"This new book is perfect for beginners, players with a little experience and guitarists who want a good grounding in the flatpicking style. Using popular American fiddle tunes, Joe introduces the important basics of good flatpicking including pick direction, fingering, and hand position. The accompanying CD and DVD provides a clear performance of each exercise and tune. An introduction to playing up the neck in closed positions is included as well as several of Joe's own advanced arrangements of jam session favorites. Includes: Wildwood Flower, Soldier's Joy, Red Haired Boy, Whiskey Before Breakfast, Old Joe Clark, Salt Creek and more. Perfect for beginners, players with a little experience and guitarists wanting good grounding in flatpicking style. Uses popular American fiddle tunes. Introduces basics of good flatpicking pick direction fingering and hand position. Companion CD and DVD of all exercises and tunes. DVD 35: 00 minutes."