While this dvd is definitely for intermediate and up players (mechanical ability). I got this VHS as a relative beginner to lead and Jazz guitar. Emily is one of my latter day favorite players. I'd recomend this DvD to anyone. And with the slow-down sections and remastering I'd say essential purchase for anyone with more than a fleeting interest in Jazz Wes style!! I'd also recomend her advanced Latin DvD as a follow up.