One thing that is common in bodybuilding is progress journals. If you go to bodybuilding forums, there's usually a section with people's pictures highlighting improvements, what their routines are and so on. But I haven't found anything similar in guitar forums. I thought it'd be something cool and inspirational to see. To see someone progress from week to week and be able to hear mp3s of their playing from 6 months ago compared to now. What tricks they learned or problems they encountered.

I always thought it'd be a cool thing to see, but I haven't ever really found one.
that is a cool idea, if i thought of it when starting out i probably would've done something like that... but seeing as i've overcome pretty much every problem i've face it' pointless for me. all it would be now is a speed log

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