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    New week, new challenges, new hopes, new possibilities, new set of time to use to do what we want to do. In this case is music, right? So, let's do something, as much as we can. For me is simple till almost end of the week. Scales with this very old piece of weird sound making keyboard (picture here). For you I hope is something much more enjoyable. Let's do it. Let's practice. Let's be again one step forward, be those minutes played better then yesterday. Have fun. Why wait? Take care.
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    It is great feeling to have something done when a day ends. So, let's have something. Let's do something about our playing skills. Best is simply practice and play. So, let's create some time and do it again. I am more then sure that when you practice every day you will notice progress you make. I do... and I am not the most talented So, see progress, enjoy and PRACTICE. Take care.
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    If I would be right now home where my piano is my plan for today would be simple: playing for ca. 90+ min. But I am more then thousand miles away with this strange keyboard: temporary keyboard. So, I will play but only scales. Just to keep my fingers moving for half an hour. That is me. I am pretty sure that your situation is much better. If so... play, practice, have fun! It is worth it. One day you will miss minutes you practice like me now. I really miss my piano. Great feeling, knowing that will be over in few days Have a great day! Play as good as you can and practice to be better tomorrow
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    I still need to wait two more days to sit in front of my piano and continue my journey. Back in the practice regime, back in developing my skills, back to have loads of fun on Sundays after full week of practising. But for you who already have access to your piano or any other instrument that you play, today is a day to keep moving forward. Why wait, why hesitate, why not have a bit of fun and develop your skills TODAY, not tomorrow, TODAY. Have fun! Play! Have a great day Maybe today is a day you will discover something new or will make that breakthrough. Based on my experience those moments always come in the moments we don't expect them to come. So, maybe today? PLAY! Take care.
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    I can almost smell my piano... yet one day left for me to start again playing the way I like (practice, practice, practice). I truly recommend you to force if necessary yourself to play, play, play. At one point you start to miss everything about playing, even those moments when you need to apply all kind of tricks to keep going. It is truly something I honestly recommend to everybody. It is not necessary here. We are here because we already know that we like music, we like playing it and maybe creating/composing some... So, there is only just few more words to say: play, practice those new skills, learn something new, and most of all, let's have loads of FUN! Today! Have a great day! Take care!
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    You know those pianos on the airport? I saw one today in the early morning when I was on my way home. Felt how wonderful would be play it, but on the other hand I felt as well that I am not ready yet. Why? I need to work a bit more on those few pieces I like to play just a little bit more. I am actually a bit disappointed I finally did not play. But good lesson came from it. I need to practice a bit more to have something to play without fear in public. At least I can use my journeys to have a bit of fun using pianos available for everybody on airports. New small goal on my list So, tonight once I reach home I will play a bit. I hope you too! We know that practising and playing will bring us closer to our goals, like playing on the airport for ourselves and strangers walking around for example. Why not? This could be our first public performances, right? Anyway, I am still on my way home, you if you are where your piano or other instrument you play is. So, take advantage of that and PLAY! Have FUN! Be as good as you can and enjoy every minute of it, I will in few hours Good day everybody! Take care.
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    Again back to my Sundays. You know already how I use my Sunday with my piano - JUST FUN! This Sunday I will have even more FUN then usually after that holiday brake. How it will be for you? You need to decide! FUN? Should be always there. PRACTICE? Maybe you have something to practice even more... why not to do it today? LEARN SOMETHING NEW? Maybe instead of having fun only or practice hard you want to learn or find something new. Why not today? It is better then tomorrow. You decide! For sure we need to spend some time with our lovely instruments. My is piano. Let's not waste a minute. Play. Learn. Practice. HAVE FUN! Take care.
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    ...felt as well that I am not ready yet. Why? I need to work a bit more on those few pieces I like to play just a little bit more . I am actually a bit disappointed .I finally did not play. But good lesson came from it.

    I do not think a good lesson came from it . Here , you fail by being self-guided ... too lonesome in music . Whack every piano on the head fondly when passing by .
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    I failed so many times in my life and I don't regret my fails because I am where I am with my life and it lead me to quite happy life. I fail so many times recently because I am in action with things I do and that lead me to solutions I couldn't even imagine if I would sit and think only about what is right to do. By failing I find the right way for me. I will fail because I am not afraid of trying to find solutions, right way of doing some things for me. It is impossible to say what is right or wrong for particular person, for sure not when you don't know all circumstances. I listen though. So, I heard you 'Tikoo Tuba'. Thank you. I am still going to go my path, I am changing the course a bit all the time with new discoveries. I think I am on right path with my piano, it brings me joy and happiness. Even though some can say it is wrong. It is not in my opinion. I am spending time with music. I am getting better. I am having a lot of fun. I am following program made by people who can play. I don't use all possible resources right now. I know that. It is impossible to have it all right now. I am going forward though. That is most important to me. Moving forward and having fun. I have it. and I don't call it failure. Not now. So, let's play again today. After yesterday time of fun it is Monday again and back to practice time which actually is time well spend. So, let's play. Let's have fun. Take care.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaro View Post
    So, I heard you 'Tikoo Tuba'. Thank you. I am still going to go my path .
