Well I like the fact that you have taken time to think like a beginner... I was just that as of Jan 20, 2016.
I am now a beginner with knowledge about guitar playing... can I play the guitar? No. Do I know chords? Yes, with just a little visual prompting.
I drew out the chord charts on a large piece of cardboard, and kept them in the relative major and minor groups. I took your advice and became creative in my approach.
My problem in this creative journey is muscle memory for the chord shapes... practice practice practice...
I like the fact that you have gone into the exact chords as in Sweet Home Alabama.
Colin I am totally happy with this course... oh what does one do about the left hand calluses? I look forward to the day that I am ready to play blues music. I am also fulfilling a 40 year want - to play guitar, sooo wish I had done this earlier in my life.
Thank you for your time and keep ROCKIN!