Los Angeles, CA — December 2011 - Alfred Music Publishing, the world leader in educational print music publishing since 1922, is proud to announce the release of Guitar Licks Encyclopedia, a collection of over 900 licks made famous by guitar masters in a wide variety of styles, produced in partnership with National Guitar Workshop.
Written in both TAB and standard notation, Guitar Licks Encyclopedia helps expand guitarists’ playing abilities by teaching rock, blues, and jazz licks in various styles. The rock section covers guitar playing techniques of legendary rock guitarists, including Chuck Berry, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Eddie Van Halen, Steve Vai, and many more. The blues section covers licks, intros, and turnarounds in Delta, Chicago, Texas, rock, country, swing, minor, and slide blues styles. Jazz licks are shown and organized by chord type, with four voicings given for each chord, all notated in easy-to-read diagrams. In addition, basic theory, tips, technical instruction, a handy table of scales, and other vital topics are also included. The MP3 CD features demonstrations of all the licks in the book.
The National Guitar Workshop is dedicated to bringing the best in music education to guitarists, bassists, keyboardists, drummers, and vocalists regardless of style of music or level of ability. Their highly developed courses foster meaningful experiences through performance instruction and supportive learning environments.
As part of Alfred’s ongoing commitment to improving the environment, this publication is printed on 100% recycled paper.
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.