If your looking to play Beatles, this -- and the companion book -- is the place to go. Marshall has done a great job capturing the Beatles sound, and the combination of CD and transcripts make for a quick learning curve. By adjusting the balance control, you can mute the lead and play along with the backing track. The book also contains a couple of paragraphs on each song featured -- background, innovations, who is playing what, etc. You get a sense that this was a labor of love for the author, and the final product refects it.