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Premier Piano Course: Pop and Movie Hits Books 5 an 6 Released by Alfred Music Publishing 

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Tuesday, October 04, 2011
Alfred Music Publishing, the world leader in educational print music publishing since 1922, is proud to announce the expansion of the widely popular piano method, Premier Piano Course, with Premier Piano Course: Pop and Movie Hits Books 5 and 6.

Premier Piano Course: Pop and Movie Hits Books 5 and 6 includes familiar favorites among pop and movie hits, allowing piano students to further enjoy music through the learning process. Each book is arranged to correlate with the concepts presented in the corresponding Lesson Book. Book 5 titles include “And All That Jazz” (Chicago), “At Last,” “Don’t Stop Believin’” “Summertime” (Porgy and Bess), “Under the Sea” (The Little Mermaid), and many more. Book 6 titles include “Beauty and the Beast” (Beauty and the Beast), “I Got Rhythm,” “The Notebook (Main Title),” “Take Five,” “What a Wonderful World,” and many more.

Helpful instructions are included at the top right-hand corner of every arrangement, indicating the correlation page in the corresponding lesson book. The Pop and Movie Hits books can be used to supplement any beginning piano method, in addition to serving as a great resource.

Alfred’s Premier Piano Course is a beginning piano method with three main components:Lesson, Theory, and Performance. The method includes 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 the 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.

Premier Piano Course: Pop and Movie Hits Books 5 and 6 are now available for $7.99 each at music retail stores and at

Titles (Book 5): And All That Jazz * Anything Goes * At Last * Can You Feel the Love Tonight * Dancing Queen * Don’t Stop Believin’ * How High the Moon * Maple Leaf Rag * Moondance * Rhapsody in Blue™ * Summertime * Take the “A” Train * Under the Sea * The Wind Beneath My Wings.

Titles (Book 6): Beauty and the Beast * Hero * I Got Rhythm * Love Story (Where Do I Begin?) * Theme from “New York, New York” * The Notebook (Main Title) * The Prayer * Sealed with a Kiss * Swinging on a Star * The Syncopated Clock * Take Five * Tiger Rag (Hold That Tiger) * What a Wonderful World * You Raise Me Up.