Left Hand Studies for Classical Guitar by Walt Lawry. For Guitar (Classical). Squareback saddle-stitched, Technic. Archive Edition. Classic. Beginning-Intermediate. Book. 104 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.93956).
ISBN 9780786678068. Classic. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.
This book of exercises and studies is designed to develop left hand technique. The book concentrates on eight different technical areas: chords and chord changing skills, barres, shifts, slurs, scales, intervals, extensions, and left hand harmonics. The text is divided into two parts; a section of exercises and a section of study pieces. The exercises aregrouped according to the skill areas they concentrate on andare accompanied by explanatory notes. Most of the studypieces concentrate on two or more skill areas. For thatreason the particular skill areas for each piece are listedboth in the Table of Contents and at the beginning of the piece itself. Study pieces can be easily matched to exercises, and vice versa. The pieces themselves consistof music written originally for guitar, and of transcriptions.