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Alfred Music Publishing Expands its Easy Ukulele Series with Classical Hits for Ukulele

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Wednesday, June 06, 2012
Alfred Music Publishing, the official print music publisher to thousands of popular artists, releases Easy Ukulele Play-Along: Classical Hits for Ukulele, a collection of 18 of the most popular classical melodies arranged for ukulele in standard music notation and TAB.

Perfect for ukulele players who enjoy classical music, the Easy Ukulele Play-Along: Classical Hits for Ukulele songbook has everything needed to play ukulele versions of classical song favorites. Selections range from Schubert’s “Ave Maria” and Beethoven’s “Fur Elise” to Mozart’s “Rondo All Turca” and Satie’s “Gymnopedie No. 1,” and much more.

The recordings on the provided CD demonstrate how the ukulele renditions are supposed to sound, and the TAB shows exactly how to play every note and chord – no reading required. For reference, a ukulele chord dictionary is included, as well as a ukulele TAB glossary with instruction on articulations, harmonics, rhythm slashes, note bending, and pick direction.

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

Easy Ukulele Play-Along: Classical Hits for Ukulele (00-39197) Book & CD is now available for $16.99 at music retail stores and at alfred.com/ukulele.

Titles: Ave Maria (Schubert) * Bourree (Bach) * Bourree (Handel; Water Music) * Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy (Tchaikovsky) * Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (Mozart; Main Themes) * Fur Elise (Beethoven) * Gymnopedie No. 1 (Satie) * The Harmonious Blacksmith (Handel) * Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (Bach) * Lullaby (Brahms) * Minuet in G (Petzold; Bach's Minuet in G) * Ode to Joy (Beethoven) * Pavane (Faure) * Pomp and Circumstance (Elgar) * Prelude (Bach; Cello Suite No. 1) * Rondo Alla Turca (Mozart) * Sleepers, Awake (Bach) * Sonata in C (Mozart; Main Themes).