Hal Leonard

  • Hal Leonard’s ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack’

    Mike Lawson | March 13, 2018

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack features 12 tracks from the soundtrack, including "Ahch-To Island," "The Battle of Crait," "Canto Bight," "Fun with Finn and Rose," "The Last Jedi," "Main Title and Escape," "Old Friends," "Peace and Purpose," "The Rebellion Is Reborn," "The Sacred Jedi Texts," "The Spark," and "The Supremacy."

  • Hal Leonard’s ‘Popular Hits for Orchestra’

    Mike Lawson | March 1, 2018

    School orchestras can entertain audiences with new arrangements from Hal Leonard of several of the biggest hits of 2017, such as “Shape of You,” the chart-topping blockbuster single from Ed Sheeran, “HandClap,” the infectious pop hit by Fitz and the Tantrums, and highlights from the Disney blockbuster Moana.

  • The Hal Leonard Drumset Method

    Mike Lawson | January 23, 2018

    The Hal Leonard Drumset Method, by acclaimed educator Kennan Wylie with drummer extraordinaire Gregg Bissonette, will help all beginners kick-start their drum lessons.

  • New Releases from Hal Leonard

    Mike Lawson | December 20, 2017

    Hal Leonard now offers the So There songbook, which breaks down the eight chamber pop songs and a 21 minute piano concerto by Ben Folds.

  • ‘A Manual for the Modern Drummer’ from Hal Leonard

    Mike Lawson | July 12, 2017

    A Manual for the Modern Drummer by Alan Dawson and Don DeMicheal, originally published in 1962, helps players to learn jazz drums from one of the classic texts of jazz drumming.

  • ‘The Pat Metheny Real Book’ from Hal Leonard

    Mike Lawson | June 12, 2017

    Hal Leonard has teamed up with groundbreaking jazz artist Pat Metheny to release The Pat Metheny Real Book.

  • VanderCook College of Music Receives $2.5 Million ‘Challenge Gift’

    Mike Lawson | April 28, 2017

    Keith Mardak, CEO and chairman of the board of Hal Leonard, has donated $2.5 million dollars to Chicago's VanderCook College of Music. 

  • Hal Leonard The Apple Years and Blues Piano Legends

    Mike Lawson | June 11, 2015

    Piano Blues LegendsThis collection of songs is from George Harrison’s days on the Apple label. This PVG folio features nearly 60 favorites, including “All Things Must Pass,” “The Answer’s at the End,” “Art of Dying,” “Ballad of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll),” “Bangla Desh,” “Be Here Now,” and more. George Harrison – The Apple Years retails for $29.99.

  • New Products

    Mike Lawson | March 9, 2015

    Légère Inspiration Mouthpiece CombinationAccessories

    Légère Inspiration Mouthpiece Combination

    Nick Kuckmeir designed each piece as the perfect complement to Légère reeds. 

  • Noteflight Music Notation from Hal Leonard

    Mike Lawson | October 18, 2014Hal Leonard has announced the release of two first-of-their-kind software packages (a three-year and a five-year subscription) that will be available exclusively via music retailers. The two new software packages offer the full range of Noteflight music notation features, as well as the unlimited score storage program on Noteflight’s Cloud. Noteflight’s music notation programs are […] Read More...
  • Repertoire Review: April 2014

    Mike Lawson | April 15, 2014

    This installment of core concert band repertoire features reviews of music suitable for an array of grade levels from composers Michael Sweeney, Charles Carter, Norman Dello Joio, and Charles Rochester Young. “Frank Ticheli’s List” is a compilation of outstanding repertoire for concert band selected by celebrated composer Frank Ticheli. These pieces have been reviewed by Gregory Rudgers and Lawrence Stoffel.

  • 2014 Best Tools for Schools

    Mike Lawson | January 27, 2014

    Educators Highlight the Best Teaching Tools from the 2014 Winter NAMM Show

    The annual Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim California is the place where hundreds of thousands of musical instruments, accessories, and related products are debuted to industry insiders. For the fourth consecutive year, educators at the music products convention combed the exhibit halls looking for the best products for classroom use in an array of different categories. Using an online voting process at sbomagazine.com and hard-copy ballots from attendees, music teachers made their selections, which culminated in a presentation of the 2014 Best Tools for Schools from the Winter NAMM Show.

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