Book with online audio. One of the most versatile and powerful musicians playing today teaches 8 great repertoire tunes that will help mandolin players develop style and technique. Covers traditional bluegrass tunes as well as jazz-flavored "new-grass" originals, each one jam-packed with licks, runs and musical variations. Sam is a careful and patient instructor and he analyzes each piece in detail, covering: chord progressions, fingerings, fancy licks, drones and double-stops, chromatic runs, harmony parts and improvised variations. "Cotton Patch Rag," "Tom & Jerry," "Leather Britches," "Lime Rock," "Banjalin," "Diadem," "Norman and Nancy" and "Russian Rag." Includes PLAYBACK+, a multifunction player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right. Part of the Listen & Learn series, a joint publication of Homespun and Hal Leonard. Note/tab. 38 pp.