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April 2012

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PersonalitySongbooks Vince Gill: Guitar Slinger

Guitar Slinger is the follow-up to Vince Gill’s 2006 Grammy-winning four-CD box set, These Days. Titles: Guitar Slinger • Tell Me Fool • Threaten Me with Heaven • When the Lady Sings

the Blues • Who Wouldn’t Fall in Love with You • When Lonely Comes Around • True Love • Bread and Water • Billy Paul • The Old Lucky Diamond Hotel • If I Die • Buttermilk John. (00-39090) | Authentic Guitar TAB NEW! | $21.99 UPC: 038081434988 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8787-9 N.I.# 153

Plain White T’s: Guitar TAB Anthology

Twenty-one of Plain White T’s songs in full guitar TAB. Titles: 1,2,3,4 • A Lonely Summer • Airplane • All That We Needed • Boomerang • Breakdown • Friends Don’t Let Friends Dial Drunk • Hate (I Don’t Really Like You) • Hey There Delilah • If I Told You • Last Call • Let Me Take You There • My Only One • Natural Disaster • Our Time Now • Revenge • Rhythm of Love • Sad Story • Shine • Take Me Away • Write You a Song. (00-38952) | Authentic Guitar TAB NEW! | $22.99 UPC: 038081432724 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8658-2 N.I.# 153

The Matthew West Sheet Music Collection

This first-ever songbook from the chart-topping contemporary Christian artist contains 21 songs from five albums. Each song is arranged for piano and voice, with chord fingering grids included for guitarists. Titles: More • The Motions • My Own Little World • Next Thing You Know • Only Grace • Strong Enough • When I Say I Do • plus 14 more. (00-39186) | Piano/Vocal/Guitar NEW! | $19.99 UPC: 038081437095 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8808-1 N.I.# 110

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Tony Bennett: Duets II

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Jim Brickman: Romanza

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The Gavin DeGraw Sheet Music Collection (00-38959) | Piano/Vocal/Guitar | $19.99 UPC: 038081432748 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8659-9

Dream Theater: A Dramatic Turn of Events (00-39005) | Authentic Guitar TAB | $24.99 UPC: 038081433769 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8739-8 (00-38966) | Keyboard Transcriptions | $22.99 UPC: 038081432922 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8669-8

Ben Folds: The Best Imitation of Myself (A Retrospective) (00-38965) | Piano/Vocal/Chords | $24.99 UPC: 038081432915 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8668-1

Lady Antebellum: Own the Night

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Nickelback: Here and Now

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra: Night Castle (00-38928) | Piano/Vocal/Guitar | $29.99 UPC: 038081432137 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8622-3


SINGLESHEETMUSIC The Big Bang Theory (Main Title) Recorded by Barenaked Ladies

In addition to the famous first verse that’s heard at the beginning of each television episode, the subsequent verses are also included in this collectible sheet music, along with a note-fornote transcription of the synth lead as heard on the Barenaked Ladies album version. (00-39204) | Piano/Vocal/Guitar | $3.99 UPC: 038081440163 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8924-8 N.I.# 120

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (Main Theme) By Alexandre Desplat

Alexandre Desplat’s main theme to Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close is composed around a simple, memorable melody that works beautifully as a solo piano piece. (00-39249) | Piano Solo | $3.99 UPC: 038081439020 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8867-8 N.I.# 120

If I Die Young

Recorded by The Band Perry

By popular request, Easy Piano and Big Note Piano editions are now available for this topselling sheet! (00-36619) | Piano/Vocal/Chords | $3.99 UPC: 038081405193 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-7542-5 N.I.# 120 Arr. Dan Coates (00-39375) | Easy Piano NEW! | $3.99 UPC: 038081441429 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-9063-3 N.I.# 122 Arr. Carol Matz (00-39374) | Big Note NEW! | $3.99 UPC: 038081441412 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-9062-6 N.I.# 122

Jar of Hearts

Recorded by Christina Perri

Christina Perri’s “Jar of Hearts” is among the best-selling single sheet titles our industry has seen in years! After much anticipation, Easy Piano and Big Note Piano editions are now available. (00-37231) | Piano/Vocal/Guitar | $3.99 UPC: 038081415888 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-7846-4 N.I.# 120 Arr. Dan Coates (00-39373) | Easy Piano NEW! | $3.99 UPC: 038081441405 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-9061-9 N.I.# 122 Arr. Carol Matz (00-39372) | Big Note NEW! | $3.99 UPC: 038081441399 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-9060-2 N.I.# 122


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Let Me Be Your Star As performed on Smash

Lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, music by Marc Shaiman

This show-stopping finale from the premier episode of NBC Television’s hit series Smash is destined to become staple repertoire among aspiring Broadway singers. Written by red-hot Broadway songwriters Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Hairspray, Catch Me If You Can), it’s an instant classic. (00-39277) | Piano/Vocal/Chords | $4.99 UPC: 038081439310 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8895-1 N.I.# 120 (00-39366) | Easy Piano NEW! | $3.99 UPC: 038081441290 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-9058-9 N.I.# 122

Not Over You

Recorded by Gavin DeGraw

With its upbeat piano-based hook, this officially licensed sheet music edition is a must-own collectible for DeGraw fans who play the piano. (00-38632) | Piano/Vocal/Guitar | $3.99 UPC: 038081439303 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8894-4 N.I.# 120

The One That Got Away Recorded by Katy Perry

This is the 6th Top Ten song from Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream album. It is a catchy, mid-tempo Pop ballad that tells a bittersweet story. (00-39088) | Piano/Vocal/Guitar | $3.99 UPC: 038081434964 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8785-5 N.I.# 120

Part of Me

Recorded by Katy Perry

This is the official sheet music edition of Katy Perry’s 2012 top-selling hit single. The piano arrangement captures all the energy of this up-tempo dance number, with complete lyrics and vocal melody included, along with basic chord fingering grids for guitarists. (00-39356) | Piano/Vocal/Guitar NEW! | $3.99 UPC: 038081440569 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-9048-0 N.I.# 120

Tattoos on This Town Recorded by Jason Aldean

Jason Aldean entertains us with an inviting melody and intriguing story line on this midtempo Country Chart hit from the Country Music Association’s Album Of The Year, My Kinda Party. (00-39059) | Piano/Vocal/Guitar | $3.99 UPC: 038081434087 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8759-6 N.I.# 120


The Ultimate Play-Along series gives you everything you need to jam with your favorite songs. There are two versions of every song on the included CDs: an instrumental sound-alike recording, and an accompaniment track (without the instrument) so you can play along. When you use the CDs in your Mac or Windows-based computer, the TNT (Tone ’N’ Tempo) Changer lets you easily loop sections for practice, slow tracks down or speed them up without changing the pitch, change the key, and switch back and forth between full instrumental and accompaniment tracks. Radiohead

Titles: 2+2=5 • Anyone Can Play Guitar • Creep • Just • Knives Out • Optimistic • Paranoid Android • Weird Fishes. (00-38943) | Authentic Guitar TAB Book & 2 Enhanced CDs NEW! | $19.99 UPC: 038081432694 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8655-1 N.I.# 153 (00-38946) | Authentic Bass TAB Book & 2 Enhanced CDs NEW! | $19.99 UPC: 038081432700 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8656-8 N.I.# 153 (00-38949) | Authentic Drum Edition Book & 2 Enhanced CDs NEW! | $19.99 UPC: 038081432717 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8657-5 N.I.# 349

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STAGE&SCREEN Sherlock Holmes: Sheet Music Selections from the Warner Bros. Pictures Soundtracks Music composed by Hans Zimmer

This folio contains selections from Hans Zimmer’s scores to Sherlock Holmes and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. Titles: Discombobulate • I Never Woke Up in Handcuffs Before •

Ah, Putrefaction • Tick Tock (Shadows – Part 2) • It’s So Overt It’s Covert • Memories of Sherlock.

