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Alfred Music Publishing Makes Playing Bass a No-Brainer

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Alfred Music Publishing, the leader in educational music publishing since 1922, is proud to expand its popular No-Brainer series with a new title on learning to play the electric bass.

No-Brainer: Play Bass takes a no-nonsense approach to learning bass and becoming a working musician. From the very beginning, you’ll start with the essentials, such as holding your bass, finger technique, and reading music notation and TAB, to more advanced development in music theory as well as playing in different keys, progressions, and the styles of your favorite professional bassists. You’ll even learn about being a professional bassist with a bonus section on promoting yourself, getting gigs, hiring a manager, and working in the music business.

The included DVD includes video demonstrations of all the basic playing concepts outlined in the book, as well as over 125 minutes of MP3 audio and play-along tracks to develop the essential skills and learn to improvise your own bass lines.

No-Brainer: Play Bass is now available in book format for $24.99. Pick up your copy at a local music retail store, or buy it today at alfred.com.