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Alfred Music Publishing and Guitar World Join Forces to Release Instructional DVDs

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Thursday, November 18, 2010

Alfred Music Publishing, the leader in educational music publishing since 1922, is proud to further its partnership with Guitar World magazine to distribute five new instructional DVDs that teach you to play like the legendary guitarists of all different genres.

How to Play the Best of Led Zeppelin teaches you how to play Jimmy Page’s exact guitar parts, including critical nuances and techniques, to four of the greatest songs from one of the most influential rock and roll bands of all time. This DVD features more than three hours of instructional video, as well as complete guitar and bass TABs for each of the songs. Titles: Rock and Roll * The Song Remains the Same * Since I've Been Loving You * Stairway to Heaven.

How to Play Like Randy Rhoads gives you all the tools necessary to play like Ozzy Osbourne's late neoclassical master. Utilizing teaching methods used by Randy himself, Andy Aledort demonstrates and explains many of Randy's techniques and preferred scales, patterns, and modal sequences, including the minor pentatonic, the aeolian mode, trills, wide scalar fingerings, and expressive "noises." The DVD also comes with a printable 25-page PDF booklet of TAB and lesson examples.

All That Jazz: Vic Juris is the ultimate jazz master class with Guitar World columnist Vic Juris. These video lessons teach you everything from Coltrane changes to unusual uses for the minor pentatonic scale, including lesson transcriptions in standard notation and TAB. With more than 90 minutes of lessons, this DVD is guaranteed to improve your jazz-playing skills.

Lead Guitar Boot Camp is an intensive guide to building bigger, better, and faster chops. With this 90-minute DVD, you'll learn daily warm-up exercises, alternate picking, wild and wide stretches, and how to move through scales. Plus, you'll be taught soloing strategies for all styles, including classic rock, heavy metal, thrash, punk, emo, and deathcore.

Mastering Fretboard Harmony 2 is an extended master class that picks up where Mastering Fretboard Harmony left off, delving deeper into the immense realm of music theory and harmonic principles as practiced in Western music. Instructor Jimmy Brown thoroughly discusses a broad range of harmony-related topics for intermediate to advanced players. He reveals the inner workings of the symmetrical diminished and augmented scales, explores hexatonic scale harmony, explains the chord-scale relationships that exist within the harmonic and melodic minor scales, and demonstrates their most interesting applications, particularly for soloing over exotic chords. As a bonus, this DVD comes with a 54-page digital TAB booklet that features 294 examples.

How to Play the Best of Led Zeppelin is now available for $19.95. How to Play Like Randy Rhoads, All That Jazz: Vic Juris, Lead Guitar Boot Camp, and Mastering Fretboard Harmony 2 are also available for $14.95 each. Pick up your copies at a local music retail store, or buy them today on alfred.com/guitarworld.