New year's resolution and 4 weeks now with used free Yamaha FG750s. I'm ok with open major chords as learned them some 25 yrs back but never progressed beyond that partly due to frustrations with strummings. Within 2 weeks, I was at 120-130/minute on some chord changes and now mainly focussing on strumming patterns. Also getting better on using pick. Currently doing practice on boom-chika pattern. To keep interests & motivation, learning few simple intros and basic fingerpicking style. Goal for end of Feb is to learn to play intro of I walk the line and quicker changes on B7.