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  • Alfred Music Adds New Led Zeppelin Platinum Bass Titles to Series

    Alfred Music Adds New Led Zeppelin Platinum Bass Titles to Series

    Alfred Music has released the remaining books in their Platinum Bass series featuring the music of Led Zeppelin and bass lines of John Paul Jones. The latest round features the bass line transcriptions for Coda, In Through the Out Door and Presence. As with all books in the Platinum Bass series, both standard notation and... »

  • Alfred Music Releases Four More Led Zeppelin Platinum Bass Titles

    Alfred Music Releases Four More Led Zeppelin Platinum Bass Titles

    Following up on their first two books, Alfred Music has released four more Led Zeppelin titles in their “Platinum Bass” series. All the books offer both standard notation and tab for the bass lines, plus the lyrics and vocal melodies. Led Zeppelin: III Platinum Bass Guitar includes transcriptions for “Immigrant Song”, “Celebration Day”, “Since I’ve... »

  • Alfred Music Releases Two New Led Zeppelin Platinum Bass Titles

    Alfred Music Releases Two New Led Zeppelin Platinum Bass Titles

    Alfred Music is getting the led out with two new titles in their Platinum Bass Guitar series. Led Zeppelin: I Platinum Bass Guitar and Led Zeppelin: II Platinum Bass Guitar combine to offer up transcriptions of John Paul Jones’ bass lines on 17 across both albums. Both books include both standard notation and tab for... »

  • How to Play Heavy Metal Bass!

    How to Play Heavy Metal Bass!

    Alfred Music Publishing and Guitar World have teamed up to release How to Play Heavy Metal Bass!, an instructional DVD by Matt Scharfglass. The DVD contains more than 70 minutes of lessons and includes tab files to follow along. Scharfglass covers tone, fretboard patterns and techniques, chords and progressions, playing fingerstyle vs. playing with a... »

  • Alfred Expands Jazz Play-Along Series

    Alfred Expands Jazz Play-Along Series

    Alfred has expanded on their Jazz Play-Along Series to include new volumes with books and play-along CDs tailored for bass clef instruments, and the entire rhythm section. The rhythm section editions contain written parts for bass, piano, and drums, and offers solo opportunities for those instruments. The publisher has also included an easy play-along series... »

  • Ultimate Bass Play-Along: Led Zeppelin Songbooks

    Ultimate Bass Play-Along: Led Zeppelin Songbooks

    Alfred Music Publishing, who owns the exclusive rights to the print publishing for Led Zeppelin, has pulled together over 30 years of documentation, interviews, and recorded footage to produce a 2-book series of songbooks exclusively for bassists looking to play in the style of John Paul Jones. The books are designed to allow bassists to... »

  • Alfred Releases the Couch Potato Bass Workout

    Alfred Releases the Couch Potato Bass Workout

    Alfred has released a new instructional though maybe unconventional book, entitled The Couch Potato Bass Workout. Intended for all levels and styles, the book is based on the idea that sometimes we end up practicing while “vegging out on the couch” sometimes, so why not make it productive? The workout includes exercises to develop speed,... »

  • Alfred Releases “No Brainer: Play Bass” Instructional Book

    Alfred Releases “No Brainer: Play Bass” Instructional Book

    Alfred Music’s No-Brainer series of instructional books has been expanded to cover the low end with the new No-Brainer: Play Bass edition. The bass method is designed for the beginner interested in becoming a working musician by starting with how to hold the bass up through music theory. It also includes lessons on licks in... »

  • The Bass Line Encyclopedia

    The Bass Line Encyclopedia

    Alfred Music has just released the Bass Line Encyclopedia by Tim Ferguson. The book is a reference for bass players to expand their knowledge of genres and styles, therefore increasing their versatility. It features over 100 bass lines in tons of styles, including Chicago blues, Texas blues, heavy metal, punk, funk, bebop, jazz, reggae, samba,... »

  • Alfred Music Adds the Rolling Stones to the Ultimate Bass Play-Along Series

    Alfred Music Adds the Rolling Stones to the Ultimate Bass Play-Along Series

    Alfred Music has announced their newest book in their Ultimate Bass Play-Along Series, featuring the music of the Rolling Stones. Ultimate Bass Play-Along: Rolling Stones, a book and CD set, each with complete versions of eight classic Stones tunes, including “Brown Sugar”, “Gimme Shelter”, “Honky Tonk Women”, “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”, “Let it Bleed”, “Paint it... »