New Releases from Alfred Music

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• Created: April 10, 2018

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Volume 2 of Piano Studies for Technical Development from Alfred Music is a new comprehensive anthology of études, exercises, scales, arpeggios, and cadences.

Selected and edited by Gayle Kowalchyk and E. L. Lancaster, Piano Studies for Technical Development, Volume 2 is designed for pianists who are moving into late intermediate to early advanced levels of study and features three sections. The first section includes études for the development of specific skills. The second section features selected Hanon exercises. Reference pages for scales, arpeggios, and cadences make up the final section. The book is especially useful for college and university piano students who are not piano performance majors (secondary pianists).

Piano Studies for Technical Development, Volumes 1 and 2 are available for $14.99.

Top Christian Hits is now available as part of the popular Instrumental Play-Along Series.

Top Christian Hits Instrumental Solos offers a versatile selection of today’s top Christian hits for flute, clarinet, alto sax, tenor sax, trumpet, horn in F, trombone, violin, viola, and cello. Each book contains carefully edited arrangements appropriate to each instrument, and well suited for level 2–3 students. The CD includes a fully orchestrated demo track of each song, which features a live instrumental solo performance, followed by a play-along track. Also included are PDFs of piano accompaniments, and Alfred’s Tempo Changer Software.

Top Christian Hits Titles include “In Christ Alone (My Hope Is Found),” “O Come to the Altar,” “Even If,” “What a Beautiful Name,” “Oh My Soul,” “Great Are You Lord,” “Good Good Father,” “The Lion and the Lamb,” “Glorious Day,” “Home,” “I Can Only Imagine,” “This Is Amazing Grace,” “Thy Will,” “Trust in You,” and “Clean.”

Top Christian Hits books are available for $14.99.

Big Phat Jazz Piano Solos is a new intermediate / late intermediate jazz piano book by Gordon Goodwin. The new book from Alfred contains piano solo adaptations of jazz band composer Gordon Goodwin’s most popular Big Phat Band titles.

Musically challenging but technically accessible, these 10 Big Phat Band classics, recomposed by Gordon Goodwin, capture the essence of the Big Phat Band versions. They reflect Goodwin’s ability to combine jazz excellence with a variety of musical styles—including Latin, rock, and funk. The spirit of each composition can be heard in videos of Gordon Goodwin playing each piece, available online In each video, Gordon plays through the entire piece, then highlights concepts or skills to practice, providing learning and performance tips specific to that piece.

Big Phat Jazz Piano Solos titles include “Settle Down,” “Everlasting,” ” Samba del Gringo,” “The Jazz Police,” “I Remember,” “Maynard & Waynard,” “Backrow Politics,” “An American Elegy,” “Brother Bones,” and “Hunting Wabbits.”

Big Phat Jazz Piano Solos is available for $9.50.

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