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Alfred Music Debuts New “Xtreme” Piano Series

Solo Xtreme

Los Angeles, CA—March 24, 2017
Alfred Music, the leading publisher in music education since 1922, announces the new solo piano series, Solo Xtreme. The term “xtreme” is often used in sports to indicate feats that go beyond the ordinary. The pieces in the Solo Xtreme series encourage piano students to achieve feats beyond the ordinary. Continue reading

Final Volume Added to the All-in-One, Accelerated Piano Course from Alfred Music

Premier Piano Express, Book 4

Los Angeles, CA—March 3, 2017
Alfred Music, the leading publisher in music education since 1922, is excited to release Premier Piano Express, Book 4. This all-in-one, accelerated piano course is designed for students who need a fast-paced approach to piano study. Book 4, which completes the series, continues the steady development of artistry and keyboard skills that began in Books 1, 2, and 3. The book is organized into skills-based units that feature clear explanations of important musical concepts. Worksheets within each unit provide review and strengthen understanding. Audio recordings of performances on acoustic piano can be downloaded. Continue reading

Alfred Music Announces 2016 Premier Dealer Awards

Los Angeles, CA—February 2017
Alfred Music is pleased to announce the 2016 winners of the Alfred Music Premier Dealer Awards. The recipients of the awards are AMC Music, Popplers Music Store, Stanton’s Sheet Music, and Twigg Musique. These awards honor dealers for building strong relationships with Alfred Music over the past year and achieving excellence in the music products industry.
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Alfred Music Debuts Indispensable Resource Featuring The Women of Western Music

The Women of Western Music

Los Angeles, CA—January 2017
Alfred Music, the leading publisher in music education since 1922, is thrilled to release The Women of Western Music: Hildegard to Ella, an exceptional classroom resource focusing on the lives of 18 sensational female composers, musicians, and teachers. This long-awaited manual focuses exclusively on the female artists who haven’t made it into most textbooks, such as Clara Schumann, Amy Beach, Marian Anderson, Ethel Merman, and Billie Holiday. The lesser known history about the women in this book truly exemplify their outstanding musical accomplishments and contributions. These 18 women defied tradition and familial pressure to lead extraordinary lives as teachers, composers, conductors, and performers. From a Medieval nun to a modern-day country singer, each of these amazing women affected lasting change. Continue reading

Upgraded Version of StagePlayer Guitar Stand & Stool, Now Available from Alfred Music

StagePlayer

Los Angeles, CA—January 2017
Alfred Music, the leading publisher in music education since 1922, announces an upgraded version of Alfred’s StagePlayer Guitar Stand & Stool. Durable, comfortable, and multi-purpose, this can easily be used as a convenient seat or a guitar stand, by placing the guitar in the handy, padded cradle for safekeeping. The stool folds down easily for use in a single motion, locking in place. When not in use, simply fold it flat for easy storage by removing the retractable pin under the seat. Guitar not included. Continue reading

New Volume Added to the All-in-One, Accelerated Piano Course from Alfred Music

Premier Piano Express

Los Angeles, CA—January 2017
Alfred Music, the leading publisher in music education since 1922, is excited to release Premier Piano Express, Book 3. This all-in-one, accelerated piano course is designed for students who need a fast-paced approach to piano study. Book 3 continues the development of artistry and keyboard skills that began in the first two books, covering all of the concepts included in Premier Piano Course, Level 3 by integrating Lesson, Theory, Technique, and Performance pages. The book is organized into skills-based units that feature clear explanations of important musical concepts. Worksheets within each unit provide review and strengthen understanding. Included with each book is a CD-ROM that contains both audio performances on acoustic piano and orchestrated accompaniments for selected pieces. Accompaniments are also available for download. Continue reading

Play, Color, and Relax with Mindfulness: The Piano Collection Available from Alfred Music

Mindfulness: The Piano Collection

Los Angeles, CA—January 2017
Alfred Music, the leading publisher in music education since 1922, is excited to release Mindfulness: The Piano Collection. This new collection contains 20 beautiful piano pieces, each one carefully chosen to help you relax and unwind. Each piece is preceded by a short paragraph recommending simple mindfulness approaches that can be integrated when learning and playing the music. This provides a unique way for pianists to reach a state of mindfulness by sharpening their musical focus towards their internal and external experiences within the present moment. With the help of well-known composers such as Chopin, Debussy, Beethoven, and Satie, as well as 6 full-page, music-themed images to color in, this aid to simple meditation is the perfect musical remedy in an increasingly frantic and pressurized world. Continue reading