Alan Brown is a former member of the Scottish National Orchestra. He now works as a freelance musician, with several leading UK orchestras, and as a consultant in music and IT. Alan has had several compositions published, developed a set of music theory CD-Roms, co-written a series of Bass Guitar Examination Handbooks and worked on over 100 further titles. Tony Skinner is widely respected as one of the UK's premier music educators. He has written and edited over 50 music-education books, and is the editor of Guitar Tutor magazine and a columnist for Total Guitar magazine. Jake Jackson is writer, editor or contributor to over 20 music books, including "The Beginner's Guide to Reading Music", "How to Play Classic Riffs" and "Play Flamenco".