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The Worship Leader's Guitar Hymn Book Released by Alfred Music Publishing

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Alfred Music Publishing, the official print music publisher of thousands of popular artists, songwriters, and composers, releases The Worship Leader’s Guitar Hymn Book, a collection featuring 32 classic hymns for a guitar-playing worship leader, arranged by accomplished guitarist, arranger, and composer Vincent Carrola.

The Worship Leader’s Guitar Hymn Book has been designed and written to function as a typical hymnal, providing classic and favorite hymns such as “Amazing Grace,” “Be Still, My Soul,” “Glory to His Name,” “Redeemed,” and many more in a very accessible manner. The hymns include guitar chords, lyrics, and melody to enable simple strum style congregational accompaniments. For more advanced guitarists, an intermediate-level fingerstyle arrangement for each hymn is provided as well. Additionally, there are five advanced solo guitar arrangements that are excellent for use as instrumental preludes, postludes, recitals, and more. For reference, the back of the book includes a Guitar TAB Glossary with instruction on note bending, articulations, rhythm slashes, pick direction, and harmonics.

The included CD-ROM contains fully orchestrated play-along accompaniment MP3s for each hymn for use during services and performances, plus the five solo arrangements. For practice purposes, the incorporated Tone ‘n’ Tempo software allows for change of the tempo and key. Additionally, PDF lyric sheets that can be printed and distributed to the congregation are included on the CD.

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

The Worship Leader’s Guitar Hymn Book (00-39488) is now available for $16.99 at music retail stores and at

Titles: All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name * Amazing Grace * And Can It Be? * Be Still, My Soul * Be Still, My Soul (Solo) * Be Thou My Vision * Blessed Assurance * Breathe on Me, Breath of God * Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing * Crown Him with Many Crowns * Fairest Lord Jesus * Faith Is the Victory * and many more.