(Play Today Instructional Series). Learn at your own pace and open the door to the world of mandolin music with this beginner's book/CD/DVD instruction pack! Play Today! is the ULTIMATE self-teaching method, designed to offer quality instruction and terrific songs. All you have to do is follow along with the tips, lessons and music provided as you listen to the CD or watch the DVD. The CD includes 84 professional quality full-demo tracks. The DVD features on-screen mandolin tablature so you can play all the music examples. This complete guide to the basics covers: songs, chords and melodies * alternate picking and strumming * playing tips and techniques, all in standard tation and tablature.