Alfred Music Publishing Expands the Just for Fun Series with New, Matching Christmas Songbooks

Los Angeles, CA—July 2010 - Alfred Music Publishing, the leader in educational music publishing since 1922, is proud to expand its popular Just for Fun series with four brand-new, matching songbooks of classic Christmas songs, arranged for guitar, ukulele, mandolin, and banjo.

Just for Fun: Christmas Guitar, Ukulele, Mandolin, and Banjo each contain over 40 Christmas tunes arranged in full notation and TAB, including guitar chord charts and lyrics, and are perfect to enjoy with the family for a holiday sing-along or in a recital. Music lovers will enjoy traditional selections such as “Away in a Manger,” “The First Noel,” and “We Three Kings,” as well as modern favorites such as “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “Jingle Bells,” and “Up On the Housetop.”

Each of the matching songbooks contains transcriptions with the melody, chords, and lyrics to allow for either group or solo performance. In addition, most of the songs feature two rhythm options: an easy-level strum pattern that can be played through the song’s chord changes, and an intermediate-level arrangement written in full notation and TAB. An extensive, instrument-specific chord dictionary is included for additional reference in each of the books.

Just for Fun: Christmas Guitar, Ukulele, Mandolin, and Banjo songbooks are now available for $16.99 each. Pick up your copies at a local music retail store, or buy them today at

Alfred Music Publishing is the world’s largest educational music publisher. Alfred produces educational, reference, pop & performance materials for teachers, students, professionals & hobbyists spanning every musical instrument, style & difficulty level. Alfred’s home office is located in Los Angeles with domestic offices in Miami & New York as well as offices around the world including Australia, Germany, Singapore & the United Kingdom.

Since 1922, Alfred Music Publishing has been dedicated to helping people learn, teach & 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 & Suzuki, to artists like Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Van Halen, Green Day, Michael Jackson, Sheryl Crow, Eagles, Cole Porter & George and Ira Gershwin, to brands like Star Wars, Harry Potter, Lord of The Rings, Rolling Stone Magazine & 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, National Guitar Workshop, Penguin, TASCAM, Ultimate Support & WEA.

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