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Alfred Releases World’s First Girl’s Guitar Method - LOS ANGELES, CA

Alfred Publishing Co, Inc., as part of its ongoing mission to help people experience the joy of making music, announces the release "The Girl’s Guitar Method" - the first complete guitar method written especially for girls.

10/01/2002

Alfred Publishing Co, Inc., as part of its ongoing mission to help people experience the joy of making music, announces the release The Girl’s Guitar Method - the first complete guitar method written especially for girls.

The full color book takes a fresh and energetic approach that teaches guitar from a girl’s perspective, with a style and design addressing the interests of young women today. The accompanying enhanced CD includes a chord dictionary, a virtual guitar tuner and other features that let girls see the music, adjust song tempos, and even record themselves playing with a band!

Tish Ciravolo, the founder and designer of Daisy Rock girl guitars, is the author of the full color book and accompanying enhanced CD.

"I invited Tish to author The Girl’s Guitar Method because of the overwhelming success she’s having with Daisy Rock," says Ron Manus, Alfred’s VP of Creative Development. "Tish is clearly the expert when it comes to the female guitar market – a market that is experiencing tremendous growth largely because of the sincerity of her vision to arm females with the proper tools to learn to play guitar."

The female guitar market is growing at a furious pace with the potential of nearly doubling the $922 million guitar industry. More females are appearing in the Billboard charts, more schools are offering guitar classes, and mainstream press like NBC’s Today Show, FOX, ABC News, TIME, People, Newsweek, Lifetime, Oxygen, Cartoon Network, Teen, Seventeen and hundreds of newspaper articles are all inspiring females to start playing guitar.

"I hate to think of the \'might-have-been legends\' that could have brought us so much inspiration, but never got involved in music because they felt out of place in a music store, or didn\'t find products that were appealing or inviting to them," says Tish Ciravolo, author of The Girl’s Guitar Method and founder of Daisy Rock girl guitars. "Working with Alfred to create The Girl’s Guitar Method has been an incredibly gratifying experience that will ultimately help more girls embrace what has traditionally been viewed as a ‘male’ instrument. Girls should have every opportunity to share in the joy and increased self-esteem that comes with learning to play the guitar."

ABOUT ALFRED
Alfred Publishing Co., Inc., the world leader in music education products since 1922, is dedicated to helping people experience the joy of making music. With hundreds of expert authors and composers backed by a talented staff operating in six offices worldwide, Alfred publishes educational, reference and performance pieces for teachers, students and performers spanning every musical instrument and style.

In addition to it’s own titles, Alfred distributes works from the National Guitar Workshop, Studio 4 Productions, the Dover Music catalog and Boosey & Hawkes. Alfred is the world’s largest educational music publisher with over 15,000 active print, video (DVD, VHS/PAL), software, general MIDI, CD-audio and E-CD titles currently in circulation throughout the world.

CONTACT:
Rich Lackowski
Director of Public Relations
P: 818-891-5999 ext. 284
F: 818-895-5301
rlackowski@alfred.com
www.alfred.com

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