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Alfred Music Publishing Expands Its Pop Instrumental Solos Series with Pop & Rock and Movie Editions

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The leader in educational music publishing expands its Pop Instrumental Solos series with Ultimate Pop & Rock Instrumental Solos and Ultimate Movie Instrumental Solos for wind and string instruments. Developed to provide an engaging learning experience, both collections contain arrangements of widely-popular songs to encourage students to practice while having fun performing their favorite tunes. 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 Ultimate Pop & Rock Instrumental Solos books contain 50 of some of the biggest songs ever written. Titles include: Boulevard of Broken Dreams, Grenade, Jar Of Hearts, Mr. Know It All, Pay Phone, We Are Young, Wide Awake, and many more. The Ultimate Movie Instrumental Solos 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 included CD has a live instrumental performance and play-along track for each song. The included tempo change software 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 contains PDF files of piano accompaniments that can be easily played by a teacher or intermediate piano student.

The wind instrument books are arranged for flute, clarinet, alto sax, tenor sax, trumpet, horn in F, and trombone, while the string books are arranged for violin, viola, and cello. 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, these books are printed on 100% recycled paper.

Ultimate Pop & Rock Instrumental Solos and Ultimate Movie Instrumental Solos Book & CD sets are now available for $16.99 each at music retail stores and at alfred.com.