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  • How I TAC- Aaron D

    Posted by AaronRobertsMusic on April 30, 2021 at 2:29 pm

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

    Optimally I try to get in a little playing every day of the week. Some weeks are worse than others depending on my work schedule, but I try. In reality I usually get a good 5 days in per week.

    2.) What time of day do you play?

    This definitely varies depending on the day and whether I’m at work or at home. When I’m home I can usually get some practice time in between 3 and 4 in the afternoon. It’s a good time when the morning chaos is over and just before my wife gets off work.

    I have the great fortune of being able to bring my guitar to work and get some playing/practice time in while I’m there. I work 24 hour shifts and am usually able to sit down around 7 or 8pm and play for a bit.

    3.) Where do you play?

    At home we have a “Music Room”. In that room I keep my guitars and we also have a keyboard, a drum set, a Djembe, and an amp to plug in the guitars and vocals. It’s a great room that inspires me to play.

    At work we have a hangar we keep our helicopter in when the weather’s bad or it’s too cold outside. i absolutely LOVE sitting in there to play. The acoustics are amazing and it’s just so fun to sit in there to play and sing. If the hangar is a little cold I have my own room for my shift with a bed that I can sit on and strum/practice. It’s not a bad “perk” of the job.

    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).

    Before I had a routine I found myself running down the YouTube “rabbit hole” trying to learn. I was never consistent with anything. I wasn’t learning the fretboard. I’d strum some chords and try to learn new songs, but it never went very far. I wasn’t learning! Because I didn’t feel like I was learning, or getting better for that matter, I wouldn’t practice or play much. Then I found TAC and it was like a night and day difference. So how has it helped…

    – It’s a course I can follow! The daily routine has been such an amazing help. There are so many different videos you can find out there but signing up for TAC gave me something structured I could follow.

    – Consistency. Because I have something new every day as a daily challenge, it gives me a reason to pick up my guitar to try something new. It’s already there for me and I don’t have to go searching for something to learn/practice in that YouTube rabbit hole. This has allowed me to become much more consistent in playing/practicing.

    – I can tell I’m learning! Now when I pick up the guitar I find myself transitioning through chords much faster. I find myself remembering scales and even occasionally soloing. From where I was on January 1, 2021 through now is an amazing difference.

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

    Something to drink. Some days that might be a nice adult beverage, others it may be a Coke Zero or a can of Cherry Bubly- it all depends on where I am. I like to sing when I play so it’s always good to have something to keep the mouth from getting too dry.

    AaronRobertsMusic replied 3 years ago 1 Member · 0 Replies
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