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    Sunday! My favourite day regarding piano. Only fun and fun only. But you maybe have planned some more than I do. Hard practice? Maybe learning something new? No matter what is planned let's have loads of fun today playing simply because we can. So, I keep it short today! Play! Play! Play! Have fun and enjoy whatever level of mastery you are. I am still considering myself as beginner and though there are hard moments I still try to keep fun part almost all the way. So. Good day everybody. Take care.
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    Again new week, again Monday, again whole week to do something about our skills. No matter how looked our last week, what we did wrong or right. Now we have whole week in front of us. Let's use it right to the full. Let's plan some action plan for this week, for today and simply do it. No matter how challenging it might be. With practice and time spend with our instruments we can move a bit forward again. No matter how bad we are, we can be much better when this week ends. No matter how great we are, still we can do something, something to play better or simply enjoy the process of learning, playing. Why throw away that time of pleasure and fun when we play? Let's challenge ourselves and play every day this week. Let's learn something new. Let's develop even further what we practised so far. Let's have fun... loads of fun. We start today, you and I. New week. Once we do it, once we practice again, we end up at the beginning of new week with much more then we have now... and then we start over again, and again, and again... never ending story Have fun, play, enjoy and have a great day today. Take care.
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    Again new day, there is nothing to loose only everything to gain. Why not play again and gain some more for what we want from our piano journey or any other instrument we play. Again let's forget about what happened yesterday and be smarter today. Let's use experience we have to make this day the only we are in charge of as good as possible. I start every day with thought when I will play today my piano. Once decision/plan is made I follow. Mostly it works fine. Sometimes not, it happens. With thought in my mind that there is still something to do something just for me that brings the joy and happiness there is much easier to organise time to do it. Why we should waste some time wondering around about not so important stuff when we have something great to come during our day. So, focus. Do whatever needs to be done today and save some for our precious instruments. If you listen closely you can hear those instruments crying to play them Not really. I just imagined that. And since our instruments cry we need to put them nicely to sleep by playing them, right? So, take care for your instrument today and play. Have fun. Soon or later it will give you back your time spend with it delivering through your touch sounds you could only imagine when you started playing. Who knows maybe you will discover that is the thing you want to do till end of time. Who knows. So, let's play today, let's practice, let's have fun. Great day everybody.
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    Yesterday I spent some time with a person full of enthusiasm starting her new life. It is not related to learn play an instrument but starting with something that is her passion. Simply beying around gave me a lot of energy to do my work no matter what. I figured we following our passion to play our chosen instrument are a little like that lady. If we follow with enthusiasm and practice no matter what, talk what we want to do even it is far in the future with our recent capabilities gives energy to others not only us. No matter how much must be done yet, we are on the course. That enthusiasm and believe that everything is possible is so motivating. I am glad we are like that. Let's be like that. Let's see all the hills we have to climb with our practice climbable. Let's spread that enthusiasm around. By following and talking with passion about our music journey we may inspire somebody to start their journey with something they love to do. See that you playing actually spread 'dream can come true' phrase around and we make our friends and people around do stuff they always wanted to do. Without even consciously trying we change peoples lives, we spread those sparks of 'everything is possible, and its never to late'. Let's be, through our commitment to play, to play better, to learn more kind of messengers that what we do on daily basis (our playing) is not only about work we need to do but also about passion we can explore even we are so busy with our daily routines, work etc. So, let's play again today, let's practice hard, let's share our passion with others. By accident we may push someone into direction of the dreams to follow. How great is that. It's not about how good we are right now, but what we do to get there where we want. Play. Have fun. Enjoy. Today is a day to do it again! Not tomorrow! Today. Play and practice hard today! This effort we put will pay us back soon or later, but I think I can say that certainly it will pay back unexpectedly... wonderful moments are about to come Have a great day.
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    Another beautiful day and another chance to improve today. How much time we spend to play is completely up to us. 30 minutes? one hour? Maybe longer? We need to decide and do what suits us. I remember that when I started it was hard to play more then one hour. Now I could play easily more then two hours but there is limited time to do so. You probably can relate, having different duties during a day like job, family maybe pets to walk etc. But we need to find some time, this precious time just for us. I call it precious because at that time nothing matters for me, it is like clock stops for everything what is around me and only my clock is measuring time that left for me and my piano practice. Let's try to use it wisely as best as we can absorbing every moment to relax and have fun. Focusing on what it must be practised and done. It works better once we are focused. It gives more satisfaction because we make faster progress. So, let's be focused today and play again. Joy will come from accomplishment. Fun will be there by just playing. So, let's do it again TODAY no matter how long time we have. Each minute counts Take care.
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    Busy Friday. Even it looks so filled with stuff to do there must be gap of time found to play. No matter what. It will not be probably as comfortable as usually but everyday piano must be touched, played. I guess you can relate. But we need to find this time. No matter what. Let's find it. Let's play. Let's do what gives fun and satisfaction. Let's avoid procrastination in some not so enjoyable tasks to perform to highest efficiency to win those minutes so we can play. That will be a win itself. Play today. Play again. Play hard. Practice and have fun again will be a win of today. Have a great day everybody.
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    More you know more you realise is to learn. Do you relate? Again practice brings new thoughts of how much is still to learn. There is temptation to go fast forward but I believe it is much better to slow down and do it as well as possible instead to push to fast forward. It is not a race. It must be fun. Of course sometimes it is frustrating to play over and over again same exercises but they work and build the proper foundation. So, I guess for me it means to slow down again a bit though there is temptation to go further fast. There is one way of doing thing faster... simply spend more time with my piano or for you with your piano of any instrument you are mastering. So, practice will do the job. Let's practice then. Let's have fun. Every single day as long as possible just to enjoy what we can play now, and to move forward faster. Have a great practice today. Have fun. Have a great day. Take care.
