The Absolute Beginners award-winning method has been designed to make learning the Mandolin easier than ever before! Step-by-step pictures take you from first day exercises to playing your first complete songs. Absolute Beginners Mandolin gives you: An 'owner's manual' approach to the mandolin. Practical advice and tips covering everything you need to know about setting up, playing and maintenance. A look-and-learn course that uses clear pictures to illustrate every step of learning. CD audio tracks to let you hear how things should sound, plus full-length accompaniments so you can play along.