Alfred Music Expands Just for Fun Series

Alfred Music Expands Just for Fun Series

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Thursday, July 25, 2013
Alfred Music announces the release of new titles to the Just For Fun series with Patriotic Songs for Guitar, Ukulele, Mandolin, and Banjo and Children’s Songs for Guitar, Ukulele, Mandolin, and Banjo. Each book in this series is arranged for Guitar, Banjor, Mandolin, or Ukulele. Each book stands on its own but also offers the possibility of encouraging families and friends to make music together.

Arranged by Vincent J. Carrola, Patriotic Songs for Guitar, Ukulele, Mandolin, and Banjo are perfect for the holidays and patriotic occasions. Each American classic is arranged in both a simple melody and a more elaborate intermediate version. Standard notation, TAB, chords, and lyrics are included for each of the 10 patriotic songs that make up this songbook, including “America The Beautiful,” “The Star Spangled Banner,” “Yankee Doodle,” and more.

Vincent J. Carrola is an accomplished guitarist, clarinetist, and arranger. He is the recipient of the Aaron Shearer Scholarship and was a finalist in the Duquesne Young Artist National Competition. At just nineteen years old, he is Alfred Music’s youngest arranger.

Children’s Songs for Guitar, Ukulele, Mandolin, and Banjoare designed to be playable by beginning and novice musicians, alike. It’s perfect for children, and for parents who want to strum and sing these great songs with their children. These titles, which may be played by children after only a few months of basic instrument instruction, include 59 favorite tunes, including “All the Pretty Little Horses,” “Brahms’ Lullaby,” “If You’re Happy (And You Know It),” and many more.

Patriotic Songs for Guitar, Ukulele, Mandolin, and Banjo and Children’s Songs for Guitar, Ukulele, Mandolin, and Banjo are now available for $16.99 at music retail stores and at alfred.com.