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    Thank you for kind words 'millionrainbows' and 'Merl'. I really appreciate it. How much? Well, maybe weird way of saying thank you, but I feel it is right. Go through my FB post to daily post on my blog. There is section about my morning routine when I listen for wake up each morning some piece of piano music. Tomorrow it will be different, just for you. I highlighted it with words: "Next morning and thank you". This way you don't have to read full post unless you want it
    'Merl' I understand you completely. Time is sometimes really hard to find. But it is doable. Keep looking for those minutes to play. I actually shared a bit of my way of finding time to practice in blog post mentioned above. I hope it will help to open some doors for you to find more time. I actually work with my clients to find time for them to do what they love or what they would like to do. Sometimes it is hard due to work mostly, sometimes it is easier. I hope you will find it and it will not be as difficult as you may think. After all you have great goal. Performance for parents. I love it. I also practice to play one day my mom's few favourite pieces. What a great audience to play for. I wish you all the best with that goal.

    Finally, to all of us. Let's play again today. Let's practice. Even though it will be only 30 min. Let's do it!
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    Month is about to end and again it is plan what is going to happen next month, just to have and basic idea what to do next... but it doesn't change that today we need to practice again, right? So, find those minutes, maybe hour, maybe even more to play. It is so great way to spend some time. Play those instruments you want to play! Do not hesitate, after all it gives at some point a lot of satisfaction, fun and joy. Not to mention that at one point we can impress our friends, families maybe even strangers of what we are capable to do with our instruments. I hope one day that day will knock to my door... but now... I need to practice again to finally be there. Maybe you too. So, let's have fun today again, let's play and be great again
    As usually did some post on my blog, get there through my FB page recently established if you like: FB post.

    Take care and have a great day!
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    Hello again, you probably expect what I am going to say: PLAY today! Have FUN! Enjoy the process or journey. It is a bit like rose. Flower is so beautiful has different colours to choose from but stem has some thorns. But we still can enjoy it, right?
    So, with no more to say here today! Let's play and with those roses in mind make our practice, performance as beautiful as roses can be Have a great day.

    Ps. As usually posted some insides from my journey on my blog and FB. (visit if you like)
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    New month just started. So obvious statement right? Why not to start it with a plan how and when we going to practice today. As usually I share mine there: FB or Blog.
    So, I am wondering what will be challenge for this month. I guess again main goal will be to practice, practice, practice but as well to improve a bit that routines I follow. Just to have more fun on the way. You probably can relate that sometimes even we like if not love to play we struggle. There is something missing. I find it so great to notice that kind of thing. This way we can focus on finding that missing part even though we don't know what it is. Let's search if that is the case. Let's practice, be focused, be better and find maybe a bit more in music that waits there for us to be discovered.
    Anyway, practice, have fun, have those moments of joy with your music! Today! Don't wait! Let's find time and do it.
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    I supposed to do recording today with that Canon in C I am working on today for my blog to report where how the journey continuous. But because it is so rainy and that rain will ruin even more that sound I am able to record it must wait. Actually it is great. Now I can focus on moving forward a bit and practice something new a bit and follow plan and routine for today's piano practice: Here it is.

    This part I will try do only with questions will see how it goes? Somehow feel like it
    Are you ready to practice today? Have you planned your day to save some time for your instrument to play? Why wait? Isn't it a pleasure to spend it with music we like to play? Doesn't it bring us joy, happiness? Don't we feel better when we use our time for what we want to do, we love to do? Why worry if we don't sound great yet? Why not just play and practice?
    Will you have fun today? Will you play? Will I play? Will I ever finish this questions?
    Yes.
    PLAY! PRACTICE! HAVE FUN!

    Ps. As usually posted some more on my FB and Blog
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    Early start today to sort few things up and have this time we all need to practice or just to have fun like I do today with my piano.
    My Sunday is just to enjoy the piano, no new stuff to learn, no thinking that there is some more to do, just to charge batteries by playing what I can now, and get ready for next week of practice. I really recommend it. Helps to set new goals for next week, clears the mind from last week struggle, gets you ready for even harder work during next week. Let's have fun today! Let's play! Let's have a quick stop on our journey and enjoy where we are now, no matter how good or bad we are yet. Today is just for fun.
    As usually I did my post on my blog and FB to keep that wheel rolling, feel free to visit and comment if you like to add something there.
    Most of all: PLAY TODAY! HAVE FUN!
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    New week, new challenges, new hopes, new chance to have things done. It starts today and continues till next Sunday. Let's play then, let's have fun, let's move on just a bit further!

