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About the Author
Nathaniel Gunod is the vice president of production, senior acquisitions editor, and co-team leader for Alfred Music's MI division.
Formerly the managing editor of Workshop Arts, Inc., Gunod has edited and/or overseen the publication of hundreds of instructional music titles for many different instruments in all styles and at all levels. This includes acting as producer of many videos and hundreds of audio recordings. His work as an editor and producer has included collaborations with such artists as jazz legends George Benson and John Abercrombie, rock guitar icon Joe Satriani, acoustic guitar virtuosi Adrian Legg and Martin Simpson, banjo guru Tony Trischka, and renowned classical guitarists Scott Tennant and Benjamin Verdery.
Gunod was the chief content officer and EVP of education at WorkshopLive, Inc. from 2005 to 2009. As the CCO of WorkshopLive, he oversaw the development and creation of over 2,600 lessons for guitar, bass, drums, and keyboard in numerous styles at various levels. He ran the curriculum and production division and was involved with general governance of the company.
Gunod was an instructor of guitar at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, where he taught aspiring classical guitarists from the preparatory through the graduate levels. He has toured nationally as a guitarist in the Gunod-Rosser Guitar and Harpsichord Duo, and holds a master's degree in guitar performance.
A sought-after judge of international and regional guitar competitions, he is the author of Classical Guitar for Beginners, Teach Yourself to Play Classical Guitar, Beginning Theory for Adults, and numerous other instructional texts, plus various books of transcriptions and arrangements, such as Renaissance Duets, Progressive Classical Solos, and Basix Guitar Tab Classics: Joplin. Gunod also has cowritten several books with Ron Manus and L. C. Harnsberger, including Alfred's Basic Rock Guitar (Books 1 and 2), Teach Your Child to Play Guitar (Books 1 and 2), and Teach Your Child to Play Ukulele (Books 1 and 2).