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Alfred Music Publishing Expands the Just for Fun Series with New, Matching Christmas Songbooks

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Alfred Music Publishing, the leader in educational music publishing since 1922, is proud to expand its popular Just for Fun series with four brand-new, matching songbooks of classic Christmas songs, arranged for guitar, ukulele, mandolin, and banjo.

Just for Fun: Christmas Guitar, Ukulele, Mandolin, and Banjo each contain over 40 Christmas tunes arranged in full notation and TAB, including guitar chord charts and lyrics, and are perfect to enjoy with the family for a holiday sing-along or in a recital. Music lovers will enjoy traditional selections such as “Away in a Manger,” “The First Noel,” and “We Three Kings,” as well as modern favorites such as “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “Jingle Bells,” and “Up On the Housetop.”

Each of the matching songbooks contains transcriptions with the melody, chords, and lyrics to allow for either group or solo performance. In addition, most of the songs feature two rhythm options: an easy-level strum pattern that can be played through the song’s chord changes, and an intermediate-level arrangement written in full notation and TAB. An extensive, instrument-specific chord dictionary is included for additional reference in each of the books.

Just for Fun: Christmas Guitar, Ukulele, Mandolin, and Banjo songbooks are now available for $16.99 each. Pick up your copies at a local music retail store, or buy them today at