Wow, I totally came off as a pompous ass in the above quote. I was completely unclear. Just to be clear, I wasn't referring to you (or students in general) in the quote above. I was referring to performers, "teachers", master-class instructors, and a few posters on this forum who have on occasion given really terrible advice.
Please accept my apologies.
By design, my books are woefully lacking in pedagogical theory. I didn't want to burden the student with too much fussy nomenclature. So they can't help you there. I do have a teacher's edition in a dusty 10 inch pile next to my desk, somewhere around here anyway, that delves into the kind of detail that an instructor would need. I've had zero interest from outside my studio to get it ready for publication, so don't look for this book anytime soon.
Nevertheless, feel free to ask about any of the topics on my list and I will do my best to explain them. If we use a new thread each time we might entice a few others to help us out, which is truly important because I can be a bit "unclear" at times.
All the best,
Dr. Lawrence A. McDonald, D.M.A., Art Kaplan Fellow
Author of The Conservatory Tutor for Guitar
2018 Michael Thames "Ancient Dragon" Cd/Ir
2008 Michael Thames Cd/Br
Royal Conservatory Advanced Guitar and Theory Instructor