    As usually I did most of my writing there: Newest post.

    I will start playing NOW! How about you? Ready? Let's do it!
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    Caught in my own mess that will probably cut my piano time to minimum today. No time for anything. But I will have mine 30 minutes in the late evening just before bed time. No planning, no posting, but you may have a lot of time to have fun today with your piano or any other instrument you play. Just do it. Play a bit take advantage of time you have today because days like mine happen and then it feels better that we actually did a lot when it was possible. SO, play, have fun, enjoy. I am looking forward for tomorrow and wish you great practice session today HAVE FUN.
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    After not really successful day time to be back on track. Right? Today is a new day, and it is only up to us how we will use it. Maybe, just maybe save some time for your piano practice or any other instrument you play. That is why we are here, because we play music already or we want to start it in near future. Why not today? No matter how good we are there is no harm to be again just a bit better or simply enjoy what we are capable to do. So, let's play again today, let's have fun, let's be proud where we are right now and let's keep our minds open for what is about to come... but we need PRACTICE!
    As usually I have my plan in place: here.
    Ps. I do those posts as part of my daily routine, it helps me keep going. It may be strange, it may be not working for you as it does for me, but my point is that we should do whatever it takes help us get where we want. We are all slightly different in the way that different things empower us to keep going. Find your things, routines, activities and RUN to your dreams!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaro View Post
    No matter how good we are there is no harm to be again just a bit better or simply enjoy what we are capable to do. So, let's play again today, let's have fun, let's be proud where we are right now and let's keep our minds open for what is about to come...
    That is so true, Jaro! Music is an expression of OUR being! It's OK to have heroes, and to aspire, but we must first be proud of who and where we are NOW, in this moment!
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    Quote Originally Posted by millionrainbows View Post
    That is so true, Jaro! Music is an expression of OUR being! It's OK to have heroes, and to aspire, but we must first be proud of who and where we are NOW, in this moment!
    Thanks, I try to live by that rule but sometimes it is nice to hear it from somebody else

    Back to our practice business Today very shortly but with video , I did my practice and I hope you did yours too or you are about to start. Again, we move forward, right? I did some recording as well just to record the journey I am in with my piano. So, I skipped planning for today, I skipped writing just to save some time for practice and record this:

    Have a great day and practice time...
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    Busy as always with my ideas how to make my piano life more interesting since it stays behind closed door yet. We all know that to get better we need to practice, but sometimes just practising can seem so boring, sometimes we need to force ourselves a bit, push forward, create kind of urgency to practice, to go further, that is why I decided to challenge myself and maybe inspire you to challenge yourself too? Who knows how it will work for me and you. Anyway, there is my challenge for next days: CHALLENGE.

    As usually, I wish you a lot of fun playing, practising and getting where you want to be with your music
    Have a great day!
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    Ready for another day of practice? Though routine looks the same with every practice we are different, better, further in our journey. Sometimes we may feel that we are not moving forward fast enough we are still taking those small steps one by one to get where we want. Through daily practice routine will be easier to recognise what works for us what doesn't that much. Easier to adjust our routines, time when we play, how we play etc. So, let's move on to another day of joy, and let's have fun one more time.
    Let's play, let's have that precious time just for us and our music, let's enjoy every moment and forget about all the challenges we have in life and focus on one thing only: us and our instrument to play. After we can deal with whatever is needs to be done. Now is time to PLAY!
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    And again Sunday knocked to our door, end of week, time to celebrate with some more fun than usually, no pressure of practising those skills we are after and just play some music, as well we can. Just for our own pleasure or maybe you have some crowd there to play for? I write it from my perspective, because my Sunday is always like that, just playing what I already know. Hard work starts tomorrow, today is just FUN! Have yours! Enjoy
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    Early start today for me at least to save some time for piano practice. I lost some impact, I guess we all do at some point. That is a sign for me that there is a bit of work to do. Reviewing goals, reviewing day schedules, reviewing what is important what is not always helps. It is like starting from the beginning but it is not. We start with what we gained so far. On days like this most important is to get back the momentum of keep going. So, like I mentioned a bit of work to do not related completely to piano practice but as a result piano practice will continue with enthusiasm we need to have and will to know more, be able to do more and as result to have a lot of fun and joy from the journey we took to play any instrument we chose and have those great moments when we actually play. So, I hope you are empowered today to play, practice and have fun and if not like me a bit just take a little of your time and simply rewire to be on track again. Works for me, maybe will as well for you. Have a great day, play, practice and have FUN!
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