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Alfred Releases Pop and Movie Hits, Levels 2A and 2B for Premier Piano Course

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Friday, May 13, 2011

Alfred Music Publishing, the leader in educational print music publishing since 1922, expands its award-wining Premier Piano Course with two new supplemental books of Pop and Movie Hits, Levels 2A and 2B.

Alfred’s Premier Piano Course: Pop and Movie Hits Book 2A and 2B include a variety of memorable tunes and arranged to reinforce the concepts presented in each corresponding Lesson Book. The music continues the strong pedagogical focus of the course while providing the enjoyment of playing familiar popular music.

Arrangements in Book 2A include: Beauty and the Beast * Catch a Falling Star * The Chicken Dance * Chim Chim Cher-ee * Happy Birthday to You * Heigh-Ho * It’s My Party * James Bond Theme * The Lion Sleeps Tonight * (We’re Gonna) Rock Around the Clock * Star Wars (Main Theme) * Wipe Out.

Arrangements in Book 2B include: The Entertainer * Hedwig’s Theme * Home * Hooray for Hollywood * Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini * Part of Your World * The Pink Panther * Pokémon Theme * Raiders March * When You Wish Upon a Star * A Whole New World.

Alfred’s Premier Piano Course is the newest piano method from Alfred Music Publishing with all-new original music by renowned authors, Dennis Alexander and Martha Mier, as well as new arrangements of other favorites. Musical structure and concepts are presented in a fun, interactive way that keeps students interested and enthusiastic about learning. Pedagogues, Dr. Gayle Kowalchyk, Dr. E.L. Lancaster, and Dr. Victoria McArthur created theory books based on a comprehensive musicianship approach that includes written theory, ear training, sight-reading, and creative activities. Reading is introduced using a non-position approach based on patterns and landmarks to produce strong sight-readers.

Alfred’s Premier Piano Course: Pop and Movie Hits Book 2A and 2B are now available for $6.99 each at music retail stores and at

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