes:
• Updated and enlarged images – big enough for coloring.
• Streamlined and clarified content based on new science.
• An updated format that follows the associated Body Mapping course more closely.
• Additional room for notes at the end of each section.

Knowledge from the scientific community continues to inform the work of the Association for Body Mapping Education. The book’s associated Body Mapping course of the same name has evolved over the past two decades, and an updated text for the course will be a valuable resource for novice and seasoned Body Mapping Educators alike.

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About the Authors:
Jen Sper is a Choral Music Specialist here at Stanton’s Sheet Music. A native of Cincinnati, she holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Baldwin Wallace College (now University) Conservatory of Music, and taught 7-12 choir, music theory, class piano, and drama in Southern Ohio before joining the Stanton’s team in 2006. An active choral singer and accompanist throughout the Central Ohio area, Jen can also often be found exploring the exciting restaurant, brewery, and theater scenes in Columbus, wandering through the local metro parks, visiting family around the Great Lakes, or at home with her very friendly cat.

Lisa Springer joined the Stanton’s choral staff in July 2023. She taught middle and high school choirs for 27 years in addition to serving as Artistic Director of the Columbus Women’s Chorus. She holds degrees from Heidelberg University and Cleveland Institute of Music. She has enjoyed an extensive professional singing career and continues to perform in the greater Columbus area. During her free time, she enjoys spending time in southern Ohio playing with her grandchildren.

ENDLESS SUMMER VACATION from Miley Cyrus 14 June, 2023

Endless Summer Vacation for Piano/Vocal/Guitar
Miley Cyrus’s 8th studio album was one of the most anticipated new releases of 2023 thanks to the runaway success of its debut single “Flowers” which topped the Billboard Singles chart for weeks at the start of the year! Our matching folio features all twelve songs arranged for piano and voice with guitar chord frames. Titles include: Flowers • Handstand • Island • Jaded • Muddy Feet • River • Rose Colored Lenses • Thousand Miles • Violet Chemistry • Wildcard • Wonder Woman • You.

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Chart Hits of 2022-2023 05 June, 2023

Chart Hits of 2022-2023 for Piano/Vocal/Guitar
This collection features 14 of today’s hottest hits arranged for piano and voice with guitar chord frames. Songs include: Anti-Hero (Taylor Swift) • Celestial (Ed Sheeran) • Flowers (Miley Cyrus) • Forget Me (Lewis Capaldi) • Golden Hour (JVKE) • I Ain’t Worried (OneRepublic) • Lift Me Up (Rihanna) • Love Power (Idina Menzel) • Quietly Yours (Birdy) • Something in the Orange (Zach Bryan) • Sunroof (Nicky Youre & dazy) • TV (Billy Eilish) • Unholy (Sam Smith feat. Kim Petras) • Victoria’s Secret (Jax).

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Hal Leonard Classical Guitar Method Book 2 28 September, 2022

Hal Leonard Classical Guitar Method Book 2 by Paul Henry
The Hal Leonard Classical Guitar Method is designed for anyone just learning to play classical guitar. This comprehensive and easy-to-use guide by renowned classical guitarist and teacher Paul Henry uses the music of the master composers to further develop your understanding of the classical style and technique. Book 2 includes: tone-coloring techniques; dynamics; dampening; sixth string tuned to D; notes above open position; left-hand shifting; grace notes, slides, and articulations; natural and artificial harmonics; natural and artificial harmonics; full and partial barres; trills and mordents; two-octave scales; vibrato; counterpoint; left- and right-hand technique review; slur exercises; and more!

This book also includes access to more than 50 audio tracks for demonstration and play-along. 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.

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STANTON’S SHEET MUSIC: 61 Years of Great Service! 01 August, 2021

Happy Birthday to us! Stanton’s is celebrating 61 years of great service for musicians, directors, and educators. Watch our history!

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Mastering the Classical Guitar 11 September, 2020

recommended by Barb M., Keyboard and Folk Music Specialist

Mastering the Classical Guitar by Wissam Abboud
The series is written in three broad sections: Progressive Studies and Pieces, Technical Exercises and Rhythmic Reading. For instance, tips on how to integrate the three sections are provided throughout the book. This series provides a solid technical foundation for classical guitar students, exposing the full range of the instrument’s potential and repertoire.

While every aspect of classical guitar technique is clearly described and illustrated, students using this book would still benefit from the advice and constructive feedback of a competent teacher. Consequently, teachers will find opportunities to assert their individual teaching perspectives within this method, making it a perfect road map for the instructor and student’s musical journey.

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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.

Chart Hits of 2019-2020 for Guitar 10 June, 2020

Chart Hits of 2019-2020 for Easy Guitar
This songbook features 13 of today’s hottest hits arranged for easy guitar with lyrics so even beginning guitarists can play them. Each song has the guitar chords, standard notation, and tab. Pick your favorites and entertain your friends, or just entertain yourself. Songs include: “Circles” (Post Malone); “Dance Monkey” (Tones and I); “Everything I Wanted (Billie Eilish); “Girl” (Maren Morris); “Into the Unknown” (Panic! At the Disco); “Juice” (Lizzo); “Lose You to Love Me” (Selena Gomez); “Lover” (Taylor Swift); “10,000 Hours” (Dan + Shay feat. Justin Bieber); and more.

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!