    Ok , good-bye then . I cannot imagine saying anything more as an internet entity .

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    Another day of our journey. Let's forget about yesterday success and failures. We have another day to play. Let's keep our energy for what is about to come today. We can't predict what will come from today's practice. There is only one way to check. Practice today. Play today. Have fun today with your piano or any other instrument you play. Energy will come with every minute we play, well most of the times. We need to push forward taking what we have and do our best. Let's play today and be better then yesterday. Only today is important. Plan some time to play. Play! Have fun! Maybe today is a day when we make some breakthrough. Let's check it out by practising again. Have a great day. Take care.
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    Next morning and again waking up with a thought that today I must make time to practice. No matter what. Time must be found. Sometimes is hard but it is totally worth it to put some effort and find it and enjoy playing. Playing itself is a struggle sometimes. Practice, practice, practice. Sometimes we loose patience and we would like to learn fast, but as usually the best is doing it slow, slow, slow and then faster, faster, faster and then even faster. After all starting slow and speeding up slowly make us/me learn faster then trying to do it too fast from starting point. Patience is a key. Joy of playing comes after a bit of patience.
    So, I hope you have planed some time today for your music. Like I mentioned it is totally worth it. Playing itself is fun. Joy of mastering something is like a cherry on the cake. Let's get it today. Practice. Have fun. Enjoy. I will.
    Ps. Below my monthly update of progress I make learning my piano skills. Another piece to master, another piece to enjoy, another piece to play for my family and friends. Even though it is not perfected yet, I can tell that it is already doing some good for me and people around me. Take care and have a great day!
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    After few only a bit challenging exercises came again one that I already know will bring some work to do. Though I can't imagine now how long it will take to master it I know it is just a matter of time and practice. Again my slow/fast/faster routine need to be applied. It looks scary, but everything what is new is scary at the beginning after enough practice it will look easy and new skill will be developed in my fingers. I think it applies to almost everybody. So, let's look new challenge into eyes and with eye of the tiger face it, spend as much time as needed and even more to do it. We can't forget about fun part. But actually there is even more fun with challenging exercises of pieces of music. Maybe time spend mastering it is not so enjoyable, there can be some frustrations, but after all joy comes and it is even bigger then normally So, why wait? Why to push away something needs to be done anyway at some point. Let's try it. Whatever it might be in your case and master it. Let's play! Let's learn! Let's spend some time with our instruments playing on them! Let's have loads of fun and move a bit forward again towards our goals. Have FUN today and great day! Take care.
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    This day started from high "C". Loads of things to do and sadly almost no room for fun: piano. Almost! I guess we all have days like that when it is hard to find time to do what we love to do the most. Luckily my piano is digital one, and at the late evening I will be able to spend some time with my piano. I hope you are today in much better situation and have time to PRACTICE, PLAY, HAVE FUN. Ok. I go back to what needs to be done and with that short message I put in my mind plan to play before I go to sleep. Take care, and have a great time with your sessions playing those pieces you like, mastering new material and having fun just because we can. Good day everybody.
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    It is amazing how weather affects us sometimes. Today is one of those days. Good day from its very beginning. Weather is great so its the mood as well. It is time to take advantage of that. Plenty of time because it is Saturday. There is no excuses. Today is piano day. But sometimes we get up and it is horrible day. I have days like that and I believe you too. From very beginning nothing seems to be going our way. That is again quite perfect day to play. Playing and doing something for ourselves may change that kind of day around. Once we start doing something we really like we shift our focus from whatever is bad about that kind of day and do actually something that brings us joy and moves us closer to our goals. On that bad days when we play or do what we love to do even it was bad bad day we may be proud of what we did. Though so many obstacles we managed to force ourselves to do what is good for us. That builds, in me at least, attitude that no matter what, some things must be done. Sometimes those things are things not so enjoyable but we are talking here about music. We do it because we like it, maybe even love it. So, no matter what day we have today, you have today, let's play! Play hard! Joy will come. If not on this day, it certainly will come at some point. Let's chase that joy today. Practice. Play. Learn something new. Enjoy. And have loads of fun. Turn around your day from bad to great, from great to even greater Cheers.
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