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Learn to Play Blues Keyboard with Alfred’s New Method: The Total Blues Keyboardist

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Friday, January 07, 2011

Alfred Music Publishing, in collaboration with the National Guitar Workshop, proudly releases a new and comprehensive method on learning to play blues keyboard titled The Total Blues Keyboardist, by David Gleason.

The Total Blues Keyboardist is an exciting journey through the diverse world of blues keyboard playing. For beginners to advanced players, this book teaches blues theory, rhythm, and improvisation, and includes authentic techniques and examples in all blues styles—from Delta, New Orleans, and Chicago blues to Memphis, gospel, jazz, soul, and funk blues.

The aspiring blues keyboardist will learn 8-bar, 12-bar, and 16-bar progressions, as well as classic intros, endings, and turnarounds. In addition, they’ll discover the best approach for playing with other musicians or a full blues band. A CD demonstrating the examples in the book is included.

As part of Alfred’s ongoing commitment to improving our environment, this book is printed on 100% recycled paper stock.

The Total Blues Keyboardist (00-36609) 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 at