Alfred Music Publishing, the No. 1 educational music publisher, is proud to expand the popular Guitar Atlas series to include Guitar Atlas: Jamaica
. This innovative and compelling series transports some of the world's most unique and dynamic music to guitarists everywhere. This exotic series widens a guitarist's musical scope by introducing sounds from Africa, Brazil, Cuba, India, Italy, Japan, the Middle East, and now Jamaica. Jamaican music is loved throughout the world for its laid-back feel as well as its intense, lively rhythms. Its influence is apparent across many musical styles, from reggae rhythms in the songs of popular bands like The Police, to ska beats in the music of groups like The Mighty Mighty Bosstones and The Toasters. Guitar Atlas: Jamaica
teaches many of the styles that make Jamaican music so unique, from early movements like mento (the calypso-inspired style popular in the 1950s) to modern styles like dub (an electronic form of reggae). You'll learn about the spiritual influence of the Rastafarian religion and explore the work of numerous Jamaican musicians, including Lord Flea, Count Lasher, The Maytals, The Skatalites, Lynn Taitt, Bob Marley, Black Uhuru, Ernest Ranglin, and many others. With a wealth of chordal and melodic ideas for the guitar and an included CD demonstrating all the examples and compositions featured in the book, Guitar Atlas: Jamaica will improve your technique, increase your knowledge, and make you a more well-rounded musician. Guitar Atlas: Jamaica
is now available as a book and CD set for $14.95.