(00-39252) | Advanced NEW! | $14.99 UPC: 038081439136 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8883-8 N.I.# 110

The Story of My Life: Vocal Selections from the Broadway Musical Words and music by Neil Bartram

Written by Neil Bartram, this show played on Broadway in 2009 with an all-star cast and creative team. Titles: Write What You Know • Mrs. Remington • The Greatest Gift • 1876 • Normal • People Carry On • The Butterfly • Saying Goodbye (Part 1) • Here’s Where It Begins • Independence Day • I Like It Here • I Didn’t See Alvin • This Is It • Angels in the Snow. (00-38974) | Piano/Vocal | $24.99 UPC: 038081432960 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8698-8 N.I.# 110

Harry Potter: Sheet Music from the Complete Film Series

Music by John Williams, Patrick Doyle, Nicholas Hooper, and Alexandre Desplat

For the first time ever, the most popular Harry Potter sheet music selections from all eight of the films are collected together in a single volume, along with eight pages of color stills. (00-38970) | Piano Solos | $24.99 UPC: 038081432939 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8673-5 N.I.# 110 Arr. Dan Coates (00-39075) | Easy Piano | $19.99 UPC: 038081434896 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8772-5 N.I.# 113 Arr. Carol Matz (00-39074) | Big Note | $19.99 UPC: 038081434889 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8771-8 N.I.# 113 Arr. Tom Gerou (00-39073) | Five Finger | $18.99 UPC: 038081434872 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8770-1 N.I.# 111


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(00-38601) | Intermediate / Advanced Piano Solos | $19.99 UPC: 038081427744 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8296-6

(00-38600) | Intermediate/Advanced Piano Solos | $19.99 UPC: 038081427737 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8295-9

(00-38634) | Easy Piano NEW! | $16.99 UPC: 038081428109 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8324-6

(00-38633) | Easy Piano | $16.99 UPC: 038081428093 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8323-9

(00-38589) | Guitar TAB NEW! | $16.99 UPC: 038081427645 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8281-2

(00-38586) | Guitar TAB | $16.99 UPC: 038081427638 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8280-5



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2012 Greatest Country Hits

2012’s most memorable country hits are captured in this 160-page songbook, including: • As You Turn Away (Lady Antebellum) • Banjo (Rascal Flatts) • Home (Dierks Bentley) • Red Solo Cup (Toby Keith) • Threaten Me with Heaven (Vince Gill) • You and Tequila (Kenny Chesney featuring Grace Potter) • plus 20 more. (00-39317) | Piano/Vocal/Guitar NEW! | $17.99 UPC: 038081440026 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8922-4 N.I.# 112

2012 Greatest Pop & Rock Hits

The 220 pages in this collection capture 2012's most memorable songs. Titles: Cough Syrup (Young the Giant) • Domino (Jessie J) • Here’s to Us (Halestorm, Glee Cast) • It Will Rain (Bruno Mars) • Let Me Be Your Star (Smash Cast) • Somebody That I Used to Know (Gotye featuring Kimbra) • We Are Young (fun.) • plus 25 more! (00-39314) | Piano/Vocal/Guitar NEW! | $19.99 UPC: 038081439983 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8919-4 N.I.# 112

152 of the World’s Most Beautiful Songs

This 564-page songbook is a comprehensive, useful, and attractive compilation that every pianist will be proud to display on their piano. Titles: As Time Goes By • At Last • Bridge Over Troubled Water • Can You Feel the Love Tonight • Over the Rainbow • Where or When • You Raise Me Up • plus 145 more. (00-38930) | Piano/Vocal/Guitar | $26.99 UPC: 038081432151 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8624-7 N.I.# 112

The Best Acoustic Rock Sheet Music

For those who enjoy sitting down at the piano or picking up the guitar now and again, there’s no better songbook than this. It contains 67 crowd-pleasing acoustic rock songs. Titles: Hey There Delilah • High and Dry • Hotel California • Make You Feel My Love • She Talks to Angels • Stairway to Heaven • Wild Horses • plus 60 more.

(00-38932) | Piano/Vocal/Guitar | $21.99 UPC: 038081432175 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8626-1 N.I.# 112

The Best Broadway Sheet Music

For singers and pianists who love show tunes, this book guarantees good times! A dazzling variety of songs are represented, from Broadway’s Golden Era to today’s hottest new shows. Titles: And All That Jazz • Corner of the Sky • Don’t Rain on My Parade • I Could Have Danced All Night • Superboy and the Invisible Girl • plus 75 more. (00-38929) | Piano/Vocal | $24.99 UPC: 038081432144 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8623-0 N.I.# 112


Mixedsongbooks Decade by Decade: 100 Years 100 Years of Popular Hits Arranged for Easy Piano Arr. Dan Coates

This single volume equips pianists with more than 250 pages of hit songs that are guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages. Internationally acclaimed pop arranger Dan Coates lends his signature touch to nearly 70 iconic popular songs from the 1900s to the 2000s, making them easy for pianists to play, yet impressively full sounding. (00-39251) | Easy Piano NEW! | $24.99 UPC: 038081439129 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8879-1 N.I.# 113

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10 for 10 Sheet Music: All-Time Pop Favorites

10 for 10 Sheet Music: Musicals

Grow your repertoire and have lots of fun learning ten of the most popular songs of all time! Titles: Because You Loved Me • Endless Love • Hey There Delilah • Home (Michael Bublé) • Jar of Hearts • Over the Rainbow (Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo‘ole version) • The Prayer • The Rose • Wind Beneath My Wings • You Raise Me Up.

The ten famous songs from musicals in this book are arranged by Dan Coates to be easlily played, yet full-sounding. Titles: Anything Goes • Beauty and the Beast • Chim Chim Cher-ee • Don’t Rain on My Parade • Hey There • I Won’t Grow Up • If Ever I Would Leave You • Mama Who Bore Me • Try to Remember • Wouldn’t It Be Loverly.

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10 for 10 Sheet Music: Timeless Standards

This collection offers an introduction to the music of the legendary Big Band Era at a price that can’t be beat. Titles: Chattanooga Choo Choo • Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree • It Don’t Mean a Thing • Moonglow • Moonlight Serenade • My Funny Valentine • Star Dust • A String of Pearls • Take the “A” Train • They Can’t Take That Away from Me.

These arrangements are expertly crafted by Dan Coates to be easily played, yet impressively full-sounding. Titles: Blue Moon • Blues in the Night • Cry Me a River • Dream a Little Dream of Me • Get Happy • I Got Rhythm • I Only Have Eyes for You • Night and Day • The Shadow of Your Smile • They Can’t Take That Away from Me.

