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Alfred Music Publishng Offers Supplemental Materials for Alfred's Kid's Guitar Course Method

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Alfred Music Publishing, the world leader in educational print music publishing since 1922, now offers supplemental materials to the widely popular Alfred’s Kid’s Guitar Course Books 1 & 2, which includes Flash Cards, Music Writing Book, Notespeller, and Movie & TV Songbook.

Alfred’s Kid’s Guitar Course is a fun method that teaches kids ages 5 and up guitar with easy-to-understand and detailed lessons, guided by three illustrated guitar “experts” throughout – a clever, classical dog, a cool jazz cat, and a friendly alligator who loves the blues. The lessons add additional information by pointing out what’s important on each page, making it ideal for music lessons or self teaching.

Alfred’s Kid’s Guitar Course Flash Cards is a fun set of flash cards that help reinforce the learning process and retain new concepts. Including concepts in Alfred's Kids Guitar Course Books 1 and 2, the cards cover all notes, chords, terms, and symbols. Each card is numbered to correlate with specific pages of books 1 & 2 of the method. Answers are clearly printed on the back of each card, making it easy for parents to use who have no musical training. The flash cards have a new low price of only $8.99.

Alfred’s Kid’s Guitar Course Music Writing Book contains 32 pages of 6 staves each with wide spacing, making it easy for kids to learn and practice their music writing skills. The included guide to writing music helps beginners get started with explanations of time and key signatures, rhythms, notes, dynamics, tempo markings, and symbols.

Alfred’s Kid’s Guitar Course Notespeller is the perfect companion to Alfred's Kids Guitar Course, correlating with concepts in the method books 1 and 2. Lessons include how to draw the staff, treble clef, time signatures, notes, symbols, and chords. Parents can be effective guides with the fun, reinforcement activities that get students to write and draw everything as they learn.

Alfred’s Kid’s Guitar Course Movie & TV Songbook is a great supplement for guitar students to help make learning even more fun with their favorite movie and TV songs, such as “Fawkes the Phoenix” (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets), “Beauty and the Beast” (Beauty and the Beast), “Over the Rainbow” (The Wizard of Oz), “Yoda's Theme” (Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back), “A Whole New World” (Aladdin), and many more. The book contains various page references in order to integrate the songs with regular lessons from books 1 & 2 of the method. Learning is enhanced with the included CD which has every song performed by a professional guitarist for listening and playing along.

Alfred’s Kid’s Guitar Course supplemental materials are now available at music retail stores and at alfred.com/guitar.

Titles (Alfred’s Kid’s Guitar Course Movie & TV Songbook): The Ballad of Gilligan's Isle * Beauty and the Beast * Chitty Chitty Bang Bang * Fawkes the Phoenix (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets) * May the Force Be with You (Star Wars) * Over the Rainbow (The Wizard of Oz) * Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? * Theme from Superman * This Is It! (The Bugs Bunny Show) * A Whole New World (Aladdin) * Yoda's Theme (Star Wars) * You've Got a Friend in Me (Toy Story).