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Alfred Music Publishing Releases 2nd Editions of the Beginning, Intermediate, and Mastering Rock Guitar Methods

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The leader in educational music publishing releases 2nd editions of the widely-popular Rock Guitar methods available for beginning, intermediate, and advanced guitarists. Perfect for those who want to master their craft, these books are packed with essential information organized in easy-to-master segments. These new editions have been revised to include new examples in the styles of the hottest guitar players on the current scene, new CD performances, and brand new videos demonstrating the examples in the book.

Beginning Rock Guitar is an extremely thorough method for beginning rock students. The book includes lessons on rock theory, left-hand techniques, improvising with the pentatonic scales, power chords, and rhythm guitar, with a newly added chapter on drop D tuning. Also included are licks in the styles of such greats as Chuck Berry, Van Halen, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, John Mayer, Pantera, Herman Li, and more.

Intermediate Rock Guitar is great for guitarists who have completed Beginning Rock Guitar and are ready to take the next step. Everything from harmonization to triads, chord embellishments, composite scales, and improvising with the modes are included. Additional scale fingerings have also been included.

Mastering Rock Guitar is perfect for guitarists who have completed Beginning Rock Guitar and Intermediate Rock Guitar, and are ready to expand their skills and technique. In-depth lessons on pentatonic extensions, major and harmonic minor scales, arpeggios, triads, chords, and modes are included, complete with new examples on string skipping and combining scale patterns. For those who truly want to become an exceptional player, technique-expanding exercises for legato playing, speed-picking, intervallic playing, tapping, sweep-picking, and bending are also included.

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

The Beginning, Intermediate, and Mastering Rock Guitar 2nd Editions are now available at music retail stores and at