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(00-36313) | Easy Piano NEW! | $10.00 UPC: 038081402451 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-7328-5 N.I.# 113 Arr. Bernadine Johnson

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(00-36314) | Easy Piano NEW! | $10.00 UPC: 038081402468 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-7329-2 N.I.# 113 Arr. Dan Coates

(00-38585) | Easy Piano NEW! | $10.00 UPC: 038081408217 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8896-8 N.I.# 113

Mixedsongbooks Rock Charts Guitar 2012: Deluxe Annual Edition The Biggest Hits, The Greatest Artists Forty of the biggest songs of the year in complete guitar TAB—260 pages of rock! Titles: 1983 (Neon Trees) • Anything Is Possible (Journey) • Country Boy (Aaron Lewis) • Forget You (Cee Lo Green) • Grenade (Bruno Mars) • Hiding My Heart (Adele) • Just a Kiss (Lady Antebellum) • Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) (Katy Perry) • Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever) (Muse) • Teenage Dream (Katy Perry) • and many more! (00-39086) | Authentic Guitar TAB | $24.99 UPC: 038081434940 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8784-8 N.I.# 154

This incredible, exclusive two-volume collection includes The Rock Guitar Songbook, Vol. 1 (1950s—1970s) many of the greatest guitar songs of all time. Volume 1 (00-38870) | Guitar TAB Edition | $24.99 UPC: 038081431222 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8593-6 covers artists ranging from The Everly Brothers, Bill Haley, N.I.# 154 and Elvis; to Creedence Clearwater Revival, Traffic, Cream, The Rock Guitar Songbook, Vol. 2 (1980s—2000s) and The Allman Brothers Band; to Kiss, Journey, Peter (00-38871) | Guitar TAB Edition | $24.99 Frampton, Fleetwood Mac, and many more! Volume 2 UPC: 038081431239 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8594-3 covers artists ranging from AC/DC, Aerosmith, Van Halen, N.I.# 154 and Guns N’ Roses; to R.E.M. and Rush; to Creed, Muse, Green Day, Radiohead, Evanescence, Foo Fighters, and many more! Acoustic Rock Riffs

Titles: Classical Gas • Over the Hills and Far Away • Hotel California • Jessica • Patience • Stairway to Heaven • You Can’t Always Get What You Want • Babe I’m Gonna Leave You • Black Water • Closer to the Heart • and many more! (00-38862) | Authentic Guitar-TAB Book & CD | $16.99 UPC: 038081431178 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8589-9 N.I.# 154

Classic Rock Riffs

Titles: Satisfaction • 25 or 6 to 4 • Bad to the Bone • China Grove • Jumping Jack Flash • Kashmir • Layla • Life in the Fast Lane • Paranoid • Whipping Post • and many more! (00-38859) | Authentic Guitar-TAB Book & CD | $16.99 UPC: 038081431161 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8588-2 N.I.# 154

Each of these book and CD packages is a one-stop Modern Rock Riffs library of over 40 of the greatest guitar riffs. Every riff Titles: American Idiot (Green Day) • Last Resort (Papa Roach) • Longview is accompanied by a brief lesson and a demonstration (Green Day) • Monkey Wrench (Foo Fighters) • Smells Like Teen Spirit recording. And the exclusive TNT software provided on (Nirvana) • and many more. the CD allows you to slow the riffs down and loop them (00-38865) | Authentic Guitar-TAB Book & CD | $16.99 UPC: 038081431185 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8590-5 for easy learning. N.I.# 154



Guitar World magazine’s expert staff have released these instructional songbooks, each featuring 25 of the greatest rock songs ever recorded. Every song is accompanied by a detailed lesson, a sound-alike recording, and TNT (Tone ‘N’ Tempo) software that lets you slow tracks down, loop sections, mute the guitar or vocals, and more. Guitar World: Expressway to Acoustic Rock 25 Acoustic Rock Guitar Standards with Matching Step-By-Step Lessons to Get You Playing Fast!

Titles: Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You • Embryonic Journey • Everlong (Acoustic) • Fake Plastic Trees • Hey There Delilah • Into the Mystic • Layla (Unplugged version) • Losing My Religion • Maggie May • and many more! (00-37259) | Easy Guitar TAB Book & 2 CDs | $24.99 UPC: 038081416021 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-7863-1 N.I.# 154

Guitar World: Expressway to Classic Rock 25 Classic Rock Hits with Matching Step-By-Step Lessons to Get You Playing Fast!

Titles: Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2) • Brown Sugar • Don’t Stop Believin’ • Hotel California • Layla • Life in the Fast Lane • Stairway to Heaven • Sunshine of Your Love • and many more! (00-37258) | Easy Guitar TAB Book & 2 CDs | $24.99 UPC: 038081416014 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-7862-4 N.I.# 154

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Open Mic Night for Guitarists Advice, Tips, Instruction, and 25 Great Songs The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Open Mic Night will teach you everything you need to know to step up to the mic and give it your all. The heart of this book is the songs—25 all arranged for voice and guitar, by such artists as Foo Fighters, Plain White T’s, Radiohead, Bruno Mars, Gnarles Barkley, Train, Jason Mraz, and more. Additional topics covered are preparing your set, venue etiquette, equipment, networking, and promotion. Plus, all the tunes are demonstrated on the provided CDs, and the software included on the discs lets you slow songs down, loop sections, change keys, and even drop out the vocals for karaoke-style sing-along practice. (00-37455) | Easy Guitar TAB Book & 2 Enhanced CDs | $24.99 UPC: 038081419367 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8014-6 N.I.# 154

Guitar Chord Resource A Complete Approach to Using Chords

By Buck Brown, Robert Brown, Dan Donnelly, and David Sinclair Designed for beginning as well as advanced guitarists, Guitar Chord Resource is your one-stop source

for exploring guitar chords. Find nearly every chord under the sun, then learn how to apply, interpret, strum, fingerpick, and transpose them. Included are ideas for embellishing and ornamenting open chords, plus tips for mastering and connecting chords, inversions, and string sets across the entire fretboard. An MP3 CD is included to demonstrate the examples in the book. (00-38873) | Book & mp3 CD | $29.99 UPC: 038081431277 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8596-7 N.I.# 150


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Led Zeppelin Guitar Method Immerse yourself in the music and mythology of Led Zeppelin as you learn to play guitar Music by Led Zeppelin / arr. Ron Manus and L. C. Harnsberger (00-33568) | Book & Enhanced CD NEW! | $24.99 UPC: 038081373751 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-6354-5 N.I.# 150


Blues Tracks The Ultimate Backing Track Collection for Guitar

By Robert Brown, Wayne Riker, and Mark Dziuba Blues Tracks contains over 30 tunes that range from simple to complex, all in

the style of seminal blues artists. Lead sheets includes tips and scales, and the accompaniment audio tracks are long enough to let you stretch out and experiment as your chops develop. (00-38888) | Book & MP3 CD | $14.99 UPC: 038081431925 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8602-5 N.I.# 150

Classic Rock Tracks The Ultimate Backing Track Collection for Guitar

By Chris Amelar, Robert Brown, and Allon A. Sams Classic Rock Tracks contains over 30 tunes that range from simple to

complex, all in the style of the seminal bands from the classic rock era. Lead sheets includes tips and scales, and the accompaniment audio tracks are long enough to let you stretch out and experiment as your chops develop.

