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  • Putting what we are learning toward a personal inventory?

    Posted by ccspringer70gmail.com on March 28, 2024 at 7:56 am

    Not sure how to take new techniques/licks/rhythms/progressions we are being exposed to and make something of our own from them. I feel like it is in one ear and out the other. Ideas? I don’t have faith that I am retaining much…but perhaps I am too new (3 months) to be realizing return accumulating?

    Rob503 replied 2 months, 2 weeks ago 5 Members · 4 Replies
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  • PickinmyPocket

    March 28, 2024 at 9:16 am

    I’ve been a member about as long as you. Thought the same thing but at this point I am going to trust the process. Im sure you are retaining the knowledge, just have to wait to see when it comes up again to use it. For now, I’m keeping on keeping on.

  • ProbablyBryan

    March 28, 2024 at 5:25 pm

    That is how we learn. Slowly, deliberately, and slowly. (It’s there twice.)

    Remember riding a bicycle as a kid? I was a real mess — on my first try, I crashed into the neighbor’s new car. It took weeks to be able to ride a bike around without the training wheels.

    The guitar is like that, but MUCH more complicated. We have to do a LOT to learn just to practice a new tune:

    Learn the chords, changing the chords, strumming, timing, rhythm, hitting the right strings, the right frets, holding the guitar upright, not leaning/slouching, using a pick, relaxing the arms/fingers, tired fingers, hurting fingertips…

    …this is almost like learning another language, but with all the physical stuff, too!

    The guitar journey will take a while.

    It’ll take at least a year to “get it,” I think.

    I just started in TAC in January, but I’m learning the chords, changing the chords, etc., and realized that this isn’t a race.

    It’s a lifelong journey.

  • Moose408

    March 28, 2024 at 6:50 pm

    I completely understand the feeling, I have had it too. But then I try something that requires double stops, palm muting, improv, etc and realize how much I’ve actually learned here at TAC. It’s hard to see day to day improvement but easy to see month to month improvement.

  • Rob503

    March 28, 2024 at 8:19 pm

    You are probably learning way more than you think. Remember if it was easy, #1 everyone would do it. and #2. The pride you will have when you can play without thinking about it.

    “We do these things not because they are easy but because they are hard.” (close to the quote I hope)

    good luck


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