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  • How I TAC – Deb H.

    Posted by Deb on April 30, 2021 at 5:58 pm

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

    I play 7 days a week. Monday through Friday are focused on the daily lessons and skills. Saturday and Sunday focus on playing songs and application of skills.

    2.) What time of day do you play?

    Monday through Friday I play in the morning and evening. Saturday and Sunday I play when time allows, generally in the evening.

    3.) Where do you play?

    I always play in my family room. I love this room, as it has great lighting and allows for great sound when playing.

    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 started TAC back in September 2020, I had NO routine. In fact, I hardly ever played my guitar. Life was extremely busy for me, and I didn’t make playing guitar a priority. I generally played the same songs and didn’t learn anything new. In June of 2020, I retired from teaching and thought, “Now, I will make the time to play my guitar.” Unfortunately, with even more time on my hands, guitar still didn’t happen for me. Then came Tony and the TAC community. What a transformation in my guitar playing and journey. I feel like I am finally growing as a musician, and I owe it all to having a consistent guitar routine.

    So how has the consistent guitar routine helped me?

    1. The biggest win has been the growth I have made over time. This growth has happened by making daily guitar playing a habit. I remember emails from Tony talking about connecting the guitar playing habit to an existing habit. For me it was exercise. I was able to get my guitar playing routine going by connecting it to my daily exercise habit. I soon realized that I had 2 great healthy habits! Thanks TAC!

    2. Tuning in every day to learn something new or make connections is huge. The weekly lessons are taught in chunks of learning that are attainable. I know that if I show up consistently, I will get better. I also know that my consistent guitar routine has helped me build confidence as a musician. Yes, I call myself a musician and a proud guitar geek!

    3. I always taught my students that “Inch by inch life is a cinch, yard by yard life is hard.” TAC is a program that definitely embraces the inch by inch approach. It is incredible to experience the small and big wins each week, knowing that the gains are right around every corner. It is all about trusting the process!

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

    Two non-guitar items that I must have are my notebook and large cup of coffee. The notebook is important, as it keeps track of my guitar journey. The cup is in the attached photo. The quote on the cup states, “What would you do if you knew you could not fail?” This quote totally sums up how I feel about why I joined TAC. I know I will not fail as long as I show up for lessons and am consistent in my guitar routine. Thank you Tony and the TAC community!

    Guitar Geeks Unite!

    Deb 😃

    Deb replied 3 years ago 1 Member · 0 Replies
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