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The pinyin chart gives you a confidence-building overview of all the sounds to learn.
The Standard Mandarin software provides the needed help to use your facial muscles in a new way.
Feel your tongue, lips and palate vibrate while learning standard pronunciation of Mandarin.
There are several factors to consider.
Maybe the weightiest reason would be that the native Chinese speakers appreciate correct pronunciation far more than correct grammar.
That is quite reasonable, just consider what the benefit of having perfectly correct grammar is, if none of the words is understood.
Second, if you get the pronunciation wrong from the beginning, it will be a lot harder to correct later.
What adds to that point, is the fact that Chinese pronunciation does have a few similarities with English, but it does also have quite a few difficult differences.