Book/CD/DVD pack. Includes the book/CD "All Star Bluegrass Jam Along - Mandolin" (300-595) and the DVD "Great Mandolin Lessons" (300-DVD372) in one money-saving package. The book teaches aspiring pickers the intros, endings, back-ups and lead parts for 21 essential bluegrass tunes. On the CD, the backup band provides multiple rhythm tracks at slow-to-moderate tempos. Matt Flinner jumps in and plays a basic version of the melody, followed by a more adventurous improvisation. He drops out and the band continues, providing solid backup tracks. All intros, endings and solos are transcribed note-for-note. The nine lessons on the DVD, compiled from Homespun's library, represent mandolin instruction at its very best. Each segment, taught by a master of the instrument, has been chosen to give learning players new techniques, tunes and musical insights. The lessons start at a beginner level and progressively get more challenging. Note/tab included as a PDF file on the disc. 63 page book, 100 minute DVD.