The primary chords are taught in the keys of C, G, D, Am, and Em. The F chord is carefully introduced with techniques that speed up the mastery time. Other new concepts and techniques are: power chords, tablature, and how to use a capo. Fingerstyle playing is introduced with a thoroughly conceived and pedagogical approach using free strokes. Right-hand strumming is developed by using eighth note strums and root and fifth strums. The selection of outstanding music and the thorough preparatory material make this book a joy to use.