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Together We Can Improvise, Volume 1 General Music Education Resource Released by Alfred Music Publishing

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Alfred Music Publishing, the official print music publisher to thousands of popular artists, releases Together We Can Improvise, the album-matching piano/vocal/guitar songbook to the alt rock band’s latest album.

Perfect for arts-based or cross-curricular teaching, Together We Can Improvise creates an exciting and holistic learning experience for students through the use of folk and classic tales, as well as fables and myths, brought to life through literature, music, and drama. Creative, easy-to-follow improvisational options that range from short exercises to complete scenes help students become flexible, creative thinkers with plenty of opportunities to take risks, weigh alternatives, and solve problems. Together We Can Improvise unites the goals and techniques of arts and classroom teachers to provide stimulating experiences that will motivate students to read, write, learn, create, and achieve.

The accompanying CD contains recordings of the musical examples. All the activities are fully reproducible, extremely user-friendly, and require no previous musical knowledge. A number of additional resources for the teacher are also included, such as helpful notes from the authors detailing how to effectively use the units, suggestions on how to prepare students to improvisation, in addition to warm-up exercises.

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

Together We Can Improvise Book & CD (00-36349) is now available for $26.99 at music retail stores and at