There are some materials for technical development and musical interest that “rise and shine” above all others. The following are they and I consider them essential materials for the guitar student. They are the best methods and study materials that I have found. If I were stranded on a desert island with just my guitar and a limited library of music, these are what I would want to have along.
- Classic Guitar Technique, Vol. 1 = Aaron Shearer
- Classic Guitar Technique, Vol. 2 = Aaron Shearer
- Pumping Nylon – Scott Tennant
- Etudes Simples Four Volumes = Leo Brouwer
- 20 Studies = Fernando Sor
- 25 Melodious and Progressive Studies = Mateo Carcassi
- 130 Daily Studies for Classic Guitar – Vladimir Bobri
- 8 Melodic Exercises – Vladimir Bobri
- Got a Snark? This one little device will enrich your life as a guitarist.
- Strings by Mail – best place on the web for strings and other guitar supplies.
Print blank sheet music for free. Supports guitar and bass tabs, too. Ready-to-print sheets in a few seconds, no software to download & install, no watermarks on prints.
- MuseScore – free music composing software. This program works great!
- Audacity – free audio editing software.