This manual for guitarists incorporates a discourse on fundamental performing issues together with exercises for technical development. The book is divided into two sections: the first section explains the rationale, and the second section contains exercises for the development of technique. Rather than presenting comprehensive coverage of all technical areas as would be found in a tutor, the contents of the book have been specifically geared to the underlying factors governing technique, such as: dexterity, coordination, independence, and relaxed performance. Alongside recommendations, the author presents commonly observed scenarios, in order to focus attention more intently on the salient issues. This book is intended primarily for intermediate and advanced players.