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Alfred introduces two new instructional guitar titles: 4-Chord Songs for the Absolute Beginner and Easy Soloing for Blues Guitar.

4-Chord Songs for the Absolute Beginner gives everyone the chance to play great, timeless songs right away. Every song in this book is expertly arranged to be played with no more than four easy chords. You'll find songs from a wide variety of musicians, from Green Day and R.E.M. to Van Morrison and Jimmy Buffett. All of your favorite traditional and holiday tunes are featured as well, including "House of the Rising Sun," "Scarborough Fair," "Amazing Grace," and "Silent Night." Easy strumming patterns are provided for each tune, so you know exactly what rhythms to play with your right hand. Also included is a CD for you to strum along with and hear exactly how each song should sound. So what are you waiting for? Grab your guitar, and start playing!

4-Chord Songs for the Absolute Beginner is now available as a book and CD set for $17.95.

Titles: Amazing Grace; Good Riddance (Time of Your Life); Losing My Religion; House of the Rising Sun; Margaritaville; Scarborough Fair; Silent Night; Sloop John B; Shake, Rattle and Roll; Take It Easy; The Water Is Wide; Wild Night; and more!

Easy Soloing for Blues Guitar teaches blues-loving guitarists how to improvise a solo. A great blues guitar solo can express the full range of human emotions, and this is the perfect book to give you everything you need to get started on this path of self-expression. Easy Soloing for Blues Guitar teaches soloing strategies like tension and release, and call and response, plus easy technique-building warm-ups and exercises. You'll also find tunes in the styles of B. B. King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and other great blues artists. Best of all, everything is explained in simple terms and demonstrated with examples, and every solo is featured in standard music notation and TAB. A CD demonstrating the examples in the book is included.

Easy Soloing for Blues Guitar is now available as a book and CD set for $16.95.

Pick up your copies at a local music retail store, or buy them today at alfred.com.

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