As I said in the other topic I started, I've been playing guitar for 8 years, and since all I ever played was pretty much hard rock and blues I knew very little about music theory and well, I can't do most of the techniques people use on the guitar. After watching Jason Becker's Not Dead Yet I got an enormous amount of motivation to start learning and practicing properly. A few days ago I saw a competition where you had to make up a 15sec solo, without any backing tracks or rhythm guitars, just the lead guitar and even though I'm not expecting anything form the competition and my entry, I got an idea which I think is a good way to:
a)see your development over time,
b)test your theory knowledge,
Anyway - here's the link, and everything about my idea is in the video description:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jti8iefanRY
I hope you like the idea, and that I can help other people who are learning just as I am.
Any comments and suggestions will be appreciated! (I think this is the place to post this - please, move it if there's a more suitable sub-forum)