An Introduction

Here is a bit of background information about myself just to give you an idea of where I stand when I’m starting this quest/log. I’ve played guitar for about 3 years and a half pretty much everyday for a couple hours, I’ve never had lessons at all, everything I’ve learned I’ve learned myself. I didn’t discover guitar until late in life (I’m 23 years old), however I enjoy it very much and find it as a way of channelling emotions so I enjoy doing it everyday. I like logging hours as I’m a very methodological person and like to write task lists and check them off, I’m hoping this topic will serve as my online list.

Here is how I am planning on breaking things down with my approach:

– I do not plan on playing guitar for 10 hours a day, I plan on playing guitar for 3 to 3.5 hours a day everyday.

– I will post my weekly day by day log of exactly what I am going to do each day, and what my goals are for the day/week.

– I plan on breaking down my practice routine as such:

  • Song playing for 1.5 hours
  • Songwriting for 30 minutes
  • Music theory for 30 minutes
  • Technique study for 30 minutes (includes studying licks and riffs)
  • Actively listening to music for 30 minutes doing ear training

– I will try my best to learn as many songs as I can during the week (of different skill levels and styles) and write my own songs and post them in a video log at the end of each week starting now.

– I want to target all different styles of guitar, from Classical to Blues and will do my best to consistently switch it up. However I will say this, my heart is set on blues, pop, and jazz guitar.

– Lastly I do not plan on approaching this part of my journey with an ego, I plan on actively seeking a teacher and learning all I can learn from people.

With that being said, lets get down to business…..

TOTAL HOURS LOGGED: 2500 (will update weekly, and this will ALWAYS be the first note on the blog)

Week 1 Study Sheet:

Goals:
– Be able to play the following material: Seize the day solo, Summer of 69, Crazy Train Solo, and Unwind the Chainsaw theme.
– Continue to learn the notes on the guitar neck (almost know all them)
– Have 1 song written
– Have learned 2 new licks that I can use

 

I will post a video update next saturday with what I accomplished.

Here is my current youtube channel:
http://www.youtube.com/user/MegaMacLennan

Everything will be uploaded to that channel.

My current equipment:
– A Stage acoustic guitar (made if Korea)

– A Fender Stratocaster (made in USA)

– A Fender Frontman Practice Amp

 

No pedals at this time.

 

 

Thanks for reading, and I look forward to learning!

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