I was just wondering, I've been playing for about 6 months now, and i have a good grasp of what it takes to get better. I can play about 15 different chords now and can go between them with relative ease. I have a few small songs under my belt and im still practicing as much as I can. My question here is, what are some tips, or exercises that i can be doing to increase my dexterity and also are their any recommended resources I should above all else check out? I don't mind spending money for these resources of course, i'm really loving this new hobby and I get a lot of enjoyment out of it. I'm basically looking for either online resources, or books, or even some software that lets me maybe play along? Anyway any amount of tips or pointers will be greatly appreciated. I'd consider myself still a beginner but i'm able to play songs like good riddance from green day, a couple variations of free falling by tom petty, and i've just started playing wait for me by theory of a deadman. Pretty easy songs if you catch my drift. My picking is still pretty slow, and also I don't know if it's just me or when i try to sing along I find it very hard to concentrate on the strumming pattern while I sing! Does this improve as well, or are some people like myself only capable of doing one thing at once lol! I've been only using ultimate-guitar for tabs and also youtube for tougher songs like dust in the wind(still mute/buzz a few strings on this but you can at least tell what i'm trying to play ) Anyway let's talk about guitars and such! I'm playing on a cheap, but actually nice and crisp sounding yamaha f310 accoustic. I've got my eye on a nice seagull at the local music shop for around 499. Anyway let's just talk about GUITARS!!!!!!!!!