O.k. after numerous suggestions to buy Arban's and Clarke's Studies, I went out and got both. Now, after numerous comments on my hitting higher notes question that I posted telling me not to worry about hitting higher notes as this will come with years of practice and just go out and buy these books, I am a little perplexed. Arbans and Clarke studies both start out with notes that I CAN'T PLAY!!!!!!! So, i'm supposed to use books that use notes ,right out of the box, that I shouldn't be concerned with playing????????? Arbans alone is $40 and it is really not something that I can use as a beginner. I'm a little confused!!!!!