The MSP tutorials supplied with the product are really poorly done, imo.
They seem to go something like this:
Tutorial 1 - Move the volume slider up and down, and hear how the amplitude changes.
Tutorial 2 - Click the on/off button to start and stop the audio
Tutorial 3 - Use the slider to change the frequency of the sound.
Exercise 1 - Build a patch with 10 electric guitars that sends the sound to Jupiter and back via the space shuttle, bends the frequency 17 different ways with 98 layers of polyphony through a home-brewed granular synthesis engine. The first 3 tutorials should have prepared you for this.
These tutorials are written in a totally wrong way, which is probably why so many people are frustrated with this product.
The tutorials should have the user DOING SOMETHING and BUILDING SOMETHING from the get-go, not just reading a bunch of stuff, moving a slider around, and then being plunged into an exercise that goes way beyond what was previously described.
There is NO WAY that a new user could possibly come up with the solutions in Exercise 1 based on what they were asked to do in the previous 5 tutorials.
Instead of doing it that way, why not make tutorials 1-5 a STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTION ON HOW TO BUILD THE PATCH IN EXERCISE 1, instead just a bunch of pontificating and being asked to hit an on/off button?
Tutorial 1 could be how to build the first part of the Exercise 1 patch, Tutorial 2 could be how to build the second part of it, etc. until by Tutorial 5 you've built the whole thing, and ACTUALLY CREATED SOMETHING, instead of spending 5 tutorials where all you do is read and move a couple knobs around?
Are there any better tutorials available than these? I know this is going to be a long and painful journey if I have to keep using the supplied tutorials.