Tracking Progress

Discussion in 'BGU Questions' started by Kalamazoo 145 Blues, Sep 19, 2019.

  1. Kalamazoo 145 Blues

    Kalamazoo 145 Blues Kalamazoo, mi

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    Hello everyone. I'm Scott, new here. I just started BGU 2.0 and was wondering if there is a way to check off lessons as I do them so I know where I left off?
     
  2. MikeS

    MikeS Allen, TX
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    Just paper & pencil I'm afraid.
     
  3. Zzzen Dog

    Zzzen Dog Blues Newbie

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    There is a practice tool, although I readily admit that I didn't really grasp it's operation. So I just built a spreadsheet with a tab for each course, and then divided each lesson into 5 bite sized tasks (roughly 20%, each) and I just tick them off. Sometimes 20% isn't achieved in a week or more. Sometimes an entire lesson or three are completed in one sitting based on my previous experience. And because I'm a bit of a spreadsheet geek, there are formulas to show lesson progress, as well as overall course progress and a summary page to look at all the courses that I've completed, am currently pursuing and planning on working in the future.
     
  4. LeftyJohn

    LeftyJohn West Wiltshire/Exeter, UK

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    I've gone for paper and pencil and usually a recording on SoundCloud and now YouTube for feedback and constructive criticism.
     
  5. Bob630

    Bob630 Blues Newbe

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    Sometimes the basics work the best.
     
  6. dwparker

    dwparker Funky Blues Muther Funker

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    Honest question, you're reviewing past lessons, right? Even with the lessons I get down, I am still going back and playing them in a different key, different bpm, different feel, trying out different chord substitutions, etc. So I can honestly say I have yet to check off any lessons really.
     
  7. WindInTrees

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    You could a record yourself playing each lesson, then post the recordings here on the forum. There are many benefits to this beyond just helping you track the progress.
     
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  8. BoogieMan

    BoogieMan Blues Junior

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    I keep a Word document that lists all my courses alphabetically and the dates that I complete each section of each course. I periodically go back to review courses and add the review date after the completion date. This really helps me track my progress.