I had a pretty busy summer and when SWS came out, I was pretty excited and fairly quickly got thru the course up to Solo 1. After some practice and work, I got Solo 1 down pretty good (hmmm, don't think I ever recorded or posted). I get the variations down pretty good as well (no recording or posting either) but then laid off for a while (BGU MA Jam, life in general). After our Gig last week, I made a personal commitment to get get back on the track to learning to solo better. Where to start? Learning some new songs?, adding solos to my existing songs repertoire?, BGU?, BBG? SWS?. I am in the middle of all of that but none of it was real fresh. Anyway, since SWS has the section about learning the notes on the fretboard and not knowing that is still a problem of mine, that is where I started. Watched the entire first video again and reviewed my solo one variations and then started at the beginning of the learning the note exercises. Great. Then I watched the video for the next group of exercises and for Solo Lesson 2. Holy Crap! For some reason I had assumed that the rest of the course was just working on skills and phrasing using a single 4 note box, similar the Solo 1 and the original 4 note solo. When Solo 2 goes into finding the various iterations of the original 4 notes at every location on the fretboard and tying them together in a solo, WOW, is this ever what I needed! So I am diving back into SWS with both feet with the knowledge that this is where I need to be right now. I am determined to learn the notes on the fretboard this time and to finish this course while working on new band songs and continuing BBG. After that I am going to finish BGU. Re inspired I am!