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Los Angeles, CA—October 30, 2012

The world leader in educational music publishing has released an innovative and “grown-up” approach to beginning guitar, blues guitar, rock guitar, bass, piano, and music theory. Written with the adult learner in mind, the For Adults book series is now available for step-by-step individual or teacher-led instruction.

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The Beginning Guitar, Blues Guitar, Rock Guitar, Beginning Bass, and Beginning Piano for Adults methods are fun and gradual introductions to musical learning. The books start out by covering basics like how to read music and play scales with easy-to-read examples. Beginning Guitar for Adults covers playing melodies and strums, Blues Guitar for Adults details 12-bar and 8-bar blues progressions, Rock Guitar for Adults cranks up the volume and gets into lead guitar techniques and fingerpicking, Beginning Bass for Adults handles techniques such as slap & pop, while Beginning Piano for Adults addresses playing in both classical and pop styles. To help simplify the learning process, each book includes diagrams and detailed photographs, as well as an audio track demonstrating every example.

Beginning Theory for Adults is the perfect companion to the For Adults series and any student desiring a deeper musical foundation. Topics consist of scales, intervals, chords, major and minor diatonic harmony, the circle of 5ths, and tips on music reading. An ear training CD and answer key is also included.

As part of Alfred’s ongoing commitment to improving the environment, these books are printed on 100\% recycled paper.

Beginning Guitar for Adults, Blues Guitar for Adults, Rock Guitar for Adults, Beginning Bass for Adults, Beginning Piano for Adults, and Beginning Theory for Adults are now available for $19.99 each at music retail stores and at alfred.com.

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