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Alfred's Award-Winning Recorder Express Method Expands as Online Interactive Game, Developed by JoyTunes

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Thursday, January 12, 2012
Alfred Music Publishing, the world leader in educational print music publishing since 1922, teams up with JoyTunes, publisher of educational music games, to release the Recorder Express Game, a fun and educational way to practice recorder using the actual instrument as the controller, for elementary-level students.

Based on Alfred’s award-winning Recorder Express method by Artie Almeida, the Recorder Express Game offers up to 120 folk, pop, holiday, and original songs within an interactive game environment that brings sheet music to life with the use of a recorder as the game controller. Developed to make practicing both fun and interactive, Recorder Express Game features an easy-to-understand user interface that is suitable for children to operate with little to no teacher assistance. The revolutionary online game harnesses a unique patent-pending technology developed to increase student motivation to practice, helping students advance faster and effectively shortening the learning process.

To watch the official Recorder Express Game trailer, visit

Three easy steps make practicing on Recorder Express Game easy to navigate: choose a page, choose an exercise, and play. JoyTunes offers educators a gratis Teacher Version of the game—adaptable to any curriculum—that includes printable sheet music, playback ability, and more. Additionally, teachers can connect with students online and access student performance report features such as average practice time data, time last played, and overall performance score for an engaged educational setting.

To get started playing right away for free, click here: To get the Recorder Express method book or to learn more about Alfred, visit