Los Angeles, CA — November 2011 - Alfred Music Publishing, the world leader in educational print music publishing since 1922, in conjunction with Guitar World Magazine, expands the new Guitar World instructional songbooks with the release of Expressway to Classic Rock, featuring 25 of the most important and signature guitar-driven rock songs matched with step-by-step lessons.
Guitar World: Expressway to Classic Rock features easy-to-use TAB arrangements and is designed to place intermediate and novice players on the fast track to mastering many of the greatest guitar songs of all time. Twenty-five arrangements of the most important classic rock guitar songs of all time are included, such as “Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2),” “Brown Sugar,” “Don't Stop Believin',” “Hotel California,” “Layla,” “Life in the Fast Lane,” “Stairway to Heaven,” “Sunshine of Your Love,” and many more.
Each song is accompanied by a detailed lesson focused on critical guitar parts, by Guitar World editor Jimmy Brown. The two included CDs contain full-length sound-alike demonstration and play-along recordings. Additionally, the included TNT (Tone 'N' Tempo) Changer software on the discs allows users to slow the tracks down, loop sections, change keys, mute the guitar, or even mute the vocals for singing practice. More than just lessons, the method also contains various sections of additional information such as tips on gear and effects settings, artist biographies, including interesting anecdotes about the artist, band, and songs.
As part of Alfred’s ongoing commitment to improving the environment, the book is printed on 100% recycled paper.
- Guitar World: Expressway to Classic Rock (00-37258) is now available for $24.99 at music retail stores and at alfred.com/guitar.
ABOUT ALFRED MUSIC PUBLISHING
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.