This book was super helpful to me, a beginner to all stringed instruments, to learn the basics. It covers everything from hand/finger positioning (including pictures to show the reader correct and incorrect positioning). In addition to the pictures, there are also diagrams of notes, sheet music, audio and video links and more to help teach guitar strumming. The flow of the information was smooth and transitioned to more difficult concepts after giving the reader a chance to learn the other foundational steps first. I thought the book ramped up a little too fast for my skill level and I would have liked there to be more "practice this" pages in between concepts to get those foundations a little more firm before continuing. Otherwise, I thought it was a good way for beginners to learn guitar skills.