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Aaron Stang
Aaron Stang is the lead author on the Guitar Expressions™ project. He is also the author of the 21st Century Guitar Method—one of the most popular guitar methods in publication, it has been translated into Spanish, French, German, and Japanese. Aaron is a featured artist on the Grammy Award winning CD, Henry Mancini, Pink Guitar (Solid Air Records). Pink Guitar won the Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Album at the 47th Annual Grammy® Awards. Aaron is an acquisition editor for Alfred Publishing. He has overseen the publication of hundreds of books, videos and DVDs. Aaron performs a mixture of jazz, folk and original music in concerts and folk festivals throughout South Florida.

Bill Purse
Bill Purse is co-author of the Guitar Expressions™ project. Bill is Chair of the Guitar and Music Technology departments at Duquesne University (Pittsburgh, PA), and he is past chair of the MENC/GAMA/NAMM Guitar Task Force—helping to create over 1000 new class guitar programs nationally. Purse received Duquesne University's 1996 Presidents award for excellence in scholarship and a 2001 Lifetime Achievement Award for guitar pedagogy and performance. Bill has toured worldwide with the synthesizer ensemble Aergo and is the producer, arranger, and guitarist/musical director for the Duquesne faculty guitar ensemble Catch 22. Bill has written and arranged numerous published works.

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