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Alfred Introduces Vocal Complete Series with Jazz Standards for Male and Female Singers

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Friday, August 12, 2011

Alfred Music Publishing, the world leader in educational print music publishing since 1922, introduces Vocal Complete, a unique new series of songbooks that pair piano/vocal sheet music with orchestrated “minus-vocal” tracks to provide singers everything they need to arrive at auditions or gigs completely prepared, whether the occasion calls for live or pre-recorded accompaniment.

The first two releases in the series are Vocal Complete: Jazz Standards (male and female voice editions, each sold separately), each feature 16 of the world’s most enduring hits arranged and recorded in the style of the legendary jazz singers. Male singers can belt out “Cry Me a River” in the style of Michael Bublé and “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” ala Frank Sinatra, plus 14 more. Female singers will dazzle with songs like “At Last” in the style of Etta James, “They Can’t Take That Away from Me” Ella Fitzgerald-style, and channel Sarah Vaughan with “Whatever Lola Wants,” plus 13 more. With Vocal Complete, the sheet music matches the original key and form of the backing tracks, so if a singer practices with one, they won’t encounter unexpected variations with the other. The Tone ‘N’ Tempo Changer software included on the CD allows for alterations in song speed and key when played on a computer (PC/MAC), for accommodating the singer’s rehearsal and performance preferences.

Vocal Complete: Male Voice Jazz Standards titles include: As Time Goes By * Cry Me a River * It Had to Be You * I've Got You Under My Skin * Mack the Knife * Misty * Moondance * My Funny Valentine * Theme from New York, New York * Night and Day * Star Dust * Summer Wind * That's All * They Can't Take That Away from Me * What a Wonderful World * You Don't Know Me.

Vocal Complete: Female Voice Jazz Standards titles include: Anything Goes * At Last * Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered * Cry Me a River * Don't Rain on My Parade * Dream a Little Dream of Me * Embraceable You * I Get a Kick out of You * Misty * My Funny Valentine * Over the Rainbow * Someone to Watch Over Me * Summertime * They Can't Take That Away From Me * Whatever Lola Wants * When I Fall in Love.

As part of Alfred’s ongoing commitment to improving the environment, these songbooks are printed on 100% recycled paper.

The Vocal Complete: Jazz Standards book and 2 enhanced CD sets for male and female voice are now available for $21.99 each, and can be found at music retail stores and at alfred.com/voice.