This week has shown marked improvement with the boxed method. My timing and rhythm improved as I worked on muscle memory. I think practicing with a metronome is going to pay off in the long run!
I found that each day when practicing I would increase the speed from 120 bpm to 135, 150, and finally 165 bpm. I found it hard to play at slower speeds after a while so I would really have to focus on the metronome.
I found a recording of Johhny B. Goode played at 80% speed and this was a great way to scaffold my progress with this song. It was very satisfying playing along with the song at full speed.
The next step will be to start playing the song as it is on the recording. There are many resources available to learn how to do this. I used a youtube video that had tabs included with the original song.
Check out my progress this week!
It is going to take some practice to get this song ready to record in the next few weeks but I think it will be a lot of fun. Next stop, recording platforms.