Alfred and the NGW present three new titles in the Versatile series

Alfred and the National Guitar Workshop have announced three new titles in the Versatile series, an all-new book and CD series crafted to improve the diversity and ease of all musicians. The Versatile Guitarist, The Versatile Bassist, and The Versatile Drummer are now available.

The Versatile Guitarist features: A brief history of each style and a list of influential players • Musical examples for beginning to advances players • Fretboard visualization techniques using the CAGED system • An overview of music theory and notation • Sample licks and tips on soloing • Tips for playing acoustic and electric guitar • Guitar parts in a wide variety of styles, including blues, rock, heavy metal, reggae, ska, funk, jazz, classical, and Latin.

The Versatile Bassist features: The history of each style and a list of influential players • Musical examples for beginning to advanced players • Tips on keeping good time and locking in with a drummer • An overview of music theory and notation • Scale and chord reference charts • Techniques such as playing chords, slap & pop, muted notes, and tapping • Sample licks and tips on soloing • Bass lines in a wide variety of styles, including blues, rockabilly, country, rock, heavy metal, reggae, ska, funk, jazz, and Latin.

The Versatile Drummer features: Practical advice for becoming a versatile and in-demand drummer • Exercises to strengthen essential reading skills • Techniques for developing a solid, consistent groove • Practice tips to speed development • Styles including rock, funk, blues, shuffle, Afro-Cuban, reggae, hip-hop, reggaeton, jungle, drum ‘n’ bass, bossa nova, samba, and jazz • Suggested listening for bands and drummers in each style.

For more information, please visit www.alfred.com or www.guitarworkshop.com

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