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  • New to TAC, making progress

    Posted by Fehorse on October 27, 2021 at 11:59 am

    Saying hello. I am a 71 yo who has been dabbling with the guitar for 50 years, never making progress beyond simple chords. Progress for a month and stop for 6 months or years kind of thing.

    Tony has gotten me into practicing every morning for at least 10 minutes and I’m finally making progress. I have finished the 30-day challenge and started the fretboard wizard and flat-picking, learning the G,C, and even E flat blues scales.

    I am challenging myself to play without looking at the frets or strings (much) and learning to say the notes as I play the scales and figuring out why they are where they are on the fret based on music theory steps (A big bite).

    Just got into Billy in The Lowlands and love it.

    I am now working on my own bluesy version of Summertime having transposed the score to tab and slowly editing it. It is very basic but I love playing it and learning to hammer on/off and bend the notes.

    It has rekindled the romance with my 1955 Martin O15 and it’s wonderful deep blues sound. It’s hard to play with high action but I love the sound.

    I also ordered a new Zag 80 which should arrive next month.

    Now I need to build the confidence to record it and post it and not be intimidated by all the fine players posting here.

    Thanks again Tony, and all of you for the support.

    Fehorse replied 2 years, 5 months ago 6 Members · 7 Replies
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  • stevieblues

    October 27, 2021 at 7:19 pm

    Welcome to the TAC family Fehorse! It sounds like you’re making good progress, and have taken on quite a few things. Enjoy your guitar journey with TAC!

  • Loraine

    October 27, 2021 at 11:06 pm

    Welcome to the TAC community @Fehorse ! And congratulations on completing the 30 Days to Play! Wow, you are jumping right in and definitely have a full plate. You’ll make great strides in your guitar journey with everything you’ve working on. Suggestion on creating a video for posting — Start by taping some of your practice sessions in order to become comfortable with the process. Also, we’re not a critical group, and we’re not looking for perfection or judging your playing. It’s an opportunity to allow us to celebrate your guitar journey with you.

  • Marty73

    October 28, 2021 at 9:40 am

    Hey @Fehorse I’ve been with TAC for close to 4 years now and I can tell you. I too dabbed off and on for 40+ year before joining. With Tony, I have progressed by leaps and bounds! You’re on the right track. Keep on playing!!! 😊🧙‍♂️😎

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 5 months ago by  Marty73.
    • Marty73

      October 28, 2021 at 9:42 am

      Oh @Fehorse I’m 70 years old.

  • Moonhare

    October 29, 2021 at 8:11 am

    Hey there @Fehorse that is so cool! Glad you’ve found your guitar Mojo again. Posting on the Play For Us forum feels a bit intimidating at first but we are among friends here and I certainly post videos where I’m absolutely playing at the very limit of my ability (and limited ability!) with a few mistakes in there. But I would thoroughly recommend doing just that. In a year or two you’ll be able to look back on early attempts and see how far you’ve got. Keep on rockin’ 🤟😎🎸 Darren (Moonhare).

  • Fehorse

    November 7, 2021 at 6:42 pm

    Thanks all for the encouragement. It means a lot.

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