The Hal Leonard Mandolin Method – Second Edition is the newly updated and revised version of the original classic method by Rich Del Grosso. This comprehensive and easy-to-use beginner's guide includes many fun songs of different styles to learn and play. The available CD edition includes 43 tracks of songs from the book for demonstration and play along. You'll be playing mandolin in no time with the step-by-step instruction provided by this best-selling method! The book includes: tips on buying instruments, mandolin anatomy, tuning instructions, fundamentals of music reading, single-note picking, bluegrass chops, doublestops, tremolo picking, drones, a variety of songs, and much, much more!