https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NPhy0P_83A In light of the newest Disney rendition of The Lion King, I thought it would be fun to revisit this cover of "I Just Can't Wait to be King" from several years back. This arrangement is the only one I've ever used piano drumming in. (Skip to 1:11 if you want to see the piano... Continue Reading →
https://youtu.be/Yi5QrxUbO9E I had a great time exploring some new (for me) jazz textures while making this arrangement. I hope you like it! Sheet Music can be found here: Beauty and the Beast Sheet Music. For more free sheet music, try this page. Tale as old as time. Song as old as rhyme. Beauty and the... Continue Reading →
Gatekeepers and the A-flat Sometimes I worry that listening to gatekeepers is dangerous. I don’t want to get sucked into “kleptomentia”—the unintentional stealing of ideas. How can creative ideas be original if they come from someone else? Isn’t the point of creativity to break free of societal norms? If you feel this way too, you... Continue Reading →
https://youtu.be/HQHC8KmRDtg Free sheet music and more information about this piece HERE. -M.M.
Free sheet music download of my newest piece "Morning in Paris"! Click HERE. If you record yourself playing it, post a link to the video in the comments and I will share it here on Smiles in the Sky! Or leave a comment to say you downloaded it. (Those make me happy too.) If you... Continue Reading →
https://youtu.be/3QBIBOsQ0zw For free sheet music, click on the link below: Remember Me Sheet Music If you like this, you might also like "Let it Go" from Frozen: https://smilesinthesky.wordpress.com/?s=let+it+go Find more free sheet music HERE. If you make a video of yourself playing this piece, put a link in the comments and I will post... Continue Reading →
I made this simple arrangement of themes from John Powell's score for Dreamworks' How to Train Your Dragon for one of my piano students recently. I hope you enjoy it. Click Here to download: Theme_from_How_To_Train_Your_Dragon -M.M.
Preludium — (n.) a prelude, an opening, an introduction (in music and literature); a preparation, a sign of things to come. Download Sheet Music for Preludium Here One Page Condensed Sheet Music for Preludium Here - M.M.
I loved J.K. Rowling's most recent film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Naturally, I loved the music and as soon as I got home from the theatre started a google quest. Despite my best searching efforts as well as hours of Youtube research yielded no good arrangements of the best themes from the movie.... Continue Reading →