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  • My 3rd TACiversary

    Posted by Don-G-Ham on April 17, 2021 at 2:40 pm

    It’s hard to believe that two days ago I celebrated my 3<sup>rd</sup> TACiversary.

    I joined in April of 2018 for something to allow me to get back into playing guitar. I looked at myself as a 30 year beginner (Still do). I missed the joy I got from playing with others. You see I used to play on a regular basis early week with my older brother and some friends. My brother was the lead player and another friend played the majority of the licks. I was the rhythm player. This was just fine then and I enjoyed it. Time went by and I moved away and guitar basically stopped. I’d pick it up once in a while but not too often.

    I began to look for a way to be able to get into guitar again. I found Tony’s 5 day challenge and I got hooked. I wanted to know more about guitar then just playing the every day open chords ( don’t get me wrong, I knew a ton of songs using these) but I needed to be able to do things I couldn’t… Barre chords!! If a song had barre chords in them, I would dismiss it as being too hard and not try it. I also wanted to learn more about the guitar itself ie. The notes and how I might be able to do some of the lead stuff my brother did… I had no clue. That’s when I joined Fret board wizard in year two. This has helped me understand a great deal more then I ever did before. It was then that I thought, I might as well stay around and I got a life membership.

    TAC through the Jam clubs brought me back to that which I was looking for and wanting so much. A group of people to play guitar with and have fun… no pre-conceptions just have fun doing that which to me is an outlet when things go off the rails and if you want to call it a refuge when I need time to myself. The community here is what has really kept me here. They are so supportive you can’t really do wrong. When Covid hit and the Friday night open mic’s started it was a great event. I look forward to Friday nights even if to just listen others.

    My goal for the next year coming is to challenge myself a bit more. I would always give up if what I was trying to learn seemed too hard and I didn’t get it right away. I have found that if I keep at it (like the barre chords) it will eventually come. I also want to dig deeper into the fret board wizard and scales.

    Loraine replied 3 years, 1 month ago 7 Members · 7 Replies
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  • Randyeck

    Member
    April 25, 2021 at 11:25 pm

    Congratulations on your TACiversity. Life stalled a lot of us on our guitar journey. So glad you found TAC and back playing. As the saying goes “ Rock on”. 👏

  • Moonhare

    Member
    April 26, 2021 at 12:08 am

    This is really inspiring. Congratulations.

  • Marty73

    Member
    April 26, 2021 at 6:24 am

    Happy 3rd TACiversary @Don-G-Ham May you have many more. 🧐🧙‍♂️😎

  • jumpinjeff

    Member
    April 26, 2021 at 9:11 am

    Congratulations @Don-G-Ham , wishing you fast progress toward your goals.

  • Don-G-Ham

    Member
    April 26, 2021 at 5:28 pm

    @Randye,

    @moonhare@ecotrack.co.uk

    @Marty69

    @Jumpin’Jeff

    Thank you all for the kind words and support.


  • Real-Vic-G

    Member
    April 26, 2021 at 8:58 pm

    Congrats @Don-G-Ham on your 3rd year and glad that you’re sticking around for the long haul. It’s great to see you on Fridays and thanks so much for playing for us every so often. Your progress is evident. We look forward to seeing you again on Fridays.

  • Loraine

    Member
    April 27, 2021 at 9:05 am

    Happy 3rd TACiversary @Don-G-Ham . Very inspirational backstory. Keep on TACing!!

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