This book and accompanying audio are a perfect introduction to fingerstyle guitar. National Board Certified educator Steve Eckels has carefully designed each lesson to allow for smooth progression. Each of the ten lessons contains the four pillars of practice: scales, reading, progressions and repertoire. Developed in the classroom, this book provides arrangements of beautiful guitar pieces in a basic form, and instructions for how to embellish them in your own way. Included are shortcuts for learning to read music, and fingerstyle accompaniment patterns such as the famous "Travis" pattern. Those seeking further study will also enjoy Eckels' "Modern Fingerstyle Guitar Method Grade 1" (MB21496BCD) and other acclaimed folios.