If you admire guitarists who combine killer technique with exciting musical ideas, the Serious Shred series is for (00-38891) | Book & MP3 CD | $14.99 you. Each title features lessons from renowned shredders UPC: 038081431932 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8603-2 and educators, and includes licks and examples in both N.I.# 150 standard notation and TAB—all combined in a book and Jazz Tracks DVD package for a complete learning experience. Learn The Ultimate Backing Track Collection for Guitar By Robert Brown, Mark Dziuba, and Jody Fisher what you need to know to become the best player possible, Jazz Tracks contains over 30 tunes that range from simple to complex, all in straight from bona fide shred virtuosos. the style of the seminal artists from the history of jazz. Lead sheets includes Dave Martone’s Serious Shred: Advanced Scales (00-38912) | Book & DVD | $16.99 UPC: 038081432007 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8610-0 N.I.# 150

tips and scales, and the accompaniment audio tracks are long enough to let you stretch out and experiment as your chops develop. (00-38894) | Book & MP3 CD | $14.99 UPC: 038081431949 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8604-9 N.I.# 150

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The Lick Vernacular of Classic Rock By Kenny Chipkin

Best-selling author and educator Kenny Chipkin helps you get your classic rock licks on with this detailed show-and-tell multimedia package. Kenny breaks down how to play like the greatest players of all time in this book and DVD by carefully demonstrating and teaching every lick included. (00-36264) | Book & DVD | $19.99 UPC: 038081402048 ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-7307-0 N.I.# 150

BASSGUITAR Bryan Beller: Mastering Tone and Versatility

Extreme bassist Bryan Beller (Steve Vai, Mike Keneally, Dweezil Zappa, Dethklok) combines technique and artistry to play some of the most demanding music in the industry. Features live performances with Mike Keneally, Gene Hoglan, Joe Travers, Kira Small, and others, with demonstrations and PDF transcriptions of Bryan’s “Seven Percent Grade” and “Love Terror Adrenaline,” Keneally’s “’Cause of Breakfast,” Steve Vai’s “Freak Show Excess,” and more! (00-37215) | Bass DVD | $29.99 UPC: 038081415482 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-7818-1 N.I.# 151

Jimmy Haslip: Modern Improvisation for Bass

In this inspirational resource for jazz and fusion bassists wanting to expand their creative expression, Jimmy walks through a simple study of Rhythm Changes, then branches out into the variety of alterations that have kept his playing fresh for over 47 years. Even the most seasoned jazz musician will find new ways of creating distinctive melodies, patterns, bass lines, and harmonies. Recorded examples are available as free MP3 downloads from (00-33580) | Book | $16.99 UPC: 038081373799 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-6358-3 N.I.# 150

FRETTEDINSTRUMENTS American Roots Music for Ukulele Over 50 Great Traditional Folk Songs & Tunes! By Dick Sheridan

This invaluable collection of American roots music features over 50 songs from the blues, bluegrass, folk, and traditional music genres. Titles: Bile Them Cabbage Down • Cotton-Eye Joe • Cripple Creek • Cumberland Gap • Deep Elem Blues • Don’t Let Your Deal Go Down • Down to the River to Pray • In the Pines • John Hardy • Long Journey Home • Old Joe Clark • Sally Goodin • Wildwood Flower • and many, many more! (00-39250) | Easy Ukulele TAB Book & CD NEW! | $19.99 UPC: 038081439037 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8868-5 N.I.# 154

Alfred’s MAX™ Ukulele Method See It • Hear It • Play It

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Mandolin: Complete Edition By Greg Horne

Anyone interested in learning to play mandolin can pick up this book and get started right away. This well-paced, comprehensive method covers everything from basic to advanced techniques. Mandolin: Complete Edition breaks the age-old dilemma of dry, intimidating, and confusing method books to provide a step-by-step and enjoyable way to play. An MP3 CD with demonstrations of the examples in the book is included. (00-39091) | Book & MP3 CD NEW! | $29.99 UPC: 038081434995 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8788-6 N.I.# 150

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This outstanding book includes the best from the two original titles in the Drum Lessons with the Greats series. Two lesson-matching CDs are also included so every percussionist can study and hear the grooves, fills, techniques, and concepts of Tim Alexander, Kenny Aronoff, Gregg Bissonette, Peter Erskine, Neil Peart, Mike Portnoy, Steve Smith, and Dave Weckl.

In this multimedia package, Dom Famularo and Rob Hirons show you the path to creating a complete vocabulary of funky and effective contemporary drumset grooves. By using one-beat components arranged in different orders, the book will have you playing modern-sounding grooves right away. The included data disc features 22 QuickTime movie clips that clearly show the motions and groove concepts taught in the book, along with four original play-along tracks designed for applying your new grooves.

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Realistic Rock for Kids (My 1st Rock & Roll Drum Method) Drum Beats Made Simple!

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This book, 2 CD, and DVD kit by drum legend Carmine Appice shows kids how to play rock ‘n’ roll drums the quick and easy way. The book teaches basics such as note reading, holding the sticks, simple hand/foot coordination exercises, and more. All of the exercises are performed on the accompanying CDs, which also include audio of Carmine with his band and special playalong drumless tracks. Lastly, the DVD brings it all home and is hosted by Carmine and his star pupil, 12-year-old contest winner Pete Biggiani. (00-39312) | Book, 2 CDs & DVD | $26.99 UPC: 038081439921 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8917-0 N.I.# 349

Accents and Rebounds (Revised) For the Snare Drummer

By George Lawrence Stone Accents and Rebounds adds accent routines and more advanced rhythms to the basics covered in Stick Control, all to improve the player's finesse and

control. This followup book to the classic by George Lawrence Stone includes sections on accented eighths, accented dotted notes, accented triplets, and many more. Revised edition adds Joe Morello's legendary arrow notation to help students incorporate the motions of the Moeller technique.

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Daily Drumset Workout A Day-to-Day Guide to Better Drumming By Claus Hessler

A new, comprehensive, 224-page publication by the open-handed playing specialist, Claus Hessler! Here you can find everything a contemporary drummer needs to be able to play today. Claus teaches you new rhythmic skills that facilitate greater security and musical freedom. Whether you play rock, pop, funk, Latin, jazz, Afro-Cuban or second line music, the highquality MP3 CD enables you to practice every exercise in every style in 3 different tempos. (00-20156US) | Book & MP3 CD NEW! | $24.99 UPC: 038081437491 | ISBN-13: 978-3-943638-00-4 N.I.# 350 18

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INSTRUCTIONALDVDS Guitar World in Deep: How to Play in the Style of Jeff Beck With Andy Aledort

In this exclusive DVD, Guitar World magazine editor and instructor Andy Aledort takes a look at the playing style of the legendary Jeff Beck, showing you the scales and lead lines used by Beck in his groundbreaking solo work. (56-39024) | DVD Intermediate | $14.99 UPC: 038081433806 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8745-9 N.I.# 151

Guitar World in Deep: How to Play Like Keith Richards And the Coolest Guitarists of All Time With Andy Aledort

In this exclusive DVD, Guitar World magazine editor and instructor Andy Aledort takes a look at the playing style of the legendary Keith Richards, showing you the scales and lead lines used by Richards in his work with the Rolling Stones. (56-39025) | DVD Intermediate | $14.99 UPC: 038081433813 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8746-6 N.I.# 151

Guitar World in Deep: How to Play the Cream of Eric Clapton

With Andy Aledort In How to Play the Cream of Eric Clapton, Guitar World magazine editor and instructor

Andy Aledort shows you how to play the scales and lead lines used by Eric Clapton in his groundbreaking work with the Yardbirds, the Bluesbreakers, and Cream.

