How Do I Use The Solo Matrix?

Jun 4th, 2012
This post was originally written on the blog.

The SRV Style Solo Matrix has been a hit since its introduction. But I’ve noticed a reoccurring point of confusion.

Short Version

You probably won’t have much success trying to moving up in skill level after two beginner or intermediate lessons. Rather, wait for more lessons targeted at your skill level, and get comfortable with those.

Long Version

Try to imagine the solo matrix page after I’ve completed about 4 or 5 cycles of lesson production. Imagine about 10 rows, each corresponding to a different song style, and each row having a beginner, intermediate, and advanced lesson. That’s the big picture. However, I’m building it one cycle at a time, and you’re following along. So you might assume I’m expecting you to move from the Texan Floods beginner lesson, right to the Intermediate lesson, as soon as it’s available. That’s not my expectation, although, if you can do that, you’re an incredibly fast learner :-) If you waited until the entire matrix was done, I’d recommend tackling the beginner lessons one at a time, until you notice them becoming easy. THEN, move to the intermediate column and start tackling the intermediate lessons one at at time, until they become easy. THEN, move to the advanced lessons, and, well, you get the picture.

The Problem

The problem is, right now, if you’re a beginner, and you’ve finished the first two beginner lessons, there aren’t any other beginner lessons to buy. So you might, out of anticipation, try to tackle the intermediate lessons, and for some of you, that’s going to be very frustrating. I’d recommend waiting a few weeks, because when I finish each cycle (beginner, intermediate, advanced), another cycle will begin, and the next set of beginner lessons will come out. This way, you can keep waiting until the beginner lessons are available, when they become too easy, you can more easily move up to the intermediate lessons. I hope this makes sense, ask me any questions in the comments and I’ll try to answer.