I have been playing guitar for about six years now, but I am still a beginner. It just doesn't come easy for me. Anyway, I love this book. When I first got this book I could only play a few of the pieces. But there are really good songs in here for the very beginner. I actually sounded good even though the songs were easy. As I improved I could play more and more of the songs. This book kept challenging me because it has pieces from the rank amature level up to the beginning intermediate player's level. Most importantly, the audio CD that comes with this is awesome. It allowed me to work on my timing and to hear what the songs should sound like. When I got good enough with a song, I could play along with the CD to see if my timing was right! Even though I own six or seven guitar books, this is the one I use almost every time I play.