If you've been inspired to start playing fingerstyle guitar or you are an experienced player wanting to enhance your knowledge, this book is perfect for you. This well-paced, comprehensive method covers everything, from basic to advanced techniques and styles. Beginning concepts include basic chord theory, modes, drop-D tuning, alternating bass, and more. The intermediate player will learn alternate tunings, modes, fingerpicking patterns, barre chords, diatonic harmony, special techniques, bass lines, arranging, and styles ranging from Celtic to contemporary new age. The book concludes with advanced techniques including the free-stroke, rest-stroke, shifting, tremolo, planting, left-hand tapping, right-hand tapping, drumming, and the scrape. All music is shown in standard notation and TAB, and an MP3 CD demonstrating examples in the book is included.