I have played the ukulele regularly for two years and have a long music background with other instruments. My approach to practicing music is based on contrasting attitudes-try the advanced stuff now, and never be afraid to practice the basics. I am enjoying the structure of this book and the daily exercises make it quite palatable-each day of the week is dedicated to a specific task such as chords, strumming and lick & riffs. I am approaching these exercises with two things in mind. Do it every day. And don't skip ahead. Even though I am only in the very beginning of the book, I have made progress. It is easy to make up little exercises based on the dailies and incorporate them into the songs that I play. Thanks, Chad.