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  • First TACaversary

    Posted by MoochasPoochas on March 25, 2021 at 3:27 pm

    I just completed my first year with TAC. I haven’t posted a lot because I had little experience or context but looking back, things are becoming clearer. I started TAC at ground zero. Like many players, I started playing in school, life happened, 40 years went by in a blur and now I have time for my bucket list. I had no idea on how to restart. Luckily I found TAC online and it seemed to be a perfect fit more me so I signed up on the spot. After a year of consistent practice I have a good feel for all chords, flat picking technique and theory. I have a good start on finger picking and I can now play a number of songs with some skill. If you had told me that I would be this far along so soon, I would have laughed a year ago. TAC has been a great choice for me.

    There are a few thoughts that I should share with new players that I find especially helpful in my own practice, so here goes;

    All of the TAC emphasis on consistent, productive and fun practice is absolutely right. It’s not a sales pitch. Micro wins add up to big wins quickly. Be patient with what may seem to be drudgery. Those basic skills and muscle memories will reward you. When you have the basics done, reward yourself by making some music. Have fun. Play a song, a lick, a new chord or end a session by listening to a player that inspires you. Knowing what good playing sounds like needs to be locked in.

    The biggest challenges produce the biggest rewards. Don’t be afraid to take on scary things. Seek them out. You’ll surprise yourself

    I strongly recommend taking the Fretboard navigation and Fretboard Wizard courses early in your journey. They will answer so many questions that will pop up in your practice routine and eliminate a lot of confusion.

    Develop a good practice routine in addition to the daily challenges. Write it down and change it as it suits you. Be consistent but flexible. Reach out to forum members for help.

    Guitar callouses completely destroy typing skills. Just sayin. That’s all I got .

    This year, my plan is to improve finger picking skills, improve tone and rhythm, add a lot more songs to my play list and to try some song writing. With luck, I may add a new guitar.

    DeeDee replied 3 years, 1 month ago 15 Members · 16 Replies
  • 16 Replies
  • Loraine

    Member
    March 25, 2021 at 3:38 pm

    Congratulations on your 1st TACiversary MoochasPoochas. Great message with a lot of inspiration.

  • Alfred

    Member
    March 26, 2021 at 5:52 am

    Fantastic testimony and advice! Happy Tacaversarry!

  • Michael-K73

    Member
    March 26, 2021 at 5:59 am

    Congrats MP 😉

    Cheers to your progress ahead!

    -M

  • Marty73

    Member
    March 26, 2021 at 8:15 am

    Happy 1st TACaversary @MoochasPoochas

    🧐😎

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 2 months ago by  Marty73.
  • StevenB

    Member
    March 26, 2021 at 4:03 pm

    That’s awesome, Happy TACiversary!!

  • Michelle-PSL

    Member
    March 26, 2021 at 7:54 pm

    Happy Taciversary! Great testimony and hope you have a great second year!

  • AttyTJ

    Member
    March 28, 2021 at 8:05 am

    Congratulations on your TACiversary @MoochasPoochas , and your advice and lessons learned are so right on. And as for the callous thing, my typing improves each time I take an emery board to them.

    Thanks for being along on our Journey.

    @t-j-colo

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 2 months ago by  AttyTJ.
    • MoochasPoochas

      Member
      March 28, 2021 at 7:21 pm

      Thanks, I’ll work on that.

  • was-Dan

    Member
    March 28, 2021 at 8:23 am

    That is a great recipe.

  • xiao-bai

    Member
    March 28, 2021 at 7:29 pm

    Congrats, dude! Keep up with your practicing and know you can do it!

    Kind regards.

  • N-lightMike

    Member
    March 29, 2021 at 7:05 pm

    This is truly awesome @MoochasPoochas . I love to hear about the results of really applying Tony’s method. I am happy for those whose guitar journey started here. I had played over a period of 20 years trying to learn on my own before I came to TAC. It’s a wonderful place to learn guitar. And thank you for sharing some great advice for those who come after you.

    MG 😀

  • ChuckS

    Member
    April 1, 2021 at 6:28 am

    CONGRATs on your 1st TACiversary MoochasPoochas. My story is similar. Guitar sat in the basement for 35 years as Life got in the way. You are a few months ahead of me wrt 1 year anniversary, but you comments are spot on. Having that daily requirement makes a difference.

  • albert_d

    Member
    April 1, 2021 at 8:00 am

    It is motivating to read your story and it validates my experience with TAC. Let’s keep having fun… all through 2021!

  • Marty73

    Member
    April 2, 2021 at 8:03 am

    Happy 1st TACaversary @MoochaPoochas 😊🧐😎

  • Sharon_A

    Member
    April 5, 2021 at 9:50 pm

    I hope there are some people close to you who have been able to enjoy listening to your growing skills. Music is such a wonderful shared pleasure. Congratulations on all you’ve accomplished and enjoyed this past year:)

  • DeeDee

    Member
    April 16, 2021 at 7:04 am

    Keep up the great work and Happy 1st TACiversary to you.

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