at the moment I don't have a playable guitar, waiting for my chinese beauty to arrive. But usually I learn the songs I listen to, I'm not really a fan of learning techniques, I got down what I think I need for now :D I enjoy improvising over backing tracks, and sometimes writing songs.
Just call me Joe ;)
Proud owner of my 7-string "Bear" LP.
As my exams are a year away, I started to learn Mozart's Turkish march on my classical.
On my Epi les paul, I'm working on November rain solos. Also, trying to master STH live solo. Hotel California is also in my repertuare as well as Whole Lotta Love, Black Dog, Rain Song and Kashmir :)
At the moment I working on mastering "Mean Street" by Van halen,in readiness for my Floyd Rose LP dropping thru the letterbox.
Its a little bit tricky to get right,but practise will annoy everybody! LOL.
Other things Im trying to get right are using the harmoniser on my Boss GT-100 to recreate some Thin Lizzy two part harmonies.
Its funny that the guitar effects unit has hundreds of patches,as once I find a clean sound,a crunch sound and a good solo sound im usually happy.
I'm probably not as advanced as you guys (just came back to guitar after a bazillion years of playing trumpet) but trying a lot of different stuff. Just finished learning the solos for Stairway to Heaven, Hotel California and intro to Reelin in the Years. Working on improving my rhythm guitar.
Working on some Joe Bonamassa, improving some blues soloing, a little jazz, working on speed exercises, changing hand position and picking. I'm still REALLY slow reading tab.
BTW... I've been addicted to "The Voice". And though the singers are really really good, I'm amazed at the live backup band. They play SO MUCH material and do it well. How the heck do they do that????? With trumpet, you only read a single line of notation and pretty much only have one (or two) finger combinations for any note. On guitar where the possibilities seem endless??? Again... How do they do all that in such short time? It takes me weeks to learn a new song... and with complex solos possibly months.
Well i'm entrenched in the Blackmore/Malmsteen style of playing ,although i'm no where near ,i find this "neo classical" style intriguing ,also as it opens your ears to the source and suddenly i'm downloading Bach and wondering how these geniuses form another century composed such complicated emotional music without a radio/internet/inspiration for reference,truly terrifying and humbling!!
Since buying my 355 semi,Im finding myself listening to bluesy jazzy stuff. This is stuff Id like to try to learn. Even though Ive played/had guitar's for more years than I care to admit,I feel like a new starter again.
A good example to listen to on youtube would be something like Larry carlton's Sapphire Blue album.
Tomorrow I should have my Floyd rose LP. Then I'll be wanting to learn to play like Johnny Hiland.
If his playing doesnt make you smile and want to play guitar your on the wrong forum!