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Guitar World: Learn Shred Guitar, Volume 2

With Michael Angelo Batio Guitar World: Learn Shred Guitar, Volume 2 is

the follow up companion to the ultimate DVD guide Learn Shred Guitar. Speed king Michael Angelo Batio delivers more than 90 minutes of lessons and exercises that will take your shredding to the next level. (56-39022) | DVD | $14.99 UPC: 038081433783 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8743-5 N.I.# 151

Narada Michael Walden: Out of Time Instructional DVD - Series One Emmy and three-time Grammy winner, producer, singer, songwriter, and drummer Narada Michael Walden presents Out of Time from Drum Channel. Narada explores his various styles of drumming and gives us both studio and live examples in an entertaining, educational format. This video contains instructional tech chapters, interviews, downloadable charts, playalong audio, as well as history and other bonus material. (93-DV10053501) | DVD | $24.95 UPC: 813894010327 N.I.# 348

Alex Acuña: Acuña-Hoff-Mathisen Trio in Concert

Alex Acuña’s South American and Caribbean roots, combined with his understanding of contemporary and classical music, make him a complete and skilled master musician, one of the most sought after of our time. Flanked by two Norwegian geniuses, keyboardist Jan Gunner Hoff and guitarist Per Mathisen, Acuña has assembled a world class trio that will captivate you in this DVD. Includes a bonus CD! (93-DV10002101) | DVD & CD | $24.95 UPC: 813894010280 N.I.# 348

Pro Academy Series: Geek Boot Camp Bands, Schools, Churches, DJs By Ben Stowe

This DVD will cover some fundamentals that will no doubt pay dividends for many years to come as you work in the audio and video fields. Topics covered include electrical units of measure, Ohm’s law, volt drop and amplifier loss, series vs. parallel circuits, signal types and connectors, decibels, and troubleshooting and maintenance. (98-1673419) | DVD NEW! | $29.99 UPC: 884501673419 N.I.# 208



Alfred’s Teach Yourself Studio One, Version 2.0 By David Terry

Completely updated for Studio One, Version 2.0, this book and DVD will teach you how to optimize your Mac and Windows computer; work with MIDI; choose an audio/MIDI interface; select microphones; use loops, plug-ins, and effects; record audio; combine multiple takes; edit audio; and create a stunning final mix. When you’re finished, you’ll be able to record, edit, mix, and send your songs out for the world to hear on CD and on the Internet. (00-38853) | Book & DVD | $19.99 UPC: 038081431109 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8500-4 N.I.# 208

Ask about our Instant Pro Audio Center program and racking option. Audio Fundamentals Signal Flow—Fundamental Tools of Sound Production By Matt Donner, Steve Heithecker, and George Peterson

The first volume in the Signal Flow group of books from the Pyramind Training series covers the life cycle of sound in today’s production studios; choosing the right computer, DAW, and microphones for your needs; getting the right sound from your room on a budget; and the history and practical application of synthesis. (00-34386) | Book & DVD | $39.99 UPC: 038081381619 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-6647-8 N.I.# 208

Welcome to the Music Business Cash Flow—Achieving Success in the Audio Industry

By Paul Terry, Tess Taylor, Steffen Franz, Gregory J. Gordon, and Steve Heithecker

The never-ending flow of new digital technology combined with internet-based marketing and distribution have forever altered the playing field of the music business. These changes have created a new wave of independence that has led to opportunities for artists to have much more control over their careers. This installment of The Pyramind Training series is a compelling and thought-provoking guide to the entrepreneurial nature of the new music business. (00-34404) | Book & DVD | $39.99 UPC: 038081400907 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-7195-3 N.I.# 208

Record Deal in a Box gives you everything you need to get your record on iTunes and other top online stores in as fast as 24 to 72 hours. You also get a booklet of recording industry information with advice about recording, mixing, and mastering, and the music recording program Studio One Artist by PreSonus (a $99.00 value!). Record Deal in a Box Tunecore 1-Year Publishing Deal and Studio One Recording Program (00-37536) | Album Edition Box Set | $49.99 UPC: 038081421650 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8109-9 (00-37541) | Single Edition Box Set | $24.99 UPC: 038081421667 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8110-5 N.I.# 208


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Mastering Pro Tools Effects Getting the Most Out of Pro Tools' Effects Processors By Jeremy Krug

This book offers master-level lessons, tips, and advice on using the plug-ins that come with Pro Tools. It offers detailed descriptions about what each effect is and does, when each effect is typically used, and how to operate each effect, with tutorials on how to get the most out of the effects in audio productions. (54-1435456785) | Book | $39.99 UPC: 082039556789 N.I.# 208

Nuendo 5 Power! The Comprehensive Guide By Ashley Shepherd

Explains step-by-step how to get the most out of Steinberg's Nuendo 5, the high-end professional Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) application. This edition goes in-depth like never before, with detailed descriptions and down-to-earth tutorials. (54-143545958X) | Book | $39.99 UPC: 082039559582 N.I.# 208

Recording Techniques of the Guitar Masters By Brian Tarquin

With Recording Techniques of the Guitar Masters, you'll discover the recording secrets of our generation's real guitar heroes: Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson, Zakk Wylde, Ted Nugent, Billy Sheehan, Larry Carlton, Stanley Clarke, Steve Morse, Steve Lukather, Leslie West, Robin Trower, Tommy Emmanuel, and more! (54-1435460162) | Book | $34.99 UPC: 008203956016 N.I.# 208

Pro Tools 10 Power! The Comprehensive Guide By Frank D. Cook

Pro Tools 10 Power! is the most complete one-volume guide to Pro Tools available, covering everything from the Pro Tools interface to editing, mixing, MIDI, synchronization, post production, sound design, score editing, and much more. No matter what facet of the music/audio world you're working in, you will benefit from the book's clear, step-by-step guidance and the wealth of production tips and shortcuts. (54-1133732534) | Book | $44.99 UPC: 082039532530 N.I.# 208

BBE Acoustimax Acoustic Guitar Preamp Pedal

BBE's design and engineering teams studied the recording and sound reinforcement needs of serious acoustic players. The result is the Acoustimax, a foot pedal-style (or "stompbox-style") acoustic preamp that raises the bar for amplified acoustic instrument sound quality. (99-ACOUSTIMAX) | Accessory NEW! | $279.00 UPC: 791018482161 N.I.# 208

BBE BenchPress Vintage Compressor Guitar Effects Pedal

The BBE BenchPress is a vintage compressor that was patterned after the long-discontinued Ross compressor. Unfortunately, finding a Ross compressor today that is in reliable condition and won't cost you an arm or a leg might be difficult. The BenchPress features a NOS CA3080 Operational Transconductance Amplifier, 1% metal film resistors, true hard-wire bypass, and an Attack control to offer players more flexibility than the original. An AC adapter is included. (99-BENCHPRESS) | Accessory NEW! | $215.00 UPC: 791018482253 N.I.# 208

BBE Wah Guitar Effects Pedal

The BBE Wah is based on a 1967 Class A circuit design that featured the unique Halo inductor. BBE has re-engineered and custom-tuned the Halo inductor and potentiometer to re-create the expressive tones made famous by players like Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, and Stevie Ray Vaughn. In addition, the wah has a "harmony" control to help fine tune its Q/peak response, and all components are hand-wired for the ultimate in vintage authenticity. An AC adapter is included. (99-WAH) | Accessory NEW! | $215.00 UPC: 791018482413 N.I.# 208

BBE Soul Vibe Rotary Speaker Simulator Guitar Effects Pedal

The BBE Soul Vibe is a vintage vibe/rotary speaker simulator that creates chewy phase-like textures made popular in the ‘60s and ‘70s by such players as Jimi Hendrix, David Gilmour, and Robin Trower. An AC adapter is included. (99-SOULVIBE) | Accessory NEW! | $185.00 UPC: 791018482345 N.I.# 208

