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  • MoochasPoochas

    December 13, 2021 at 5:48 pm

    Hi Mark- It’s pretty hard to cover all of this, but….We’ve all been a bit overwhelmed at times because learning guitar is a huge challenge. What got me through was having a definite practice plan that made sense for me at the time and allowed for my skill level. I also had to find ways to have fun with the skills that I had learned, specifically learning simple songs. It made me feel like a guitar player that could make actual music. I never got buried in the daily challenges ,but I did my best in 20 minutes then saved it for later review and moved on. As my skills advanced, I updated my practice plan and took on more advanced courses and songs. The other issue that really got me off to a good start was taking the Fundamentals of Fretboard Navigation and Fretboard Wizard. It took a lot of the mystery out of the daily courses. I never tackled skills classes that I wasn’t ready for. I concentrated on all of the basics and incorporated them in daily practice. From reading your post, it sounds like you may have skills courses out of order?

    Just remember that you only have to learn the skills that get you to where to want to go. If open chords are your thing, then great. If you get there, you may decide to take on more skills later when you’re feeling more positive. There are lots of ups and downs with this but it should always be fun and rewarding. Your expectations need to be realistic and you have to be patient. The skills that you learn in TAC are cumulative and will sneak up on you eventually.

    I would highly recommend that you check into the 90 day check-in on TAC in January to help you to come up with a good practice schedule. I hope that helps a bit.