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Recording Techniques of the Guitar Masters Distributed by Alfred Music Publishing

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Alfred Music Publishing, the official print music publisher of thousands of popular artists, songwriters, and composers, distributes Recording Techniques of the Guitar Masters, a textbook to the recording secrets of our generation's real guitar heroes, from Course Technology PTR, a division of Cengage Learning.

Recording Techniques of the Guitar Masters reveals the recording secrets of our generation's real guitar heroes: Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson, Zakk Wylde, Ted Nugent, Billy Sheehan, Larry Carlton, Stanley Clarke, Steve Morse, Steve Lukather, Leslie West, Robin Trower, Tommy Emmanuel, and many more. Detailed interviews of 30 outstanding players in all explore each performer's recording techniques, offering practical advice for replicating the unique tone each is known for. From Emmy® award-winning recording artist, producer, and author Brian Tarquin, the book offers a wide range real-world application covering topics like recording gear, mixing techniques, and guitar and amp choices that encourage guitarists of any skill to take their music to the next level.

The foreword, written by Guitar Player magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, Michael Molenda, offers personal tips and helpful advice on being a recording artist. Several Appendixes are included with useful information, including guides to the best guitar songs and performances on iTunes and YouTube, a directory of performance rights organizations, a list of trade magazines, recommended readings, and much more.

Brian Tarquin has successfully released several Top 10 Radio Singles and Billboard Top 20 solo and compilation albums, selling more than 140,000 records over the course of his recording career. He is a top-rated TV composer/recording artist and owner of Jungle Room Studios, and is a three-time Emmy winner for “Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series.” Some of Tarquin’s other professional accomplishments include writing the theme music for MTV’s Emmy-nominated reality TV series, Road Rules, producing music for many widely popular film and television productions, and establishing his own boutique record label called BHP Music.

Recording Techniques of the Guitar Masters (54-1435460162) is now available for $34.99 at music retail stores and at alfred.com/proaudio.