Here is another Friday 10-second tip for you to enjoy…

This week’s tip is a simple one, but it’s essential.

It’s all about…


Getting clear about your goals


One of the best things you can do for your guitar playing, in my opinion, is to have clear goals…

…Something you can track and measure and have to guide you.

The thing about music tuition is that there is no set end goal.

There’s no final destination.


Comparing it to entertainment, learning an instrument is not like a movie where the credits roll and the film ends.

Learning an instrument such as the guitar is more like a TV soap opera in many ways.

It keeps rolling on.

Unlike most soap operas, that is of course a great thing.

…Because it means we can keep learning new and exciting things forever.


Even the greats of guitar often speak about how they still learn new things and try out new ideas and get a thrill from doing so.

As exciting as that is, you do want to have clear goals while you are doing this.

I’ll be speaking more about this soon and I have something very cool being developed that will give you absolute clarity. (More on this soon).


…But the simplest goal I like to give to students is to learn five songs from start to finish (no matter how simple the songs are).


Do that and you will be well on your way with playing guitar.

I call it the “5-Song Club”.

A lot of guitarists out there have played for years but have no songs to show for it.

Others can play random bits and pieces of songs (that was me for many years),

…And there are some who can play five songs but have never rewarded themselves for doing so.


Take Dan Thorpe Acoustic Academy member Larry, for instance.

He’s been playing on and off for many years and he almost quit years ago due to arthritis.

…But earlier this month, he sent in his video of him playing five songs.

It was excellent and now he’s a member of the “5-Song Club”.

I’m delighted for him and very proud.


So don’t forget, wherever you are on your journey, to give yourself a big pat on the back when you achieve something special like this.

…And if five songs sound like a big deal, start with one.

Work your way up to five.

In the Dan Thorpe Acoustic Academy, I celebrate students’ victories like this, both privately with the student, in the membership, and publicly too when the student is happy for me to do so.

For a short time, I’ve added Larry’s excellent video to the link below.


Let it inspire you, as it did me.

Well done, Larry.

The Dan Thorpe Acoustic Academy

…And if you can’t play five songs yet, keep at it because everyone is capable of joining the “5-Song Club”.


Have a great Friday!

Dan Thorpe

Guitar Domination


P.S. Thanks to everyone who donated for getting the eBook bundle and 7-Day QuickStart Plan this week.

We raised $331.57 for the two dementia charities. This is great and more than I expected for this, as I was merely testing the idea. There will be more stuff for the two charities coming soon and I’m contributing myself and rounding it up to $400.

Thanks again, you’re making a difference.


P.P.S. This post was originally taken from Dan Thorpe’s private email list. To get blog posts like this sent to you which are full of great tips to make fingerpicking, strumming, and learning guitar more enjoyable (especially if you are over 40) join Dan’s list. It’s 100% free, HERE.

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