A study plan
The recommended study plan at our Google Docs page will provide a structured approach to embedding the skills presented in this lesson. It assumes 20 to 30 minutes practice every day and you devote about a week for this first lesson. Feel free to adjust it to your cirumstance but it is important that you get some practice in every day, even if only a little and it takes you two two weeks to get through. Don't rush it.
I'd recommend copying the documet and making a similar one of your own and noting what your practice routines look like. It can be helpful to look back on later when analysing your progress.
From the workshops
The first of the slide workshops goes into a lot more detail on the finer points of using the slide. It will all come with practice but if you feel like you need a little more guidance then by all means get over and have a look.
The Timing Workshop is essential viewing early on in all of the courses here. Use the exercises there along with all of the right hand exercises n the early part of this, and every other course on the site.
From the ebooks
As so much of this course focuses on getting your technique solid you may want to check out Exercises for Left and Right Hand.
- Study no 1 for slide guitar on page 26
- Study no 1 for fingerstyle guitar on page 46
- You'll find these very similar to those in the video, the advantage of looking at them now will be familiarising yourself early with the ebook and with the notation