Thought I'd try out Jay's suggestion of blogging my practice. SO it's a bit of a record for myself and its a sneak peek for my TG friends.
Monday 30.August (celebrating 1 year at TG).
Tuned down 12 string Takamine 1/2 step. Practised chord progressions on Gypsy by The Moody Blues to better fit my voice on the high parts. Just about make it without straining. I may be missing a chord here but rhythm sounds good. Great up-lifting song to belt out. Practised with original recording on speaker for 20 mins them 10 mins without.
Practised opening riff (as I do nearly every day) on Story in Your Eyes - Moody Blues. Can play it near perfect with the midi and original recording at full speed by now. I practice it slow and then speed up to as fast as I can go. Then I slow down to normal speed... which is FAST buts now seems easy. This is almost always the first thing I do when I pick up my guitar each day. Spend about 10 mins on it.
Learning to play Fast Car by Tracey Chapman. Found a video on Youtube (don't tell Neil!) which shows it really well and they do a great job on the song but it's not like following a Neil lesson. Playing this on my Takamine nylon string. I have the beginning down and am progressing SLOWLY. Spend an unfocussed10 mins on this.
Being in a Tracy Chapman mood, I play through Talkin' 'bout a Revolution 2 or 3 times. Easy to play, love to sing it.