Pumping Nylon: Complete, Second Edition

by Scott Tennant
$25.50
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Book with online audio & video. All 3 volumes of Scott Tennant's classic series combined. Contains "The Classical Guitarist's Technique Handbook," "Easy to Early Intermediate Repertoire" and "Intermediate to Advanced Repertoire." All of the original content is here plus new pieces by Evan Hirschelman, Guiliani's Left Hand Studies, and new exercises in tremolo and balancing chord voicings. The music engravings have been improved and updated, high-definition video to stream or download. Scott's encouraging style, sense of humor, and unique approach helped Pumping Nylon gain devotees throughout the world. At the heart of it is the famous Daily Warm-Up Routine, 11 clever, helpful exercises to get both hands in shape and ready to play. Plus Giuliani's 120 Right-Hand Studies, Tarrega arpeggio studies, and music examples from Bach, Turina, and Rodrigo. Original compositions by Brian Head and Andrew York reinforce the material and provide concert-worthy repertoire. Notation only. 271 pp.   More Details...
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Contents:

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
  • #1
  • #2
  • #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)
  • Position
  • The Movement
  • Planting
  • Pressure
  • Release
  • Free Stroke (Tirando)
  • Right-Hand Finger Independence
  • Walking
  • Variations
  • 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
  • Alzapua Falseta
  • Rasgueados
  • 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
  • #1
  • #2
  • #3
  • Ascending Slurs--#4
  • #4
  • Descending Slurs--#5
  • #5
  • Triplets--#6
  • #6
  • Fixed-Finger Exercises--#7 & #8
  • #7
  • #8
  • Right-Hand Walking--#9
  • #9
  • Two-Finger Rasgueados--#10
  • #10
  • Tremolo
  • Psychological Outlook
  • Exercises
  • Exercises 1--3
  • Exercise 4
  • Exercises 5--10
  • Exercise 11
  • Lopsided Tremolos
  • Chant by Brian Head--A Tremolo Study
  • "Chant" Preparation
  • Chant
  • Scales: Contol and Velocity
  • Misconceptions About Speed
  • Right-Hand Velocity
  • Synchronization
  • 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
  • Arpeggios
  • 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
  • Afterword
  • Performance Anxiety
  • A Simple Deep Breathing Routine
  • Practice
  • Inspiration
  • 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
  • Afterword

Part 3: Intermediate to Advanced Repertoire

  • Preface
  • 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