This book contains 21 original, melodic, song-like solo-guitar etudes which will infuse your playing with lyricism. The compositions are very approachable, containing highly melodic song forms with emotional and narrative content. All the material is written for the plectrum guitar but can also be played fingerstyle. In addition to the solo arrangements, ten of the compositions include a lead-sheet version (for duo or ensemble playing). The etudes are perfect for performance situations such as auditions, recitals, concerts and for enjoyment. Written in standard notation only. Includes access to online audio. The Mel Bay Achieving Guitar Artistry series is designed to condition and guide the developing guitarist to an advanced level of proficiency, regardless of the style of music performed.