ALPHARETTA, Ga. - April 8, 2008 - iVideosongs (www.ivideosongs.com)
announced today the addition of five Elvis Presley songs to its growing
catalog of high def music instruction videos. The new songs, Don't Be
Cruel, Heartbreak Hotel, Hound Dog, Jailhouse Rock and That's Alright,
feature Elvis' original band mates, guitarist Scotty Moore and drummer
iVideosongs is the new service that shows
aspiring musicians everywhere how to play their favorite songs
completely and accurately, with the instruction provided by the original
artists who wrote, performed and produced them, and also from expert
It's hard to over estimate the impact and influence of
Elvis Presley and his band. John Lennon is famously quoted as saying
that without Elvis, there would have been no Beatles.
Without guitarist Scotty Moore, legends like Eric Clapton, David
Gilmore, Mark Knopfler and Jimmy Page would have sounded very different.
Scotty of course was Elvis' guitar player, and he was a major influence
on the generation guitarists that later came to define the rock music of
the 60's and 70's.
In new releases this week, we're really fortunate to have Scotty showing
us his guitar magic on several Elvis classics as well as sharing some
priceless stories that take you back stage, on the road and in the
studio with Elvis and his band.
Along with Scotty, we bring you DJ Fontana, the great drummer for the
original Elvis Presley band. This cat still has chops and he did an
outstanding job showing us how to play the drum parts on several early
Elvis tunes. As Scotty did, DJ shares some insightful stories about
making music with The King that you won't want to miss.
The music that Scotty and DJ talk about and show how to play is raw and
authentic - this is the Elvis of the mid-late 1950's when he was
creating a masterful brew of Country, Blues and Gospel that came to be
known as Rock and Roll.
The songs we shot with Scotty and DJ include Heartbreak Hotel, Hound
Dog, Jailhouse Rock, Don't Be Cruel and That's Alright Mama. Without
question, these songs are the bedrock of Rock and Roll. Seeing these
master musicians show their craft and share their stories was a life
changing experience for me and I am thrilled that we are able to share
it with you.
There are many amazing musicians that made a mark on the early days of
Rock and Roll, but none shine brighter than these two giants. Scotty
Moore and DJ Fontana up close and personal. We hope you enjoy.
"Playing these songs is a reminder of the raw power
of Elvis' early music, when he was a young rocker and before he became
the cultural icon," said Tim Huffman, CEO of iVideosongs.
"Scotty Moore and D.J. Fontana were a big part of the Elvis sound.
On these iVideosongs titles, Scotty and D.J. show how to play these
great songs and they bring them to life with stories about the king and
iVideosongs has licensed full rights to its songs
from BMG Music Publishing, EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music
Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner/Chappell Music and
also many secondary and tertiary publishers. This allows the company to
provide complete and accurate instructional titles, presented exactly as
they were originally written and performed. The iVideosongs titles are
primarily for electric and acoustic guitarists, but titles for bass,
keyboards and drums are also included in the catalog.
iVideosongs offers three kinds of music instruction content.
Tutorials designed to improve basic to advanced skills are available
free of charge. Complete and accurate songs, instructed by professional
music teachers cost $4.99. Complete and accurate songs, taught by the
original artists who wrote, performed and/or produced them, cost $9.99.
iVideosongs customers can choose a skill level and genre, and
then download the high- def titles to their personal computer, iPod or
other device. Each song title is presented in chapter format, so
aspiring musicians learn the introduction, verse, chorus, bridge, outro
and other elements in bite-size pieces and at their own pace. Each title
also includes a master performance so customers can compare their
progress against the song, and tablature notation to aid in learning.
Titles featuring artists also include an interview segment, where they
reveal the inspiration and influences that went into the creation of the
iVideosongs launched the beta of its service this past January
iVideosongs is the pioneering music instruction service that enables
aspiring musicians of all skills levels to learn how to accurately play
complete songs from the original artists who wrote and performed them,
and also from legendary side-men and a staff of exceptional instructors.
iVideosongs on-demand, high-def video titles live on customer''
computers, iPods and other devices, and are accessible to them whenever
and wherever they like. Visit www.ivideosongs.com
to start learning today.
Please note that iVideosongs is not
affiliated with Scotty Moore or this website beyond their collaboration
on these songs. Any and all inquiries regarding the songs and the
service should be directed to iVideosongs and their website.
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