The ULTIMATE Guitar Practice Routine
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Say hi to Garrett D.!
Saint Paul, Minnesota
# of years played
Since about 2005
Favorite 3 Bands:
1) Widespread Panic, Their live shows are always hot and they reward travel. Widespread Panic is the greatest live band in the world.
2) moe., They shred, are fun, and their live shows reward travel.
3) Umphrey’s McGee, They use strobes and lasers while melting faces with unexpected covers and guitar face melts. Rock N’ Roll theatrics anyone?
Honorable mentions: Dream Theater, Rush, Iron Maiden, Allman Brothers Band
How many guitars do you currently own?
2, A Martin OM-21, and a mini travel Martin
Why is it important for you to improve at guitar?
Guitar is fun, sounds cool, is extremely mobile allowing you to play anywhere anytime, and allows the playing of multiple notes at the same time. Wind instruments to my knowledge only play single notes (other than bag pipes?) and pianos or harps are big and expensive.
Why are you an active TAC member?
TAC has me more enthusiastic and motivated to play guitar than ever mostly because of the community and online learning aspect. I can do the lessons anytime night or day.
What convinced you to submit your first performance video?
I don’t remember, I think it was easy to do and I got feedback on my playing.
What else would be cool for people to know about you?
I also play Euphonium, enjoy home brewing, and listen to podcasts.