Category Archives: Sheet Music

A Sight-Singing Anthology in Clairnote

Recently, through the LilyPond user listserv, I was pleased to discover Eyes and Ears, an anthology of melodies for practicing sight-singing that is available for free download, under a Creative Commons license, with source files in LilyPond format.  With some work I was able to convert the book into Clairnote music notation, and you can now download it from the More Sheet Music page. Continue reading

Traditional Irish Music from “The Session” in Clairnote

The Session is an amazing website that focuses on traditional Irish music — reels, jigs, waltzes, etc.  In addition to listings of events, jam sessions, and recordings, it offers sheet music for literally thousands of traditional Irish tunes for free download.  Thanks to a recent conversion effort, over one thousand of them are now available in Clairnote music notation.

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“Collage” – a New Composition in Clairnote

A talented young music student named Samuel Lam has composed a new piece for the piano in Clairnote.  This is a “first” for Clairnote!  The piece is titled “Collage” and was inspired in part by Clairnote’s “chromatic staff” approach to music notation.  As Samuel put it, “I tried to incorporate lots of different intervals and my writing was very chromatic.”  Continue reading