This original collection presents more than 20 popular folk songs that have been specially arranged for beginning guitarists. The timeless melodies are supplemented with a helpful tutorial on guitar basics that offers tips on identifying the strings, tuning, and basic chord patterns and strums. These arrangements of Skip to My Lou, He's Got the Whole World in His Hands, Oh! Susanna, Down in the Valley, Barbara Allen, and other tunes include advice for following the time signatures, strumming patterns, and other suggestions. Best of all, each song features a free MP3 download for students to listen to and play along with. The recordings will familiarize beginning guitarists with the pieces' melodies and tempos, and provide practical guidance for playing these beloved folk songs.