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  • Day One – Showing up

    Posted by KennonB on September 3, 2022 at 9:33 am

    I was so excited to sign up for the TAC. My sister recommended it and I very much liked the teaching style of a few YT videos I found.

    Then today I tried to talk myself into putting it off.

    ‘Oh, you can do that in the afternoon instead.’

    ‘Argh! Do I really have to tune the guitar Every time?’

    ‘Actually, it is a holiday weekend, I’ll just start Tuesday.’

    You know, That voice.

    But I showed up. I showed up at the time of day I had planned to when setting goals yesterday.

    I tuned the guitar and picked my way through the start of the blues shuffle.

    WIN 😀

    (newbee note: Maybe have the coffee After play time. Just sayin’.)

    KennonB replied 1 year, 7 months ago 9 Members · 15 Replies
  • 15 Replies
  • stevieblues

    Member
    September 3, 2022 at 4:59 pm

    Congratulations on showing up! 👏

    You have to make it a habit. Showing up gets things rolling. 👏🎸😎

    • KennonB

      Member
      September 4, 2022 at 9:52 am

      Thanks. You sure set a great example on that score yourself!

  • GerryB56

    Member
    September 3, 2022 at 7:27 pm

    Welcome to TAC! I know exactly how you feel – I’ve been signing in every day for nearly 4 months now, and am just as enthused (if not moreso) about the program as when I started. I’ve read stories of members who have played hundreds or even thousands of sessions in a row, and they are still passionate about Tony’s system. I know it has been a big help to me in keeping more focused on my guitar learning. Plus it provides lots of encouragement on those days when I get a bit frustrated with the slow pace of that learning!

    • KennonB

      Member
      September 4, 2022 at 9:55 am

      Thanks for the encouragement. I am pretty good with sprints when it comes to new habits – 90 days or less. After that first three months, we are in new territory 😀

  • Philb

    Member
    September 3, 2022 at 10:17 pm

    Welcome!

    Showing up; day after day; pays off. Enjoy the journey.

    • KennonB

      Member
      September 4, 2022 at 9:56 am

      Thank you Philb. Actually, I am kind of blown away by the encouragement you and several others have sent my way. It is much appreciated!

  • Hebak

    Member
    September 3, 2022 at 11:52 pm

    Hey,

    welcome to TAC, I started a week ago and I enjoy it very much. I started with an Ukulele years ago and now I try it with the guitar.

    Wish you all a nice Sunday!

    • KennonB

      Member
      September 4, 2022 at 9:58 am

      Thanks! I have accumulated a few instruments over the years that I still cannot play, beyond a simple tune or two.

      Already I feel better about my new guitar than any of the others I’ve tried to learn on my own.

  • Cadgirl

    Member
    September 4, 2022 at 4:13 am

    @KennonB , welcome to TAC. You just have to get in the habit of picking up the guitar every day. Put it somewhere where you see it, you’ll be more apt to pick it up to play something. Good Luck. and again welcome.

    • KennonB

      Member
      September 4, 2022 at 10:00 am

      Thank you.

      Actually, I already have a task that I have to do at the computer each morning before 7am. That is going to be my habit trigger for the day’s lesson.

      Two days in, we have 100% wins so far! 😁

  • Bill_Brown

    Member
    September 4, 2022 at 7:43 am

    Hello @KennonB and welcome to TAC. I hope you find the journey here pleasant and fruitful (but of course, that’s up to you – what you’re willing to put in will effect the quality of what you get out in return). If I may, I would like to recommend some additional “Skill Courses” after you complete the 30 Days to Play. IMHO, you should go to the “Next 6 Chords” and from there you should do the “Jumpstart” courses – pick whichever interests you to start, but you should do all 3. From there, the sky is the limit, but you should also look at “Foundations Of Fretboard Navigation”.

    Finally, I’d like to finish by saying that perfection or mastery of a lesson isn’t required to mark it complete. In other words, if you’ve tried to do a lesson for more than 10 minutes but you just can’t physically get it to happen (at any speed), stop right there, mark it complete and move on to the next one. You can always come back to it at another time. The objective here is to have fun while learning to play, not being frustrated because you can’t do exactly what you see on a video lesson.

    Best of luck on your journey.

    • KennonB

      Member
      September 4, 2022 at 10:08 am

      Thank you Bill_Brown, I appreciate the advice. You are spot on. I am exactly the kind of person who would get hung up on something and frustrated.

      I will set myself a kitchen timer with each new lesson, and evaluate whether to go on or stay with it when the timer goes off. That way I won’t get tunnel vision and condition myself to expect frustration from these lessons.

  • Mrfredsporty

    Member
    September 4, 2022 at 10:51 am

    Fantastic! You did rule #1. SHOW UP! ( hope I said that loud enough in a gentle understanding way🥸)

    • KennonB

      Member
      September 5, 2022 at 9:11 am

      Thanks for the encouragement!

  • Kitman

    Member
    September 4, 2022 at 1:10 pm

    Congrats @KennonB for the follow through to your guitar routine. Welcome to TAC!

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