BBE Opto Stomp Optical Compressor Guitar Effects Pedal The BBE Opto Stomp is a transparent optical compressor that provides a wide range of soft-knee compression effects, reminiscent of the best vintage compressors made in the ‘60s. An AC adapter is included. (99-OPTOSTOMP) | Accessory NEW! | $145.00 UPC: 791018482154 N.I.# 208



Tascam GB-10 Guitar-Bass Trainer-Recorder

Based on Tascam's acclaimed line of instrument trainers, the GB-10 is the ultimate tool for guitar and bass players to learn and record new music. Load up the SD card with your MP3 collection, then loop and slow down licks without changing the pitch. Plug into the 1/4" input to play along through amp modeling, reverb, and other effects. (23-GB10) | Accessory NEW! | $199.99 UPC: 043774026166 N.I.# 207

Tascam iM2 Stereo Mic for all Apple iOS Products

TASCAM's iM2 turns the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch into a high-quality stereo recorder. A pair of condenser microphones—the same high quality as TASCAM's best-selling DR-series recorders—plugs into the dock connector of your Apple device. (23-IM2) | Accessory NEW! | $99.99 UPC: 043774027798 N.I.# 205

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TASCAM’s pocket-sized iXZ turns your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch into a recording studio. Plug in a microphone, guitar, or bass to interact with the latest guitar amp, sampling, recording and DJ apps. The iXZ even supplies phantom power for condenser microphones. An input setting sets the gain and there’s a headphone output to monitor from your iOS device. (23-IXZ) | Accessory NEW! | $69.99 UPC: 043774027781 N.I.# 205


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Mighty Bright Encore Light

Mighty Bright is proud to introduce the Encore Light, a smaller version of the popular Orchestra Light. Features include 6 bright white energy-efficient LEDs in a row, each lasting up to 100,000 hours; a switch that allows you to choose between two brightness levels; precisely engineered optical grade lenses that spread light evenly; a flexible gooseneck; a padded clip that opens extra wide; and a durable travel bag. The light runs on three AAA batteries and an AC adapter, both included. (92-54910) | Black | $44.99 UPC: 729578549109 N.I.# 204

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Technique 3 continues and expands on the technical and artistic tools learned in Technique books 1A, 1B, 2A, and 2B. Four new Technique Tools clearly present technical goals through appealing and descriptive exercises. Artistic Etudes showcase a student’s technique in an expressive musical setting and Masterwork Etudes provide training to play standard masterworks. (00-34105) | Level 3 | $6.99 UPC: 038081378732 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-6541-9 N.I.# 100

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Exploring Piano Classics Repertoire A Masterwork Method for the Developing Pianist By Nancy Bachus (00-31352) | Preparatory Book & CD | $8.95 UPC: 038081334950 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-5557-1 (00-31355) | Level 1 Book & CD | $9.95 UPC: 038081334967 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-5558-8 (00-31358) | Level 2 Book & CD | $10.95 UPC: 038081334974 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-5559-5 (00-31361) | Level 3 Book & CD | $10.99 UPC: 038081334981 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-5560-1 (00-31364) | Level 4 Book & CD | $10.99 UPC: 038081334998 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-5561-8 (00-38842) | Level 5 Book & CD | $10.99 UPC: 038081430737 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8485-4 N.I.# 103

The Exploring Piano Classics series pairs motivating performance repertoire with thoughtful technical studies. Each level contains a Repertoire book with CD and a Technique book, both with convenient page-by-page correlation. When used together, the books give students a deep understanding of the art of music, performance practices, and the necessary skills to play the piano with technical ease. The Repertoire books include pieces from the major style periods, selected and graded based on syllabus lists from the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Background information on each style period, its instruments, composers, and the music itself is included.


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Exploring Piano Classics Technique A Masterwork Method for the Developing Pianist By Nancy Bachus (00-31347) | Preparatory Book | $7.95 UPC: 038081334905 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-5552-6 (00-31348) | Level Book | $8.95 UPC: 038081334912 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-5553-3 (00-31349) | Level 2 Book | $9.95 UPC: 038081334929 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-5554-0 (00-31350) | Level 3 Book | $9.99 UPC: 038081334936 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-5555-7 (00-31351) | Level 4 Book | $9.99 UPC: 038081334943 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-5556-4 (00-38841) | Level 5 Book | $9.99 UPC: 038081430720 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8484-7 N.I.# 103

SUPPLEMENTARYPIANO Pre-Reading Book of Favorites 40 Arrangements for Beginning Pianists Arr. Gayle Kowalchyk and E. L. Lancaster

This big book of pre-reading solos includes favorite folk songs, classical arrangements, hymns, Christmas carols and patriotic songs. Melodies for the pieces are divided between the hands. All pieces include an optional duet part for parents or the teacher. Students can begin to play favorites after only a few weeks of study. (00-38961) | Early Elementary | $9.99 UPC: 038081432779 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8662-9 N.I.# 102

Pre-Reading Book of Pop 32 Arrangements for Beginning Pianists

Arr. Gayle Kowalchyk, E. L. Lancaster, and Christine H. Barden

This big book of pre-reading solos includes popular Christmas songs, popular hits, and popular praise songs. Melodies for the pieces are divided between the hands. All pieces include an optional duet part for parents or the teacher. Students can begin to play favorites after only a few weeks of study. (00-38960) | Early Elementary | $9.99 UPC: 038081432762 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8661-2 N.I.# 108

Dan Coates Popular Piano Library: Timeless Standards Classical Jazz, Rags & Blues, Book 5 By Martha Mier

Classical melodies are arranged in jazz styles including ragtime and blues. Titles: Boogie for Elise • Habanera • Jazzy Sonatina No. 2 • Lively Sonatina • Old French Song • Perky Turkish March • Ragtime Rage • Ragtime Surprise • Träumeri Dreams. (00-39316) | Book 5 Late Intermediate NEW! | $6.99 UPC: 038081440019 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8921-7 N.I.# 102

Also Available Classical Jazz, Rags & Blues

By Martha Mier (00-28987) | Book 1 Early Intermediate | $6.95 UPC: 038081315256 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-4961-7 (00-28988) | Book 2 Intermediate | $6.95 UPC: 038081315263 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-4962-4 (00-31860) | Book 3 Int. / Late Intermediate | $6.95 UPC: 038081343259 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-5708-7 (00-31861) | Book 4 Late Intermediate | $6.95 UPC: 038081343266 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-5709-4

Arr. Dan Coates

Titles: At Last • Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered • Blue Moon • Fascinating Rhythm • How High the Moon • I’ll Be Seeing You • Mountain Greenery • My Foolish Heart • Night and Day • Till • Weekend in New England • Where Do You Start. (00-36523) | Advanced | $12.99 UPC: 038081430812 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8491-5 N.I.# 113

Dan Coates Popular Piano Library: Treasured Broadway Hits Arr. Dan Coates

Titles: Can You Feel the Love Tonight (from Walt Disney’s The Lion King) • Everything’s Coming Up Roses (from Gypsy) • Home (from The Wiz) • I Could Have Danced All Night (from My Fair Lady) • If Ever I Would Leave You (from Camelot) • Lily’s Eyes (from The Secret Garden) • Look to the Rainbow (from Finian’s Rainbow) • Part of Your World (from Walt Disney’s The Little Mermaid) • People (from Funny Girl) • Suddenly, Seymour (from Little Shop of Horrors) • Try to Remember (from The Fantasticks) • The Winner Takes It All (from Mamma Mia!).

