Alfred Music Publishing Introduces The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Bluegrass Mandolin Favorites

Los Angeles, CA—October 2010 - Alfred Music Publishing, the leader in educational music publishing since 1922, is proud to expand the popular, best-selling Complete Idiot’s Guide® series by introducing The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Bluegrass Mandolin Favorites, a simple way to master your favorite bluegrass songs on mandolin.

Ideal for anyone who is curious and interested in learning, The Complete Idiot’s Guide series unveils the simple secrets to conquering almost any topic. Newly released, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Bluegrass Mandolin Favorites will have music makers strumming and flatpicking to their favorite bluegrass tunes in no time! Virtuoso Bluegrass multi-instrumentalist, Dennis Caplinger starts with all the basics and systematically uses the classic bluegrass repertoire to teach you everything you need to know in order to play burning bluegrass-style mandolin. All songs and music examples are arranged in full music notation and TAB, including chord diagrams, and all are demonstrated on the included enhanced CDs.

Using Alfred’s exclusive Tone ‘N’ Tempo software on the included CDs, this fun and educational book provides customized learning by allowing the user to easily loop sections for practice, slow tracks down or speed them up without changing the pitch, switch back and forth between the full-performance and play-along tracks, and even change keys! The CDs can also be played in a conventional CD player.

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Bluegrass Mandolin Favorites is now available in a book and two CD format for $24.99. Pick up your copy at a local music retail store, or buy them today at

Also Available from The Complete Idiot’s Guide Series:
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Rock Hits for Ukulele, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Acoustic Guitar Hits, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to the Music Business, The Complete Idiot’s Guide Music Dictionary, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Teaching Music on Your Own, and many more.

Visit to see the entire series available from 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.

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