Pumping Nylon: Complete

Pumping Nylon: Complete
The Classical Guitarist's Technique Handbook

By Scott Tennant Guitar Book, DVD & CD Item: 00-35448

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World-class classical guitarist and well-respected educator Scott Tennant presents the most comprehensive technique handbook available for classical guitarists. This complete edition combines all three volumes of Scott's best-selling Pumping Nylon series. In addition to technical information not available elsewhere, it includes classic etudes by Carcassi, Giuliani, Sor, and Tarrega; musical examples by Bach, Turina, and Rodrigo; and original compositions by Andrew York and Brian Head. Learn easy to advanced repertoire pieces that are selected and designed to work with the various techniques addressed, including arpeggios, tremolo, scale velocity, and more. The included DVD features Scott Tennant, and the MP3 CD features the playing of Scott Tennant and Adam del Monte.

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
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 by Brian Head--A Slur Study
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!
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
Lopsided Tremolos
Chant by Brian Head: A Tremolo Study
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
Didactic Doodle by Andrew York
Performance Anxiety
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, DVD & CD
Page Count: 224
Item Number: 00-35448
ISBN 10: 0-7390-7158-0
ISBN 13: 978-0-7390-7158-8
UPC: 038081396477

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