So, I'll commit a few things in writing here. Please feel free to join.
Last year, worked through Royal Conservatory's Level 6 Guitar Technique exercises. I'm very satisfied with these technique basics. There are a few exercises that are not at 100%, but close; tremolando sixteenth notes at 88 bpm on ma and am, the descending and ascending sextuplet pattern (at the faster than required tempo of 66 bpm), and sometimes the melodic minor scale fingerings. But, over all, good progress.
Also, I would through all of the Level 6 studies, and from the repertoire, the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical and Romantic pieces. I'm not a huge fan of the 20th & 21st century repertoire, so I did not work through those.
Lastly, after realizing, that I had no repertoire memorized, except for fragments from my college days in the 80's, I spent the second half of this year memorizing some tuneful pieces. I have memorized about 17 or 18 pieces of music, that I had been reading since picking up the instrument again, 3 years back.
This year. I really want to strengthen the basics of technique. I started this morning with Royal Conservatory's Level 7 technique exercises. For my personal comparison, I have recorded video of some of the exercise. Hopefully I will be able to compare against them and see progress later this year.
The scales are set to 84 bpm .. that should be no problem at all. The three octave scales, with position changes, at tempo will be the most challenging. But, not very challenging. Again, the 16th note tremolando at 96 bpm will require diligent practice. Some of the arppegio patterns will be no problem at all, while others (the sextuplets & crossing patterns) will take some work.
I will work my way through the Level 7 Repertoire book. A quick look through the Studies shows some familiar Sor pieces. I've played them from the Segovia book. I really like the Renaissance and Baroque tunes. So I will work my way through those first. I discovered this morning how much of a struggle 6/8 time is for me (still). I will probably look closely that the Brouwer pieces in the 21st century collection.
And, I will have to maintain my memorized repertoire, and add to it. The balance of practice time on new material, and reinforcing existing material is always a thing.
Each day, I try to get at least 45 minutes practice in the morning, and a hour or so in the evening. Somedays, I don't get both practice session, but always at least one. And every practice session, I do work the technique exercises.
Strong Basics = Strong Technique.
OK .. now it's written down. I'll be able to measure against this list, next December.
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