Hal Leonard Presents Two New Pat Metheny Releases

Pat Metheny Guitar Etudes and Day Trip/Tokyo Day Trip Live Now Available

Milwaukee, WI - Sept 2011 - Hal Leonard Publishing - A jazz luminary as influential on the stage as in the classroom, Pat Metheny is revered for his distinctive guitar technique and limitless versatility. One of the most common questions his students ask him is, “What kinds of things do you do to warm up before a concert?” He answers that question thoroughly in the new book from Hal Leonard Pat Metheny Guitar Etudes: Warm-Up Exercises for Guitar.

Over the years, in many master classes and workshops around the world, Metheny has demonstrated the kind of daily workout he puts himself through. This book includes a collection of 14 guitar etudes he created specially to help players limber up, improve their picking technique and build their finger independence.

Once guitarists have mastered these exercises, they’ll be ready to play from Day Trip/Tokyo Day Trip Live, another brand new Metheny release from Hal Leonard. This Guitar Recorded Versions songbook features transcriptions in notes and tab for all the tracks from Metheny’s 2008 one-day-long recording session with bassist Christian McBride and drummer Antonio Sanchez – At Last You’re Here • Calvin’s Keys • Day Trip • Dreaming Trees • Is This America? • Let’s Move • The Red One • Snova • Son of Thirteen • and When We Were Free – as well as these songs from the live album Tokyo Day Trip: Back Arm & Blackcharge • Inori • The Night Becomes You • Traveling Fast • Tromso.

Pat Metheny Guitar Etudes: Warm-Up Exercises for Guitar (HL00696587) retails for $14.99 and Day Trip/Tokyo Day Trip Live (HL00691073) for $22.99. For more information or to place an order for these or the many other Metheny titles available from Hal Leonard Corporation, please visit your local music retailer or www.musicdispatch.com.

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