Scott Tennant – Pumping Nylon
Jul 29 2014
Two hours of Classical Guitar technique and tuition from internationally renowned concert artist Scott Tennant. This comprehensive guide covers everything from fingernail shape and care to scale velocity, arpeggios and tremolo-picking. You will even discover the famous Pumping Nylon daily warm-up routine that will boost your articulation and dexterity. Close-ups, split-screens and scrolling notation make this set of lessons comfortable and easy to follow.
This is not a book for the absolute beginner – though if you are one you might buy it, read the pages on finger placement and accuracy, then hold on to it while you develop technique. Once you begin to do so this book will help you improve it and identify weaknesses.
For the advanced beginner to intermediate player Scott’s book, plus Segovia’s Diatonic Major and Minor Scales, provides a strong foundation which will improve your playing much quicker than moving from piece to piece and technique to technique.
Have you ever watched a guitarist play, and wandered ‘how in the world can that person make a wooden box sound so good?’
Well, folks Pumping Nylon will help you decipher the secrets on how to get that sound you never thought you could get out of a guitar. It goes into the specifics on how to technically develop good tone in your guitar playing. Scott Tenant spends considerable time on explaining the correct right hand action. Also the stretching drills for the left hand are very useful for making your hand glide between notes rather than drag themselves.
Great exercises – very useful to develop good guitar technique. The DVD is an excellent companion to the book – it demonstrates all the microtechniques of playing the classical guitar. It shows very simply all the little but important techniques needed to play, eg finger nail care, speed bursts, tremelo, etc. This is a must for any guitar student aspiring to playing well.
This book is great. Like all books it has a certain reach. What really brings it to life is the DVD. There is no substitute for the author giving a discourse on something he created. The explanations given by Scott harken back to how a European master would explain it. This is the strong point. Subjects that could be glossed over like nail shape are treated with great respect. This DVD is an entire explanation in this wonderfully fundamental volume.
Running time: 2 hours
Video: XviD 1474 Kbps, 512×384 (4/3) 29.970 fps
Audio: MP3 121 Kbps, 48.0 KHz, 2 ch
Booklet: Yes (PDF)
Size: 1.5 Gb