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Here we will bring you articles on all aspects of sheet music and music books, along with information about special offers and features available through the Music Exchange web site. And in addition musings on the music world in general.


Last Christmas Posting Dates 2012

Published December 5th, 2012 in Store Information

Here you go folks, our last posting dates for Christmas this year;

  • Wednesday 5th December – Asia, New Zealand, Australia and Far East (including Japan).
  • Friday 7th December – South & Central America, Caribbean, Africa and Middle East
  • Monday 10th December – Eastern Europe, USA and Canada
  • Wednesday 12th December – Western Europe
  • Thursday 20th December – UK

We will still be sending parcels out to all corners of the globe after the dates above, but we will not be able to guarantee delivery before Christmas.

That said, we hope you all have a good Christmas, and a happy New Year!

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New ABRSM Piano Exam Titles

Published July 5th, 2012 in Exam Music Music Teaching New Products

With the release of the new ABRSM Piano Exam syllabus for 2013-2014, we thought we’d make life easier for you by collecting all the publications, including scales, sight reading and alternate pieces, in one place!

ABRSM Selected=

Follow the links below for all the publications for each grade…

Grade 1

Grade 2

Grade 3

Grade 4

Grade 5

Grade 6

Grade 7

Grade 8

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BBC Proms 2012

Published April 26th, 2012 in Classical Music Music Features

The programme for this year’s BBC Proms has been released. ¬†As we know people like to have sheet music or CDs of the pieces preformed, we thought we’d make things easier with this week-by-week selection!

BBC Proms Guide 2012

BBC Proms Guide 2012

Each link below will take you to a list of works performed during each week, with scores, part sets and recordings all available;

We’ve also got a special Last Night of the Proms page, with works featured in the legendary final concert.

You can also buy the official Proms Guide for the year here.

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Our range expands…

Published January 27th, 2012 in New Products

Here at Music Exchange, we’re constantly looking for more quality products to offer. You may have noticed our recent introduction of music gifts and band memorabilia into the catalogue. If not, click on the links to find out more!

We’ve now expanded the range of our gifts to include non-musical items, featuring popular hobby items, such as cars, animals and gardening, and pop culture items, including Batman, Superman and Doctor Who items!

You can download a full-colour catalogue of our hobby gifts items from our sister site, My Music Gifts, or browse our complete gifts collection here.

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R.E.M. 1980 – 2011

Published September 27th, 2011 in Music Features Rock and Popular Music

To the dismay of fans everywhere, US alt-rock pioneers R.E.M. recently announced that they were calling it a day, ending a 31 year career which saw them release 15 studio albums, 2 live albums and a film soundtrack.

REM - In Time pvg

We’ve got a selection of sheet music titles representing their entire career, including guitar tab for the albums Out Of Time, Automatic For The People,¬† Around The Sun and Accelerate, piano / vocal / guitar folios for Out Of Time, Up, Reveal and Around The Sun, and playalong collections for Guitar, Bass and Drums.

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The Genius of Mozart

Published January 12th, 2011 in Classical Music Music Features

Since January 1st, BBC Radio 3 have been playing nothing but Mozart on the station, ending with Play Mozart for Me tonight.

If you’ve been listening along either live, or through iPlayer, and liked what you’ve heard, we’ve put together a collection of our favourite Mozart recordings, along with a couple of compilations for beginners, so you can add more Mozart to your CD collection. You can find them here.

We’ve also got hundreds and hundreds of sheet music titles for Mozart, ranging from simple solo piano pieces, to full-blown symphonies, concerti and operas.

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Over to you…

Published December 21st, 2010 in Music Features

Now it’s your turn!

We want to know what you’d like to see in our blog. Do you want;

  • Book reviews?
  • Artist features?
  • Series of books?
  • Exam material explained?
  • Linking books to gigs?
  • Something else entirely?

Let us know! Any ideas gratefully recieved!

You can either use our contact form, post a comment on our Facebook page, or send us a tweet to @Music_Exchange.

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Our Office Playlist – December Update

Published December 21st, 2010 in Jazz Music Music Features Rock and Popular Music

Hello again! Long time, no post! Busy, busy, busy I’m afraid!

We thought it’s about time we updated you on our Office Playlist, as it stands. Our regular Twitter followers will see daily updates, but for the rest of you, here’s the list of artists we’re enjoying (or at least, experiencing…);

Fleetwood Mac
Thelonious Monk
James
Elliott Smith
Status Quo
The Robert Cray Band
Blondie
The Rolling Stones
Brad Mehldau
Judas Priest
Lloyd Cole
The Bonzo Dog Band
Toto

And once we’ve exhausted these, we move onto our pending list;

John Coltrane
Buddy Rich
The Doors
The Black Keys
808 State
Radiohead
The Who
Broken Social Scene
Elvis Presley
Richard Marx
Marillion
Journey
Antonio Forcione
Hall & Oates
ZZ Top
Kasabian
Tori Amos
Queen
Peter Gabriel
Deacon Blue
INXS
Neil Young
Weird Al Yankovic
PJ Harvey

Follow us on Twitter (@music_exchange) for the daily updates, and feel free to suggest more artists!

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Our Office Playlist – update

Published September 22nd, 2010 in Music Features New Products Rock and Popular Music

Our regular reader and Twitter followers will be aware that we have been going through the discographies of various artist as music for our office. Well, since we posted the list back in June, we’ve moved on a bit, and thought we’d update you on our current playlist and pending list…

Playing now;

Miles Davis

Paul Weller

Carole King

Elvis Costello

James Brown

The Cult

Stevie Wonder

Joe Walsh

Guided By Voices

Jamie Cullum

David Bowie

The Isley Brothers

UB40

Teenage Fanclub

Eric Clapton

Pending;

Thelonious Monk

The Dandy Warhols

Jaco Pastorius

Iron Maiden

Rory Gallagher

Bombay Bicycle Club

Yes

Ash

Eels

The Corrs

Graham Coxon

I Am Kloot

Michael Jackson

Doves

Toto

Weezer

Brad Mehldau Trio

Bright Eyes

Sufjan Stevens

Humble Pie

Metric

Lloyd Cole & The Commotions

Pete Yorn

The Zutons

Fleetwood Mac

Bob James

James

Remember to follow us on Twitter to find out the exact albums we’re listening to every day, and click on the artist links above to find sheet music for them!

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Mercury Music Prize 2010

Published September 9th, 2010 in Music Features Rock and Popular Music

Well, it’s all over for another year, as The xx’s debut album, cunningly titled xx, won the Barclaycard Mercury Prize earlier this week.

Sadly, there’s no book available for this album (at least not yet), but we do have books for two of this year’s nominated albums, Corinne Bailey Rae’s The Sea and Mumford & Sons’ Sigh No More.

We’ve also got past albums and collections from nominee Paul Weller, and previous nominees and winners including Elbow, Radiohead, Keane, KT Tunstall, Kasabian, Coldplay and Amy Winehouse.

Take a look at the full selection here. We’ll be adding new titles, such as xx, if or when they’re published.

(Oh, by the way, the Kit Downes Trio were robbed…)

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