A professional musician and music teacher in Asheville North Carolina for over 13 years, neal plays and teaches a wide variety of stringed instruments in addition to a wide variety of musical styles. The "Jam Along Series" books provide a useful base of musical fundamentals through building a repertoire of songs and useful technique building exercises. The unique feature of the "Jam Along Series" books is that they share a 75% or better common repertoire of songs. In this way, students of different instruments will have the ability to "jam" songs with one another. The stringed instruments featured in the series include Fiddle, Violin, Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo, Ukulele, and others will soon be on the way such as Cello, Bass, Viola, etc. All of the books offer tablature for the songs and exercises and many of the books such as the Fiddle, Violin, Cello, and Bass feature both tablature and music in standard notation.