Just broke a guitar string. What strings would you recomend? I dont have an ear or feel for whats different just yet.
I recently received this question from a student who bought "The Guitar Lesson Companion" online:
I revieved the book yesterday and I am not clear with what the CD has. All the tracks are like background music (audio only) there is no instructions. Can you please explain me how to make use of it?
The CD contains 67 backing tracks for the exercises in the book. If an exercise can be played with a backing track, the track number is listed at the top left side of the exercise like this, "TRACK 14." For most of the exercises, you play the melody. On some of the exercises, you play the chords.
For most of the reading exercises, the tempo is about 72bpm and for most of the chord exercises, the tempo is about 80bpm. So, if you cannot play an exercise up to speed the first time (which most students cannot do) I suggest you work each exercise out with a metronome and then put the CD on to test yourself. While the "answer" is not played on the CD, your ear should guide you in your practice sessions and your teacher will be able to evaluate you during your lesson. I did this so that you learn how to read music (or chord charts) and not just develop your ear. There are many more exercises that do just that.
Great question, and keep up the hard work!