This is a good book for players who already have a good grasp of the blues. It's a great reference book for those songs that don't follow standard blues chord progressions. If you're just starting to learn the blues, it's still a good buy, however, it won't teach you how to play the blues or how to get the sound you hear on recorded versions of the songs. It's basically lyrics and chord progressions - that's it. If that's all your expecting, you should be happy with it.