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Alfred Music Publishing Releases Strings for All: Pops Series for Fun and Easy String Performance

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Alfred Music Publishing expands its popular “…For All” series with Strings for All: Pops, a new collection of instrumental books containing solos, duets, trios, and quartets for any combination of string instruments, arranged by Michael Story.

The Strings for All: Pops books contain 12 fun and easy string instrument arrangements to popular songs such as “Any Way You Want It” (Journey), “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” (Green Day), “Hedwig’s Theme” (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone), and more. Each book is in four-line score form, so parts can be played by any members of the string family: violin, viola, cello, or string bass. All songs are in familiar keys, and bowings are included. Songs can be played as a solo or with a large group, and an optional score/piano accompaniment book is also available.

The playing ability progresses through the books from level 1 in the beginning to level 3 in the end. Paging is the same in each book, so titles are easy to find, and no page turns are necessary while playing. The layout/measures are all the same, so locating rehearsal points is convenient.

Titles include: Any Way You Want It; Over the Rainbow; Boulevard of Broken Dreams; Gimme Some Lovin'; Hedwig's Theme (From Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone); Paint It Black; (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction; Don't Stop Believing; James Bond Theme; My Immortal; Theme From Ice Castles (Through the Eyes of Love); Blazing Saddles.

Strings for All: Pops books for violin, viola, cello/string bass, and piano accompaniment are now available for $7.99 each at music retail stores and at alfred.com.