Bob Scott wrote:I've looked through Noad's Solo Guitar Playing Vol. 1, Parkening Method Vol. 1, and Pumping Nylon (the old version). Noad and Parkening don't seem to have as much indication of which right-hand finger to use as Pumping Nylon, which itself has some indications but not always. Perhaps using one, two, or all three of these in combination with something else will get me going. I may decide to get a teacher, and I've seen that suggestion a lot in perusing the forum. But in the meantime, can anyone suggest which book or books I should look into or how to proceed with some self-teaching? Thanks.
If you work through Noad, you'll get a sense of which fingers to use. Apart from the intuitive combinations (i m i m, p i m i, etc.) that are based on alternating fingers, avoiding the repeated use of a finger and patterns that reflect the layout of the strings, you may find 'The Bible of Classical Guitar Technique' by Hubert Kappel and 'The Art of Classical Guitar Playing' by Charles Duncan to be helpful. The former especially has very good exercises in many patterns.