Los Angeles, CA — December 2011 - Alfred Music Publishing, the official print music publisher of thousands of popular artists, songwriters, and composers, now distributes Guitar World: Learn to Shred Guitar, Volume 2, an instructional DVD on the shredding technique and style of guitar shredding speed king, Michael Angelo Batio, taught and demonstrated by the legendary guitarist himself.
For the experienced and advancing guitarists alike, Guitar World: Learn to Shred Guitar, Volume 2 is the follow up companion to the ultimate DVD guide Learn Shred Guitar. Michael Angelo Batio delivers more than 90 minutes of lessons and exercises designed to progress guitarists’ shredding skills to the next level. Topics include economy picking, alternative picking, flatpicking arpeggios, shredding the blues, how to play modes, soloing over odd meters, rock/classical fusion, and much more.
Guitar virtuoso Michael Angelo Batio was voted the "No. 1 Shredder of All Time" by Guitar One Magazine in 2003, and won the Guitar World Magazine Readers Choice Award as the "Fastest Guitarist of All Time" in November of this year. Batio performs more than 150 guitar clinics around the globe each year and is also a long-running and respected columnist for Guitar World magazine.
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.