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U-Play-Plus:PopsAlfred is proud to release the U.Play.Plus: Pops series, a flexible instrumental folio that contains popular songs for solo play-alongs or ensembles. Arranged by popular Alfred composer and arranger Victor López, the series gives players the opportunity to play together using any combination of instruments.

Each book has a two-line score for every title. The top line (A) is the melody and the second line (B, C, or D) may be played as a duet with line A and is one of the four-part harmony lines. The arrangement offers flexibility to add up to three more instruments with three more parts that complete the harmony.

Cue notes are included to fill in missing parts. Woodwinds, brass, strings, and percussion may play together, with or without the rhythm section accompaniment (piano/guitar/score book) or the CD, which is sold separately. The CD includes a concert Bb tuning note and two tracks for each song. The first is a demonstration track, and the second is the rhythm section accompaniment (piano, guitar, electric bass, and drums).

Titles include, "Billie Jean," "Don’t Stop Believing," "Know Your Enemy," "(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction," "Blitzkrieg Bop," "Eye of the Tiger," "Hey! Baby!," "Lets Get Loud," "Open Arms," "Wizard Wheezes (From Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince)," "You Raise Me Up."

U.Play.Plus: Pops instrumental books are now available for trombone/baritone/bassoon/tuba, percussion, flute/oboe, trumpet, alto sax, tenor sax, clarinet, violin, viola, and cello/bass for $7.99, piano accompaniment for $9.99, and play-along CD for $10.99. Pick up your copies at a local music retail store, or order them today through the Drummer Cafe.