Guthrie Govan is truly a virtuoso in all aspects of the guitar. He's tamed the 6-stringed beast, and has mastered technique that some players only dream of. But, enough praise for the man, let's talk about his work in this book. Guthrie has mastered both playing and teaching in Creative Guitar. Where most books simply list a bunch of exercises, Guthrie compartmentalizes them all into specific sections. It really helps when you want to work on a particular aspect of playing (whether it be tapping, economy picking, hybrid picking, etc.), without having to leaf through a 100+ page book. Guthrie also orders his lessons in a logical format. He sometimes starts off with a challening lick to illustrate the potential of a certain technique, but then he simplifies the technique into several parts, and finally, he brings all those pieces together in his last few licks of each chapter. Guthrie also explains his exercises in a way that most guitarists can understand, he encourages learning all your music theory, but is aware that a lot of people don't have the time to devote towards learning all the nuances of the fretboard. It's also very refreshing to see lessons dealing with something besides alternate picking (although Guthrie doesn't pull any punches on that topic either), he's got full chapters on 8-Finger tapping, extending scalar runs and chordal ideas, and even on emulating other instruments with the guitar (including bass, hammond organ, Japanese koto, and even harmonica). This book is refreshing and I recommend it to anyone who is bored with their guitar or happens to be stuck in a rut.