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Alfred's Widely PopularUltimate Play-Along Series Expands with Radiohead for Bass, Drum, and Guitar

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Alfred Music Publishing, the official print music publisher of thousands of popular artists, songwriters, and composers, releases Ultimate Play Along: Radiohead, a Book & 2 Enhanced CD set for Bass, Drum, and Guitar. The set features authentic TAB transcriptions, music notation, lyrics, and chords to eight signature songs by the Grammy®-Award winning alternative-rock band.

Fun and educational, the Ultimate Play Along: Radiohead set is perfect for hobbyists who seek to learn how to play popular Radiohead songs, fit for individual or group enjoyment. The play-alongs are also ripe for students as a supplement year-round. Musicians of any level are met with best-loved songs like the up tempo, guitar-driven “2+2=5,” the hard-hitting “Paranoid Android,” and their debut single, “Creep,” including many other hits. Each set in the series include two versions of every song on the included CDs: An instrumental sound-alike recording, and a version without the main instrument (guitar, bass, or drums) for play-along. The CD in the Drum edition provides three versions of each song: The full-instrumental sound-alike, a version without drums but with a constant click track, and a version without drums and without a click track.

As a bonus, Alfred’s exclusive TNT (Tone ’N’ Tempo) Changer software on the included CDs provide a fun, educational, and customized learning experience by allowing the user to easily loop sections for practice, slow tracks down or speed them up without changing the pitch, and change keys. The CDs can also be played in a conventional CD player.

In addition to the complete song charts, drum-only charts are provided in the Drum book for convenience, along with a helpful drum notation key for reference. Both the Bass and Guitar books are written in standard notation and TAB. The Guitar book includes helpful resource guides: Guitar TAB, Picking and Fretting Hand Techniques, and Bends and Vibrato. A Bass TAB Glossary is included in the Bass edition.

As part of Alfred’s ongoing commitment to improving the environment, the songbooks are printed on 100% recycled paper.

Ultimate Play Along: Radiohead Book & 2-Enhanced CD set for Bass, Drums, and Guitar are now available for $19.99 each, and can be found at music retail stores and alfred.com.