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Hal Leonard

  • Winners of 11th Annual Hal Leonard Vocal Competition Announced

    Mike Lawson | May 17, 2021Hal Leonard has announced the winners of the 2021 Hal Leonard Vocal Competition for young classical and theatre singers. Singers submitted YouTube videos to compete in two divisions, Art Song and Musical Theatre, and in four age groups, children through college undergraduates. Hal Leonard gave away more than $10,000 in cash prizes and gift certificates. Read More...
  • Hal Leonard’s Virtual Music Education Summit Set for July 29-30

    Mike Lawson | May 6, 2021Hal Leonard announced plans for its Virtual Music Education Summit on Thursday & Friday, July 29-30 2021. This event will provide sequential presentations that focus on meeting the needs of all students this fall. Read More...
  • Hal Leonard Publishes Music from Netflix’s Bridgerton Series

    Mike Lawson | April 12, 2021Hal Leonard noted the release of music from Netflix’s Bridgerton Series. The show’s two soundtracks have topped album charts at both iTunes and Billboard and have won rave reviews from music and pop culture media alike. Five of the show’s string quartet arrangements are available. They include “Wildest Dreams” (Taylor Swift) as arranged by Duomo, and “Bad Guy” (Billie Eilish), “In My Blood” (Shawn Mendes), “Thank U, Next” (Ariana Grande), and “Girls Like You” (Maroon 5) as arranged by Vitamin String Quartet. Read More...
  • Hal Leonard Promotes John Mlynczak to VP, Music Education & Technology

    Mike Lawson | April 8, 2021Hal Leonard promoted John Mlynczak to Vice President of Music Education & Technology. Previously the Managing Director of Noteflight, a Hal Leonard company, Mlynczak has been consistently involved with Hal Leonard’s music education and technology initiatives. This new position expands upon these duties. Read More...
  • New Hal Leonard Music Technology Title Called Essential for Music Educators

    Mike Lawson | March 25, 2021Music Technology 101 book/video provides the basics of music production for technology labs or home studios MILWAUKEE, 3.25.21—Many of today’s music educators are also tasked with teaching their students about technology, an essential component for today’s musicians for sure, but something that the educators themselves might not have been educated in! The new Hal Leonard […] Read More...
  • Hal Leonard Publishes Music from Netflix’s Bridgerton Series

    Mike Lawson | March 19, 2021Hal Leonard noted the release of music from Netflix’s Bridgerton Series. Five of the show’s string quartet arrangements are available, including “Wildest Dreams” (Taylor Swift) as arranged by Duomo, and “Bad Guy” (Billie Eilish), “In My Blood” (Shawn Mendes), “Thank U, Next” (Ariana Grande), and “Girls Like You” (Maroon 5) as arranged by Vitamin String Quartet. Read More...
  • Hal Leonard Adds Video Recording to Its Essential Elements Interactive Platform

    Mike Lawson | March 9, 2021Hal Leonard continues to support music educators facing the challenges of distance learning. The latest addition to their virtual tool chest is the addition of new video recording capabilities to the company's Essential Elements Interactive (EEi) platform. Read More...
  • ‘Triads for the Improvising Guitarist’ from Berklee Press

    SBO Staff | March 6, 2021Triads for the Improvising Guitarist by Jane Miller explains how triads are the key to understanding harmony, soloing, and comping. By understanding how triads relate to larger chord structures, players can improve their command over harmony and be able to use triads more effectively in their playing. Read More...
  • ‘Jazz Duets: Etudes for Phrasing and Articulation’ from Berklee Press

    SBO Staff | March 6, 2021Jazz Duets: Etudes for Phrasing and Articulation by Richard Lowell provides 27 duets in jazz and jazz-influenced styles such as swing, bebop, funk, samba, and others. They are appropriate for performance by any melodic instruments. The duets feature independent contrapuntal lines, and practicing them will give players intimate insight into how these constructs sound and […] Read More...
  • Hal Leonard Virtual Choir Toolkits Provide Audio Tracks & Licensing for Virtual Performances

    Mike Lawson | March 1, 2021For the past year, choir directors have been challenged with keeping their choirs singing together in any way possible. Hal Leonard and Shawnee Press have just released a series of Virtual Choir Toolkits that make directors’ tasks a little easier. Each kit includes downloadable demonstration, accompaniment, and part-dominant recordings along with licensing permissions needed to […] Read More...
  • “Ukulele for Young Beginners” by Jake Shimabukuro

    Mike Lawson | February 23, 2021Anyone who’s attended a Jake Shimabukuro concert or workshop knows what a remarkable ukulele player he is, and how amiable and charismatic he can be. With all of these abilities, it’s no wonder he’s great with kids, too. This book also uses video lessons to help kids learn how to play the ukulele. Read More...
  • The ‘JustinGuitar Easy Guitar Songbook’ and Other Releases from Hal Leonard

    Mike Lawson | December 29, 2020

    The JustinGuitar Easy Guitar Songbook features 101 popular songs that can be played with up to eight open chords. Songs are presented in sequential difficulty order in chord/lyric format with lesson tips, chord diagrams, and more.

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