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"This handbook is intended for classical guitarists with at least a few years playing experience. It is primarily designed for candidates considering taking the London College of Music Grade 5 examination in classical guitar playing. However, even if you do not intend to take an examination, given the handbooks wide content of musical repertoire and extensive educational material, it provides an expertly structured, comprehensive resource for studying the classical guitar. Studying this handbook will help you to: Develop all aspects of your playing and achieve your full potential as a guitarist. Extend your musical repertoire with pieces from a wide range of styles and periods. Improve your sight reading and aural abilities so that you can learn pieces more easily. Increase your knowledge of music theory and learn about the historical context of the pieces youre playing. The handbook contains all the required pieces, scales, chords and arpeggios, as well as sections on musical knowledge, sightreading and aural awareness i.e. everything you need for this grade. Includes nine pieces by Dowland, Sanz, Carcassi, Trrega and others."