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Alex Skolnick and Rock House Break the Barriers of Jazz Guitar in a New 3 DVD Set

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West Haven, CT. -- Rock House, the leader in music instruction, announced today the release of JAZZ GUITAR, Breaking the Traditional Barriers, a new Three DVD set featuring guitarist Alex Skolnick who is world renowned for creating an unprecedented blend of Metal and traditional Jazz. On his first-ever instructional program, Alex shares his perspectives and secrets for conquering Jazz guitar. Using basic Blues progressions, he guides you through Jazz concepts and shows how to follow progressions by targeting chord tones, triads, embellishments, modes and Jazz patterns. He shows how to apply techniques like upper chord extensions, chromaticism, Jazz licks, and to add Bossa Nova, Swing, 6/8 time and Waltz rhythmic styles to your skill set. Alex reveals how he transforms rock songs like the Scorpions' “Still Loving You" into a Jazz composition, as well as his approach to classic standards such as “Autumn Leaves." Jazz, Rock and Metal guitarists, will find this program details Jazz theory and concepts that will increase your music vocabulary, repertoire and overall fluency.

JAZZ GUITAR, Breaking the Traditional Barriers three DVD set is available at MI retailers around the world for $29.99 and digitally ON DEMAND at RockHouseMethod.com/ONDEMAND. The program includes more than 40 lessons, a 62 page interactive E tab book, live performances and iPod ready video (not available with ON DEMAND version). This DVD and all Rock House instructional products are distributed through Hal Leonard Corporation 1-800-544-0626.

JAZZ GUITAR, Breaking the Traditional Barriers also comes with lifetime membership to Rock House's lesson support site at rockhousemethod.com. This feature, exclusive to Rock House and its partners, offers students supplementary support for the lessons featured in JAZZ GUITAR, Breaking the Traditional Barriers. Once registered, students can interact with the community, utilize the additional learning tools and access the special online only features.

Alex is a founding member of Testament, the Trans Siberian Orchestra; and heads his own Jazz project with the Alex Skolnick Trio, a traditional Jazz band known for their inventive Jazz renditions of Rock and Metal standards. Additionally, Alex is featured on the soundtrack for the hit Broadway musical Jekyll & Hyde.


Rock House has developed an accelerated yet easy-to-use system of learning that utilizes the functionality of DVD and Print, integrated with the accessibility of the Internet. Aspiring musicians who have a product produced by Rock House receive free membership to RockHouseMethod.com for 24-7 lesson support. Students use this fully interactive site along with their product to enhance their learning experience, expand their knowledge, link with instructors, and connect with a community of people around the world who are learning to play music using The Rock House Method.

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