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  • starting over

    Posted by adustin on April 18, 2021 at 6:15 pm

    I started with TAC back in August of last year. I am in health care in a rural area and at the time, not too affected by C 19. So….I had more time. Then we hit a very busy period in the virus and had to put my life on hold. Plus, nothing left to give at the end of the day. I had been making progress, and I loved that. I can relate to Tony’s most recent post on “Synaptic Pruning” and feel that I have lost much of what I gained. So, I think I need to start at the beginning again. Is this possible? And am I right?

    the-old-coach replied 3 years ago 6 Members · 6 Replies
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  • BlueGill

    April 19, 2021 at 2:02 pm

    I struggle with this too here. Been seriously off track as far as a consistent routine goes. The frustrating part is that part of my brain is saying hey I’ve done this already, don’t need to go back and do the beginner course again, which leads to major procrastination when it comes to restarting a daily routine.

  • Bill_Brown

    April 19, 2021 at 2:37 pm

    Hi @Adustin & @BlueGill , I don’t see anything wrong with going through the 30 Days to Play course again. You’ll likely find that things will come back to you quickly, and maybe you go through the course in a week or less. Time well spent IMHO.

    • the-old-coach

      April 23, 2021 at 6:53 pm

      I agree that things might come back quickly. Last week has 3 lessons I had seen before- Hello Beautiful, Four Eyes, and Sliding into Home. They came through about 2 months ago. Hadn’t seen ’em since then, but picked them right up– just like they were last week. When I (finally) get thru the Fingerpicking Jumpstart I’m gonna do the “30-day” again.

  • adustin

    April 20, 2021 at 7:20 pm

    Thanks guys. I answered my own ? and started the 30 day again. Good refresher and

    will set me in good stead for continuing on.

  • jumpinjeff

    April 20, 2021 at 7:53 pm

    @Adustin , I encourage you to begin the habit of hitting the daily lesson with the 10 minute goal in mind. Not sure where you are in your journey but these lessons can be broken down to very basic components where even someone brand new can find success and benefit from the 10 minute exercise routine. Often the 10 minutes then leads to playing for longer (so I’ve heard) and playing is fun. Even on the toughest of days 10 minutes is doable. The beauty I found in the lesson structure is there is nothing to think about, no worry, just pick up the guitar and follow the instruction. I am never behind and never ahead, I am just there in the moment doing my 10 minutes.

  • MamaGotBabyT

    April 21, 2021 at 6:30 pm

    Overall, I’ve kept a good routine but cannot give it much more than 10, maybe 20 minutes. Not enough to do more than a lesson and review of yesterday. So it seems like although I had almost completed fretboard wizard, I had’t gotten a good enuf “freight train” to play and record. so did I essentially lose credit for doing it? This seems like a whole different fretboard wizard set of lessons. I’m still exploring the new set up of tabs, skills etc. the small win is that I am having fun, stretching my sense of everything guitar and music.

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