By Brendan Lai-Tong
Hi Sheet Music Plus Fans! We hope that your 2012 been full of great lessons, performances and musical accomplishments. Now that the holiday season is finally upon us, this is the perfect time to start looking for music gifts for your students, friends, teachers and colleagues. Check out these great gift ideas below:
Did you know that Sheet Music Plus sells CDs? We have 8,000+ recordings under the Naxos label including greats like Bach, Mozart, Debussy and more. Listening to recordings of great performances is an important part of growing as a musician, so why not add a few to your holiday shopping list!
For those who are looking to become full-fledged orchestral musicians, the Orchestral Musician’s Library is a great resource that contains important excerpts from the orchestral repertoire for every instrument. You can view all of the pieces on your computer or print them out at home for your practice sessions.
Don’t forget about our chamber music section. We carry a wide selection of music for every ensemble. Use the links below to browse different ensemble types:
- Piano Trio
- Piano Duets
- Vocal Duets
- String Quartet
- String Trio
- Brass Quintet
- Woodwind Quintet
- See More Chamber Music…
Fakebooks, the Jamey Aebersold series, and Play Alongs (which are now 20% off by the way) are essential tools for learning how to play like the great jazz masters. By using these books you can learn how to improvise as well as memorize jazz standards. These are also perfect gifts for holiday jam sessions!
For those of you who love popular music, Sheet Music Plus has just the thing for you! We have music for the latest popular hits like Adele’s Skyfall and the Disney/Pixar hit Brave. You can browse our selection of pop music for all instruments here or check out the latest hits from your favorite artists below.
Teachers, are you looking for fun holiday gifts for your classroom or students? Encourage your students to push forward in their musical studies with these great educational resources below. Browse our selection of metronomes, tuners, music stands, posters, composer figurines and plush toys to compliment your teaching efforts.
If you’re unsure what to get for your favorite musician this holiday season you can always get a Sheet Music Plus gift certificate. We sell gift certificates in $10, $20, $30, $40, $50, $100 and $200 amounts in email or paper format:
Happy holidays everyone!!!
Brendan Lai-Tong is the Assistant Marketing Manager at Sheet Music Plus and holds degrees in trombone performance from University of Miami and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.