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  • How I TAC – my Routine

    Posted by Zephyrpn on April 13, 2021 at 10:25 am

    I’ve outlined it using the questions below:

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

    In the routine I’ve outlined for myself I’ve committed to at least 6 days per week (Monday through Saturday). I often exceed this. I’m retired and the guitar is a challenge, a period of relaxation and amusement. I just love music.

    2.) What time of day do you play?

    I’m not as consistent as I would like. I usually play in the morning after breakfast but frequently go back to it around 4:00 in the afternoon.

    3.) Where do you play?

    I play in my my music room. I’m surrounded by musical instruments and frequently accompanied by my dog, unless I crank up the amplifier. She seems to have a good taste in music as she leaves if I’m messing up badly.

    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 playing guitar was like learning it all over again. At best all I could do was try to play the same chords that I learned years ago. Or I would revert to playing classical guitar which I still love but again the same old music.

    – By developing a habit of playing regularly, I can see improvements – if not day by day then at least week over week. I can schedule my time to work on things I know have to be improved on.

    – Get’s me out of jail… Know one questions if I head off to the music room to practice as it’s a family ritual. In the morning or late afternoon, it’s my time.

    – Focus and fun. If I get sufficient time to play, I can isolate my time into serious practice – like finger-picking exercises/moving from chord to chord to playing a new song or even trying to innovate on a theme of my own.

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

    I like coffee but I find turning on my amplier occasionally gives a whole new dimension to my music It certainly expands on errors but sounds differently.

    Layton_Lange replied 3 years, 1 month ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Layton_Lange

    April 13, 2021 at 7:47 pm

    Great guitar routine, thanks for sharing. So funny about your dog 🙂

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