Alfred Expands Easy Guitar Play-Along Series with Acoustic Rock Classics and Rock Guitar Classics

Los Angeles, CA—February 2011- Alfred Music Publishing is thrilled to expand its popular Easy Play-Along series with two new collections for guitar: Acoustic Rock Classics and Rock Guitar Classics.

The Easy Play-Along series for guitar is a no-nonsense approach to playing countless chart-topping songs from various decades and genres. Guitarists can learn all their favorite guitar parts using simplified arrangements in both music notation and TAB, including melody, rhythm, and lyrics.

The included CD features professionally recorded sound-alike tracks with vocals, as well as Alfred’s Tone ‘N’ Tempo Changer which allows the player to speed up or slow down the song, loop the play-back for continuous practice, and even change the key. The software allows you to mute the guitar for play-along, or the vocals so you can hear the demonstration guitar track more clearly or sing along.

Easy Guitar Play-Along: Acoustic Rock Classics contains the following titles: Black Water * Cat's in the Cradle * For What It's Worth * Layla (Unplugged version) * Melissa * She Talks to Angels * Sister Golden Hair * Take It Easy * Wish You Were Here * You Can't Always Get What You Want. Easy Guitar Play-Along: Rock Guitar Classics contains the following titles: Babe I'm Gonna Leave You * Bad to the Bone * Feel Like Makin' Love * Honky Tonk Women * Jessica * Stairway to Heaven * Stay with Me * Summertime Blues * White Room * Wild Night.

As part of Alfred’s ongoing commitment to improving our environment, these books are printed on 100% recycled paper stock.

Easy Guitar Play-Along: Acoustic Rock Classics (00-34866) and Easy Guitar Play-Along: Rock Guitar Classics (00-34869) are now available in book & CD format for $14.99 each, and can be found at music retail stores or on

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.

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