For the mandolinist who is tired of memorizing and is ready to start arranging his own songs by ear, play in jam sessions, and instantly create a basic solo to any vocal song. Shows how to: figure out a progression by ear, “fake” a solo, expand the faked solo into a melody-oriented solo, and finally, add “hot licks” to the melody oriented solo for embellishment, or create an improvised solo using licks. The download audio features ear training, twelve sample progressions, and guides you through step-by-step procedure. 120 pages. Mel Bay Publications.