Thanks much for the encouragement.
I spent some time watching the videos on the website tonight, as well as printing the tabs, etc. I am looking forward to going through them all.
As I stated in my earlier post, I play regularly with a buddy at least 1 day each week, for a couple hours. We sit and learn from each other - I am learning waaay more from him, than the other way 'round. We also had the pleasure of playing with a 3rd picker 2 weeks ago who was a seasoned player. That was a bit intimidating - but just watching and listening was pretty slick.
We did get to play in a “round-robin” on a beginner song myself and my friend can play fairly well. While we played our turn at the leads, the 3rd played backup - which also showed me that even a few notes, in accompaniment, adds a whole sound I hadnt even considered in such a plain song. So I have been experimenting on that - which is fun.
I dont belong to any internet forums, so this is new to me. Obviously, I dont want to bore anybody - but I do want to be active and absorb as much as possible.
So, thanks again Stich & Ben.