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Alfred has music students covered with three new additions to the Complete Idiot Guide series: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Learning Guitar (CD-ROM), The Complete Idiot's Guide to Learning Piano (CD-ROM), and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Music History (Book).

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Learning Guitar is perfect for beginners of all ages. Featuring lessons on how to read standard music notation and TAB, it is ideal for use with acoustic and electric guitars and includes over 60 popular songs covering rock, heavy metal, blues, country, jazz, and folk styles. This educational CD-ROM teaches how to play chords, scales, and cool licks with lessons in full-motion video with high-quality digital audio sound. The Interactive GuitarView song player allows viewers to see exactly how each song should be played, including note names, finger numbers, scale degrees, and advanced techniques such as slides, bends, hammer-ons, pull-offs, and vibrato. Plus, the guitar fretboard syncs note-for-note to standard and TAB notation, and users can adjust the tempo of digital audio files without changing the pitch! The Complete Idiot's Guide to Learning Guitar CD-ROM is now available for $29.95.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Learning Piano is perfect for all beginners with no prior training, or as a refresher for those who have played before! This CD-ROM guide is a step-by-step approach to learning the entire keyboard. Users will learn how to form the most important chords and scales, finger aerobics to make playing easier, and the art of playing with feeling and expression. All lessons are in full-motion video with high-quality digital audio sound. The Interactive PianoView song player teaches exactly how each song should be played, including note names, finger numbers, and scale degrees. The piano keyboard syncs note-for-note to music notation, and users can adjust the tempo of digital audio files without changing the pitch! The Complete Idiot's Guide to Learning Piano CD-ROM is now available for $29.95.

Alfred is also proud to distribute The Complete Idiot's Guide to Music History. Many music students dread music history because the typical textbook is dry and academic, focusing on rote memorization of important composers and works. This leads many to think that the topic is boring, but best-selling author Michael Miller proves that isn't so. Combining musical developments in context with key historical events and covering Western "classical" music as well as non-Western and uniquely Americans forms such as jazz, this guide makes music history interesting and fun, for both music students and older music lovers. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Music History is now available for $18.95.

Pick up your copies at a local retail store, or buy them online.

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