Book/CD pack. Improvise with more expression and freedom in bluegrass and related styles. These ideas, exercises, and etudes will help you expand your palette of improvisational techniques and sounds. You'll learn to build solos by: uncovering a melody's most defining notes and using them in a new context; reharmonizing chords and changing modes; breaking down, rearranging, and varying melodic and rhythmic cells; using positions shifts, string crossings, and double stops; drawing from tetrachords, guide tone lines, and other contructs. "Hats off to Matt Glaser and John McGann for effectively tackling a subject that has been near and dear to me for nearly half a century!" - David Grisman. The CD has demonstration and play-along tracks accompanied by a full band. 53 pp.