Learn to play mandolin and open up a brand new world of musical kwledge with this exciting method from Alfred Music. Beginners of all ages can start their journey to a lifetime of musical enjoyment. When you start Alfred's Teach Yourself to Play Mandolin, you will learn about the history of the mandolin, the parts of the instrument, how to use picks, how to tune it, and learn about standard musical tation. Notes, scales, and songs are introduced lesson by lesson to gradually increase your ever-growing kwledge of reading and understanding standard musical tation. You will learn important mandolin techniques such as tremolo, cross picking, and more. The book also features a chord dictionary and a library of accompaniment strums. This best-selling book is w available with a DVD and CD. The DVD includes video lessons and performances for everything in the book, and also includes the TNT 2 audio player that lets you adjust the tempo and pitch, and isolate parts. The CD includes audio performances of every exercise and song. It plays in your CD player or you can download the tracks to your PC. Upon completion of the book, you will be able to play your favorite songs on the mandolin, kw how to read music, and play with a musical group in many different styles, including folk, blues, country, and even pop. Be your own teacher, and let Alfred Music be your resource every step of the way.