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The Style Resource Guides for Guitar, Bass, Keyboard, and Drums Released by Alfred Music Publishing

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Tuesday, September 25, 2012
From the world leader in educational music publishing, The Style Resource Book & CD sets are ideal for musicians who have been through the first book of a traditional method, and now want to become well-rounded performers. The lessons and recorded examples cover styles and techniques in rock, jazz, heavy metal, blues, and hip-hop.

The Guitar Style Resource uses examples based on actual songs, explaining the essential elements of various styles. Techniques that go into creating a great guitar part are covered, such as fingerstyle, palm muting, hammer-ons, pull-offs, and bending, as well as sample licks and tips on soloing.

The Bass Style Resource contains a wide range of bass lines while teaching how to “lock in” with the drummer and make a band sound great. The lessons dig into the techniques that create exceptional bass parts such as slap & pop, playing chords, muted notes, and two-handed tapping.

The Keyboard Style Resource includes lessons on how to use scales, chords, rhythms, and arpeggios, and how to solo in many different styles. For reference, a concise glossary and overview of music theory is included, as well as practical tips on how to create great keyboard parts.

The Drumset Style Resource reveals practices for developing good hand and stick control for a solid, consistent groove in a wide variety of genres. Exercises cover sight-reading, timekeeping, and essential grooves.

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

The Style Resource Book & CD sets are now available for $19.99 each at music retail stores and at alfred.com.