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Alfred Music Publishing Expands Melody Bober Piano Library with Grand One-Hand Solos for Piano Series

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Monday, March 26, 2012
Alfred Music Publishing, the world leader in educational print music publishing since 1922, releases Grand One-Hand Solos for Piano, Books 1 – 3, a new series of one-hand pieces, written in a variety of styles, keys, meters, and tempos, by Melody Bober.

Grand One-Hand Solos for Piano, Books 1 – 3 offer teachers and students a means to enjoy the musical experience of one-hand playing through vibrant and exciting solos. Carefully graded, the solos in the books are perfect for piano students with an injured arm or hand, giving them the opportunity to continue their piano studies in spite of their injury. Each solo focuses on providing a unique way to develop the other hand while still progressing technically and musically. Optional teacher duet parts provide harmonic support and make the experience of playing with one hand fun and interactive. Book 1 (six solos) is written for early elementary students, Book 2 (eight solos) for elementary students, and Book 3 (eight solos) for late-elementary students. Half of the solos in each book are for the right hand and half are for the left hand.

Melody Bober is known for composing pieces that promote the students’ pursuit of learning and passion for music. In addition to teaching piano in her private studio, Melody's music-teaching experience includes 20 years of public school and two years at the university level. She is also an active church pianist and accompanist. A dynamic clinician, Melody Bober is in great demand at conventions and workshops for piano teachers across North America. The Melody Bober Library also includes Grand Solos for Piano, Books 1 – 6, Grand Duets for Piano, Books 1 – 6, and Grand Trios for Piano, Books 1 – 4.

Grand One-Hand Solos for Piano, Books 1 – 3 are now available for $6.99 each, and can be found at music retail stores and at alfred.com/piano.