These twenty-one studies present a variety of melodic themes composed to provide enhancement of technique. I wanted to write short, playable pieces designed to build fluency and coordination between the left and right hand. I also wanted these technical studies to contain melodic elements sufficient to allow them to be used as short pieces in concert or recital.
As valuable as scale practice can be, it can also be tedious. I wanted these studies to be fun to play. I also utilized a variety of major and minor keys and composed the pieces specifically to explore the contrast between open and fingered strings. Finally, these studies will help enable the guitarist to move freely between various positions on the fingerboard. In Notation and Tablature.