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This is useful for absolute beginners. However, if you've ever picked up a musical instrument of any kind before, this probably goes back too far. I have messed around with some other instruments, so this was not very helpful to me. Not knocking the book, but wasn't right for me.
Be wary when ordering this item. I ordered a copy only to realise that I had ordered the book WITHOUT the CD/DVD that it mentions in the text. Another £8 got me the right book. My fault - just don't be as hasty as I was, and read before pressing that "buy now" button
Hopefully this will be very useful. Purchased as part of a set (banjo, finger picks etc). Was very pleased at the speed of delivery. We feel sure it will help as it also includes a CD. All very good value for money.