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Noteworthy Music Site #4: 8notes.com
8notes.com is a wonderful site that offers free sheet music, lessons and tools for musicians. From the main page you can access various tabs that link you to their offerings. The Free Sheet Music and Lessons found on this site are availble for almost every instrument including: Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Flute, Bassoon Clarinet, Oboe, Tuba, Violin, Cello, Voice, String Groups, Woodwind Groups, Guitar and more!
There are a number of fingering charts available to view and also a music glossary. On the “Extra Page Tab” there are forty-six online music theory lessons that range from clefs to pentatonic scales and also there are links to music biographies. Finally, there are a number of useful tools that include a midi to file sheet converter, Guitar Tab to Midi Converter and a Guitar Tab to Sheet Music Converter.
This site offers a whole host of other features and tools that are useful to musicians and music educators. Almost everything offered and presented by this site is free. I recommend spending a little time browsing the tabs on the main page to the many offerings of this site. I’m sure everyone will find something of interest!
Site Link: http://8notes.com
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Joseph M. Pisano, Ph.D., is an industry innovator, educator, clinician and lecturer, trumpeter and conductor, and the creator of many music and education websites. He is currently the Vice President of Innovation and Engagement at Keystone Ridge Designs, Inc. After twenty-three years as a professor and administrator in higher education, he made the move into industry in 2018.
As one of the youngest full professors in Grove City’s history, he served in many capacities during his tenure including Professor of music, Director of Music and Fine Arts Technology, Technical Director of the Pew Fine Arts Center, Associate/Assistant Chair of Music and Fine Arts, Director of Jazz Studies.
He finished his tenure at the college as the Director of Bands, where he directed the college’s Symphonic Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Marching Band, Pep Band, and various smaller ensembles. He continues to guest direct bands, consult with music programs, and adjudicate ensembles and programs today.
He has been named a TI:ME Teacher of the Year, received the JEN Jazz Educator Award, the PA Citation of Excellence, and named a “member for life” of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association. He is a past Vice President of the Technology Institute for Music Educators, an associate member of the American Bandmasters Association, a past President of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association, and a member of various education and music honoraries.
He has written for numerous publications including DCI Magazine, Teaching Music Magazine, SBO, and was the Educational Editor for In-Tune Monthly Magazine for eight years; he has contributed hundreds of articles to various publications.
He is an active conductor, trumpeter, clinician, and educator. Find out more at his website: jpisano.com.