Ferdinando Carulli (1770-1841) was born in Naples but lived for most of his in Paris. Originally a cellist, he turned to the Guitar at an early age. He remains as one of the most influential figures in the history of Guitar, most famously as the author of a famous, 200-year-old method still in use today.
Carulli wrote hundreds of Guitar works, but one of the most valuable for beginners is his opus 114, the collection of 24 Preludes for Guitar (24 Präludien für Gitarre). They are perfect for developing technique in novice Guitar players, with several arpeggio-based exercises and chordal drills.