The best way to learn an instrument is to play it as often as you can with other musicians. Trading songs and interacting with other instrumentalists and singers will foster learning at a faster pace and promote development of an ensemble sound. This play-along series encourages this kind of fun, collaborative approach to learning an instrument. Aspiring mandolinists can practice chords and rhythm, singing and lyrics, melodies, solos, licks and backup playing along with a real band! The online audio includes Dix Bruce on the guitar, mandolin and vocals, Bill Evans on the banjo and vocals, Julie Cline on vocals and Cindy Browne on the string bass. The recorded songs are performed with introductions (kickoffs), vocals and solos-just how they would be at jam sessions and performances. Solo sections in the recordings allow you to play chords and solos from the book. Create your own improvised solos or sing the lyrics while the band provides accompaniment. The book includes fifteen of the most popular bluegrass, old-time and gospel songs, recorded at slow and regular tempos for players of any skill level. Includes mandolin tablature, chords, solos, backup parts and more. Great for beginning to intermediateplayers. We'll jam ALL night long!