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 II continues with tunes like "Red Wing," "Fiddler's Dream," "Over the Hills and Far Away," "From the New World," "Florida Blues," and more, plus more detailed background stories for the tunes, and a variety of new techniques. The CD includes demo tracks with Mark O'Connor playing all the tunes, plus piano accompaniment tracks. 58 pp.