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I'm just wondering if you guys use any software or if you could recommend software that would do this. I've got 14 songs I need to learn, as well as I want to brush up on some chords and a proceed with learning new licks. I'm thinking something like Excel that could use to just make out my practice schedule for each week. Maybe just excel? :rofl: Are there any alternatives that would probably make things look better, or anything that actually for this?
 

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What is this...the dark ages? :lol:

I found a couple calendar like programs, but I think i'm just going to draw a chart and get it copied a bunch of times. What I wanted was something with specific tasks and I could hyperlink some of the text such as "legato licks" and when I click it, it pulls up a list of links to stuff I want to learn that I can go down each week until its time to find more I want to learn. (But then I realized why spend so much time on this, when I could be actually practicing instead)

I think i'm just going to make a hand drawn chart, and then in MS Word have one page of just links for different licks and exercises I want to learn separated by type, and just use that as my reference.
 

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What is this...the dark ages? :lol:

I found a couple calendar like programs, but I think i'm just going to draw a chart and get it copied a bunch of times. What I wanted was something with specific tasks and I could hyperlink some of the text such as "legato licks" and when I click it, it pulls up a list of links to stuff I want to learn that I can go down each week until its time to find more I want to learn. (But then I realized why spend so much time on this, when I could be actually practicing instead)

I think i'm just going to make a hand drawn chart, and then in MS Word have one page of just links for different licks and exercises I want to learn separated by type, and just use that as my reference.
I see what you are saying, and that makes sense. However, in my experience, I find that I learn more by writing it out anyway. For instance, how do I play a minor 7th flat 5 in the second inversion? I could go look it up or I can figure it out myself. I find that by doing it myself, I don't rely on chord charts or scale diagrams.

Yet, when time is critical, that might not be the best option.

Keep in mind that Soops and I did prove that paper/pencil + egg timer = Petrucci.
 

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:yesway: I've got a bit of time to learn the 14 songs, we're doing a "marathon" practice in January, and then the show is Feb 20th at the DC Convention Center (for a bunch of snooty record execs and such). I just want to learn the songs, and advance my chops at the same time.
 

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That's some big time shit for sure man. Seriously, best of luck to you in that. That is an awesome opportunity.

And here my band is struggling to get 5 songs together :lol:
 

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That's some big time shit for sure man. Seriously, best of luck to you in that. That is an awesome opportunity.

And here my band is struggling to get 5 songs together :lol:
If it makes you feel any better, 10 out of 14 are covers, due to her not having enough original material. Things work a lot differently in the Country world though. The songs aren't hard either, there is just a Lot of stuff going on at once and being the only guitarist (other than a lapsteel/acoustic player) its a little of a challenge to figure out what parts would best represent each song live.
 

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I had to learn 45 covers (top 40 bar band stuff) in under 2 months, including all the solo mostly note for note. Its been pretty tough since the last few years have been jam band/prog rock type stuff but I am about 40 songs in now and going back to top 40 is just weird.

I just threw all the songs in a spreadsheet and color coded a column for how well I knew the tune and just blasted through them all. We jam once a week and I just work my way to green on all of them and work on the ones that are not green.
 
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