Until now, serious rock, blues, and jazz guitarists have not had a book devoted entirely to the left hand. The Serious Guitarist: Left-Hand Techniques fills this gap with a unique, dedicated approach to proper left-hand position and dexterity that you've always been looking for. Learn the most effective approach to left-hand technique, and discover ways to increase efficiency when you move up and down the guitar neck. Lessons are organized progressively---one technique lays a foundation for the next---and featured are exercises that have been thoughtfully developed into musical ideas and licks to give a clear example of how you can incorporate the techniques into your own playing. This way, you will be playing music, not just exercises. The included companion CD features demonstrations of the examples in the book.