Doug Cameron's Alternative Styles music book series offers a unique look into solo jazz violin technique. In the introductory book, he offers tips on writing, arranging, recording, practicing, improvising, intonation, sitting in jam sessions, the music business, performing and production. Volumes 1-3 contain original tunes and arrangements that encourage students to improvise using jazz and blues soloing techniques. Each book comes with a DVD of Doug performing each tune and offering performance advise. In addition to the DVD, customers will also receive a CD of accompaniments (minus the solo violin part) for each tune as well.