The Metal Starter Series has everything you need to get off on the right foot and learn fast. The two book/CDs take you from beginner to solid intermediate level. In addition, the DVD demonstrates all the crucial techniques, and its accompanying pocket guide contains the written tabs. Fretboard Mastery will familiarize you with all the shapes you need to know by applying them to real musical examples. Finally, a handy and compact reference chord book completes the package.