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Dream Theater: A Dramatic Turn of Events Keyboard Transcriptions Songbook Released by Alfred Music Publishing

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Monday, January 09, 2012
Alfred Music Publishing, the official print music publisher of thousands of popular artists, songwriters, and composers, is proud to announce the release of Dream Theater: A Dramatic Turn of Events, a nearly 100-page, album-matching sheet music collection transcribed for keyboard, including vocal parts.

Keyboardists who are fans of Dream Theater's Jordan Rudess know that it's nearly impossible to nail down by ear exactly what he plays. The arrangements in Dream Theater: A Dramatic Turn of Events were meticulously transcribed by prog keyboard aficionado Chris Romero, who was in direct consultation with the legendary keyboardist/composer himself, and includes Rudess’ own fingerings for a complete understanding of how parts should be performed. The note-for-note keyboard virtuosity in the collection promises to challenge advancing keyboardists to aim high and tackle pioneering techniques that only Jordan Rudess could conceive.

Formed in 1985, Dream Theater is the highly praised progressive metal band, widely known for their musicianship and technical proficiency of instrumentals. The band's 11th and latest studio album, A Dramatic Turn of Events, was released on September 13, 2011 and entered the UK Rock Chart at No. 1. Most recently, Dream Theater received the announcement that their song "On the Backs of Angels" has been nominated for a 2011 Grammy® Award – the first ever for the band – for "Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance.”

As part of Alfred’s ongoing commitment to improving the environment, this songbook is printed on 100% recycled paper

Dream Theater: A Dramatic Turn of Events keyboard transcriptions songbook (00-38966) is now available for $22.99 at music retail stores and at alfred.com/keyboard. The note-for-note guitar TAB transcription edition is also available, sold separately.

Titles: On the Backs of Angels * Build Me Up Break Me Down * Lost Not Forgotten * This Is the Life * Bridges in the Sky * Outcry * Far from Heaven * Breaking All Illusions * Beneath the Surface.