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Award-Winning Alfred's Teach Yourself Series Expands with Teach Yourself Guitar Tone and Effects

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Friday, June 29, 2012
Alfred Music Publishing, the world leader in educational print music publishing since 1922, releases Teach Yourself Guitar Tone and Effects, an instructional guide for players of all levels looking to develop a great sound, written by guitar masters Tobias Hurwitz, Ethan Fiks, and Vivian Clement, produced in partnership with the National Guitar Workshop.

Teach Yourself Guitar Tone and Effects book & CD set features clear instruction on how to achieve the tones and effects the pros use, covering various types of guitars, amps, speakers, and cabinets. Concepts are explained through sample licks in the style of guitar legends, including Carlos Santana, Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Eddie Van Halen, Tom Morello, and many more. Topics include an in-depth breakdown of effects pedals and processors, ways to create unusual sounds, ways to replicate sounds of other instruments, and home studio basics. All examples are written in standard music notation and TAB.

The included CD features more than 65 minutes of demonstrations of every tone and effect in the book. Helpful pictures and diagrams are also included to provide an easier learning experience. Upon completion of the book, guitarists will have a better understanding on how to attain their desired tone (whether playing live or recording in a studio), simulate the sounds of famous guitarists past and present, and create a variety of special effects that will blow audiences away.

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

The National Guitar Workshop is dedicated to bringing the best in music education to guitarists, bassists, keyboardists, drummers, and vocalists regardless of style of music or level of ability. Their highly developed courses foster meaningful experiences through performance instruction and supportive learning environments.

Teach Yourself Guitar Tone and Effects (00-39392) is now available for $19.99 at music retail stores and