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Alfred Combines Classical Music with Heavy Metal Shred Guitar in New Release: Shredding Bach

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Alfred Music Publishing, the leader in educational music publishing since 1922, is proud to partner with National Guitar Workshop to release Shredding Bach, a brand-new, classically driven book on heavy metal shred guitar by German Schauss.

J.S. Bach is one of the greatest composers and most virtuosic musicians of all time. His amazing compositions are technically demanding, which make them the perfect match for heavy metal shred guitar. Shredding Bach introduces you to the unique style of this musical master and stretches your playing to the limits. It shows you all the essential techniques to play Bach’s music on your electric guitar, including sweep picking, tapping, legato, and rapid alternate picking.

Every example in the book has been arranged to be as true and accurate to the original compositions as possible, with only minor adjustments made to accommodate the guitar and shred style. The accompanying CD features all of the examples recorded at multiple speeds to help you practice and to get you on your way to mastering Bach’s challenging compositions.

Shredding Bach is now available as a book and CD set for $16.99. Pick up your copy at a local music retail store, or buy it today at