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Faber Music Expands Its Guitar Basics Series with Guitar Basics Workouts

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Thursday, January 17, 2013
Faber Music, the leading independent British publisher of classical, contemporary, media, printed pop and educational music, releases Guitar Basics Workouts as part of the Guitar Basics series, a collection of instructional books for young guitarists. As a fun and accessible way beginning students can learn their scales and arpeggios, this Book & CD set is ideal for individual or group learning purposes.

Following the step-by-step approach and clear layout of the Guitar Basics method, Guitar Basics Workouts introduces major and minor scales and arpeggios through an assortment of simple pieces, activities, warm-ups and technical tips. The book comes with chord accompaniments provided for teachers or fellow players, as well as a CD containing backing tracks for many of the pieces.

Guitar Basics is a fun-but-clear landmark method for aspiring guitarists, with a thorough introduction to standard notation and sections on chords and TAB. Ideal for group teaching, the method contains original pieces and traditional tunes in various styles including classical, folk and world music, as well as film and TV theme favorites such as James Bond, Batman, and The Flintstones. The enhanced CD provides fun backing tracks, accompaniment parts, teachers' notes, and tips for parents.

Also included in the series is Guitar Basics Repertoire, the perfect companion to Guitar Basics. Over 40 solo and ensemble pieces of rich and varied folk songs are included, as well as established guitar repertoire by Sor and Carulli. Designed to consolidate areas of study in Guitar Basics and present new topics, the book introduces accidentals, moving up the neck, two-part music, arpeggios and plucked chords, as well as extended techniques that even a beginner can master. Backing tracks for each song are available online for download.

Guitar Basics Workouts (12-0571536883) is now available for $13.50 at music retail stores and at alfred.com. Guitar Basics and Guitar Basics Repertoire are also available for $13.25 each.