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Alfred Music Publishing Introduces The Complete Idiot’s Guide® for Guitar and Ukelele

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Alfred Music Publishing, the leader in educational music publishing since 1922, introduces a simple way to master guitar and ukulele with three new books within The Complete Idiot’s Guide series: presenting The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Acoustic Guitar Hits, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Rock Guitar Hits, and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Rock Hits for Ukulele.

The Complete Idiot’s Guide series will have music makers strumming and fingerpicking to their favorite songs in no time! Written in full music notation and TAB, these one-of-a-kind arrangements sound just like the album versions and are easy to play. Each song begins with a lesson that teaches style and technique, and offers important tips to help you play the song perfectly! In addition, the books begin with a short refresher course on the basics of music theory to bring musicians of any level up to speed.

Using Alfred’s exclusive Tone ‘N’ Tempo software on the included CDs, these fun and educational books provide customized learning by allowing the user to easily loop sections for practice, slow tracks down or speed them up without changing the pitch, switch back and forth between the full-performance and play-along tracks, and even change keys! Three versions of each song are included on the CD: full performance with vocals, full performance without vocals, and full performance without guitar/ukulele for play-along.

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Acoustic Guitar Hits offers 25 simple, authentic arrangements of the hugely popular acoustic hits of our time. Featuring legendary artists such as Led Zeppelin, Joni Mitchell, Eagles, Pink Floyd, Harry Chapin, Plain White Ts, Green Day, Van Morrison, The Allman Brothers, and Fleetwood Mac, this book will have you strumming and fingerpicking your favorite songs immediately! Titles: Babe I’m Gonna Leave You * Cat’s in the Cradle * Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) * Hey There Delilah * How Can You Mend a Broken Heart * Margaritaville * Moondance * Never Going Back Again* Take It Easy * and many more. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Acoustic Guitar Hits is now available for $24.99.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Rock Guitar Hits presents 25 of the greatest rock hits ever, featuring rock ‘n’ roll legends such as Creed, Santana, Green Day, Pink Floyd, Nickelback, The Allman Brothers, Cream, and Derek & the Dominos. Through authentic arrangements that are accessible even to beginners, this book will have you playing those world-famous, classic guitar parts in no time! Titles: Bad to the Bone * Boulevard of Broken Dreams * Creep * Hotel California * How You Remind Me * Immigrant Song * Paralyzer * Smooth * Soul Man * Sunshine of Your Love * and many more. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Rock Guitar Hits is now available for $24.99.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Rock Hits for Ukulele is the ultimate guide to learning your favorite rock hits on the ukulele, the instrument craze sweeping the country! Featuring Israel “Iz” Kamakawiwo’ole’s famous rendition of “Over the Rainbow,” this book includes 25 simple, but authentic arrangements of rock hits by hugely popular artists such as Pink Floyd, Green Day, Radio Head, The Beatles, Eric Clapton, Journey, Cream, and more. Titles: Another Brick in the Wall (Part II) * Bad to the Bone * Do You Want to Know a Secret * Don’t Stop Belevin’ *Gimme Some Lovin’ * If You Could Read My Mind * Stairway to Heaven * Sunshine of Your Love* Wild Night * and many more. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Rock Hits for Ukulele is now available for $24.99.

Pick up your copies at a local music retail store, or buy them today at alfred.com.