With the benefit of her many years' study of the repertoire and teaching of the instrument, Diana Poulton has completely re-cast her earlier book ("An Introduction to Lute Playing", 1961) to produce, in "A Tutor for the Renaissance Lute", the most comprehensive method for the lute based on Renaissance precepts. The book will be found equally useful to students working alone ? giving clear instructions on all technical matters, progressively introduced according to their difficulty ? and to teachers (providing a source of some seventy-five pieces from which to structure their pupils' progress). The advanced student, too, will find that much of the music is suitable for recital programmes.