Play Today! is the ultimate self-teaching method – designed to offer quality instruction, terrific songs, and a professional-quality CD with 86 full-demo tracks. This mandolin method can be used by students who want to teach themselves, or by teachers for private or group instruction. Simply follow the tips and lessons in the book as you listen to the teacher on the CD. This complete guide to the basics covers: songs, chords and melodies; alternate picking and strumming; and playing tips and techniques, all in standard notation and tablature. Learn at your own pace and open the door to the world of mandolin music with over 80 great songs and examples in this book!