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Alfred Music Publishing Presents Ultimate Movie Instrumental Solos Series

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Friday, August 31, 2012
Alfred Music Publishing, the official print music publisher of thousands of popular artists, songwriters, and composers, releases Ultimate Movie Instrumental Solos, a collection of movie theme favorites arranged for wind and string instruments. The Ultimate Movie Instrumental Solo books contain 60 of some of the biggest movie songs and themes ever written. Titles include: “Follow the Yellow Brick Road / We're Off to See the Wizard,” “Gollum's Song,” “Hedwig's Theme,” “James Bond Theme,” “Over the Rainbow,” “The Pink Panther” and many more.

The arrangements of the widely popular movie themes were developed to provide a fun and engaging learning experience. Students will be encouraged to practice as they play these well-known songs. All instrument books contain a carefully edited part that is appropriate for the level 2-3 player, as well as a fully orchestrated accompaniment MP3 CD. The CD includes a demo track of each song, which features a live instrumental performance followed by a play-along track. We’ve also added tempo change software that features the ability to change the speed of the recordings without changing the pitch – slow the tempo down for practice or speed it up to performance tempo.

The CD also includes PDF files with specially designed piano accompaniments that can be easily played by a teacher or intermediate piano student.

Ultimate Movie Instrumental Solos for wind instruments are arranged for flute, clarinet, alto sax, tenor sax, trumpet, horn in F and trombone. All wind instrument arrangements are fully compatible with each other, and can be successfully performed as ensembles or solos. Click here for sample pages and audio.

Ultimate Movie Instrumental Solos for Strings are arranged for violin, viola and cello. All string instrument arrangements are fully compatible with each other, and can be successfully performed as ensembles or solos. Click here for sample pages and audio.

Due to level considerations regarding keys and instrument ranges, the wind instrument arrangements are not compatible with the string instrument arrangements in this series.

As part of Alfred’s ongoing commitment to improving the environment, the books are printed on recycled paper.

Ultimate Movie Instrumental Solos for wind and string instruments are now available for $18.99 each, and can be found at music retail stores and at alfred.com.