instead of actually practicing or learning songs, what i spend lots of time doing is making up licks and progressions that i find interesting. lately, i got smart and started writing them down because i find something i like but forget all about it right away. by keeping a record, i find i have discovered one that sounds really cool - but i'm pretty sure it's some song i've heard. maybe the beatles. i start with a C shaped E at the 7th fret, to Aflat minor 4th fret, to F#min, to A6 at 5th fret (5x4555) to B natural. give each chord 4 beats except for 2 beats on A6. E--Abmin-F#min-A6-B - slowly anybody recognize it?