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Hal Leonard now offers the So There songbook, which breaks down the eight chamber pop songs and a 21 minute piano concerto by Ben Folds.

The book serves as a perfect companion to the album and offers new insight into Folds' creative process. It also includes six brand-new studio recordings featuring Folds going solo in the studio. The audio tracks can be accessed online using the unique code inside each book and can be streamed or downloaded. The audio files include PLAYBACK+, a multi-functional audio player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right.

So There retails for $19.99.

Easy Improvisation was designed as a simple, non-intimidating introduction to improvisation for any student in a band. It can be used by an individual player using theincluded PLAYBACK+ audio files, a small group of players with or without the audio, or a large ensemble with or without the audio. Students play along with great-sounding demo and backing tracks in thirty different styles including rock, jazz, EDM, hip-hop, bossa nova, cha-cha, country, and more. The book includes exercises for each musical style with helpful tips and suggested notes to be used while improvising and even four sample solos using those notes.

Easy Improvisation is available for flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, alto sax, tenor sax, trumpet, horn, trombone, tuba, and keyboard percussion.

The audio tracks include demonstration of the music on each page plus separate tracks with just the background rhythms and chords. The audio is accessed online using the unique code inside each book and can be streamed or downloaded. The audio files include PLAYBACK+, a multi-functional audio player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right.

Easy Improvisation retails for $9.99. 

www.halleonard.com



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