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  • Progress Tracker

    Posted by Sofshu on August 5, 2021 at 7:56 am

    Hello all, I am new to TAC and have a question regarding the Progress Tracker. Do people track only the time that you play the Daily Challenge or your entire play time, which may include song practice, or other items? I am an engineer by education and profession so probably over thinking this a bit but curious as to how others track their time and guitar routine?

    Sofshu replied 2 years, 9 months ago 5 Members · 8 Replies
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  • FredO_STL

    August 5, 2021 at 12:07 pm

    I too am confused about the tracking numbers. I’m almost 60 days into the daily challenges, have viewed them pretty much always and mark most of them completed (after which I print the tab I’m interested in and mark many of the videos as favorites). For quite some time I’ve been stuck on 24 sessions with a “streak” of 1 and “longest streak” of 5. Obviously, this is a website issue of some sort, but why even post the numbers if they mean nothing? … Unless I’m missing something.

  • VictoriaTACTeam

    August 5, 2021 at 12:49 pm

    Hi @Sofshu & @FredO_STL Thanks for reaching out about this. We are currently working with our IT Team on this and are aware that there are some inconsistencies. This article may be helpful for you to understand how Playing Sessions are calculated (link below), however that being said – we are aware of some lingering issues.

    For not calculating consistently, we are finding that it may be a factor with the device and browser being used. (Ex: Some have found this happening while using some mobile devices and running safari.)

    Thanks for hanging in there with us while we work on it. 🙂


  • Sofshu

    August 5, 2021 at 1:15 pm

    Thank you for the response @VictoriaTACTeam, very helpful on the online tracking and such. I was thinking more about the PDF ‘Progress Tracker’ and what people use for tracking their time there. It is probably different for various members. I am not sure if I want to track my total time in a playing session or just the time that I am playing the Daily Challenge. Wondering how other members keep notes. Thanks again for the information!

  • FredO_STL

    August 5, 2021 at 1:53 pm

    Thanks. I access TAC mostly using an iPad and Safari, so your explanation connects the dots.

  • Cadgirl

    August 7, 2021 at 4:01 am

    Hi @Sofshu , I like Victoria’s answer on the IT level. Your an Engineer, well I am a Auto Designer by trade and obsessed with tracking time. Tracking comes with the job.
    I use an excel chart and track what I play everyday. It keeps me accountable. If I miss a day, I color that day red so it’s in my face that I missed. You have your IPhone on you most of the time so it’s easy to start that stopwatch to see how long you actually are playing instead of guessing. Good luck.

    • Sofshu

      August 7, 2021 at 9:06 am

      Wow! Thanks Cadgirl that really breaks it down, I appreciate the feedback for sure. This is a great idea. Good luck!

  • mikelynch

    August 7, 2021 at 3:10 pm

    Hi Sofshu. I’m a retired civil engineer and have a totally different take on tracking time. I haven’t tracked anything since I joined TAC about 15 months ago. I know for sure that my playing ability has improved since I started and my knowledge of the fretboard and music theory has greatly expanded. I’ve attempted all of the daily lessons and my initial completion criteria was the 10 minute minimum on each. Now I spend as much time as I need to complete the lesson or consider it complete when I cannot meet the challenge. I want to improve my guitar playing skills while having some fun, it’s not a job that requires a progress schedule for me.

    • Sofshu

      August 8, 2021 at 9:26 am

      That’s awesome @mikelynch I am also a Civil Engineer, currently. I haven’t been tracking anything for years either, but figured I should give it a go and see how we do. So cool to hear that you are making strong progress I look forward to getting out of my rut of just strumming songs all the time and start playing some riffs and runs. Thanks so much for the feedback!

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