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Old 09-20-2018, 09:22 PM
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I agree that getting too much info is a bad idea, and it's very important to not
do too much technical work at one time, particularly in the left hand. I do wish
I had been more systematic about technique when I was younger, though,
esp the LH.

Duncan's 'Art of' is more of a "why" book than Tennant or Käppel. He's a good
writer, and explains things about as well as could be done in a book, IMO.
The presentation of the book is dated, and the printing of the last copy
I bought was a bit blurry, but the book provides a good overview of
technique at the service of music, not as an end in itself.

Tennant's Pumping Nylon and Käppel's 'Bible of' cover similar ground,
but Käppel is *really* comprehensive, and I like his explanations and
tidbits quite a lot. They're both good, but I too like the Käppel book
best. YMMV, of course...
Thanks for your reply!
I surprisingly found the pdf format of Kappel's book online:
https://zh.scribd.com/document/35612...-Technique-pdf
I took a look and found that as you mentioned early that the book is way more detailed and comperhensive than Pumping Nylon.
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Old 09-21-2018, 06:44 AM
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I love the Pumping Nylon book... it's got great exercises for any style of fingerstyle playing.

I also bought the DVD, because it shows some examples that weren't completely clear to me in the book.
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Old 09-21-2018, 10:31 PM
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Thanks for your reply!
I surprisingly found the pdf format of Kappel's book online:
https://zh.scribd.com/document/35612...-Technique-pdf
I took a look and found that as you mentioned early that the book is way more detailed and comperhensive than Pumping Nylon.
You bet. Yeah, there's plenty in that Käppel book, for sure. I attended a couple
of his classes in the early 90s and he really made an impression on me.
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Old 09-21-2018, 10:33 PM
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I love the Pumping Nylon book... it's got great exercises for any style of fingerstyle playing.

I also bought the DVD, because it shows some examples that weren't completely clear to me in the book.
It's a nice package, isn't it? Lots of good exercises and an encouraging approach, I think.
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Old 09-23-2018, 10:41 AM
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Link to a brief review of Pumping Nylon, second edition:

http://egta.co.uk/blog/reviews/pumpi...edition-review
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Old 09-23-2018, 04:57 PM
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Pumping Nylon is excellent stuff. Even better with his Pumping Nylon Supplement with newer exercises.
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Old 10-15-2018, 10:01 PM
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Pumping Nylon is excellent stuff. Even better with his Pumping Nylon Supplement with newer exercises.
It's the 120 right-handed exercises.
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