Learning to play a musical instrument can be a great source of satisfaction for players both young and old. Hal Leonard has always had a goal of making music accessible to anyone who wants to play it, which is why their selection of sheet music and scores is so popular among students, teachers, and professional players. By offering musicians the opportunity to play the music they want to learn, Hal Leonard has helped bring joy to the process of learning your musical instrument. Hal Leonard evolved out of a dance band of the same name founded by brothers Hal Edstrom and Everett "Leonard" Edstrom along with their friend Roger Busdicker. What set the company apart from day one was their ability to arrange popular music for school bands. To capitalize on this ability, Hal Leonard quickly realized that they needed to license these songs for arrangement. Shortly after a trip to New York's Tip Pan Alley, Hal Leonard's publishing business began and the world of sheet music was changed forever.
Today, Hal Leonard remains the premier distributer of sheet music and scores in the world. Their wide assortment of available pieces makes it possible for nearly anyone to play their favorite songs and scores, regardless of genre or instrument. Say, for example, you recently saw the hit movie Frozen and want to play its great songs on your instrument, then you'll have to check out the Frozen - Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack for Piano/Vocal/Guitar book. Described as one of Disney's greatest musicals of all time, this book features music for all your favorite songs, including the soon to be classic "Let it Go." And this isn't the only Disney book available here; the music of The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Pocahontas and more is all available for you to learn and perform solo or as part of a group.
Of course, if you're more interested in pop and rock music from yesterday and today, Hal Leonard still has you covered. With books that offer sheet music and scores for The Beatles, Adele, Imagine Dragons, Katy Perry, Def Leppard, Billy Joel, and more, you'll be able to break out some of the all-time great pop songs in no time at your next rehearsal, concert, or impromptu jam session.
Hal Leonard is a company that knows what musicians like and strives to all music accessible to them. By providing popular songs from every era, they encourage learning and progression for students and their instruments. When a company offers a tool that makes learning fun, you know they're doing something right, and simply put, Hal Leonard is doing a lot that's right.