Book/CD pack. Mark O'Connor has created this series of method books to guide students gradually through the development of classic techniques and theory while learning some of the most endearing melodies in American music. Includes jazz, Latin, rock, folk, classical, and ragtime tunes, organized in a sequence that layers new skills on top of established ones. From the beginning he demonstrates more than one way to play a piece, adding an improvisational twist not found in other methods. Book I is accessible to students 3 years old and older and teaches great tunes like "Boil 'em Cabbage Down," "Amazing Grace," "Bonaparte's Retreat," "Old Joe Clark," "Soldier's Joy," and more, plus simplified arrangements of more advanced music that will appear later in the Method. The CD includes demo tracks with Mark O'Connor playing all the tunes, plus piano accompaniment tracks. 54 pp.