(00-36525) | Advanced | $12.99 UPC: 038081430836 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8493-9 N.I.# 113


supplementaryPIANO Creative Composition Toolbox A Step-by-Step Guide for Learning to Compose By Wynn-Anne Rossi

This practical series introduces students to the art of original composition. It is compatible with any piano method and reinforces essential theory skills throughout. Materials can be taught in private lessons, group lessons or as a piano camp. Each book in the series features 10 composition tools in a two-page format. On the first page, a composition tool is introduced with a performance piece that utilizes the tool. On the second page, an original composition is assigned based on the composition tool. (00-37735) | Book 1 Early Elementary | $6.99 UPC: 038081422756 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8236-2 (00-37736) | Book 2 Elementary | $6.99 UPC: 038081422763 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8237-9 (00-37737) | Book 3 Late Elementary | $6.99 UPC: 038081422770 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8238-6 (00-37738) | Book 4 Early Intermediate | $6.99 UPC: 038081439808 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8905-7 (00-37739) | Book 5 Intermediate | $6.99 UPC: 038081439815 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8906-4 (00-37740) | Book 6 Late Intermediate | $6.99 UPC: 038081439822 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8907-1 N.I.# 102

Hanon for Students Varied Exercises from The Virtuoso Pianist for Late Elementary Pianists Ed. Gayle Kowalchyk and E. L. Lancaster

The Hanon for Students series contains the 20 exercises from The Virtuoso Pianist, Book 1. The exercises are notated in eighth notes for one octave so that students may begin to use them effectively at late-elementary through intermediate levels. Each exercise appears five times to be played with a legato touch, varied articulation, varied dynamics, varied rhythm, and transposed to keys through three sharps and three flats. (00-39068) | Book 1 Late Elementary | $7.99 UPC: 038081434797 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8764-0 (00-39069) | Book 2 Early Intermediate | $8.50 UPC: 038081434803 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8765-7 (00-39070) | Book 3 Intermediate | $8.50 UPC: 038081434810 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8766-4 N.I.# 102


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Grand One-Hand Solos for Piano Pieces for Right or Left Hand Alone By Melody Bober

Students with an injured arm or hand can continue their piano studies in spite of their injury with this series by Melody Bober. Each volume features pieces written especially for the right or left hand in a variety of styles, keys, meters, and tempos. Book 1 contains three pieces for each hand. Books 2 and 3 contain four pieces for each hand. (00-39100) | Book 1 Early Elementary | $6.99 UPC: 038081435299 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8795-4 (00-39101) | Book 2 Elementary | $6.99 UPC: 038081435305 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8796-1 (00-39196) | Book 3 Late Elementary | $6.99 UPC: 038081437194 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8819-7 N.I.# 102

supplementaryPIANO Dancing on the Keys, Book 3 By Catherine Rollin

Teachers and students who love Catherine Rollin's duet series Dances for Two will enjoy the third book in her solo series based on dance rhythms. Book 3 titles: Argentina! • Can You Can-Can? • Danza Cubano • Evenings in Vienna • Temptation Tango. (00-39360) | Book 3 Late Intermediate NEW! | $6.99 UPC: 038081440699 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-9051-0 N.I.# 102

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(00-28287) | Book 1 Early Intermediate | $6.95 UPC: 038081308562 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-4832-0 (00-28288) | Book 2 Intermediate | $6.95 UPC: 038081308579 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-4833-7

Rogelio Maya teaches you how to play some of Latin Music’s biggest hit songs! Join Rogelio as he takes you step by step through intro, verse, bridge, chorus and finale and shows you how to perform proper harmonies and melodies like the stars! As a bonus, you’ll learn a variety of essential techniques and exercises that will broaden your ability to develop compositions and arrangements in your own style! This course requires basic keyboard skills (Beginner – Intermediate level).

Canciones Populares Para Teclado ¡Tú Puedes Tocar el Teclado Ya!

By Rogelio Maya (62-CK1D) | Vol. 1 DVD (Spanish) NEW! | $24.95 UPC: 667749379066 (62-CK2D) | Vol. 2 DVD (Spanish) NEW! | $24.95 UPC: 667749380062 (62-CK3D) | Vol. 3 DVD (Spanish) NEW! | $24.95 UPC: 667749381069 (62-CK4D) | Vol. 4 DVD (Spanish) NEW! | $24.95 UPC: 667749382066 N.I.# 181

masterworks 12 Spanish Dances, Op. 5

By Enrique Granados / ed. Olga Llano Kuehl-White Granados’s 12 Spanish Dances is a cycle of keyboard vignettes depicting Spanish life. This is the first critical edition

published in the United States that includes Granados’s final revisions. Performance notes, historical information and a glossary of Spanish terms are included. This edition aids in interpretation through added fingerings, editorial pedal, and indications for subtle changes in tempo, which are integral to the performance of Spanish music. Dr. Kuehl-White studied in Barcelona with legendary Spanish pianist Alicia de Larrocha, who provided a tremendous legacy regarding the performance practice traditions of Granados’s music. Titles: Galante • Oriental • Fandango • Villanesca • Andaluza • Rondalla Aragonesa • Valenciana • Asturiana • Romántica • Melancólica • Arabesca • Bolero. (00-37300) | Advanced NEW! | $12.99 UPC: 038081417073 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-7910-2 N.I.# 103


SACREDPIANO Pure & Simple Blended Worship Arr. Carol Tornquist

Titles: Beautiful One, with O Come, All Ye Faithful • Blessed Be Your Name, with At the Name of Jesus • Here I Am to Worship, with O Worship the King • How Deep the Father’s Love for Us, with I Stand Amazed in the Presence • How Great Is Our God, with Praise to the Lord, the Almighty • and more. (00-39004) | Easy Piano NEW! | $14.99 UPC: 038081433738 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8737-4 N.I.# 102

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• Exclusive Alfred Tour & Party Thursday May 3rd at Alfred’s headquarters • Informative Sessions “From Brick & Mortar to Click & Mortar: The Secrets of Retail 2.0" by Antonio Ferranti, Alfred's Director of Consumer Sales

• Show-Only Dealer Specials • And Much More!


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VOCAL Gateway to French Mélodies

Ed. John Glenn Paton Gateway to French Mélodies leads us into a fragrant garden of poetry and

music that is both passionate and refined. Each song brings to life one of the great themes of French art—love, nature, the purpose of life—with sensuous beauty, beguiling grace, and often with humor. Understanding what you sing is the basic concept of the Gateway series. Each lyric is translated, both word-by-word and in readable English. The singer can learn the song with confidence, as obscure points of phonetics, grammar and interpretation are made clear. The cultural context of each song is illuminated, along with its place in the life and works of the composer. Many of the marvelous songs found here have been out of print for more than a century and a few are published here for the very first time.

