spreadsheet that Karen Collins made. Feel free to add your name if you want to use it to keep track of your progress. I moved the link up for the sake of convenience. )(EDIT Here's a link to the
Only 4 days ago, Buri wrote a wonderful and very helpful blog, I don't have an hour for Basics either. There was a load of good stuff coming after that, so you might have easily missed it.
What I took away from it, among other things, is this: you could spend just 10 minutes of time on a total of 2 exercises every day for 6 months (there are 300 exercises in the book) getting acquainted with all the exercises, so you know where to find them when you hit a snag. Then you'd have a great toolbox at your disposal. You may think that my math is off, but I thought we could allow some time for life to get in the way of daily practice.
Looking at the organization of the book: there are 7 sections, A through G. I thought we could cycle through them, something like this:
Day 1: first from A (#1), first from B (#54)
Day 2: first from C (#83), first from D (#127)
Day 3: first from E (#204), first from F (#248)
Day 4: first from G (#275), second from A (#2)
Day 5: second from B (#55), second from C (#84)
etc. etc. Of course, once a section runs out of exercises, you just skip it.
We could use this thread to check in from time to time and help one another with clarifications of exercises. To be quite honest, I myself expect to be more on the asking side than on the answering side ;-).
Two people have sent me a message so far who are up for the challenge. Anyone else care to join us?
BTW, I've started day before yesterday and found that, as a relative beginner, it takes me somewhat over ten minutes to 'decode' two exercises (I'd say 20), but I am ok with that.
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