Great thread and well timed for me. I also struggle to balance trying to learn songs and going through the lesson plans. I have been going through Anders Mouridsen's rock fundamentals and really enjoy the lessons. I think the lessons have helped my development tremendously. My problem is that I am easily distracted by songs! I hear a great song and think I can do that..and well..two hours later..maybe not. I can get a lot of the rhythm pieces and a few riffs but can never seem to get the lead parts. I have been having a great time playing and learning Bad Co's Feel Like Makin Love. Just a great 70s rock song with easy to play signature riffs! Also loved the Beatles Daytripper along with Cocaine and Mental Health, Bang Your Head. Also a great song to help with cord changes is Peter Frampton's Show Me The Way.