Say hi to Dom on TAC
Fairless Hills PA (NE suburbs of Philly)
The ULTIMATE Guitar Practice Routine
Just show up every day, and I'll tell you what to play!
# of Years Played
Favorite three bands
- The Beatles
- The Eagles
- James Taylor
- SO I can’t count, sue me.
How many guitars do you currently own?
8 Acoustics, 5 electrics
Why is it important for you to improve at guitar?
It’s what I want. It always has been. Now I WILL make it happen.
Why are you an active TAC member?
I can’t think of a better place to be to learn, have fun, make new music-minded international friends, and entertain people with my songs (even if they sometimes are just being kind).
What convinced you to submit your first performance video?
I will try to make it a short story. Yeah right. I was/am in many Facebook groups that are music-related. There are a variety of folks on there, some nice, some snooty, some arrogant, and some just trying to talk about music, like me. I befriended a guy named Mark. His brain is a machine when it comes to writing songs. He plays pretty well, rock oriented mostly, but he is self-admittedly not a good singer. Sometimes he actually finds a song that has a range his voice is suited for and it sounds great. I admired him for months because he was doing what I was afraid to do. Play for other people, even though it was ‘just video’ and just for strangers’, people can be mean, and you are totally exposing yourself. What a cool guy. After a lot of talks with him, I put out my first video on Facebook. It was an instrumental version of Norwegian Wood, with a rhythm backing track. I eventually posted it on TAC too. When I hit record, I was scared to death. When I clicked SUBMIT to put it on Facebook, I was physically ill. The something weird and totally unexpected happened. I started to feel a weight lifted, even before people started to comment. It was all good stuff they were posting too. I had moved forward and wanted to never look back.
What else would be cool for people to know about you?
I am totally family-oriented. Nothing in this short life, or on this crazy rock we call home is more important to sustain than family. Without it, we all die as a society. We should all try to be family, like what TAC has brought to us. Do you have ANY idea how many lives you guys have changed for the better? People who don’t feel good about themselves, or do feel ok about themselves in general, but are crushed by how bad THEY think they play. These folks, all of us, now have another purpose in life, and in turn, it makes us feel better about ourselves. Like a person depressed by their weight, who find a way to actually lose weight the right way and keep it off, and have great blood work results, and generally feel better, the by-product of these things is that it changes our whole approach to life. Kinder gentler people are those that have some sort of a sense of pride and fulfillment in their lives. It trickles down or has a booming impact on others. So, I am saying TAC is changing the world.
AND I DO cry watching touching scene in a movie, especially regarding a spouse, or an animal. Why does the dog always have to die?
I am a huge advocate for animals and giving them homes. Please rescue a pet today.