Hi Roger welcome.. I started on the Mark Archer book it is great to get you playing and has some great pieces in.. I couldn't agree more with folks on here reading the basics of music gives you more than just notation. As an old newbie I wanted to see improvement and Marks book is great for that.. but if you can read the notes of the music sheet yourself you can play anything to a backing track for the time being... I always felt with my old eyes and brain that I couldnt read music fast enough to play it to the tempo so still write the notes on the proper sheet music scan it and download a backing track and bobs your uncle..doing this is great practice as music reading too..