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  • Daily Challenge vs Fretboard Wizard

    Posted by 5noteblues on January 7, 2022 at 2:38 pm

    Hello TAC Family,

    I’m new to TAC and have been dabbling with guitar for many years. I’ve completed the 30 Days to Play course and am now halfway through the Next 6 Chords course. I purchased the Fretboard Wizard course and my plan is to start that on Monday, but I’m looking for some advise.

    So, my question is, should I go all the way through FW before starting the Daily Challenges or do them both at the same time?

    Thanks!

    N-lightMike replied 2 years, 3 months ago 5 Members · 8 Replies
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  • Loraine

    Member
    January 7, 2022 at 2:51 pm

    @5noteblues Welcome to the TAC community! As for taking one or the other, I don’t see any reason why you couldn’t do both at the same time. The daily challenge is a minimum of 10 minutes per day. I’ll typically spend 10-20 minutes on it. So if you have more time to spare, then you could easily do some of Fretboard Wizard. Also, don’t forget, you own Fretboard Wizard and can go back to it as often as you like.

  • 5noteblues

    Member
    January 7, 2022 at 3:04 pm

    Makes sense! Thanks @Loraine.

  • Bill_Brown

    Member
    January 8, 2022 at 8:12 am

    Hi @5noteblues , Welcome to TAC. AS @Loraine said, it’s all a question of how much time you have in the day and what do you want to make a priority. FW is a wonderful course and you own it, so you can go through it as often as you like, repeating sections as many times as you like. The Daily Challenges come back around about once every year – give or take a few months, so it’s not crucial if you miss one here or there (as long as you’re doing something everyday with your guitar – that’s a crucial element to TAC). So, depending on how much time you have during the day, and what’s more important to you, is how I would look at it (YMMV). Perhaps doing the Daily Challenges during the week and FW on the weekend?

    Most of all, enjoy your journey😎

  • N-lightMike

    Member
    January 8, 2022 at 12:57 pm

    So here’s my take on your question @5noteblues ;

    As you are going through the FW course, you will have a bunch of “ah-ha” moments when doing the daily challenges. The FW course is simply a way to look at music, it’s not the music itself. So it’s good to stay engaged with music at the same time.

    That having been said, I agree with @Loraine and @Bill_Brown that you can, and probably should, go through FW more than once. So the bottom line is, put some time and effort into these lessons, whether the FW course, the next 6 chords course, or the daily lessons, but don’t get too serious, and never try to master them. The one overriding rule is: Have Fun!

    MG 😀

    • Bill_Brown

      Member
      January 8, 2022 at 4:07 pm

      Agree totally👍👍

  • 5noteblues

    Member
    January 10, 2022 at 12:58 pm

    Thank you @Bill_Brown and @MikeGaurnier for your input and insight. I appreciate your responses.

    • Guitargeezer-Jack

      Member
      January 10, 2022 at 2:38 pm

      Loraine, Bill & Mike have given you sound advice @5noteblues – you were wise to get Fretboard Wizard. I am currently going through it the second time around – it is that good plus I need the refresher. Tony mentioned at last week’s Progress Party that a Fretboard Wizard 2.0 will be issued soon. He told me those of us who already paid for FW 1.0 will not have to pay additional for FW 2.0! Hope you will enjoy TAC as I have. Tony just emphasized for us to make “progress over perfection; find ‘wins’; be consistent; ten minutes better than no minutes; and, okay to adjust your routine (life happens).”

      Mike’s right – Have Fun! 😉

      • N-lightMike

        Member
        January 11, 2022 at 6:32 pm

        Thank you @Guitargeezer-Jack for repeating and emphasizing the simple steps Tony lays out for us. They are so simple it’s real easy to think “oh, yeah, I get that”, and then miss them sometimes. But they are so important to really get into our regular thinking so we can reap the benefits they bring.

        MG 😀

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