Los Angeles, CA—December 2010 - Alfred Music Publishing, the leader in educational music publishing since 1922, gives guitarists the opportunity to break the limitations of their technique and start shredding like they have always imagined with its new release from the National Guitar Workshop, The Total Shred Guitarist.
The Total Shred Guitarist is an exciting journey through the world of heavy metal guitar playing. Author and virtuoso guitarist German Schauss provides a step-by-step approach to shred guitar that makes it easy to understand and accessible to play.
Through simple chromatic patterns and warm-up exercises, you'll develop finger independence, conditioning, and speed. In addition, you will learn patterns and sequences in a variety of scales, while developing technical fluency in alternate picking, tapping, multi-finger tapping, sweep picking, string skipping, and more.
“The Total Shred Guitarist starts with the basics of developing greater technical fluency and builds on this foundation toward many advanced concepts and techniques,” says Schauss. “This book will help you develop your own sound and style, and will help you incorporate the awesome power of shred into your own playing.”
The included CD features backing tracks so you can hone your soloing skills and develop your own style of shredding guitar.
The Total Shred Guitarist is now available as a book and CD set for $19.99. Pick up your copy at a local music retail store, or buy it today on alfred.com.
ABOUT ALFRED MUSIC PUBLISHING
Alfred Music Publishing is the world’s largest educational music publisher. Alfred produces educational, reference, pop & performance materials for teachers, students, professionals & hobbyists spanning every musical instrument, style & difficulty level. Alfred’s home office is located in Los Angeles with domestic offices in Miami & New York as well as offices around the world including Australia, Germany, Singapore & the United Kingdom.
Since 1922, Alfred Music Publishing has been dedicated to helping people learn, teach & 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 & Suzuki, to artists like Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Van Halen, Green Day, Michael Jackson, Sheryl Crow, Eagles, Cole Porter & George and Ira Gershwin, to brands like Star Wars, Harry Potter, Lord of The Rings, Rolling Stone Magazine & 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 & WEA.