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New Alfred Play-Along App Brings Popular Songs to Band and String Instruments

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Alfred Play-Along Powered By Jammit Rocking out isn’t just for guitarists anymore - the new Alfred Play-Along app, powered by Jammit® is the perfect tool for students or hobbyists to practice their instrument. Free to download, the app includes songs from popular movies, pop or rock artists, video games, holiday, sacred, and more, available for individual purchase within the app or at

Alfred Play-Along can be incorporated into the classroom, at-home practice, or performance. This interactive and engaging software allows instrumentalists to stay motivated, get the most out of practice, and refine technique, all while playing fun and exciting tunes. 

“One of the best features of this app is the ability to record performance and practice sessions. As aural assessment becomes more and more important in schools, teachers can use this app to have students submit their recordings for grading,” said Rich Lackowski, Director of Digital Business Development at Alfred Music.

The app, available on desktop, tablet, and mobile devices, contains a virtual mixing board, which can be used to mix levels of the lead solo, backing track, and click track. Instrumentalists can also follow along with the notation as each beat is highlighted in time with the music. The software also includes a click track, which can be switched on and off, and a tempo changer to speed up, slow down, or loop recordings.

“Our high-quality demo and play-along tracks were carefully constructed to provide an authentic play-along experience for each instrument,” said Derek Richard, Vice President of Production, School/Church Publishing at Alfred Music. “Jammit’s unique interface provides a great way to interact closely with these songs, making popular and classic tunes more accessible than ever before to players of any level.”

Songs currently available on the app include music from the Harry Potter films, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, and more, for violin, viola, cello, trumpet, trombone, French horn, alto sax, tenor sax, clarinet, and flute. New songs will be added regularly.

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