Here's the perfect way to get a solid start playing the mandolin. Steve's step-by-step lesson shows you how to tune up, hold your instrument and play your first chords and songs: "Down in the Valley," "Amazing Grace," "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" and "Blue Ridge Cabin Home." A solid start is essential and Steve teaches the notes and scales, pick technique, rhythmic counting, chord changes and other basics you'll need to play correctly. He starts at the most basic beginner's level, but by the time you've finished you'll be playing rhythm and even taking lead on fiddle tunes such as "Cotton-Eyed Joe," "Old Joe Clark," "Liberty" and "Soldier's Joy." Includes note/tab as a PDF file on disc. 100 min.