so i had a teacher for about 6 months before leaving home. during this time i worked my way through the peter wastall book 'learn as you play' as well as his 'practice sessions' book. that was 4 years ago now and for a variety of reasons i haven't played since and i'm just getting back into playing. i can play most of the stuff in these books and have downloaded a few sclaes and things off the net. the problem i'm having is knowing what my level is so that i can get hold of some more material. the complete beginners books in the shops seem too basic but then some of the other stuff would be too hard and disheartening. i'll be starting lessons in september but how can i know what level i'm at now so i can know what things i should be working on and so i can play some new tunes!