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Alfred Unlocks the Secrets of Shredding with New Method: The Total Shred Guitarist

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Thursday, December 09, 2010

Alfred Music Publishing, the leader in educational music publishing since 1922, gives guitarists the opportunity to break the limitations of their technique and start shredding like they have always imagined with its new release from the National Guitar Workshop, The Total Shred Guitarist.

The Total Shred Guitarist is an exciting journey through the world of heavy metal guitar playing. Author and virtuoso guitarist German Schauss provides a step-by-step approach to shred guitar that makes it easy to understand and accessible to play.

Through simple chromatic patterns and warm-up exercises, you'll develop finger independence, conditioning, and speed. In addition, you will learn patterns and sequences in a variety of scales, while developing technical fluency in alternate picking, tapping, multi-finger tapping, sweep picking, string skipping, and more.

The Total Shred Guitarist starts with the basics of developing greater technical fluency and builds on this foundation toward many advanced concepts and techniques,” says Schauss. “This book will help you develop your own sound and style, and will help you incorporate the awesome power of shred into your own playing.”

The included CD features backing tracks so you can hone your soloing skills and develop your own style of shredding guitar.

The Total Shred Guitarist is now available as a book and CD set for $19.99. Pick up your copy at a local music retail store, or buy it today on