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    And another Sunday came along. It is my day of fun and my piano. Today is just to play and enjoy what I have already accomplished. I truly recommend to have days like this planned to simply play and enjoy what you are capable to do even you are in early stage of your music journey. There always have to be some brake in whatever you do to enjoy, have day full of fun, see what you did already, charge for incoming days when you will be practising new things hard to make another day of fun even better. So, let's play again today, let's spend some time with our instruments and play, play, play. Have a day full of joy and filled with music you play now. Tomorrow will be more... but let's do today what we can already. Take care.
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    And again new week, new challenges, new things to discover, new knowledge to gain, new skills to master. We can settle and stay where we are, or we can push the reset button and start over again, like nothing happened so far but equipped with what we've done so far. Now is a new week. New plan in action to follow. New levels of joy because our level of mastery will rise. Only one thing is to do, plan those sessions to play and play. Playing itself will be reward. What we will gain will be reward. Hard part is only that more we know we will see how much more is to learn. But on the other hand it will put us in the zone where we discover that we must play to be even better. So, let's not postpone what soon or later has to be done. Let's do another step in our journey with music today, tomorrow etc. Again, after this week we will be satisfied or challenge for next week, and so on, and so on. Never ending story. Play today, have fun, enjoy your progress, be proud of your small achievements, be proud of your mistakes - part of getting better. Have a great day today. First of this week. and there is another six to come How great is this. Take care.
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    Again one the days when you feel everything will be a struggle. I guess it is due to weather, not good, rainy, windy, cold. Such a sudden change from summer days we used to have in my location. But there are stuff that must be done. It is so tempting to just relax only. But then, whatever that needs to be done today will move to be done tomorrow plus all the things from tomorrow. So, in order to keep this train going on days like this again I apply my routine when I do things in 30 minutes periods of time. Usually it works great and after few hours build up with what is done so far it changes and you are on the track again, no matter circumstances. So, let's do whatever must be done, let's find this precious time for our piano and play, play, play. Practice will bring joy and satisfaction. Even more then on normal day when everything seems so easy. Today is kind of test of character. If we can do some on days like this, what can we do on days when we are enthusiastic about almost everything. So, push forward. No matter what. Play, practice, enjoy and have loads of fun. Take care.
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    What a busy morning. Finally most of urgent things are done. Now it is time to settle a bit and secure some time for another day with my piano. I guess it will be ca. 1.5h for me today. I would be glad to have more time but 1.5h is still quite a lot to me at this stage. I found that I can't stay longer then 30-45 minutes with one exercise. I have impression after some point I get worse and it is harder to focus. And this focus is so important. Once you are focused on one thing and one thing only, I mean playing those notes you play it is much easier and much more accurate. But staying focused too long is impossible to me. But when you switch exercises and have like 5 minutes brake, then it is doable. But that's me. You may be able to sit and play much longer - great! So, I do my thing with my piano, and you do your plan with your piano or any instrument you play. Let's have fun again! Let's practice and be again a bit better then yesterday Take care.
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    How wonderful is to have music in your life. You can do it whenever you want. Every day actually. Only one thing is to have your instrument. Once you have it there is nothing that can stop us from playing but us. So, we need to decide today to play again. It is like never ending story. We need to do it over and over again to be better and to enjoy the music we play. Great part is that it gives joy and happiness whatever stage of mastery we are. Even we are in early beginning there is still a lot of to enjoy. Those new skills we master to play some new pieces that were impossible few days, weeks, months before. Of course there is some struggle from time to time. But patience and commitment and daily practice will brake in pieces the thickest walls we hit. So, let's brake another wall that might be on our way to our goals. Brick by brick with practice, time spend with our instruments, joy of doing that, happiness that it gives. Let's have fun again today and play as long as we can. Have a great practice today, full of joy and fun. I will. Take care
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    ...and came along again time to play How this session will be? Easy? Pleasant? Full of joy or maybe difficult due to learning new stuff? There is only one way to check it out. Play! So, let's play again today. Practice those skills. Take advantage of time we can spend with our instruments and let's play some music. Let's have some fun and improve once again a bit. Have a great day filled with music you play
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    Great thing about piano for me at least is that you don't need to be perfect to enjoy playing. Playing itself is a pleasure and time well spent. By playing daily you create routine of time when you actually forget about all the world around you and focus only on music. By practising every day you get better and each incoming day is even more enjoyable then one before. Of course there are some struggles, frustration comes from time to time but continuous training melts that frustrations and brings joy of new accomplishments. That journey with music is something that you will never regret. I truly encourage everybody to play. You decide how good you want to be. More you play, more often you practice, faster you will get where you want to be with you music. So, play, practice, enjoy. It is a lot of fun! Have it today again. Have a great day! PLAY! Take care.
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    On this rainy Sunday it is hard to find better thing to do than to play piano Especially it is my fun day. That is for me. For you can be practising those skills you want to have or learning another piece of music or like me simply enjoying the fact that you can play. So, let's have again loads of fun and let's play again today. We need to anyway in order to be better then yesterday, right? Play, practise, have fun! Your piano or other instrument you play is waiting to be played... let's do it and celebrate Sunday that way Take care
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