Hal Leonard Announces Acoustic Artistry

New Book/CD Pack in the Musicians Institute Press Series Teaches Techniques for Classical & Fingerstyle Guitar

MILWAUKEE – June 2011 - Hal Leonard Corporation has just released a must-have new book/CD pack for guitarists. Acoustic Artistry: Tapping, Slapping, and Percussion Techniques for Classical & Fingerstyle Guitar by Evan Hirschelman – renowned guitarist, composer, and teacher – helps classical and fingerstyle players add to their creative palette.

Acoustic Artistry will help guitarists take their playing outside of the box, delving into both essential and advanced techniques for classical and fingerstyle guitar. This innovative book/CD pack offers an in-depth exploration into a variety of tapping, slapping, and percussion methods.

Guitarists using Acoustic Artistry will learn: tapping basics, single-line tapping, intervallic & polyphonic tapping, slapping basics, slapping lines, percussion basics, rudiments, and much more. The book – in both standard notation and tablature – includes a plethora of exercises, helpful tips and compositional studies, and the CD contains 99 demo tracks to really drive the lessons home.

Acoustic Artistry (HL00695922) retails for $19.99, an exceptional value for a one-on-one lesson with this well-known instructor who has taught scores of students at the prestigious Musicians Institute. For more information on this book/CD pack or to place an order, please visit your local music retailer or contact Music Dispatch (www.musicdispatch.com / 800-637-2852).

About Author Evan Hirschelman
Heralded by the Los Angeles Times for his “technical wizardry” and by the Malibu Times for his “soulful musicality,” guitarist Evan Hirschelman brings a fresh perspective and creative energy to his playing style. His own compositions reflect a fusion of musical influences, from classical to metal, and his work “Lament and Wake” is featured on the Grammy-winning recording LAGQ’s Guitar Heroes.
Hirschelman hails from Detroit, MI, and holds a Master of Music degree from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Arizona. In 2009, Circa Guitars released an Evan Hirschelman Signature Model steel-string acoustic guitar, one of the first steel-string guitars developed for classical players.
Hirschelman lives in Los Angeles, where he has taught as a faculty member at Musicians Institute (GIT) and Citrus College, in addition to running a thriving private studio. His debut CD Water in Darkness was released to rave reviews. Acoustic Artistry: Tapping, Slapping, and Percussion Techniques for Classical & Fingerstyle Guitar is his first book. Visit Evan Hirschelman online at www.theguitarist.net.

About Hal Leonard Corporation
Founded in 1947, Hal Leonard Corporation is the world’s largest music print publisher as well as the world’s largest educational music publisher, producing songbooks, sheet music, educational publications, reference books, DVDs, CD-ROMs, children’s music products, and more. In its more than 200,000 available publications, the company represents in print some of the world’s best known and most respected publishers, artists, songwriters, and arrangers. Hal Leonard is headquartered in Milwaukee, WI and also has domestic offices in Winona, MN; New York; and Nashville; and offices abroad in Australia, Belgium, China, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

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