Pumping Nylon: Complete (Second Edition)

Pumping Nylon: Complete (Second Edition)
The Classical Guitarist's Technique Handbook

By Scott Tennant Guitar Book & Online Video/Audio Item: 00-45924
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Upon its first publication in 1995, Pumping Nylon became an instant classic and a must-have technique handbook for all classical guitarists---and many guitarists of other styles as well. This complete edition includes additional early intermediate through advanced repertoire. Scott Tennant's encouraging style, sense of humor, and unique approach to technical training helped Pumping Nylon gain countless devotees throughout the world. At the heart of Pumping Nylon is the famous Daily Warm-Up Routine, which includes 11 clever, helpful exercises to get both hands in shape and ready to play while also improving your technical skills. These invaluable technique lessons are supplemented by Giuliani's 120 Right-Hand Studies, Tarrega arpeggio studies, and music examples from Bach, Turina, and Rodrigo. In addition, original compositions by guitar luminaries Brian Head and Andrew York reinforce the material while also providing concert-worthy repertoire.

This second edition of Pumping Nylon Complete incorporates even more great material with new pieces by Evan Hirschelman, Guiliani's Left Hand Studies, Op. 1, and new technical exercises in tremolo and balancing chord voicings. The music engravings have been improved for easier readability, and a brand-new correlating video, available to download or stream, has been included.

If Pumping Nylon Complete is already in your library, it's time to upgrade to this second edition, which is even better than the original. If you are just now discovering Scott Tennant's masterpiece, this is a great opportunity to jump on board and start enjoying this classic. Your practice routine and technical prowess will improve, and you'll have fun as you learn.

Complete Second Edition Features
* All of the original complete edition content, including easy to advanced repertoire
* Three new performance pieces
* Giuliani's Left-Hand Studies, Op. 1
* New lessons and exercises
* Improved music engravings
* An updated, high-definition video to stream or download

Sample Pages


Title Composer
Part 1: Pumping Nylon
Author's Preface
Editor's Preface
Some Do's and Don'ts
About the Hands
About the Body
About Holding the Guitar--The Triangle
Footstool Alternatives
The Left Hand
Finger Placement and Accuracy
Pressure and Release
Pressure/Release Exercise
Finger Exchange
Ascending Slurs (Hammer-ons)
Descending Slurs (Pull-offs)
Finger Independence
#3 - Opposing Motion
#4 - Horizontal Character Builders
#5 - Odair's Favorite Drill
#6 - "The Spider"
The Barre
Weight vs Pressure
Being Selective
Summing It All Up
Quadrivial Quandary by Andrew York--A Four-Voice Study for the Left Hand
Fanfare--A Slur Study by Brian Head
May the Notes Be with You--A Slur Study by Evan Hirschelman
1st Movement
2nd Movement
Giuliani's Left-Hand Etudes, Op 1
The Right Hand
Tone Production
Nail Length and Shape
Nail Length
Nail Types
Shaping the Nails
Angle and Placement
Rest Stroke (Apoyando)
The Movement
Free Stroke (Tirando)
Right-Hand Finger Independence
Arpeggios from Tarrega's The Complete Technical Studies
The Thumb
Shaping the Nail
Develop That Thumb!
Balance in Chords
Balancing Act
Flamenco Techniques
What Else Can the Thumb Do?
Soleares Falseta
Alzapua Falseta
Some Practical Applications
from Turina's "Sevillana"
from Turina's "Ráfaga"
from Rodrigo's "Concerto de Aranjuez, 2nd Movement"
Daily Warm-Up Routine
Left-Hand Walking--#1, #2 & #3
Ascending Slurs--#4
Descending Slurs--#5
Fixed-Finger Exercises--#7 & #8
Right-Hand Walking--#9
Two-Finger Rasgueados--#10
Psychological Outlook
Exercises 1--3
Exercise 4
Exercises 5--10
Exercise 11
Lopsided Tremolos
Chant by Brian Head--A Tremolo Study
"Chant" Preparation
Scales: Contol and Velocity
Misconceptions About Speed
Right-Hand Velocity
String Crossing
Piecing Things Together
Some Other Speed Aids
Rhythmic Variations
Problem Solving in Scales
Marking String Crossings
Evolution of a Scale
Scale Study--Double from the Courante, Partita No. 1, BWV 1002 Johann Sebastian Bach
Full Planting and Sequential Planting
Giuliani's 120 Right-Hand Studies
Practicing Tips
Shapeshifting--An Arpeggio Etude by Evan Hirschelman
Shapeshifting--2nd Movement
Didactic Doodle by Andrew York
Performance Anxiety
A Simple Deep Breathing Routine
In Conclusion
Part 2: Easy to Early Intermediate Repertoire
Different Strokes Tennant/Gunod
Walking Tennant/Gunod
Opus 44, #6 Fernando Sor
Bit o' Nostalgia Scott Tennant
Snowflight Andrew York
Crispin's Spin Omid Zoufonoun
Estudio #2 Francisco Tarrega
Etude #19 Matteo Carcassi
Opus 35, #18 Fernando Sor
Sore Study Fernando Sor / Scott Tennant
Opus 60, #18 Fernando Sor
Opus 60, #24 Fernando Sor
Malagueña arr. Scott Tennant
Etude #13 Matteo Carcassi
Etude #7 Matteo Carcassi
Little Ländler Sköt Tennant
Etude #2 Matteo Carcassi
Two Studies Francisco Tarrega
Estudio #12 Francisco Tarrega
Estudio #3 Francisco Tarrega
Etude #6 Matteo Carcassi
Etude #12 Matteo Carcassi
Opus 6, Studio 4 Fernando Sor
Opus 35, #19 Fernando Sor
Studio de Campanelas su unTema della "Folia" di M de Fossa Francisco Tarrega
3 Pavans Luis Milan
Pavan #1 Luis Milan
Pavan #2 Luis Milan
Opus 44, #8 Fernando Sor
Opus 35, #5 Fernando Sor
Slur Study Mauro Giuliani
Opus 31, Leçon XV Fernando Sor
Opus 31, Leçon XII Fernando Sor
A Pale View David Pritchard
Part 3: Intermediate to Advanced Repertoire
Glossary of Signs and Terms
The Frog Galliard John Dowland
Fantasia #18 Luys Milan
Fantasia #16 Luys Milan
Veintidós Diferencias de Conde Claros Luis de Narváez
Variations sur les "Folies d'Espagne" Mauro Giuliani
Thema Mauro Giuliani
Variation I Mauro Giuliani
Variation II Mauro Giuliani
Variation III Mauro Giuliani
Variation IV Mauro Giuliani
Variation V Mauro Giuliani
Variation VI Mauro Giuliani
Étude #11 Napoéon Coste
Fantasia Original Jose Viñas
Rasgueado Exercise in Soleá Adam del Monte
Alzapua and Thumb Study in Soleá Adam del Monte
Inspired by Villa-Lobos Etude #1 Joe Diorio
Study #1 Carlos Rafael Rivera
Plainte Brian Head
Concierto de Aranjuez--Cadenza Joaquín Rodrigo

Additional Information

Series: Pumping Nylon Series
Author: Scott Tennant
Instrument: Guitar
Format: Book & Online Video/Audio
Page Count: 272
Item Number: 00-45924
ISBN 10: 1-4706-3517-8
ISBN 13: 978-1-4706-3517-6
UPC: 038081521657

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