Bobbing out of the recycle shop, Cooke Monster cradled his used guitar he had just bought. After seeing many performers play at the subway stations, he wanted to give it a try.
He sat on a bench and positioned the guitar on his lap. With each string plucked, his curiosity piqued. This time, he strummed all of the strings, which to his dismay did not produce a beautiful or melodic sound that he expected.
What was he doing wrong?