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Pumping Nylon -- Easy to Early Intermediate Repertoire: Supplemental Repertoire for the Best-Selling Classical Guitarist's Technique Handbook (Pumping Nylon Series) Paperback – August 1, 1998
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- Publisher : Alfred Music (August 1, 1998)
- Language: : English
- Paperback : 64 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0882849190
- ISBN-13 : 978-0882849195
- Item Weight : 8.2 ounces
- Dimensions : 8.97 x 0.23 x 11.75 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,125,383 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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If it were possible, I would give this book 4 1/2 stars because some of the pieces are a little bland. But it really wasn't a big enough of an issue to lower my score to 4 stars. Also, Scott addresses this issue directly in the introduction.
Good work again, Scott.
You can buy this book with or without a CD. I'd recommend getting the package with the CD, which has all the compositions nicely played (at full speed) and beautifully recorded. On a few of the tracks, the author also repeats the first few measures quite slowly--one might wish he'd done this for more of the songs. This is an instructional CD rather than one for general listening, since Tennant opens each track with a verbal "1, 2, 3...ready, go," or some such phrase (not sure this was necessary--is anyone actually going to play along?).
I recognize that what is "boring" is rather subjective, but despite the glowing reviews from others, I don't see anyone praising these selections for their musical interest.
Rather than this dull collection, you'd be better off getting a copy of Sor's etudes (or Carcassi's, or Aguado's, etc.) and working on them. This collection seems intended to kill off interest in playing guitar.
Why only four stars? I'd have liked to see more said about turning the notes into music by listening to how you play.
(P.S. My background includes playing a LOT of rock and blues, in addition to classical music. My issues are not with the styles, but with the unbalanced emphasis that players have with regard to what they need to know to play the style they love. B.B. King and Buddy Guy aren't the best 'technicians' but they damn sure can play blues worth listening to.)
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