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Steve M

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Dec 20th, 2016 07:32 PM        

Semester break starts as soon as I wade through a pile of grading.<br /> <br /> Like many, i have left the guitars idle too long and was never good. <br /> <br /> So let's assume starting from pretty much zero.<br /> <br /> What should i do in three weeks to feel like its worth it to continue to practice and to feel real progress.<br /> <br /> Assume an hour a day.<br /> <br />



Peegoo

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Dec 21st, 2016 03:37 PM        

Hard to say, because what's your current level? When I'm away from the guitar for a while, I get back into it by learning a few new songs--some stuff I've never played before. I listen to the recording, work out the chords and fills, and develop a solo section for it. This exercise does a few things.<br /> <br /> - Tunes up my ear because I have to really listen to what's going on in the song--harmonically and rhythmically<br /> <br /> - There are usually new chord forms and voicings I can add to my bag<br /> <br /> - It adds new material to my big book o' tunes<br /> <br /> Give it a try. It's also fun because it's not practicing boring scales.



Steve M

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Dec 21st, 2016 07:01 PM        

Assume a low, rusty base. I'm thinking it's back to scales to regain muscle memory, but if anyone has been in this spot, I'm open to suggestions.



Mick Reid

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Dec 21st, 2016 07:31 PM        

Depending on when you first started learning, learning nowadays is *so* much different than "back in the day".<br /> <br /> There are so many great resources (youtube for one) that never used to be there. Even if your looking at starting with basic scales again, there'll be videos for you.<br /> I also bet you'll be surprised how much you remember once you get stuck back into it.<br /> <br /> I was a late bloomer. I didn't start playing guitar seriously until 2007 when I was 45! (I had been singing and playing blues harp for 25 years though). My point is it's never too late to start over, and *now* is a good time to be doing it!<br /> <br /> Good luck & have fun!



Steve M

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Dec 21st, 2016 08:34 PM        

Guitar tricks . Com looks reasonable<br /> <br /> Any experience?



GoodYear57

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Jan 21st, 2017 05:39 AM        

I've been a subscriber for about 8 years. In addition to their Core Learning System they have a good number of song lessons in their library. I consider myself to be a "visual learner". They do a good job of breaking down all the guitar parts of a song. I find this to be very helpful.



HenryJ

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Jan 21st, 2017 06:34 AM        

So, it's been three weeks. In fact, it's been over a month now.<br /> <br /> So how did it go?



Mick Reid

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Jan 22nd, 2017 01:32 AM        

Yeah, you got calluses now?



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