This textbook is highly recommended to anyone who wants to be able to read music for guitar. The textbook has hundreds of exercises for reading music, all of which is original material. The music becomes increasingly challanging and interesting to play; this book would completement guitar tuition, but could be used to develop basic skills alone. It's by far the best 'reading' textbook I have come across, and best jazz orientated book on the market. In a way, its not trying to force and style or correct way of playing. It provides information, a map, if you like. If you are stuck with your guitar 'method', where perhaps, you have fluidity in playing notes and chords, but cannot seem to develop tone & melody and rythm amongst other things, with this book you will find a mountain of work that will improve your're ability no end.