I'm hoping to get some advice from all you good folks. My background; I've been a semi-professional guitarist for about 20 years. I have a BA in music performance. I play mostly jazz, soul, and blues. Back in 2009 I decided to seriously pursue creating and producing my own music. After reading many favorable articles about Logic, I took the plunge. I purchased Logic 9 and a MacBook Pro. I purchased the Apple Pro Training Series: Logic Pro 9 and Logic Express 9 books by David Nahmani and worked through them. I found them helpful, especially the included projects and assignments which allowed me to 'practice' the techniques being presented. However, I felt that I still had significant gaps in my knowledge. So, I enrolled in a 2 day training course on Logic basics at a certified apple training facility. The course was at best, ok. I was the only person in the class, and the instructor basically read though the David Nahmani book. But, I knew less then him so I stuck through it. Looking back it was probably a waste of time and money. Recently I purchased Logic Pro 9 Power! The Comprehensive Guide, which I've been trying to read from cover to cover. I have to admit, my progress is slow, and I don't understand much of the material. I'm not sure if this is the appropriate way to approach this book. I don't fault the book at all. I simply wonder if it's more used for reference, then as a study tool. In addition, I recently discovered MacProVideo. I purchased a subscription and have been working through the basics videos. By this weekend I will have completed the core course. I feel the overall quality of all these training materials is excellent. Iâ€™ve learned a lot, but unfortunately I donâ€™t feel like Iâ€™m any closer to my goal. However, I realize that while Iâ€™m trying to get a handle on using Logic, Iâ€™m also trying to learn to compose music. It just all seems overwhelming at times. I often wonder if it might be better to simply separate the two. In other words, try taking an existing tune and get Logic to perform it as close to the original as possible. That way, I can get my hone my Logic skills without worrying about my composing skills at the same time. Does this sound like a logical approach (no pun intended)? I really donâ€™t mind doing the work or spending the money. Iâ€™m a musician for life, and I consider this a worthwhile investment. Itâ€™s just that I often feel like Iâ€™m not progressing. Itâ€™s been over a year since I purchased Logic. How long does it take before one gets a handle on it?