This book and CD, as far as I can tell, are a rare find for any intermediate guitarist looking to learn some nice chord melody arrangements. There are a few chord melody books out there, but many of the arrangements are simplistic, or when they are not, do not include an accompanying CD which makes things more difficult if you're not an expert sight-reader (like me). The arrangements in this book are not easy but are quite rewarding once you master them. For those guitarists looking to take an already good arrangement in their own unique direction, you won't be disappointed here. Most arrangements in this book include simple solo sections that lay down a nice foundation, but also invite you to take them in any direction you want. Again, if you're not an expert sight-reader, I'd recommend listening to the accompanying performance on the CD several (or even many) times before digging into any particular arrangement. The accompanying CD with Jamie Findlay's performances makes this product something special. I would love to hear some nice performances of the chord melody arrangements in the Thelonious Monk, Kenny Burrell, and Jim Hall chord melody books. So far, this is the best chord melody book I have found yet, and would love to see more just like it.