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New Releases from Alfred Music

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• Created: January 22, 2018

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The Doors: 50th Anniversary Songbook from Alfred Music is a comprehensive guitar TAB hardcover edition featuring the complete studio recordings from 1967–1971.

The Doors: 50th Anniversary Songbook features authentic transcriptions with guitar TAB, lyrics, vocal melodies, and signature keyboard and bass parts of all 62 tracks from the band’s six studio releases with legendary frontman Jim Morrison. This highly collectible songbook also includes an introduction from Guitar World’s Jimmy Brown, a color photograph section, and a select band discography.

The Doors: 50th Anniversary Songbook is available for $54.99.


Fiddle & Song, A Sequenced Guide to American Fiddling is intended to be used in tandem with other string methods such as Suzuki and Sound Innovations, Fiddle & Song is carefully sequenced in a step-by-step way to accompany beginning instruction.

Fiddle & Song, by Crystal Plohman Wiegman, Renata Bratt, and Bob Phillips, is a collection of beloved standards from traditional American fiddling literature that will introduce young players to an aspect of string playing that is motivational, fun, and pedagogically appropriate.

 The left-hand pages of the book are for students. The right-hand pages have information for the teacher, parts for advanced students, and easy ensemble parts. Each tune includes melody, breaks, back-ups, kick-offs, tags, guitar chords, ensemble parts, and creative exploratory activities. Piano accompaniments are available.

Fiddle & Song for violin, viola, cello/bass, and piano accompaniment are available for $10.99–$14.99.


Alfred’s Basic Piano Library: Popular Hits, Level 5 is correlated page-by-page with Alfred’s Basic Piano Library: Lesson Book 5. When pieces from the Popular Hits book are assigned in conjunction with the material in the Lesson Book, new concepts are reinforced in a fun and motivating way, increasing the student’s interest in piano study.

Arranged by Tom Gerou, this series answers the often expressed need for Broadway, pop, and movie music to be used as supplementary music for students. Soon after beginning piano study, students can play attractive versions of favorite classics as well as the best-known melodies of today.

Alfred’s Basic Piano Library: Popular Hits, Level 5 is available for $8.99.



Sound Innovations for String Orchestra: Creative Warm-Ups, is a companion resource to Sound Innovations: Sound Development for Intermediate String Orchestra and Sound Innovations: Sound Development for Advanced String Orchestra.

Sound Innovations: Creative Warm-ups emphasizes four aspects of string performance essential to the refinement of musicianship and skill at the intermediate level. Consistent with the Sound Innovations structure, the book is divided into flexible levels that can be used in the order that is best for your students’ development, whether that means as individual warm-ups or as structured units.

Students will develop high-level listening skills through practicing intervals, chord tones and balance, major/minor/diminished/augmented chord qualities, drones, and extended hand patterns—including cello extension pedagogy. Students will also learn to analyze, audiate, and perform rhythms that create rhythmic independence and develop large-group rhythmic ensemble playing. Bowing fluency exercises will lead students to play with all parts of the bow, start in different points of the bow, use expressive bow strokes, and execute fluid string crossings. A groundbreaking sequence of exercises and repertoire help students develop a toolbox of material to use while improvising in distinct styles: classical, jazz, Latin, rock, and over a drone accompaniment.

Sound Innovations: Creative Warm-ups is available for $8.99 (Teacher’s Handbook for $34.99).

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