I noticed FastTrack #2 was reviewed but no mention of #1. It is probably slightly better than Ernie Ball as it has more songs to practice. This book helped me a lot to advance and I refer to it often. The included CD really helped to get a grip on how the tunes sound. I would have preferred if the book would have went a little more in depth about chords and the introduction of power chords may be irrelevant when learning an acoustic. Overall and excellent resource for beginners.