Nice videos Jesse. Sounds like you have the basics pretty good. Can you tell me about how much time that you have daily to practice guitar? Be realistic so I don't overwhelm you with too much.
Here is the syllabus they want us to follow:
Syllabus Guide For the Beginners Mentored Training Program
The following is a guide syllabus for Mentors to follow at the start of their MTP program, the basis of this has been taken from the pilot MTP run by Kris, you can of course add and amend if you wish (by choosing different lessons etc) but the areas to begin working on should be followed as set out below.
(Kris`s MTP pilot can be viewed and used for reference if required HERE)
The purpose of the Mentor Program is to provide beginner level members (mentoree`s) an opportunity to interact one on one with more experienced members (mentors).
During the program the "mentor" will provide his/her students with advice, on how to progress and improve their current level of playing ability with the use of lessons from the GMC archives.
In the initial stages of the MTP the student should be given a basic grounding on Timing & rhythm, Soloing and Finger exercises, after this period, the mentor can assess areas that require more work and take the program in the appropriate direction.
Each week the student will be set an assignment to work on throughout the week and post his/her progress in video format during or at the end of the assignment period, to begin with the weekly plan set out below should be used as a guide before moving into more specific areas.
Timing & rhythm (Part 1) -Chords to a backing track
Beginner- Strumming and Arpeggios
Goal - To play the whole lesson.
Purpose - practice timing and sense of rhythm. If this lesson gives problems - it will be a useful discovery. Dealing with the problem will help progress to the next level.
instructions - A Video showing progress should be provided playing with the backing provided (slower backings can of course be used)
Timing & Rhythm (Part 2)
A choice of three lessons : Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple , Blues Groove Library - Part 1 , Alice in Chains style lesson
Goal - To choose one of the suggested lessons and be able to play at least half of the lesson to a backing track (slow or fast backing)
purpose - To build on and develop a solid rhythm and timing foundation.
Instruction - Video showing progress should be provided by the end of the deadline period.
A choice of three lessons : John Frusciante Style lesson , Slow Pentatonics Lesson , Tarantella Rock
Goal - To play a minimum of 20 seconds with backing of the chosen lesson.
Purpose - To introduce soloing, offering help and advice for the best way to overcome any difficulties that may arise for the student.
instruction - Video showing progress during or by the end of the deadline period.
Alternate Picking - thirds Lesson
Goal - To play a minimum of one pattern up and down accross all six strings to either a backing or metronome.
Purpose - Alternate picking Introduction and new fingering positions. (Please note that care should be taken with these kind of exercise lessons, they involve finger stretches that a beginner student may not be used to, therefore proper "warm up" should be advised before attempting)
Instruction - To upload a video showing progress by the agreed deadline.
As stated at the start, this is a "guide" syllabus and is not set in stone for what must be used, you can choose other lessons, but to begin with for the beginning weeks these areas should be focused onI would like you to look at the week one guide lines and tell me where you think your playing is as far as being able to strum in time to a drum machine and playing arpeggios. Also, check out the lesson for week one an tell me what you think. If you feel these lessons are to easy then I would like you to post a short video of the lesson from week one that you choose so I can see that you can play it reasonably well. I am also going to give you a guitar pro file that has some triads and scales shapes that I want you to memorize as these will be the keys to building music and licks. Be sure to be realistic in the amount that you tell me you can practice please. Thanks Jesse and I am really looking forward to working with you. Let me know if you have any questions.