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  • Broke my Streak – Playing Anyway!

    Posted by Kitman on September 4, 2022 at 1:34 pm

    Although I actually played quite a bit of guitar yesterday, I did so without logging into TAC and… my “streak” was reset. At first I was thinking “oh crap”! Then I took a moment to think about it. I am still learning, having fun and playing so – no biggie! That is a win for me! 😎🎸🎶

    HowardM replied 1 year, 7 months ago 10 Members · 21 Replies
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  • GerryB56

    Member
    September 4, 2022 at 3:54 pm

    I’ve been thinking about this lately, too, as we’re going away for a few days at the end of September and it won’t be practical to bring a guitar along. But like you say, as long as those playing sessions keep adding up, the streak really doesn’t matter much. Sometimes I think it might be good to have a bit of a break then come back refreshed and redetermined😃

    • Kitman

      Member
      September 4, 2022 at 5:50 pm

      Hey @GerryB56 I have read about some folks here on TAC logging in when they are away to review the daily lessons and or reviewing things like music theory to keep their minds engaged. However, like you said a break may no be a bad thing either! 😃

  • stevieblues

    Member
    September 4, 2022 at 5:07 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear that forgot to login yesterday. Tie a string to the headstock of your guitar to remind you to login. Glad you didn’t let it stop you from playing!

  • Kitman

    Member
    September 4, 2022 at 5:20 pm

    Great idea @stevieblues ! 😂

  • Bill_Brown

    Member
    September 4, 2022 at 8:42 pm

    So @Kitman , you’ll just have to start another streak👍🎸

    • Kitman

      Member
      September 5, 2022 at 2:29 pm

      Your got it @Bill_Brown ! Started it yesterday! Today is day 2.

      • Bill_Brown

        Member
        September 5, 2022 at 7:35 pm

        👍🤩👍 That’s a great streak! We all have to start from a beginning to reach our ends, according to Machiavelli 🤔🎸 So play on my friend – the journey continues😎

  • Cadgirl

    Member
    September 5, 2022 at 3:57 am

    @Kitman , Glad you are still playing every day. Every time i get close to 100 i swear I miss a day. I’m at 88 and i am determined to make it this time. Record yourself now and then in a 100 days see how you have improved.

  • Kitman

    Member
    September 5, 2022 at 2:27 pm

    Thanks @Cadgirl ! I actually did a bench mark recording last week after I had around 120 days at TAC. I compared it to a recording from when I just joined TAC. There was a noticeable difference in the tone, quality and confidence of my playing. I really like the idea of the “100 day video check in” and will definitely keep it going. Great idea and thanks for sharing! 😎🎸🎶

    • Cadgirl

      Member
      September 5, 2022 at 2:31 pm

      @Kitman , I thought of it when I saw your post. I have my 100th day coming and i’ll record my songs and store them to review another day.

    • Guitargeezer-Jack

      Member
      September 6, 2022 at 7:25 am

      @Kitman I ran into the same thing two weeks ago as I had an early appointment that lasted most of the day. Second time my consecutive log in streak ended, most recently at 276. Prior to that I was out in the boonies with no WiFi or iPhone service. It happens. You are so right – it not the streak that counts – it is consistently playing one’s guitar!

      @Cadgirl has the right idea

      about periodically doing a video self evaluations. I have gone back to my earlier Play for Us songs and discovered I not only have rendition but they are much easier to play and able to add learned techniques too!

      • Kitman

        Member
        September 6, 2022 at 12:27 pm

        Right on @Guitargeezer-Jack !

      • N-lightMike

        Member
        September 14, 2022 at 11:05 am

        Hey @Guitargeezer-Jack , I guess this summer got away from us as far as getting together again. I sounds like both of us have a full acoustic life and family life, so no worries. But it’s something on my back burner.

        I’m glad to hear you’re progressing in your guitar journey. Me too. 😎

        MG 😀

  • albert_d

    Member
    September 6, 2022 at 8:06 am

    I had a streak of a year going and it started to feel like “feathers weighing me down”(L’il Smokies on YouTube check it out) so I intentionally let them go. The streak is a fun TAC feature and an incentive for me but fun is the objective. My current steak is about 17.

    • Kitman

      Member
      September 6, 2022 at 12:26 pm

      Thanks for sharing your experience and the song reference @albert_d ! The Lil’ Smokies are awesome! Love the song and the simile of “feathers start weighing you down”. After all, most of the stuff that gets to us are just feathers after all! 😃

  • AttyTJ

    Member
    September 13, 2022 at 6:56 am

    Kit, seeing you play in the VOM’s and what you post, it is clear that TAC’s formerly very and now less so glitchy “counter” is not what is motivating you. You are playing so well, and smiling so much that getting logged in has to be secondary. Congratulations on the fun and joy (counter or not).

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 7 months ago by  AttyTJ.
  • Kitman

    Member
    September 13, 2022 at 1:22 pm

    Wow, thanks so much @AttyTJ for your kind words and support! You are right, I play because I love to play and also spend time with others of like mind to learn and have fun. Thanks for this reminder and your support and friendship, TJ. I truly appreciate it!

  • N-lightMike

    Member
    September 14, 2022 at 11:01 am

    Hey @Kitman , it took me about 3 years to break my streak. My longest streak was at 87 for most of that time. Now it’s at 112. Yipey. But obviously, I tripped again and I’ve started over. Whatever. I’m actually proud of the 112. My wife asked me why I was trying to go for a streak record when I slip so often and it really doesn’t make any difference. I told her that’s what I learned from Tony about my guitar routine. You do it because you want to. You don’t need some profound reason beyond that. And you don’t give up. You look at the small wins, not the loses. I used to have trouble making it past 10. Now, I regularly go weeks in stead of days without stopping the count.

    Does it matter? Yeah, to me it does. Does it matter that I miss and the count starts over? Yeah, it does. It helps me to be resilient and helps me learn the persistence I need. I don’t feel any great disappointment when it happens anymore. It’s not a deal breaker. And yet I still want to go for another streak. Just that simple exercise in having a good attitude and being persistent is new for me and therefore is helping me to learn.

    MG 😀

    • Kitman

      Member
      September 14, 2022 at 8:04 pm

      Hey there @N-lightMike ! Thanks for sharing your experience and perspective on how you utilize the “streak” counter. It is a fun way to stay true to your guitar routine and is an additional piece of feedback that can help inspire us to play and progress. I recently noticed the “weeks” counter and am a bit curious about how that is counted. Is it if you complete the 5 challenges w/in ten week? I will ask support. In any case, thanks for your feedback and support! 😎🎸🎶

      • N-lightMike

        Member
        September 14, 2022 at 11:53 pm

        👍😊

  • HowardM

    Member
    September 15, 2022 at 5:03 am

    😅 Super job.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 7 months ago by  HowardM.

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