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  • 1st TACiversary

    Posted by Pinski on June 5, 2022 at 9:20 pm

    Well here we are. That year went fast. So many small wins. I’ve logged 358 sessions but I only missed one day of playing guitar in the last year due to illness. I completed the entire curriculum of Daily Challenges, Skills Courses and Fretboard Wizard. I’ve added a Martin HD-28, Taylor GS Mini-e Quilted Sapele LTD, an Eastman MD515 mandolin and a Fender Acoustic Jr. amp to my guitarsenal. I’ve learned so much and found wonderful inspiration by going back and watching the previous episodes of the Acoustic Tuesday Show (still have a bout 25 to go). Last year I focused on just showing up every day, establishing good playing fundamentals and unlearning bad habits from a 30 year case of dabblerosis and most of all, having fun. My acoustic interests are broad, I love it all, although I’m not much interested in developing a heavy percussive style. This year, my focus will be just that, focused practice sessions, even if the topics vary widely. Specifically, I will push myself to develop my improvisational skills and confidence and expanding the list of songs that I can play. I think a big key to that will be coming out of my shell and playing with other people. I’ve definitely been a bit of a guitar hermit. I want to learn how link scales better and begin learning more about doing guitar set-up and maintenance work myself. I’m just happy to have found a system that keeps me coming back. Thank you to Tony, the TAC Crew and the whole TAC Family. Cheers and guitar geeks unite!


    Tom-G replied 1 year, 3 months ago 8 Members · 7 Replies
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  • jumpinjeff

    June 6, 2022 at 7:36 am

    Congratulations on all of your progress over the last year @Pinski . I was reminded reading your goals of how important focus is to my own progress. Those focused practice sessions are integral to my physical/mental(kinesthetic awareness) development as a player. The more focused I can be the faster I seem to learn. Thanks for putting that back into the forefront of my gray matter! I wish you fast progress in the coming year.

  • Bill_Brown

    June 6, 2022 at 7:42 am

    Congrats @Pinski 👍 Happy 1st TACiversary🎂 Cheers to the end of “dabblerosis”🍸 and best wishes to you and your goals for the upcoming year🎉

  • Mrfredsporty

    June 6, 2022 at 2:10 pm

    VERY impressive and well said

  • Marty73

    June 8, 2022 at 12:03 pm

    Happy 1st TACiversary @Pinski Here is to many more! 🍸😊😎

  • the-old-coach

    June 8, 2022 at 2:16 pm


    Congratulations- Happy 1st!

    “Well played” on your post! Along the lines of what Jeff said- FOCUS is the key for me also.

    On an Acoustic Tuesday awhile back, Tony talked about “The Five Best Guitar-playing Mantras”.

    Well- as part of my own routine, I write down- (the day before)- what I want to practice each- (next)- day, and always include the word in capital letters- “FOCUS”. Every day. And I read those 5 mantras also. Every day.

    Seems like a lot- but it only takes about 15 seconds…….. and it kind-of “sets my brain straight”.

    Again- inspiring story, congrats, and thanks for sharing.

    Fellow dabblerosis survivor. (But I do suffer an occasional setback😉 just for fun)

    the old coach

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 10 months ago by  the-old-coach.
  • Kitman

    June 8, 2022 at 4:46 pm

    Congratulations @Pinski ! You let journey of the last year sounds fantastic! With your clear goals and focused determination you will no doubt make it a 2nd great year! 🍻 🎉

  • Tom-G

    January 16, 2023 at 5:37 pm

    As I approach my first anniversary, I found your reflections similar to mine but wow, your participation and everything that goes with it was outstanding and I know how great it must feel. Have a great second year and get that song collection growing – that and playing with others make it oh so worth it.

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