The Hal Leonard Irish Bouzouki Method is designed for anyone justlearning to play the Irish bouzouki. This comprehensive and easy-to-use beginner's guide focuses on teaching the basics of the instrument as we ll as accompaniment techniques for a variety of Irish song forms. The accompanying audio includes demonstrations of all the examples in the bookand can be accessed online via streaming or download. Includes: purchas ing an instrument; playing position; tuning; picking and strumming patterns; learning the fretboard; accompaniment styles; double jigs, slip jigs, and reels; drones; counterpoint; arpeggios; playing with a capo; traditional Irish songs; basic music reading; standard notation and tablature."