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Jazz Guitar for Classical Cats Series: Improvisation (Book & CD)

World-famous guitarist and composer Andrew York created the Classical Cats series to be the classical guitarist's ultimate guide to jazz. Alfred is excited to release the third book in the series designed to enhance improvisational skills.

For many musicians, the thought of improvising can be intimidating. In this exciting conclusion to the Jazz Guitar for Classical Cats trilogy, Andrew York demonstrates that improvisation is a skill that can be learned and practiced just like any other. It is simply a matter of musicians first deciding where they are going by targeting chord tones and then planning how they are going to get there using scales and modes.

By practicing the ear training and visualization exercises in this book, guitarists will learn how to turn the music in their "mind's ear" into imaginative, great-sounding jazz solos. Simultaneously fostering technique and creativity, York creates the ideal training for all guitarists aspiring to break with convention and play their own, unique style. The CD included demonstrates all of the examples in the book.

Jazz Guitar for Classical Cats: Improvisation is available as a Book and CD set for $19.95.

The Shins: Wincing the Night Away (Authentic Guitar TAB)

Alfred is pleased to present the album-matching folio to The Shins latest release, Wincing the Night Away. The album debuted at number two on the Billboard 200, selling a record-breaking 118,000 copies in its first week alone. It also contains songs featured on several movie soundtracks, including Garden State and Wicker Park.

The Shins' unique indie rock sound began in 1997 as a simple side project, but it soon became clear the band was worthy of the members' full time and attention, and they released several singles and began touring with Modest Mouse. Their debut album, Oh, Inverted World, was received with critical acclaim, and followed rapidly by a second release and then a third. Now musicians can sing and play along to their increasingly popular tunes, complete with authentic guitar TAB.

The Shins: Wincing the Night Away is available today for $19.95.

Titles: Sleeping Lessons * Australia * Pam Berry * Phantom Limb * Sealegs * Red Rabbits * Turn on Me * Black Wave * Spilt Needles * Girl Sailor * A Comet Appears.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Piano/Vocal/Chords)

Alfred is pleased to present this collection of songs from the blockbuster smash hit Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix made its much-anticipated appearance in theaters this summer, delighting audiences of all ages. Harry Potter has been a magical hero for years, both in print and on-screen, and he is back casting more spells in the latest film, the fifth in a series of seven productions. Grossing nearly 400 million dollars already, popular does not begin to describe its status. Watching the characters from J.K. Rowling's book come alive is made only more delightful by the extraordinary soundtrack that enhances Harry, Hermione, Ron, and all the other characters' adventures.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is available today for $14.95.

Titles are Dumbledore's Army * Fireworks * Flight of the Order of the Phoenix * Loved Ones & Leaving * The Ministry of Magic * Professor Umbridge * The Room of Requirement.

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