I'd like to propose this thread as a sticky. As a "compartmentalizer", I find it much easier and more fun to practice when I have an organized set of tasks, designed to meet my personal goals. So for several weeks I've been compiling a list of GENERAL curriculum topics (not specific exercises), to make sure I cover everything. I realize that some topics will not be of interest to all players, but in the words of Al Franken on SNL "and that's... OK". I've tried to organize this in some fairly rationale manner (I hope). I'm posting this here to see if I've missed anything important (again, not specific techniques, but general areas of practice & study). So, *in no particular order of importance*... : theory, harmony: scales, modes, arpeggios double stops & chords reading/transcribing rhythm sight reading ear training, transcription playing melodies AND basslines hand training fretting hand, eg fingerstrength (24 combos of 4) attack hand: pluck, slap, pop, tap, pick improvisation and composition basslines solos original compositions I welcome all critiques, corrections, and comments.