I buy lots of books by two publishers: Alfred publications and Hal Leonard with a preference of standards, Broadway solos, cabaret tunes and vocals of the same era piano pieces. My hope is to get fresh arrangements with nice chords that sound great to the listener. This book has many songs I like: Rainbow Connection, As time Goes by, and so on. Unfortunately, this book is a complete rehashed arrangements Hal Leonard has used and reused in countless earlier books. Some of them are good arrangements albeit a little too simple for my taste , so if you don't have any other books by Hal Leonard and consider yourself an intermediate player, this might be a useful purchase for you. Unfortunately, for me, it did not work. I find more to my liking, a series of Popular Performer published by Alfred Publishing, incidentally. The arrangements are new and top notch and for similar type of songs.