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Shredding the Blues Released by Alfred Music Publishing

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Tuesday, December 18, 2012
As the official music publisher of thousands of popular artists, songwriters, and composers, Alfred releases Shredding the Blues, an exciting Book & DVD set that brings together the blues and heavy metal shred guitar techniques. Perfect for any serious shredder, master shred guitarist and author Dave Martone goes through all the techniques needed to shred within the soulful, emotion-filled heart of the blues.

Written in standard music notation and TAB, Dave covers all of the most important techniques in Shredding the Blues, including sweep picking, tapping, hybrid picking, and string skipping. Features include licks in the styles of master blues shredders, shred-style explanations of blues basics, useful blues chords and scales, and more. Easy-to-read neck diagrams help make learning chords, scales, and arpeggios effortless. The included DVD is hosted by Dave and features his unique, entertaining, and clear approach to expressing technical and musical ideas.

Dave Martone was named one of the top four underground shredders in North America by Guitar One magazine, and has been featured in Guitar Player, Guitar World, Muzik Etc., and Gonzo magazines. He has worked with artists Greg Howe, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, and more, and has recorded six studio albums and two live concert videos. Dave has also been an educator and clinician for Berklee College of Music as well as various workshops.

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

Shredding the Blues (00-40331) Book & DVD is now available for $19.99 at music retail stores and at alfred.com/guitar. Shredding Bach, Shredding Paganini, and Shredding the Composers are also available.