Steve Trovato’s Beginning Blues: Rhythm and Lead Guitar Methods Released by Alfred Music Publishing

Los Angeles, CA — August 2011 - Alfred Music Publishing, the leader in educational print music publishing since 1922, releases Steve Trovato’s Beginning Blues: Rhythm and Lead Guitar, an easy-to-follow approach to playing authentic blues by the award-winning guitarist, author, and instructor, in collaboration with guitarist, songwriter, and producer, Terry Carter.

Steve Trovato’s Beginning Blues: Rhythm and Lead Guitar method series teaches staple guitar licks and rhythm patterns essential to building solid blues guitar chops in the styles of Eric Clapton, Albert Collins, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Albert King, and B. B. King. Perfect for the beginner seeking to learn how to play the blues style or the professional who wants a solid reference guide, the book and DVD set is designed to have guitarists playing authentic blues style guitar right away—all in a friendly-paced and fun setting.

Steve Trovato's Beginning Blues Rhythm Guitar teaches more than 50 rhythm patterns, including the medium shuffle, uptown blues, slow blues, blues-rock, mambo, and more—all transcribed in standard music notation and TAB. The companion DVD features video lessons of every music example in the book, clearly demonstrated by host Steve Trovato, to reveal the essentials to mastering the art of blues rhythm playing.

Steve Trovato's Beginning Blues Lead Guitar method teaches guitarists via signature blues licks—transcribed in standard music notation and TAB—that are positioned as jump-off points to develop a guitarist’s own lead guitar voice. Providing a concise yet informative explanation of soloing techniques such as slides, hammer-ons, pull-offs, bending, vibrato, and rakes, guitarists are quickly led in to playing 18 great blues solos in the styles of blues guitar legends. The accompanying DVD dissects every solo with clear and concise instruction by host Steve Trovato.

Steve Trovato’s Beginning Blues: Rhythm and Lead Guitar Book & DVD sets are now available for $16.99 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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