Includes a pre-reading section that allows the student to play songs by reading fret numbers only. Natural notes in first position on strings one, two, and three are presented, along with basic rhythms. Dynamics are also introduced to develop musicianship at an early level. The book is equally adaptable to pick style or classical technique. Includes optional teacher duets with chord names. Rhythmic accuracy is stressed throughout the method. Every song title has three tracks : 1) the teacher duet on the left channel and the student solo on the right channel; 2)an orchestration at a performance tempo where the instrumentation and m usic style enhance the various moods of each individual piece; 3) the same orchestration at a slower (practice) tempo.
This is the new edition which includes tracks as downloadable mp3s to replace the previous CD version.