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New Releases from Alfred Music

Mike Lawson • Instruments & Gear • January 23, 2018

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.

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.

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