Flatpicking Guitar Magazine, in conjunction with Mel Bay Publications, is proud to bring you this sampler of flatpicking guitar music from twenty of the best bluegrass guitar players in the business. This book and CD project, the third in an series, originally grew out of requests received from Flatpicking Guitar Magazine readers regarding an audio reference for the material we present in the magazine. This collection presents 20 pieces from the third volume of the magazine (six issues) along with transcriptions in both standard music notation and tablature. On the majority of the cuts on the CD the artists play more than one break to each song; however, in most cases you will only find one of those breaks transcribed in the book. The book also includes biographical material extracted from more complete articles that were published about these artists in Flatpicking Guitar Magazine.