Mel Bay's own method for the classic guitar, featuring a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of music and reading guitar notation, plus graded studies and pieces. Musical and technical concepts are introduced gradually as needed throughout the text and driven home with ample musical illustrations. Information is provided on: basic right and left-hand techniques, reading standard notation, harmonics, and playing in various keys and positions. Also includes many classical etudes and works by Aguado, Bach, Carcassi, Carulli, Diabelli, Giuliani, Sor, and others. Written entirely in standard notation only.