eBook and MP3 FAQ

What format are your eBooks?

We currently offer PDF versions of most of our titles on this website. You can also find many of our titles available on Amazon Kindle as well.

What devices can I read your eBooks on? 

The wonderful thing about PDFs is that you can read them on any device: your computer, laptop, tablet, iPad, eReader (Kindle, Nook, etc), or smart phone. You can even print them out!

I bought one of your music instruction books but I don’t have a CD player. How do I access the audio online?

You can find all of the audio that accompanies our music instruction books at www.nativeground.com/audio.  You have the option to download MP3s (note: they are zip files), or to stream the audio directly from our website. NOTE: We recommend the streaming option on smart devices like phones or tablets.

How do I purchase and access your eBooks?

Click “add to cart” or “add” on the product page.  Go to your shopping cart and click “proceed to checkout.”  Enter your shipping and billing information and click “place order.”  A confirmation page will appear with your order details:

You can download your file by clicking on the link after “Download File.”  You will also be sent a confirmation email with a download link. You can always return to your account on nativeground.com to download past purchases.

How can I put my eBook on my Kindle (or other device)?

Connect your Kindle or other device to your computer with a USB cable. You should have the option to open the files contained on your device. At this point you can drag and drop the PDF into one of your folders. After you disconnect you should find your eBook.

Can I print a hard copy of the eBook I purchased on my home printer?

Yes! You can print the PDFs.

I want to read one of your instruction books on my e-ink Kindle. Will the screen be too small for it to be useful?

As long as you don’t have terrible eyesight, it should be fine.

Do I get access to the audio when I purchase an instructional eBook?

When you purchase an eBook version of one of our instructional books that usually comes with a CD, it comes with a zipped file containing MP3s. You can also stream the audio directly from our website (recommended for phones/tablets) at www.nativeground.com/audio.

**If you have questions that aren’t listed in the FAQ, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Important:  When you contact us, make sure to include the full title of your book so we are able to help you!**

12 thoughts on “eBook and MP3 FAQ

  1. I purchased both your banjo books on amazon.ca via kindle however, I am unable to access the zip file download using the password. Can you help?


    1. Yes, I’m writing you right now!

  2. I used Amazon to order one of your ebooks. The book downloaded fine but when I use the link and password given in the book I don’t get to the .zip file. Is there a way you can help me?
    Thank you.

    1. Yes, emailing you right now!

  3. Do you have somewhere that I can download the mp3 files? I have bought 4 of your books, but I do not have a working CD player to listen to the audio tracks on.

    1. Yes, send us an email at info@nativeground.com and we will send you a link to download them.

  4. Hi- I purchased an e-book from Amazon yesterday but when I used the password provided I do not get the MP3 download access. Can you help? Thanks!

    1. Our webhost had difficulties, which wiped out our passwords for awhile. It should be working again. I’ll email you separately about it. Thanks!

  5. I purchased your book Old-Time Gospel songbook and inside it says there is a recording of the book available. How do I get this recording? Thank you!

    1. It is Old-Time Gospel Favorites, and you can purchase it here on our website (https://nativeground.com/product/old-time-gospel-favorites-2/).

  6. hello, on Nov. 29 2019 I ordered Easy 2-Chord Songs for Mandolin Spiral-bound mandolin instructional book from Amazon. I did not right away try the cd or try to download the instructional Mps because support is being stopped soon on my old Windows 7 computer. I now have a laptop I am setting up. For some reason I was unable to download the cd on the old computer which I was going to put on a thumb drive then transfere to the new laptop. SO…I went to your website all set to download directly to the laptop but cannot find the place to enter my password. Please help

    1. Hello! I just sent you an email with that information. Email us at nativegroundbooks@gmail.com if you need more help. Thanks!

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