(00-36531) | Book & 2 CDs (High) NEW! | $44.99 UPC: 038081403519 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-7412-1 (00-36533) | Book (High) NEW! | $29.99 UPC: 038081403533 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-7414-5 (00-36536) | 2 Acc. CDs (High) NEW! | $19.99 UPC: 038081403564 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-7417-6 (00-36532) | Book & 2 CDs (Low) NEW! | $44.99 UPC: 038081403526 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-7413-8 (00-36534) | Book (Low) NEW! | $29.99 UPC: 038081403540 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-7415-2 (00-36537) | 2 Acc. CDs (Low) NEW! | $19.99 UPC: 038081403571 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-7418-3 N.I.# 300

INSTRUMENTALSOLOS Harry Potter Instrumental Solos Selections from the Complete Film Series These compatible arrangements can be played together or as solos. Each book is edited for the level 2–3 player, and comes with an accompaniment MP3 CD. Due to level considerations regarding keys and instrument ranges, the string instrument arrangements are not compatible with the wind instrument arrangements in this series. Titles: Double Trouble • Family Portrait • Farewell to Dobby • Fawkes the Phoenix • Fireworks • Harry in Winter • Harry’s Wondrous World • Hedwig’s Theme • Hogwarts’ Hymn • Hogwarts’ March • Leaving Hogwarts • Lily’s Theme • Obliviate • Statues • A Window to the Past • Wizard Wheezes. (00-39211) | Flute Book & CD | $12.99 UPC: 038081437736 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8828-9 (00-39214) | Clarinet Book & CD | $12.99 UPC: 038081437743 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8829-6 (00-39217) | Alto Sax Book & CD | $12.99 UPC: 038081437750 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8830-2 (00-39220) | Tenor Sax Book & CD | $12.99 UPC: 038081437767 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8831-9 (00-39223) | Trumpet Book & CD | $12.99 UPC: 038081437774 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8832-6 (00-39226) | Horn in F Book & CD | $12.99 UPC: 038081437781 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8833-3 (00-39229) | Trombone Book & CD | $12.99 UPC: 038081437798 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8834-0 (00-39232) | Piano Acc. Book & CD | $18.99 UPC: 038081437804 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8835-7 (00-39235) | Violin Book & CD | $18.99 UPC: 038081437811 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8836-4 (00-39238) | Viola Book & CD | $18.99 UPC: 038081437828 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8837-1 (00-39241) | Cello Book & CD | $18.99 UPC: 038081437835 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8838-8 N.I.# 340





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Go beyond the typical play-along with Alfred’s Jazz Play-Along series, an innovative approach to teaching improvisation! Each tune has specific improvisation tips and suggestions with a sample solo that makes learning how to improv easier. The play-along tracks allow a soloist or group to learn and perform with the rhythm section only. Play-alongs have never been more complete! • Parts for C, B-Flat, E-Flat, and bass clef instruments • Separate book for rhythm section instruments • Written-out and recorded solo examples • Plenty of choruses for soloing opportunities • Specific tips and suggestions for each tune • CD with demo and play-along tracks recorded by top musicians


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Vol. 1: Strayhorn & More

Titles: Take the ‘A’ Train • Isfahan • Freddy Freeloader • Caravan • Prelude to a Kiss • Johnny Come Lately • UMMG (Upper Manhattan Medical Group) • Raincheck • Chelsea Bridge.

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(00-33387) | C, B-Flat, E-Flat & Bass Clef Instruments Book & CD | $17.95 UPC: 038081372891 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-6286-9 (00-38722) | Rhythm Section (Piano, Bass, Drum Set) Book & MP3 CD | $23.99 UPC: 038081430782 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8487-8 N.I.# 250

Vol. 2: Swingin’ Now

Titles: Stella by Starlight • On Green Dolphin Street • Have You Met Miss Jones? • Bye Bye Blackbird • What Is This Thing Called Love? • Days of Wine and Roses • I Got Rhythm • Stompin’ at the Savoy • Just Friends. (00-33390) | C, B-Flat, E-Flat & Bass Clef Instruments Book & CD | $17.95 UPC: 038081372693 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-6278-4 (00-38725) | Rhythm Section (Piano, Bass, Drum Set) Book & MP3 CD | $23.99 UPC: 038081430799 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8488-5 N.I.# 250

Vol. 3: Brubeck & More

Titles: Ain’t Misbehavin’ • Blue Train • Impressions • Killer Joe • Jive Samba • Little Sunflower • My Little Suede Shoes • Perdido • Work Song. (00-36081) | C, B-Flat, E-Flat & Bass Clef Instruments Book & CD | $17.99 UPC: 038081408064 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-7576-0 (00-36084) | Rhythm Section (Piano, Bass, Drum Set) Book & MP3 CD | $21.99 UPC: 038081408071 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-7577-7 N.I.# 250

Vol. 2: Easy Standards

Titles: Alone Together • Good Bait • How High the Moon • In Your Own Sweet Way • Invitation • It’s a Raggy Waltz • Old Devil Moon • Robbin’s Nest • Unit 7.

Titles: After You’ve Gone • Blues March • Lazy Bird • Lester Leaps In • Mr. PC • Road Song • Scrapple From the Apple • St. James Infirmary • Summertime.

Vol. 4: The Music of Gordon Goodwin

Vol. 3: Easy Latin Standards

(00-36093) | C, B-Flat, E-Flat & Bass Clef Instruments Book & CD | $17.99 UPC: 038081402208 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-7315-5 (00-36096) | Rhythm Section (Piano, Bass, Drum Set) Book & MP3 CD | $21.99 UPC: 038081402215 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-7316-2 N.I.# 250

Titles: Count Bubba’s Revenge • High Maintenance • Howdiz Songo? • Jazz Police • Maynard & Waynard • Race to the Bridge • Rippin ‘n Runnin’ • That’s How We Roll • The Very Best of Times. (00-36099) | C, B-Flat, E-Flat & Bass Clef Instruments Book & CD | $19.99 UPC: 038081409009 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-7611-8 (00-36102) | Rhythm Section (Piano, Bass, Drum Set) Book & MP3 CD | $24.99 UPC: 038081409016 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-7612-5 N.I.# 250


Vol. 1: Easy Standards

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(00-36087) | C, B-Flat, E-Flat & Bass Clef Instruments Book & CD | $17.99 UPC: 038081402185 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-7313-1 (00-36090) | Rhythm Section (Piano, Bass, Drum Set) Book & MP3 CD | $21.99 UPC: 038081402192 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-7314-8 N.I.# 250

Titles: Gentle Rain • Listen Here • Manha de Carnival • Night and Day • Poinciana • Recorda Me • The Shadow of Your Smile • Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise • Star Eyes. (00-38953) | C, B-Flat, E-Flat & Bass Clef Instruments Book & CD | $19.99 UPC: 038081432809 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8665-0 (00-38956) | Rhythm Section (Piano, Bass, Drum Set) Book & MP3 CD | $21.99 UPC: 038081432816 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-8666-7 N.I.# 250

Teach Guitar.


What makes

Sound Innovations for Guitar

different from other methods? Focuses on real-world guitar skills • Emphasizes chords, strumming, fingerpicking, and core rock and blues riffs

by A  aron Stang

& Bill Purse

• Allows students to begin playing chords and rock rhythm patterns right away • Teaches rhythm and melody parts throughout

Strong pedagogical lessons • Starts on the low E string for proper left-hand technique, and introduces notes in a logical musical alphabet sequence

(00-37177) | Book & DVD NEW! | $12.99 UPC: 038081412832 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7390-7790-0 N.I.# 150

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• Carefully sequenced, combines music reading with creative rote and play-by-ear learning • Teaches open position chords and non-traditional chords that encourage creativity

Multi-media support •O  ver 40 chapters of video instruction • Over 80 MP3 demonstration and teaching tracks • SI Player software allows students to slow and loop tracks for practice

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