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Judy Carmichael: You Can Play Authentic Stride Piano Method Released by Alfred Music Publishing

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Alfred Music Publishing, the official print music publisher of thousands of popular artists, has released Judy Carmichael: You Can Play Authentic Stride Piano, a collection of sheet music for some of the most well-known stride piano tunes, arranged with instruction by world leading stride pianist Judy Carmichael.

In addition to “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” “Ain’t She Sweet,” “I Got Rhythm,” and 11 more world-famous stride piano standards arranged by Judy Carmichael, Judy Carmichael: You Can Play Authentic Stride Piano features exercises for mastering this style, practice tips specifically written for selected songs, and a listening CD with full-length recordings of every song found in the book. Offering an in-depth understanding of this jazz piano style, via her commentary and signature piano arrangements, Carmichael brings to light how she was influenced by some of history’s most well-known stride pianists, including Thomas “Fats” Waller, Willie “the Lion” Smith, and others.

Judy Carmichael taught herself Maple Leaf Rag – her first stride piano piece – at the age of 12, after four years of struggling through piano lessons. Carmichael’s passion and command of the stride piano style grew, ultimately leading to her first gig as a pianist on a cocktail cruise boat during her college years. Nicknamed “Stride” by jazz icon Count Basie, the Grammy®-nominated pianist has released nine albums, currently hosts and produces the widely syndicated radio program, Jazz Inspired, and still maintains a busy concert schedule throughout the world.

As part of Alfred’s ongoing commitment to improving the environment, this songbook is printed on 100% recycled paper stock.

Judy Carmichael: You Can Play Authentic Stride Piano (00-37254) is now available for $21.99 at music retail stores and at

Titles: Judy Carmichael's Stride Exercises * Ain't Misbehavin’ * Ain't She Sweet * Christopher Columbus * Honeysuckle Rose * I Got Rhythm * I Would Do Anything for You * Jive at Five * Lazy River * Little Rock Getaway * Love Is Just Around the Corner * Nagasaki * Oh! Lady Be Good * Old Fashioned Love * Rosetta.