In this new series, author Joe Carr introduces beginning to intermediate mandolin players to a variety of essential techniques using common instructional tunes. The object of the series is to ground players in good technique and to impart the essential skills required for continued self-guided development. The tunes in this volume come largely from the American folk tradition. This is a great first tutor for mandolinists with general musical interests. ©2008, Book & CD, 32 pages.