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Jingle All the Way

Alfred Music released new piano collections for the holiday season: “Popular Performer: Christmas Carols,” “Jazzin’ Up Christmas, Books 1-2,” and “Christmas Treats & Treasures, Books 4-5.” “Popular Performer: Christmas Carols” includes early advanced solo piano arrangements of traditional Christmas carols that capture a range of styles, textures, colors and harmonies. The “Jazzin’ Up Christmas” series, new from Mike Springer, offers carefully crafted, graded arrangements of favorite Christmas carols with jazz-style accompaniments. And “Christmas Treats

& Treasures” includes piano arrangements of holiday favorites for the intermediate/late intermediate student. MSRP: “Popular Performer: Christmas Carols”: $12.99; “Jazzin’ Up Christmas” and “Christmas Treats & Treasures”: $7.99 Ship Date: Now Contact: Alfred Music, alfred.com

Set the Right Tone

Fender released the American Ultra Series, its most advanced series of guitars and basses. Replacing Fender’s American Elite, it features a Modern D neck with high-end rolled edges, along with an updated body design with new contours for enhanced playability. It also offers a smooth satin finish and redesigned Ultra Noiseless pickups intended to provide excellent clarity and articulation to meet the tonal needs of every player while looking like a “million bucks,” stated the manufacturer. Available in Cobra Blue, Texas Tea, Mocha Burst, Arctic Pearl, Plasma Red Burst, Ultraburst, Aged Natural and Butterscotch Blonde finishes. MSRP: Starting at $1,899 Ship Date: Now Contact: Fender, fender.com 18

DECEMBER 2019

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Music & Sound Retailer December 2019, Vol 36 No 12  

In the December issue of the Music & Sound Retailer, we provide a preview of next month’s The NAMM Show, highlight all Music & Sound Award N...

Music & Sound Retailer December 2019, Vol 36 No 12  

In the December issue of the Music & Sound Retailer, we provide a preview of next month’s The NAMM Show, highlight all Music & Sound Award N...