Los Angeles, CA — June 2011 - Alfred Music Publishing, the leader in educational print music publishing since 1922, expands its popular Easy Play-Along series with three new collections for ukulele: Acoustic Rock, Classic Rock, and Hard Rock.
The Easy Ukulele Play-Along: Acoustic Rock, Classic Rock, and Hard Rock collections contain a wide variety of chart hits in simplified arrangements for ukulele in both TAB and full notation, including melody, rhythm, and lyrics. Perfect for rock fans and developing ukulele players alike, the collections feature best-loved rock songs such as “Do You Want to Know a Secret” (The Beatles), “Stairway to Heaven” (Led Zeppelin), “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” (Green Day), and much more.
The companion CD contains professionally recorded sound-alike versions of the songs, including vocals. Playback on a computer allows for various performance modes such as ukulele part mute for play-along, vocals part mute to better hear the ukulele, section looping, tempo change, and much more.
Easy Ukulele Play-Along: Acoustic Rock contains the following titles: Big Yellow Taxi * Do You Want to Know a Secret * Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) * If You Could Read My Mind * Layla (Unplugged version) * Maggie May * Over the Rainbow * Sister Golden Hair * Take It Easy.
Easy Ukulele Play-Along: Classic Rock contains the following titles: Another Brick in the Wall (Part II) * Bad to the Bone * Don't Stop Believin' * Gimme Some Lovin' * Hotel California * Long Train Runnin' * Ramblin' Man * Stairway to Heaven * Sunshine of Your Love * Wild Night.
Easy Ukulele Play-Along: Hard Rock contains the following titles: Boulevard of Broken Dreams * Creep * Feel Like Makin' Love * How You Remind Me * It's Been Awhile * Paralyzer * Summertime Blues * White Room * Whole Lotta Love * With Arms Wide Open.
As part of Alfred’s ongoing commitment to improving the environment, these songbooks are printed on 100% recycled paper stock.
The Easy Ukulele Play-Along: Acoustic Rock, Classic Rock, and Hard Rock book and CD sets are now available for $16.99 each, and can be found at music retail stores and at alfred.com/ukulele.
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