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  • Posted by dougsaguitarist on April 30, 2021 at 4:00 pm

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

    I’ve played everyday since I started TAC even though my stats say otherwise… sometimes my practice is after midnight and I don’t think the website registers that as the same day. Anyway, I try to practice at least an hour during those sessions and will do my best to continue 7 days a week.

    2.) What time of day do you play?

    I play around 9:00pm or later usually. If time allows I also add in a short session during the day. It’s been working well for my consistency.

    3.) Where do you play?

    My wife and I choose to live tiny so that leaves me with 3 options that I need to be flexible with. Pictured below is our family room, I also find the bedroom is a good quiet space but my favorite is the she shed I built for my wife (she graciously let’s me use it). It’s cozy, quiet and easy to lose track of the time when practicing. A nice place to focus on my guitar.

    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).

    I started my guitar adventure with TAC. It was impractical for me to take live lessons because of the time involved. With this routine, I can see real positive progress in my guitar “skills” and that fuels me to continue.

    1. I really like the practice of recognizing small wins. It’s kind of like in the game of golf…I can hit a hundred shots but it’s that one really good one that keeps me coming back for more. (Sorry, I couldn’t think of a hockey scenario that would fit.)

    2. I appreciate the short, sometimes simple, most times challenging, daily lessons. At times, I wonder how practicing certain lessons will fit the style of music I want to play, but then it’s like a Karate Kid moment when it clicks. It’s like “wax on, wax off” but with with my fingers; and

    3. I’ve become more aware of where I need improvement. Since I’ve only been a guitarist since January 18, 2021, the areas that need improvement are all of them. I can see that a consistent routine is beginning to create definition between the need work and the doesn’t need so much work areas. It’s exciting to see new skills begin to gel. That makes the routine fun and learning easier.

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

    I must say it’s my “groupie” Emma (as seen in the picture). She lets me practice alone for awhile then comes in and gives me an encouraging lick (no pun intended) to spur me on.

    dougsaguitarist replied 3 years, 1 month ago 1 Member · 0 Replies
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