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  • Jazz Standards for Students, Books 1–3 Released by Alfred Music Publishing

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    Los Angeles, CA—August 2012 - Alfred Music Publishing, the official print music publisher of thousands  of popular artists, songwriters, and composers, releases Jazz Standards for Students, Books 1–3, a collection of much loved jazz pieces and standards, arranged for the late-elementary- to intermediate-level pianist.
    Jazz Standards for Students, arranged by pianist, composer, arranger, editor, and teacher Sharon  Aaronson, includes jazz favorites that have become classics over the years. This carefully  graded series is sure to bring out the jazz lover in any student, and  lets them perform accessible arrangements of titles by Dave Brubeck,  Paul Desmond, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Johnny Mercer, Charlie Parker, Billy Strayhorn, and others.
    Book 1 contains eight arrangements at the late-elementary level with  the pieces placed in approximate order of difficulty. Eighth notes are  used sparingly and only 4/4 and 3/4 meters are included. Key signatures  contain no more than one sharp. Titles include "Blues in the Night," "Dill Pickles Rag," "Duke's Place," "Falling in  Love with Love," "It Ain't Necessarily So," "My Little Suede Shoes,"  "Satin Doll," and "St. James Infirmary."
    Book 2 contains seven arrangements at the early-intermediate level  with the pieces placed in approximate order of difficulty. Sixteenth  notes and triplets have been avoided; however, passages containing  chromatic scales are explored. In addition to simple 4/4 and 3/4 time signatures, 6/8 meter is introduced. Key signatures  contain no more than two sharps or one flat. Titles include "Blues in  the Night," "Caravan," "Duke's Place," "Falling in Love with Love,"  "Satin Doll," "St. Louis Blues," and "A Summer Breeze (March and Two-Step)."
    Book 3 contains ten arrangements at the intermediate level with the  pieces placed in approximate order of difficulty. Sixteenth notes,  triplets, and compound meters are used. Some pieces contain two voices  in one hand, as well as finger substitutions. Titles include "Ain't Misbehavin’," "Blue Rondo a la Turk," "Blues in the  Night," "Duke's Place," "Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words)," "Medic  Rag (Ragtime Two-Step)," "My Funny Valentine," "Poinciana," "Satin  Doll," and "Take Five."
    Jazz Standards for Students, Books 1–3 are now available for $6.99–$7.99 at music retail stores and at alfred.com/piano



    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, 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.
    In  addition to its own titles, Alfred distributes products from over 50  companies, including Belwin, Daisy Rock Girl Guitars, Dover Publications, DW Drums, Faber Music, Highland/Etling, Kalmus, Penguin,  TASCAM, Ultimate Support, and WEA.

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