Alfred Publishing releases its first fingerstyle guitar course book

(Dave Molter | Posted 2010-12-17)

Alfred Publishing releases its first fingerstyle guitar course book

Alfred Music Publishing, in collaboration with the National Guitar Workshop, has released its first complete method on playing fingerstyle guitar, written by Lou Manzi, Nathaniel Gunod, and Steve Eckels.

Fingerstyle Guitar Method Complete is the perfect book for anyone inspired to start playing fingerstyle guitar or enhance their existing knowledge. This well-paced, comprehensive method covers everything, from basic to advanced techniques and styles.

Beginning concepts include basic chord theory, modes, drop-D tuning, alternating bass, and more. The intermediate player will learn alternate tunings, modes, fingerpicking patterns, barre chords, diatonic harmony, special techniques, bass lines, arranging, and styles ranging from Celtic to contemporary new age. The book concludes with advanced techniques including the free-stroke, rest-stroke, shifting, tremolo, planting, left-hand tapping, right-hand tapping, drumming, and the scrape.

All music is shown in standard notation and TAB. The book also includes an MP3 CD with over two hours of music demonstrating the examples in the book.

Fingerstyle Guitar Method Complete is now available as a book and MP3 CD set for $29.99. Pick up your copy at a local music retail store, or buy it today at

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.

From a press release.

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