Los Angeles, CA — July 1, 2011
Alfred Music Publishing, the world leader in educational print music since 1922, announces the release of Piece by Piece, Books 1 and 2, a new piano series of early intermediate to intermediate solos, by Tom Gerou.
The books are designed to give the student the opportunity to explore a variety of styles, techniques, textures, and moods. The foreward in both books explains each solo’s unique teaching technique.
Written for the early intermediate pianist, Book 1 contains eight original color pieces that are intended to encourage the understanding of music and piano playing though a variety of techniques. These include solos with melodic material in different keys, A-B-A form, transitional scale passages, melodic material in compact form, tri-tones, and rhythmic anticipations.
Book 2 contains seven original color pieces for the intermediate pianist. Elaborating on the techniques learned in Book 1, Book 2 includes solos in various styles such as tango, baroque, samba, and jazz. Additional concepts taught include time signature changes, finger patterns, finger crossings, hand-over-hand technique, contrast rhythms, and playing in perfect 5ths.
Piece by Piece, Books 1 and 2 (00-37732, 00-37733) are both available for $6.99 each and can be found at music retail stores and at alfred.com/piano.
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Alfred Music Publishing is the world’s largest educational music publisher. Alfred produces educational, reference, pop and performance materials for teachers, students, professionals, and hobbyists spanning every musical instrument, style and difficulty level. Alfred’s home office is located in Los Angeles, with domestic offices in Miami and New York as well as offices around the world including Australia, Germany, Singapore and the United Kingdom.
Since 1922, Alfred Music Publishing has been dedicated to helping people learn, teach, and play music. Alfred currently has over 90,000 active titles. Alfred represents a wide range of well-known publications—from methods like Alfred’s Basic Guitar, Alfred’s Basic Piano Library, Premier Piano Course, Sound Innovations, and Suzuki, to artists like Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Van Halen, Green Day, Michael Jackson, Sheryl Crow, Eagles, Cole Porter, and George and Ira Gershwin, to brands like Star Wars, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Rolling Stone Magazine, and Billboard.
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