Is this method boring or is it just me? I am already playing T-postition and soloing on any standard all through the neck so when I try to practice simanld I get a mental block. All them unmusical quater notes runing up and down the staff. I think the main purpose of this book is just to learn the notes and then play music. I think its an aged method. Besides, once you learn to read the funky position and numbers, you can sight read must of it if you already know your notes. Are there alternative? Is simandl a must?