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Alfred's Teach Yourself to Play Classical Guitar begins with the fundamentals of the classical guitar. Users start by learning the parts of the guitar, how to hold, tune, and care for their instrument, and reading standard music notation and TAB. Then, users will move on to playing new notes, scales, and essential classical guitar pieces. Users will be able to read music and play famous guitar repertoire pieces by some of the greatest classical masters, including J. S. Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart, and Scott Joplin.

Read more: Alfred Music: Three New Titles to Teach Yourself Series, Mastering Ukulele

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Jazz Band Pianist is designed as a primer for a middle-school or high-school age pianist interested in joining their local or school jazz ensemble. This book consists of step-by-step instruction, review exercises, and practice pieces, plus accompanying audio featuring live jazz musicians. Students learn how to read chord symbols, "comp," and form chord voicings. Retail: $19.99.

Read more: Jazz Band Pianist, Behind the Boards II, Acoustic Guitar Tab Method from Hal Leonard

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Alfred Music's Serious Blues series features book and DVD packs for aspiring blues guitarists in search of an authentic sound. Each title features lessons from bona fide blues masters and includes licks and examples in both standard notation and TAB. 

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Alfred Music has released companion folios to the iconic film franchise The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. These songbooks, arranged for Piano/Vocal/Guitar, Easy Piano, and Big Note, are the officially licensed sheet music collection with each souvenir folio featuring an array of colorful photos from the film.

Read more: 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' for Piano

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Alfred has added Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band Play-Along Series, Volume 2 to the popular Play-Along series. Each product features a book and DVD, with actual charts from Gordon Goodwin’s recent CDs. Teaching the art of ensemble playing, Volume 2 provides information about style, phrasing, tone, dynamics, technique, articulation, playing in time, and improvisation. The charts include swing tempos from medium to very fast, and funk and Latin grooves. Each book in the series comes with an accompanying DVD-ROM with TNT 2 Custom Mix software that lets users listen to and play along with the exceptional musicians that make up the Big Phat Band.

Read more: Alfred Music 'Play-Along' Series Expansion

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Alfred Music announces seven new compilations arranged for easy piano with the release of The Giant Book of Christian Sheet Music, The Giant Book of Classic Rock Sheet Music, The Giant Book of Country Sheet Music, The Giant Book of Pop & Rock Sheet Music, The Giant Book of Movie & TV Sheet Music, The Giant Book of Broadway Sheet Music, and The Giant Book of Standards Sheet Music. Each arrangement features piano parts that accurately reflect each song’s original recording. Lyrics, vocal lines, and basic chord symbols are provided, along with helpful finger markings.

Read more: 'Giant Book' Series from Alfred Expanded

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Premier Piano Course Notespeller 1A and 1B, as well as Premier Piano Course Sight Reading 1A and 1B, are additional materials to be used in conjunction with the corresponding Premier Piano Course Lesson Books. The Premier Piano Course Notespeller 1A and 1B reinforce note-reading concepts presented in their corresponding Lesson Books through written exercises. Note and interval identification exercises are presented to provide systematic reinforcement to help the student read and write notes on the staff.

Read more: Alfred Music Premier Piano Course with All-New Supplemental Materials

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Sound Design, Mixing, and Mastering with Ableton Live 9 deepens, enlivens, inspires, and improves tracking, audio production, and performance skills. It features everything from in-depth discussions of mixing and mastering to inspiring recipes for audio magic and mayhem, as well as audio-making and audio-mangling recipes, tips, and mixing and mastering techniques.

Read more: Sound Design, Mixing, and Mastering with Ableton Live 9 from Hal Leonard

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Sunburst is the latest book in author Tony Bacon's best-selling guitar series, with a thoroughly researched story partnered by a gallery of full-color pictures of great guitars, rare memorabilia, and famous Burst players – from Keith Richards to Joe Bonamassa and Jeff Beck to Billy Gibbons. Its reference section reveals production details and dating clues for this most enigmatic and revered instrument.

Read more: 'Sunburst: How the Gibson Les Paul Standard Became a Legendary Guitar'

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This text covers styles appropriate to an intermediate book for woodwinds. It includes music from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Twentieth Century eras while representing more than a dozen countries. Original compositions are included to strengthen young artist skills in developing both facility and tone. The musical collection provides a diverse selection of quality repertoire presenting composer information, nationality, and music terminology.

Read more: Intermediate Studies for Developing Artists on the Clarinet from Meredith Music

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