With this book/CD package you'll learn melodies and practice soloing on 12 of the most popular and important chord progressions in the swing and jazz repertoire - cycle of fifths; major and minor progressions with II-V-I, I-VI-II-V-I, I-III-VI-II-V chord changes; major, minor, and 6/8 blues; and much more-- all based on favorite swing and jazz hits. Play along with a hot string rhythm section: featuring guitar, mandolin and bass with lead melodies played on tenor sax. Each melody appears in standard notation for C instruments, guitar tablature, and mandolin tablature. The recording features all of the tunes at slow and regular speeds. Melodies to the tunes are recorded at about one-half speed with only guitar accompaniment before each track with the full band. Instruments are isolated for maximum flexibility. By adjusting the balance control on your stereo you can hear 1) the full band; 2) guitar and bass only (you play the lead melody from the book); or 3) mandolin, melody, and bass only (you play rhythm).