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  • Mike S. : How I TAC 🎸

    Posted by MIKE S on April 27, 2021 at 8:51 pm

    1.) How many days per week do you play?


    I would say that I play about 5 times/week. Sometimes more, and sometimes less when life gets in the way.

    2.) What time of day do you play?

    On weekdays I usually play in the early evening. Weekends it would be mid morning. Bonus when I get to jam on the sidewalk with my neighbour.

    3.) Where do you play?

    I practice in the kitchen *TAC*, and jam out on the sidewalk. I like to practice away from the TV as I try not to get too distracted.

    4.) What was your guitar life like before having a guitar routine & how has implementing a consistent guitar routine helped you? (if possible name 3 ways).

    Lucky for me when I picked up guitar 4 years ago I came across TAC after only playing for about a month. I hopped on to a live YouTube workshop and signed up straight away. Tony instilled right from the get go that consistent practice is key. This has worked very well for me. I may not have an hour a day to practice, but I certainly can find 10 – 20 minutes. So I have to admit, I’ve never really played guitar without a consistent routine, as Tony has always been my instructor!

    Consistent practice has got to be my number one aid in becoming a decent player.

    Second, having a guide to practice has been a huge help. It helps me focus on one skill each day. Sometimes I want to try to learn a song. Thats fine, but I always try to start off with a quick TAC session!

    Third, starting off with a quick lesson gets me loosened up to explore other things like maybe to work on a song that I’m trying to learn (right now I’m working on mmm mmm mmm mmm by the Crash Test Dummies – but hey, I’m Canadian, eh!)

    5.) Bonus Question: What is one non-guitar item that is a must have in your guitar routine?

    Well, a glass of Canadian Whiskey on the rocks is nice, but, obviously if I drank as much as I played guitar we’d have a problem, so the nip of whiskey is occasional only. I have to admit a pick is usually hanging out of my mouth most of the time (bad habit I guess). Otherwise I like to have a clear table in front of me to help me stay focused!

    Thanks & Cheers!

    Mike S.

    Surrey, BC, CANADA

    • This discussion was modified 3 years, 1 month ago by  MIKE S.
    • This discussion was modified 3 years, 1 month ago by  MIKE S.
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