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  • TAC Day 74!

    Posted by Mike-F on April 10, 2023 at 9:38 pm

    I seem to have rounded the corner of the wall I was running into last week. I stepped away from the Strumming Jumpstart Skill Course because my chord transitions are trainwrecks and I was getting frustrated. I jumped to the Flatpicking course thinking it might be something I could work on until I can hone in my chord transitions a little better. I seem to do alright with scales so flatpicking seemed like the logical move.

    Well ding dang durn! I just played the first half of “Billy in the Lowground” with no mistakes at regular speed. It may not be a big win but it’s my most significant small win in a couple of weeks.

    Feeling good and having fun! 😃🎸

    Mike-F replied 1 year, 2 months ago 6 Members · 6 Replies
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  • HowardM

    April 11, 2023 at 3:19 am

    Congratulations, Mike-F, on your journey with TAC and the Guitar. Welcome to the Struggle and then learn club. I have had an incredible journey at TAC and have gone through the same process. It is a lifelong journey; enjoy each day on its own merits.

  • Loraine

    April 11, 2023 at 5:08 am

    @Mike-F Three great wins based on your post.

    1. 74 days is a huge win. 74 days of consistent practice and learning.

    2. Knowing that the best solution when frustrated is to step back, take a break from it, and to not quit but to move forward in a different direction. You can always revisit strumming, and I bet you’ll be surprised at how quickly you pick it up next time.

    3. Great start to playing your first song with newfound flatpicking skills.

    I think there is a 4th win in there too.

    4. You’re excited about playing and you’re having fun!

    Keep up the great work!

  • stevieblues

    April 12, 2023 at 5:30 pm

    Congratulations on the 74 day’s! And playing a whole song is a great win. Welcome to the TAC family! 👏🎸😎

  • Philb

    April 12, 2023 at 6:52 pm

    That is a big win! Awesome sauce!

  • albert_d

    April 13, 2023 at 6:19 am

    Great progress. Billy in the Lowground is such a fun piece to play. Brightens up one’s day.

  • Mike-F

    April 13, 2023 at 7:01 pm

    Thanks for all the positive feedback!

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