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New Version of The Total Shred Guitarist with Instructional DVD Released by Alfred Music Publishing

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The leader in educational music publishing gives guitarists the opportunity to explore the world of heavy metal guitar playing with The Total Shred Guitarist. Author and virtuoso guitarist German Schauss provides a step-by-step approach to shred guitar that makes it easy to understand and accessible to play.

The Total Shred Guitarist helps guitarists of all genres develop finger independence, conditioning, and speed through simple chromatic patterns, warm-up exercises, and sequences in a variety of scales. Instruction includes technical fluency in alternate picking, tapping, multi-finger tapping, sweep picking, string skipping, and more. The newly added DVD enforces the topics throughout the book with author German Schauss demonstrating the lessons and techniques onscreen. The included CD features backing tracks to hone soloing skills and to develop your personal shredding style.

The Total Shred Guitarist starts with the basics of developing greater technical fluency and builds on this foundation toward many advanced concepts and techniques,” says Schauss. “This book will help you develop your own sound and style, and will help you incorporate the awesome power of shred into your own playing.”

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

The Total Shred Guitarist (00-36573) Book, CD, and DVD set is now available for $24.99 at music retail stores and