"Steve Kaufman takes his favorite American fiddle tunes for the mandolin and puts them alphabetically in four volumes. Steve plays the mandolin exactly as it is written so the student can hear the melody and dynamics just as he would play it. Accompanying the large set of books are CDs with guitar rhythm accompaniment included. Build your repertoire, right and left hand skills and have fun playing at jam sessions with your friends. This 4 volume set written specifically for the mandolin also has a sister series for guitar."