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Alfred Music Publishing Expands its Piece by Piece Series with Book 3

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Monday, April 02, 2012
Alfred Music Publishing, the world leader in educational print music since 1922, releases Piece by Piece, Book 3, the latest addition to the popular piano series featuring seven late-intermediate color pieces for solo piano, by Tom Gerou.

The original piano solos in Piece by Piece, Book 3 were created to afford the student the opportunity to explore a variety of styles, techniques, and textures. Concepts include wide-range melodic contours, finger crossings, broken chords with diminished arpeggios, grace notes, left-hand stride technique, keeping sound balance and tonality, and more. Students are exposed to these concepts via a wide range of musical genres that include ragtime, waltz, toccata, and more.

Author of the Piece by Piece series, Tom Gerou, enjoys creating motivational pieces that foster a student’s understanding and love for music. Gerou offers a helpful foreword per each book in the series that explains each solo’s unique teaching technique.

Book 1 contains eight early-intermediate original color pieces that are intended to encourage the understanding of music and piano playing though a variety of techniques. Book 2 contains seven intermediate original color pieces that elaborate on the techniques learned in Book 1, and includes solos in various styles such as tango, baroque, samba, and jazz.

Piece by Piece, Book 3 (00-37734) is now available for $6.99 at music retail stores and at alfred.com/piano. Also available is Book 1 and Book 2.