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  • Show off your routine contest

    Posted by Belinda63 on April 30, 2021 at 2:54 am

    Hey TAC Family!!!

    This is what my guitar playing routine looks like…

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

    I play every day, completing one lesson every weekday plus at least one lesson on Saturdays and Sundays.

    2.) What time of day do you play?

    On weekdays I play straight after dinner around 6:30pm. Saturdays and Sundays I have more time and usually play in the morning or afternoon as well as straight after dinner.

    If I am away from home all day or overnight, I take my guitar with me. If I’m not sure of IN access, I download a lesson and tab from one of the separate courses before I leave, so I can access the lesson after dinner.

    3.) Where do you play?

    In the evening, in the study where it’s quiet, I can adjust the temperature to suit quickly, and there are no distractions. During the day, it might be in the sitting room where I can also play along to the stereo, or the sunroom which has great views, and light for videoing my playing.

    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).

    Back in 2003 I bought myself a guitar as a present after completing some study. I spent a few months trying to teach myself (having had piano lessons as a child I knew the rudiments of music). I knew having a routine was important and I played every couple of days at least but didn’t do the things that would keep up the momentum. I started getting a sore back and neck, the sessions became shorter and less frequent, and I eventually stopped playing. Once I started playing every day:

    1 My fingers grew stronger over time and retain their strength Plus they have permanent callouses so I have little or low pain from fatigue or pressing on the strings, so playing is more enjoyable and I can play for longer

    2 The previous lesson was only the day before, so it is fresh, more easily remembered, easier to build on, and more satisfying

    3 The daily repetition of facing a lesson that looks impossible, yet after breaking it down into manageable parts and seeing progress has built confidence. I look forward to my lesson every day, so the daily routine has momentum.

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

    Adjustable Chair/ desk combo… I need to be able to log on to my laptop at one height and settle in to play at another.

    Guitar Geeks Unite!!!

    Belinda

    Belinda63 replied 3 years ago 1 Member · 0 Replies
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