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Los Angeles, CA — July 27, 2011
Alfred Music Publishing, the world leader in educational print music and resources since 1922, proudly releases Alfred's Self-Teaching Adult Piano Course and Alfred's Self-Teaching Basic Guitar Course.

Alfred's Self-Teaching Adult Piano Course and Alfred's Self-Teaching Basic Guitar Course each contain Study Guide pages that introduce each music piece and provide detailed explanation,  information, and direction that help teach the skills needed to perform  popular and familiar music. The self-teaching course books function  perfectly as at-home teachers, whether you have a teacher or not, in  addition to providing an enjoyable learning experience—all at the  student’s desired pace.


Alfred's Self-Teaching Adult Piano Course
, by William A. Palmer and Morton Manus, contain 192 pages of easy-to-understand instruction, clearly defined  music terms, and helpful fingering illustrations—all reinforced with  popular and familiar music pieces. Spanning a wide variety of music  styles and genres, five bonus pieces have been added in the new edition  method book to include “Over the Rainbow,” “At Last,” “Singin’ in the  Rain,” “Laura,” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” Also  included is an audio CD that contains all of the exercises and music  found in the book. A DVD is available that offers a video introduction  to all the pages in the book with special performances of the pieces by  well-known teacher, Gayle Kowalchyk.

Alfred's Self-Teaching Basic Guitar Course
, by Morty Manus and Ron Manus, is a 128-page method that utilizes widely popular music styles from the  pop, rock, blues, folk, and classical genres to reinforce music  concepts and lessons. Guitar chord charts and music notation are  presented in clear, easy-to-understand illustrations, in addition to a  Guitar Fingerboard Chart and Magic Chord Accompaniment Guide offering  helpful direction and alternate chord suggestion. The bonus Pathways to Becoming a Professional nine-page supplement offers invaluable tips and essential first steps  to successfully launching a career as a guitarist or performer. Also  included is an audio CD to reference all of the exercises and music  found in the book. A DVD is available, with video demonstrations of  every lesson in the book. With 33\% more music pages than traditional  beginning method books, this is an exceptional value and a solid method  that will start you on a path towards a lifetime of music making.

Alfred's Self-Teaching Adult Piano and Basic Guitar Course
methods are available in two editions—Book/CD and Book/CD/DVD—and can be found at music retail stores and at alfred.com.

Alfred Music Publishing is the world’s largest educational music  publisher. Alfred produces educational, reference, pop, and performance  materials for teachers, students, professionals, and hobbyists spanning  every musical instrument, style, and difficulty level. Alfred’s home  office is located in Los Angeles, with domestic offices in Miami and New  York as well as offices around the world including Australia, Germany,  Singapore, and the United Kingdom.

Since 1922, Alfred Music Publishing has been dedicated to helping  people learn, teach, and play music. Alfred currently has over 90,000  active titles. Alfred represents a wide range of well-known  publications—from methods like Alfred’s Basic Guitar, Alfred’s Basic  Piano Library, Premier Piano Course, Sound Innovations, and Suzuki, to  artists like Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Van  Halen, Green Day, Michael Jackson, Sheryl Crow, Eagles, Cole Porter, and  George and Ira Gershwin, to brands like Star Wars, Harry Potter, Lord  of the Rings, Rolling Stone Magazine, and Billboard.

In addition to its own titles, Alfred distributes products from over 50  companies, including Belwin, Daisy Rock Girl Guitars, Dover  Publications, DW Drums, Faber Music, Highland/Etling, Kalmus, National  Guitar Workshop, Penguin, TASCAM, Ultimate Support, and WEA.

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