This book of exercises and studies is designed to develop left-hand guitar technique. The book concentrates on eight different technical areas: chords and chord changing skills, playing barre chords, shifts, slurs, scales, intervals, extensions, and left-hand harmonics. The text is divided into two parts; a section of exercises and a selection of study pieces. The exercises are grouped according to specific skill areas, and are accompanied by explanatory notes. Most of the study pieces concentrate on two or more skill areas. Consequently, the particular skill areas addressed by each piece are listed both in the Table of Contents and at the beginning of the pieces themselves. Study pieces can be easily matched to exercises, and vice-versa. The pieces themselves consist of transcriptions as well as music written originally for the guitar.