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The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Easy Piano Movie Hits Released by Alfred Music Publishing

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Tuesday, January 15, 2013
As the official music publisher of thousands of popular artists, songwriters, and composers, Alfred releases The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Easy Piano Movie Hits, a book & CD collection of 25 widely-popular movie songs and themes. Great as a learning supplement for beginning pianists, the arrangements retain the essence of the original songs while incorporating easy-to-read notation and helpful fingering and chord symbols.

The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Easy Piano Movie Hits includes arrangements of compositions written by legendary film composers like John Williams, Howard Shore, and Danny Elfman. With lessons, warm-ups, and tips to perfect each song, beginning pianists can learn while playing songs like “Believe” (The Polar Express), “Corpse Bride” (The Corpse Bride), “The Imperial March” (Darth Vader’s Theme) (Star Wars®: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back), “In Dreams” (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring), “The Notebook” (The Notebook), and many more.

The included CD contains recordings of each arrangement to listen to or play-along with. For helpful reference, the collection has a short refresher course in basic keyboard theory, an introduction to professional-sounding harmonies, common left hand patterns, tips on essential techniques, a guide to key signatures, and a glossary of musical terms.

The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Easy Piano Movie Hits (00-39585) Book & CD is now available for $24.99 at music retail stores and at alfred.com/piano.