I think you guys are overlooking, or misunderstanding the majority of my post.
I never did say I completed the course in 2 months. Yes, I will have watched all the videos in around a 2 month period. But not mastered. Far from it.
At which time I will go back and start working on his theory based songs.
I think everyone learns in their own way. And was wondering how everyone else was doing it. At the same time, I would think you would be really limiting yourself by playing a guitar every day for 4 months and having no clue what notes you are playing or why. Which is taught in stage 7. Or having a proper guitar setup which is taught in stage 6. Or knowing the pentatonic scale. But again, some of that theory could be too intense for a younger individual. So I do understand he had to make a program generalized for everyone. But that is exactly why I am learning on my own and not paying a teacher. I would rather learn what I what on my terms.
Another great example would be power cords. Power chords 1, 2 and shift should all be learned in the same go, or at least few days. Yet they are 3 stages apart.
But that is just how am going about it. Everyone has their own learning styles. And as we are basically teaching ourselves, that is exactly what I am doing
In reality at his song level, or checklists I am probably at stage 3ish at the 2 month mark. But know skills past stage 3. One last example would be the 12 bars blues and variations lessons. Great lessons. Super fun and cool to play. Even someone that picked up a guitar 2 weeks ago could learn those. Yet they are in the final 2 stages.
Finally, looking at his final "consolidation test". I would guess I am 6+ months away from. Learning songs is where all the learning occurs. At least for me. Breezing through all the beginner course videos will only give me a stronger foundation when I go back and learn his songs and / or other songs I want to learn.
Thanks for the input. I do have a good feeling that many people would have done it this way. While some following the course religiously. And was curious.
Once I can get a proper mic, will definitely get some songs up.