Alfred Music Publishing Expands its Improv Series with Blues, Rock, and Jazz Soloing Strategies for Guitar

Los Angeles, CA — August 2011 - Alfred Music Publishing, the world leader in educational print music publishing since 1922, is proud to announce the newest additions to The Improv Series: Soloing Strategies for Guitar with Blues, Rock, and Jazz editions, in association with National Guitar Workshop.

The Improv Series: Soloing Strategies for Guitar method features lessons and solos discussed in detail, with phrase-by-phrase analysis for a strong understanding and approach to improvisation in various styles of playing. All examples are shown in TAB and standard notation, with an intelligent and thorough approach providing innovative strategies geared toward experienced and beginning players alike. Each book comes with a CD containing full-length demonstration and play-along recordings.

The Improv Series: Soloing Strategies for Blues Guitar features 16 solos in a variety of styles such as Chicago, Delta, funk, jump, gospel, and more. Rhythmic, harmonic, and emotional analysis help guitarists learn to create their own musical statement with a fresh approach. A Scale and Arpeggio Glossary is included for reference.

The Improv Series: Soloing Strategies for Rock Guitar features over 20 full-length solos in a variety of styles such as hard rock, Southern rock, heavy metal, and contemporary progressive rock. Lessons and solos are geared to motivate and challenge guitarists to develop solid solo techniques. Key elements of rock guitar soloing are covered, including structure, techniques, scales, and chord progressions. A Technique Appendix is included for reference.

The Improv Series: Soloing Strategies for Jazz Guitar features eight full-length solos in a variety of styles such as bebop, Gypsy, modal, Latin, among others. A comprehensive approach is taken to shed new light on jazz guitar soloing while providing fresh strategies for creativity. A Scale and Mode Summary is included for reference.

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

The Improv Series: Soloing Strategies for Guitar Book & CD sets are now available in Blues, Rock, and Jazz editions for $19.99 each, and can be found at music retail stores and at

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.

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