Los Angeles, CA—December 2010 - Alfred Music Publishing takes learning music to a new level with the release of the world’s very first Enhanced Music e-books in Apple’s iBookstore, featuring the best-selling instructional method Alfred’s Kid’s Guitar Course , Volumes 1 & 2.
This new and enhanced format of music books allows users the ability to experience both audio and video embedded right into the book’s page on their iPad, iPhone or iPod touch with the touch of a finger. Instructional music books such as Alfred’s Kid’s Guitar Course, originally available in book, CD, and DVD combos, can now be learned in their entirety from anywhere, without the need for CD and DVD players to hear audio examples and learn from visual instruction.
“As the leader in educational music publishing, we’ve made it our duty to provide the world with the newest and most interactive ways to learn music,” commented Dan O’Toole, Alfred’s CIO. “And the iPad is the perfect platform for it.”
These enhanced music e-books are optimized for Apple’s iBooks app, which allows users to download and store a library of books with them on their iOS mobile device. iBooks will sync your current place in a book, along with any bookmarks, highlights and notes you have created, between copies of the same book on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch.
Alfred’s Kid’s Guitar Course joins Alfred’s diverse library of downloadable titles, including popular sheet music singles such as Stairway to Heaven and Haven’t Met You Yet, classic singles like Over the Rainbow and The Pink Panther, album-matching folios from Jakob Dylan: Women + Country to American Idiot –The Musical, and educational methods including the best-selling Sound Innovations for Concert Band.
Alfred’s Kid’s Guitar Course 1 and Alfred’s Kid’s Guitar Course 2 enhanced e-books are now available in the iBookstore for $14.99 each. For more information on Alfred Music Publishing, visit alfred.com.
ABOUT ALFRED MUSIC PUBLISHING
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.