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  • Guitar Math

    Posted by jumpinjeff on May 31, 2021 at 11:29 am

    I am easily distracted so for me, focus is my path to successful guitar comprehension. When I simplify things it allows me to stay focused. I have been thinking about what works and why and this it the equation I came up with:

    Desire + Instruction x Effort = Progress

    That is easier than 1 4 5 6m

    N-lightMike replied 2 years, 11 months ago 2 Members · 5 Replies
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  • N-lightMike

    Member
    May 31, 2021 at 12:12 pm

    I think you left something out of your formula, @jumpinjeff . What about that inner spark called creativity. 😎

    MG 😀

    • jumpinjeff

      Member
      May 31, 2021 at 12:56 pm

      I like how you think @Mike-Gaurnier , if we break down each of those components I feel like we come up with several things that make up the whole. I put Creativity into the Desire area. I need an outlet for my creativity. That fuels my desire. Take fun: it is a multiplier in my effort area. If I can find fun in my effort it seems to become…. effortless. On my progress side I find deep satisfaction. Help me out, throw out s’more of them good ideas.🙂

      • N-lightMike

        Member
        May 31, 2021 at 1:42 pm

        Hey @jumpinjeff

        I was reading some of the comments on the current “whiners” thread. That makes me more reluctant to participate in the community than the loading speed. I have so many things in life that I could whine about that are so much more whine worthy, but I don’t want to whine about anything (or truthfully, as little as possible) because it brings me down.

        But the truth is, I am practicing more and social butterflying less. It is true that the social media site we used to call TAC was unique. But it is also true that no one, and I mean no one, signed up with TAC because of that. We signed up because we bought into the practice method that Tony explained to us in the marketing video. And this new site is MORE aligned with that practice philosophy.

        So what’s the conclusion? I had my ups and downs on the other site. I’ll have my ups and downs on this site. I watch free YouTube videos, but I don’t pay money for other guitar instruction anymore. Since I will always use TAC as my guitar practice framework, I will always come by the forum sometimes.

        So, right now, can I say something more about Guitar Math? Yeah, I know why I kept setting my guitar aside before and why I don’t set it aside anymore. I get tired of my same old same old and playing guitar ends up feeling stale. That’s because I gravitate toward the same old same old. But Tony keeps pushing me into other things that I didn’t think I was interested in. And that keeps my guitar playing fresh.

        So, “fresh” + “creative” + “soul soothing” = play guitar every day. That’s my guitar math, and TAC drives that. 😍

        MG 😀

      • jumpinjeff

        Member
        May 31, 2021 at 2:00 pm

        Now that’s what I am talking about. “fresh” + “creative” + “soul soothing” = play guitar every day. Shining light on the path to progress. Brilliant @Mike-Gaurnier . Putting that phrase into my bag of tricks just made today a great guitar day. 2 small wins for me and counting. Thank You.

      • N-lightMike

        Member
        June 1, 2021 at 10:04 am

        Yeah, this guitar journey helps me see positive stuff way more often and even helps turn seeing positivity into a habit. I am glad I could add to your day; you have definitely added to my day. 😊

        MG 😀

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