Alfred Music once again partnered with Make Music Alliance on June 21 to support guitar and ukulele Make Music Day events nationwide.

Make Music is a free celebration of music around the world on June 21. Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music is open to anyone who wants to take part, and all of it is free and open to the public.

As part of the 2018 Mass Appeal series, Alfred Music helped thousands of guitarists to rock out for Make Music Day. In dozens of cities, amid 37 guitar specific events, guitarists of all levels came out for free lessons, to play along in a massive strumming crowd. Free Alfred Music songbooks were distributed to all, so that everyone could play along.

This year’s songs included "Time is On My Side," "House of the Rising Sun," "If I Only Had a Brain," "Theme from Ghostbusters," "She Loves You," and "Satisfaction."

In addition, Alfred Music provided free copies of It’s Ukulele Time at 58 Mass Appeal Ukulele events, giving everyone a set of classic songs to play together.

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