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Pumping Nylon (Book)

The Classical Guitarist's Technique Handbook

By Scott Tennant

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Pumping Nylon (Book) (The Classical Guitarist's Technique Handbook). Edited by Nathaniel Gunod. For classical guitar. Classical Guitar Method or Supplement; Method/Instruction. National Guitar Workshop. Technique. Instructional book. Standard guitar notation, introductory text, instructional text, illustrations, musical examples and performance notes. 95 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.7000).

ISBN 088284721X. With standard guitar notation, introductory text, instructional text, illustrations, musical examples and performance notes. Technique. 9x12 inches.

Scott Tennant, world-class classical guitarist and well-respected guitar eduactor, has brought together the most comprehensive technique handbook for the classical guitarist. In addition to technical information not available elsewhere, he has compiled selections from Giuliani's 120 Right-Hand Studies; musical examples by Bach, Turina, Rodrigo and others;Tarrega arpeggio studies; and original compositions by Andrew York and Brian Head. Essential information and a great sense of humor are effectively combined in this best-selling book.

  • Quadrivial Quandary  Composed by Andrew York
  • Fanfare  Composed by Brian Head
  • Soleares Falseta 
  • Alzapua Falseta 
  • Sevillana (excerpt)  Composed by Joaquin Turina
  • Rafaga (excerpt)  Composed by Joaquin Turina
  • Concierto De Aranjuez (excerpt)  Composed by Joaquin Rodrigo
  • Double  From 'Courante, Partita No.1, BWV 1002, Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
  • 120 Right Hand Studies (excerpts)  Composed by Mauro Giuliani
  • Didactic Doodle  Composed by Andrew York
  • Chant  Composed by Brian Head
  • Arpeggios  From 'The Complete Technical Studies', Composed by Francisco Tarrega

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  • 5

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  • October 02, 2008 great practices for classical guitar

    My classical teacher recommended this book. I use it for daily warm-up. The drills are very helpful for developing technical skills.

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  • 5

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  • April 17, 2008 a necessary book

    As an early intermediate classical guitar student this book got me back on track with good technique and fundamentals essential to moving forward on a sound basis. A very hepful book used in conjunction with my instructors knowledge of my abilities and wealmesses/

    27 of 63 people found this review helpful.
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  • March 29, 2008 A great book by a great teacher!

    All which I've read about Scott is true! His style, knowledge and teaching methods are the best! I love the book!

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  • 5

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  • November 01, 2007 A must

    I think every classical guitarist should buy it, but I wouldn't recommend this book to a beginner, because there are many difficult exercises. It surprised me because I have discovered that most of my teachers were using exercices from this book for their technical classes.

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  • 5

  • April 10, 2005 A Master Class for small change!

    This is NOT a teach yourself guitar book and a reasonable knowledge of the instrument is a pre-requisite. It IS a masterclass on paper, packed with tips, exercises and information on technique and performance you would only get at a masterclass or workshop with a first rate teacher. And...

    all for the price of a burger and fries...! Not sure I'd go along with his ideas on nail shaping though.

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