IZ: The ‘Ukulele Songbook TAB Edition Released by Alfred Music Publishing

Los Angeles, CA — July 2011 - Alfred Music Publishing, the official print music publisher of thousands of popular artists and songwriters, releases IZ: The ‘Ukulele Songbook, a collection of best loved songs recorded by Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo'ole, transcribed in TAB for ukulele.

IZ: The ‘Ukulele Songbook spans three of Israel’s recorded albums and features 13 select songs that are expertly transcribed in TAB for ukulele, including chord grids, chord symbols, and lyrics. Ukulele players will enjoy playing and singing to such revered songs as “'Ama'ama,” “White Sandy Beach,” “The Wind Beneath My Wings/He Hawai’i Au,” including the hit ukulele version of “Over The Rainbow/What a Wonderful World.” Capturing every performance attribute of the songs made popular by the widely known Hawaiian recording artist, the TAB edition songbook is perfect for Israel fans and ukulele music devotees alike.

The late Israel Kamakawiwo’ole is known by his fans as having a big heart and a small ukulele. IZ had five recordings released and Facing the Future still remains as the top selling Hawaiian album in the world. Two more albums were released after his passing and since then, Alone In Iz World has become No. 1 on the Billboard’s World Chart for 75 months. The popularity of IZ’s music is a testament of the worldwide impact he made in the music world.

As part of Alfred’s ongoing commitment to improving the environment, this songbook is printed on 100% recycled paper stock.

IZ: The ‘Ukulele Songbook (00-37476) is now available for $19.99 at music retail stores and at alfred.com/ukulele.

Titles: 'Ama'ama * Hawai'i '78 * A Hawaiian Like Me * Henehene Kou 'Aka * Ka Huila Wai * Ka Pua U'i * Keyhole Hula (Kauoha Mai) * Kuhio Bay * Na Ka Pueo * Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World * Panini Puakea * 'Ulili E * White Sandy Beach * The Wind Beneath My Wings/He Hawai'i Au.

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, Michael Jackson, 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.

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