Friday, June 15, 2012

Alfred Review!

CALLING ALL MUSICIANS!

Sometimes finding the music for a particular song can be a challenge. Alfred Music is a company I really enjoy because they seem to carry all the music I could ever imagine! It's a great site for music teachers, conductors, church pianists, vocalists, students, and individual musicians to locate just what they're searching for. They carry music for many different genres and occasions such as classical, jazz, the blues, funerals, baptisms, and Easter. Whether you are a beginner musician, in the intermediate level, or are advanced in your playing, Alfred Music can supply you with great music books or sheet music.

They agreed to sponsor another review, and sent me their Top 50 Wedding Classics arranged by Dan Coates. This book is labeled as easy piano which is an advantage for me as I do not have to spend hours upon at the piano, but can still have a lovely and complete-sounding piece at the end. The songs are simple, but sound harder than they really are. As my teacher has said, "Everybody needs a few of those!"

Another apect of this wedding book that I love is the numer of songs it contains! You can be sure to find songs that suit your style and taste from 50 favorite numbers! Top 50 Wedding Classics content includes familiar wedding songs as "Canon in D," "Bridal Chorus," and "Wedding March" to favorites from movies like "Beauty and the Beast" to ones with a more contemporary feel. My favorites are "The Prayer," "Over the Rainbow," "The Blessings, and "You Lift Me Up." For a more classical wedding, "Trumpet Voluntary," "Ode to Joy," "Air on a G String," and "Bist Du bei Mir (Be Thou with Me)" could be played. This book also features guitar chords for each song.

So if you are a musician with an upcoming wedding to play for, I hightly recommend using Top 50 Wedding Classics to make for a very special and memorable wedding!

Disclaimer: I received free product for this review.  All thoughts are my own.