Now here is a book that does exactly what it says on the tin. It makes no claims to teach you in a day, a month or six weeks. If you are a complete beginner, this is the book for you. Each lesson is a full song, and songs which you will immediately know and want to play. It starts off completely at the beginning, with a beatles song, two chords and a strum pattern to learn. Then it goes on to more chords, a different strum pattern and so on and so on. Yes some of the songs are a bit basic and dated, but this is how you learn - starting with the easy stuff. The CD does not sound as if its was made by Steve Vai and Angus Young, just simple keyboard backing tracks so you can actually play along and straight away feel as i you are getting somewhere. Trust me, this is the best guitar instruction book I have ever come across and I have tried a few over the years. This book, a cheap guitar and amp (or an acoustic you can use either) and by page one you will be playing Paperback Writer within an hour along to the backing track and feeling cool. Please do not be fooled by these play in a day claims as learning the guitar is a lifetime journey and this book actually instructs you not to move on to another song until you have mastered the one you are on. Brilliant.