Rehearse Standing Up And Sitting Down: Okay, things are hard enough as it is without expecting you to waltz around the room while youre playing. The important thing is, if youre going to take this dream all the way, one day youll be standing up in front of crowd. Playing with your guitar slung across your shoulder is a very different posture to sitting down.
On a chair, you tend to hunch over and try to see what your hands are doing (another bad habit you want to avoid). Then, when youre standing up, everything changes. Try it and youll see what I mean. Youll find it much harder to see your left hand, for a start. Make sure you have a good guitar strap, adjust it to a comfortable length (forget slinging it down around your knees looks cool, but its a crap playing position) and regularly practice playing while youre standing up.
Some of these guys you see playing on stage and in videos are playing fast really fast. Lets not even mention shredding (damn, I mentioned it). So you feel compelled to practice your own playing fast, because thats what everyone else seems to be doing. Nope, dont walk until you can run. The best way to learn guitar chords is slowly very slowly at first. You have to teach your fingers exactly what to do and where to go, before even thinking about speeding things up and guess what? Faster playing will come naturally. Speed and dexterity are much easier after your brain and fingers know what theyre doing.
Although There can be a large number of possible progressions (depending upon the length of the progression), in practice, progressions are often limited to a few bars lengths and certain progressions are favored above others. There is also a certain amount of fashion in which a chord progression is defined (e.g., the 12 bar blues progression) and may even help in defining an entire genre. Learn more about MP3 to chord.
Find one guitar-related thing a day that you didnt know already and learn itand play it. It can be a riff, a lick, a chord, a scale, an exercise, a song, a melody, an altered tuning, a strum pattern, the part of a song you know all the riffs to but never bothered to learn the boring connecting transition sections of, whatever.
The discipline of seeking out, playing and internalizing a new piece of guitar knowledge on a daily basis will feed your subconscious musical instincts, add new concepts to your muscle memory and ultimately aid in your ability to express yourself and perform effortlessly on the guitar. Make this a part of your day and youll find that as you continue on your journey, one thing will become two, then three, and on and on until you are devouring as much as you can absorb on the guitar, every day!