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Alfred Music Publishing Releases Just For Fun Songbook Series

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Thursday, March 11, 2010

Introducing the new Just for Fun songbook series, Alfred Music Publishing, the No. 1 educational music publisher, is thrilled to release sixteen new easy songbooks for guitar, ukulele, mandolin, and banjo, in four exciting, popular genres.

The Just for Fun songbook series is designed for your total enjoyment! Divided into four different categories, Classic Rock, Easy Rock, Rock and Pop, and Swingin’ Jazz, each music style has a songbook available for guitar, ukulele, mandolin, and banjo. Banjo songbooks contain helpful roll and picking patterns for added fun. All songs are arranged from the original recorded guitar parts, and then simplified just enough to keep the songs exciting and musically satisfying. Each song also includes standard music notation, instrument-specific TAB, chord charts, and lyrics. Enjoy the simplicity in playing popular songs from artists like The Rolling Stones, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Eagles, America, Led Zeppelin, Jimmy Buffett, Eric Clapton, Green Day, Nickelback, and Michael Jackson, on whatever instrument you choose. These songbooks are ideal for any musicians who wish to quickly learn easy-to-play rock, pop and jazz classics just for fun!

Just for Fun: Classic Rock Guitar, Just for Fun: Classic Rock Ukulele, Just for Fun: Classic Rock Mandolin, and Just for Fun: Classic Rock Banjo are now available, each for $14.99. Titles include: After Midnight (Eric Clapton) * Go Your Own Way (Fleetwood Mac) * Hotel California (Eagles) * It's All Over Now (The Rolling Stones) * Jump (Van Halen) * Long Train Runnin' (The Doobie Brothers) * Maggie May (Rod Stewart) * The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (The Band) * Paint It, Black (The Rolling Stones) * Stairway to Heaven (Led Zeppelin) * Sunshine of Your Love (Cream) * Truckin' (Grateful Dead).

 

Just for Fun: Easy Rock Guitar, Just for Fun: Easy Rock Ukulele, Just for Fun: Easy Rock Mandolin, and Just for Fun: Easy Rock Banjo are now available, each for $14.99. Titles include: As Tears Go By (The Rolling Stones) * Big Yellow Taxi (Joni Mitchell) * Casey Jones (Grateful Dead) * Gimme Some Lovin' (The Spencer Davis Group) * Gloria (Them) * Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) (Green Day) * A Horse with No Name (America) * Margaritaville (Jimmy Buffett) * Moondance (Van Morrison) * Peaceful Easy Feeling (Eagles) * Take It Easy (Eagles) * Take Me Home, Country Roads (John Denver).

 

Just for Fun: Rock and Pop Guitar, Just for Fun: Rock and Pop Ukulele, Just for Fun: Rock and Pop Mandolin, and Just for Fun: Rock and Pop Banjo are now available, each for $14.99. Titles include: Beat It (Michael Jackson) * China Grove (The Doobie Brothers) * Do You Want to Know a Secret (The Beatles) * Don't Stop Believin' (Journey) * How You Remind Me (Nickelback) * Jumpin' Jack Flash (The Rolling Stones) * Layla (Unplugged version) (Eric Clapton) * Lyin' Eyes (Eagles) * Panama (Van Halen) * Running on Empty (Jackson Browne) * Stayin' Alive (Bee Gees) * Wild Night (Van Morrison).

 

Just for Fun: Swingin’ Jazz Guitar, Just for Fun: Swingin’ Jazz Ukulele , Just for Fun: Swingin’ Jazz Mandolin, and Just for Fun: Swingin’ Jazz Banjo are now available, each for $14.99. Each songbook contains popular jazz standards that are arranged with a strum-and-sing approach in a fun and lively manner. The chords are simple, yet entirely appropriate to the jazz-age style of the '20s and '30s. Also included are classic intros, endings, and turnarounds that will make you sound like an authentic early jazzer. Titles include: Ain't Misbehavin' * Ain't She Sweet * As Time Goes By * Bye Bye Blackbird * Dream a Little Dream of Me * Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue * I'll See You in My Dreams * It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) * It Had to Be You * Makin' Whoopee * Sweet Georgia Brown * Tonight You Belong to Me.