One of the most comprehensive books ever written for the serious player starting classical guitar, this 134 page volume takes the absolute beginner all the way through to approximately a 2nd grade public examination level. It is intended for one-to-one tuition with a teacher, but may beused for small groups (2 or 3 persons) where it is part of a specific l earning program. As well, many mature-age students have completed this book through their own self-instruction in situations where a teacher hasnot been available. The book contains detailed instructions, explanatio ns, photos and diagrams, and guides the student through all the early stages of establishing music-reading and technical skills. It is broadly divided into 3 sections of study: Rest stroke technique; single-line melodies and two-part solos, Free stroke technique; developing right-hand arpeggio technique, and Applied Solos Repertoire; featuring guitar solos from both traditional and new classical guitar composers.