I checked the phrasing part but didn't apply it on the instrument but I can tell you that it's one of the thing that made me move my butt to start using guitar pro and made my exercises and my backtracks.
What I think it's hard for every self taught student, which includes students using books, is to understand how important the metronome is, how important to start slow is.
It's a book that takes time, and it's a book that has "character".
I mean, you sense that going through it will level you up, but you can't rush it.
I think it's good that you don't treat the beginner as an idiot with insulting easy exercises, simplified theory.
I think that even throwing hard exercises (obviously not including insane stretches) at the beginning of guitar study will help anyway if the student accepts to follow a metronome.
It's difficult both phisically and mentally, but never cheap or insurmountable.
I wonder how many talented and skilled guitarists have the decree of independance in the movement of the two hands that you encourage to develop.
Building strength and independance in the right hand is what I'm mostly looking for, so I find it great.
For a guy that 99% of his life used a pick, moving right index, then thumb, etc...is something that I really have to apply to with patience, not to mention using all the fingers on a single string.
It's like..."keep focused, keep focused, keep focused dude!"
For now I'm still at the chromatic exercises and the table tapping, but I had a quick look at how you developed the book and the unusual path to start with no theory but just sense of music, then going onto scales, modes, chords...which I found very interesting.
Was meant to write you a pm, to thank you about a book, and...well the thanks somehow ended up publically in the thread.
I much appreciated it.
It's giving me food for thought and cramps at the hands
But it's good, hard things means there's still lot to learn.
Lot to learn = lots of reasons to enjoy life
Cheers for the eBook, after 2 years someones finally managed to force my brain to retain the knowledge of the Modes & Cycle of fifths. Excited to get onto chord theory, but going to try and master this single note stuff first