I prefer this note reading course for a number of reasons: -Like many courses, the introduction to notes is gradual and repetitive before going on to new material. -The note patterns are not familiar melodies which can easily be learned by rote. An occasional recognizable series of notes ends unpredictably. The student has to actually read notes. -The learning of note locations is separate from rhythm. One page is notes which are in a regular quarter note pattern so the student can concentrate on just notes. The facing page is all on one open string so the student can concentrate on just counting rhythms. (Eventually they get put together.) -I like the spiral binding so the book lies flat on the music stand. -Note size is easy for young readers -The material on one page is reasonable for one session but long enough that it is not easy to memorize the lines. -It is satisfying for a student to finish each prominently numbered page and see visible progress by tracking pages completed.