The Humane Guitarist

RASGUEADOS ARE FOR EVERYONE: the guitarist's rasgueado method

by Nitin Arora

This book is a resource for developing rasgueado technique. It is perhaps the first printed text (official US copyright received in 1996) devoted entirely to rasgueado technique. With highly detailed explanations of the sixteen basic rasgueado patterns (and more), the reader can learn the what, when, and how of the fingers through step-by-step instructions and Visual Dictionary (step-by-step photos of all the basic patterns).

As of November 2006, this book is no longer available for purchase, but you can download the PDF version for free from the Internet Archive at

If you have some thoughts on the book, feel free to email me some feedback at "nitaro74 (at) gmail (dot) com".