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Ultimate Bass Play-Along: Led Zeppelin Songbooks Now Available from Alfred Music Publishing

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Alfred Music Publishing, the exclusive print publisher of Led Zeppelin, presents to fans for the first time a new set of Led Zeppelin play-along songbooks for bass guitar. Drawn from more than 30 years of documentation, interviews, and recorded footage, these songbooks are produced with unprecedented accuracy and provide insight into the bass playing style John Paul Jones.

Ultimate Bass Play-Along: Led Zeppelin songbooks are designed to allow bassists to play along to many of the best-known Led Zeppelin classics in the comfort of their home, without needing a full band behind them. Featuring completely authentic transcriptions of many of the band’s greatest hits, each of these classic songs are written in music notation and bass TAB, including vocal lines and lyrics.

Included with each book are CDs that contain two versions of every song: an instrumental sound-alike recording, and an instrumental accompaniment track (minus bass guitar) so you can play along to these legendary songs. All songs were recorded live with vintage amps and guitars to replicate the original sound as close as possible.

“The intention of these recordings is to aid in the study of John Paul Jones’s bass parts by providing credible tracks to play along with,” commented Aaron Stang, Alfred Pop Guitar Editor. “We took special care to recreate his signature sound using equipment such as the 1991 Fender Jazz Bass, 1978 Fender Precision Bass, 1962 Reissue Fender Jazz Bass, and Ashdown amplifiers.”

In addition, when you use the CDs in your computer, the included TNT (Tone ’N’ Tempo) Changer, exclusively from Alfred, lets you easily loop sections for practice, slow tracks down or speed them up without changing the pitch, change the key, and switch back and forth between full instrumental and accompaniment tracks.

Volume 1 of Ultimate Bass Play-Along: Led Zeppelin contains the following titles: Black Dog * Communication Breakdown * Dazed and Confused * Heartbreaker * Immigrant Song * Rock and Roll * Since I've Been Loving You * Whole Lotta Love. Volume 2 contains the following titles: Stairway to Heaven * The Song Remains the Same * Over the Hills and Far Away * Trampled Under Foot * Kashmir * Achilles Last Stand * Nobody's Fault But Mine * All My Love.

Ultimate Bass Play-Along: Led Zeppelin songbooks are now available in book & 2 CD format for $19.99 each. Pick up your copies at a local music retail store, or buy them today at alfred.com.