I MOST need to get better at...
My practice routine
Understanding the fretboard
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A new exercise is released every week day and they cycle between warmups, licks, improv, chord progressions, and theory.
Each exercise takes about 10 minutes to complete. Want more? Visit the included TAC Academy and build your guitar skills further.
Your progress is automatically tracked within the online guitar lesson dashboard. You'll never get in a guitar rut again!
Get Out of Your Guitar Playing Rut.
Learn essential guitar warm-ups and finger exercises every Monday. See if you can beat the speed challenge while maintaining accuracy and proper guitar technique!
Stop Playing The Same 5 Guitar Riffs.
Every Tuesday you'll learn a new guitar lick that you can add to your guitar playing immediately, but there's a twist...this lick will be used in Wednesday's improvisation session.
Become a Well Rounded Guitar Player.
Wednesdays are exhilarating because you'll learn a new scale, then you'll improvise over the provided backing track. But you've already got a head start because Tuesday's guitar lick is the perfect starting point!
Practice Daily, Even if You're Super Busy.
On Thursdays you'll learn the chord progression of the backing track that you improvised over on Wednesday. You now how the pieces to write your own song or jam with others!
Experience Perfect Focus With Every Practice.
Every Friday of this ultimate guitar practice routine you'll repeatedly be exposed to what chords fit into which keys so you get better at stuff like arrangement & learning new songs. Plus you'll improve your chord transition speed and accuracy!
I feel like I am encouraged to push myself outside my own comfort zone. I am not a performer, but I know this is a safe place to put myself out there for self improvement. And… just maybe… maybe I could be a rock star someday…. I am enjoying the progress and interaction of fell TAC-ites. It's the "I'm not alone in this" that feels good. - Anna K
I would absolutely recommend TAC to others for one reason: I am a better player because I joined TAC. It is also a lot of fun because of the sense of community, but that would mean nothing if TAC did not help us improve as musicians. It does, so it gets my endorsement! - Benjamin S
I signed up as I lacked focus, didn’t ever do warm-up exercises and have a poor theory awareness. I seemed to just pick my guitar up and play the same things over and spend an eternity trying to work out songs without getting there.
The GREAT thing about the site for me is you always get a warm-up exercise. It’s even better now as you can concentrate on it for the week and it’s related to that week. You get a lick, a chord progression, an improv and just as important, a recap on old stuff.
So the main thing for me is I’m doing different things as opposed to the same old thing I used to do – exactly what I signed up for. - Stu R
When it comes to getting maximum enjoyment out of their guitar, many players struggle with knowing what to practice in order to have the most fun and see the most consistent progress of their skills. Tony’s Acoustic Challenge Ultimate Guitar Practice helps guitar players get out of their heads and begin making progress, one day after another by focusing on one thing, for 10 minutes, every day.
I know how hard it is for you to consistently be happy with the effort you’re putting in to improve at your guitar passion. I’ve helped thousands of online students and hundreds of in-person students get clear on where to put their focus in order to have the most fun and see the most progress on guitar.
When you lock in your daily practice habit and start to see regular, predictable progress on guitar, you’ll start to believe just how possible it is to confidently play for others and jam with other guitar players. You might even decide to set your sights on songwriting or playing your first open mic.
The online, follow-along daily practice videos are all taught by me, Tony Polecastro, the creator of the Ultimate Guitar Practice Routine. Before launching this online program, I taught in-person guitar students full-time for many years. I'm also a passionate acoustic guitar advocate who's done over 500 acoustic guitars reviews that have now been viewed over 25 million times. I've been lucky enough to interview acoustic guitar icons such as Tommy Emmanuel, CEO of Taylor Guitars, Bob Taylor, former master luthier of Gibson Acoustic and current master luthier for Guild, Ren Ferguson, Paul Reed Smith, Martin Guitars CEO, Chris Martin and many other icons.
I assure you, I've walked in your shoes and gone through negative self talk and gotten down on myself for not being disciplined enough to get better at guitar. I originally began creating what ended up being The Ultimate Guitar Practice Routine to help me get ahold of my wild fluctuations in practice consistency and bring a framework and methodology to my own improvement on guitar.
When you sign up for Tony’s Acoustic Challenge Ultimate Practice Routine, you will:
1. Do the daily practice challenge without having to make a single decision about what to play.
2. Develop your guitar skills by rotating through the 5 essential areas of improvement every single week.
3. Finally become the guitar player you want to be so you can apply your new skills to things like playing for people, jamming with other guitar players, maybe even writing songs or perhaps your first open mic!
The human brain is drawn to CLARITY and away from confusion. If you’re getting overwhelmed by the infinite options of things to learn from books or random, unconnected things you find online, your brain will lock up with overwhelm, confusion and frustration. But once you commit to putting just one carefully selected guitar exercise in front of yourself every day, the CLARITY will transform what was previously impossible into the possible.
Guitar players who can find CLARITY and focus will improve much faster than overwhelmed and indecisive players. Sign up for Tony’s Acoustic Challenge Ultimate Practice today for a truly magical acoustic guitar experience!
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Become a Tony’s Acoustic Challenge member today and get immediate access to the TAC Academy Foundational Course Collection which includes: Acoustic Guitar 101, Strumming Jumpstart, Fingerpicking Jumpstart, Flatpicking Jumpstart, as well as my 6-part Acoustic Guitar Maintenance course.
PLUS the brand new WOGI Workshop player assessment and tune-up course which is the perfect technique, fretboard knowledge, and practice routine booster for just about any player. All self paced with a knowledge retention quiz at the end to make sure all of the concepts sunk in!
These courses are the prefect way for you to level up your knowledge of the fundamentals so you can get the most out of the daily guitar challenges. It’s all yours as an added bonus for becoming a Tony’s Acoustic Challenge member today!
Many new members know a few chords at best. If you’re a total beginner, you’ll be starting where many TAC members started before you. So no, this shouldn’t be too advanced for you!
Every weekday a new Practice Challenge is released. I also constantly release add-ons to the fundamentals learning path that starts at Acoustic Guitar 101 and goes to Fingerstyle 101 and Flatpicking 101. New courses like this get released regularly.
Nope. You can upgrade or cancel your account anytime – for any reason. If you cancel before the end of the billing period, you’ll retain access until that period is over.
Yes! All tabs, videos, and backing tracks are downloadable and the Practice Plan exercises can be “Favorited” so you can come back to them later.
Primarily bluegrass, fingerstyle, and fingerpicking but we also incorporate blues and country.
You’ll be able to jump into the current month’s practice plan which is a daily guitar challenge that rotates between warm ups, licks, improvisation, and chord progressions. You’ll also have access to my Acoustic Guitar 101 course, Fingerpicking Jumpstart, Flatpicking Jumpstart, Strumming Jumpstart, and Acoustic Maintenance course.
Of course! We’ve got members from all over the world.
Yes! Every month is the live TAC Hangout and Q&A where you can ask Tony anything. He’s also on the site daily replying to comments, reviewing performance submissions, and answering questions.
The Practice Plan is not sequential so you can do one challenge a week or all five and not feel like you’re missing something important. The program is designed so that you can take a day off or a week or two off and then jump right back in where you left off. The only pressure you’ll feel is from yourself, and that’s a great thing!