A more adventurous approach was made with the optional records and song books that were available from the local Stylophone outlet, or by mail order direct from Dubreq in London. These offered a wider choice of styles. The tune books included Pop Music (books 1 & 2), and Middle of the Road.
The music books, which came with a play-along record and extra keyboard overlay, included a choice of Christmas Carols & Traditional Tunes, Glen Miller, Latin American and Films & Shows.

They provided a colourful addition to the range, and the tunes selected offered a broader range of musical taste and preference. They were basically re-recorded backing tracks, (a sort of 'Kareoke' affair), with an occasional 'hint' of the melody you should be playing if you got lost along the way!.

Music Book & Record 3.
They could of course be used with any instrument to play along with, but due to the very limited range of the Stylophone, (1.5 octaves), the songs were probably chosen with some amount of care in order not to over stretch the Stylophone.
This Latin American Album (left) contained 8 tracks, including Blue Moon, Brazil, It had To be You, and Chinatown.
A 9th track; number one on side one; was a prolonged single note 'A', in order for the Stylophone to be tuned for the tracks that followed.

Music Book & Record 1. (2 versions).
Example left is the earler type.
(The address shown inside the cover of left example shows Cricklewood Broadway. They would later move to larger premises in Cricklewood Lane).
Side one included traditional tunes such as On Top Of Old Smokey and Coming Through The Rye.
On side two were Christmas Carols, such as Silent Night and The First Noel.

Music Book & Record 2.
The Glenn Miller Album.
8 tracks including Moonlight Serenade, Chattanooga Choo Choo, and Pennsylvania 6-5000.

Shows and Films Album.
8 tracks including Sunrise, Sunset, Hello Dolly, Cabaret and If I Were A Rich Man.

The Music Book Set comprised of three Music Books & Records; numbers 1 and 2, and 3.


Having problems trying to play along to the radio, or your favourite group's latest hit? The records would get you playing in no time...

Cricklewood Broadway

Cricklewood Lane