Bluegrass Songs for Easy Guitar 17 April, 2020

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Bluegrass Songs for Easy Guitar
This collection includes 25 bluegrass songs with chords and tab. The chords are easy, so you can quickly learn your favorites. The songs are in standard notation and tablature, so you can learn the songs you’ve never encountered before. This is a fun collection for playing by yourself, or with friends! Songs include: “Alabama Jubilee,” “Arkansas Traveler,” “Bill Cheatham,” “Blackberry Blossom,” “The Fox,” “Great Speckled Bird,” “I Am a Pilgrim,” “New River Train,” “Red Rocking Chair,” “Red Wing,” “Sally Goodin,” “Soldier’s Joy,” “Turkey in the Straw,” and more!

For more information about this collection or other bluegrass collections, 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.

Gospel Songs of Hank Williams 08 April, 2020

00306305-wlGospel Songs of Hank Williams for Piano/Vocal/Guitar
Hank Williams wrote “I Saw the Light,” a perennial gospel favorite. Did you know that he wrote 19 more gospel songs? “When God Comes and Gathers His Jewels,” “Jesus is Calling,” and “Wealth Won’t Save Your Soul” are just three examples from among those 19. If you enjoy playing or singing gospel songs, this collection, written for piano and/or guitar, is worth exploring!

For more information about this collection or other gospel songbooks, 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!

Hits of 2019 for Easy Guitar 16 March, 2020

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This collection contains 13 hot singles from 2019 for easy guitar. The chord grids are given at the beginning of each song, and chord names are printed above the staff. Tablature is given for the melody lines. It isn’t hard to get these pop songs ready to play for yourself or for friends!

Songs include: “Bad Guy” (Billie Eilish); “Beer Never Broke My Heart” (Luke Combs); “Gloria” (The Lumineers); “I Don’t Care” (Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber); “If I Can’t Have You” (Shawn Mendes); “Lo/Hi” (The Black Keys); “Look What God Gave Her” (Thomas Rhett); “ME!” (Taylor Swift); “Senorita” (Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello); “Someone You Loved” (Lewis Capaldi); “Speechless” (from Aladdin) (Naomi Scott); “Sucker” (Jonas Brothers); and “Whiskey Glasses” (Morgan Wallen).

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!

Stanton’s Online Catalogs 17 January, 2020

online catalog directory program with the prosView all of Stanton’s Five Star Features and favorites with our new online catalogs! Featuring our favorite new titles for school and sacred ensembles in fun, programmable categories, use our online catalogs to go straight to a title’s preview material. Visit our directory to find the catalog for your ensemble.

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Four Chord Songs 06 December, 2019

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This popular collection for guitar is from the Deluxe Guitar Play-Along series. Audio Access is included, so all 15 songs can be played with backing tracks. Tablature, notes, and chords are included along with the music. The interactive online audio interface includes tempo/pitch control, looping, and buttons to turn backing instruments on and off. Hours of enjoyment can be had as each song gets worked out! Songs include: “Chasing Cars,” “Cruise,” “Demons,” “Hand in My Pocket,” “Hey, Soul Sister,” “Hey Ya!,” “If I Had $1,000,000,” “Riptide,” “Rude,” “Save Tonight,” “Steal My Girl,” “Steal My Kisses,” “3 AM,” “Toes,” and “Zombie.”

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Worship Solos for Fingerstyle Guitar 19 September, 2019

worship solos for fingerstyle guitarrecommended by Barb M., Keyboard & Folk Music Specialist

Worship Solos for Fingerstyle Guitar
This collection of 15 praise and worship songs is written for intermediate fingerstyle guitar. The arrangements are written both in tablature and in standard notation. Favorites include “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail),” “Ancient Words,” and “I Will Rise.” This collection would be great to play for prelude, offertory, or special music. Many times, there are piano solo collections for praise and worship, so this collection for guitar offers an attractive alternative!

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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Winning Guitar Methods for Class Guitar 11 July, 2019

ÊHal Leonard’s Essential Elements For Guitar Book 1 is a great method for teaching class guitar. There are photos to show how to hold the guitar, easy songs for playing the melody, easy chords for beginners, basic rhythms and strums, folk songs, and rock songs. As students advance, there are several types of guitar ensembles to play from.  Keep your students engaged with this method, which introduces different styles of playing!

For more information, 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!

From the Fires by Greta Van Fleet 08 July, 2019

Greta Van Fleet’s second release “From the Fires” shows off a band full of promise, and we look forward to hearing more from them! This collection, published by Hal Leonard, contains all eight songs from the album “From the Fires” in authentic guitar transcriptions with notes and tablature. The transcriptions are for ensembles of two to four guitars. “Flower Power” is a ballad that has that folk-y feel to it, and the band’s cover of Sam Cooke’s “A Change is Gonna Come” is well done, and it’s sad that the song is as apropos as it was in the 1960’s. If you play guitar, this is a great collection to have and enjoy! Trivia: did you know that the band is named after a real person?

For more information about this collection or other music from specific bands, 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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Chart Hits of 2018-2019 for Easy Guitar 16 April, 2019

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13 hot singles are included in this easy guitar book: “Be Alright” (Dean Lewis) • “High Hopes” (Panic! At the Disco) • “Millionaire” (Chris Stapleton) • “Natural” (Imagine Dragons) • “Shallow” (Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper) • “She Got the Best of Me” (Luke Combs) • “Shotgun” (George Ezra) • “Without Me” (Halsey) • “You Say” (Lauren Daigle) • and more. Chord symbols, melody line, and tablature are included. Play for friends or entertain yourself!

For more information about this collection or others like it, contact 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!