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    Wow, I'm impressed with your work and dedication Jaro! Maybe one of these days you could post a recording of your playing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tchaikov6 View Post
    Wow, I'm impressed with your work and dedication Jaro! Maybe one of these days you could post a recording of your playing?
    Hi, thank you for good words. Truth is sometimes I truly don't know where it will lead me, I am still on the search, but at the same time I practice. Maybe not as effective as I could but I am going. I believe that by trying and trough countless mistakes finally I will find as perfect as possible way for me. I have some records which I try to do monthly while I progress. Those are here: YT
    You see, further I go I notice how much is there to learn yet. My first goal is to finish that program I follow using this: app
    It has six levels and I am in the middle of 5. It is so tempting to start playing and learning some pieces I'd like to play but based on what I have already learnt it is much easier to play them when you actually have some skills set. This way learning them comes easier and gives more fun. So, right now I am equipped with patients and play whatever is there, though sometimes I have to work a bit hard to actually like what I am playing, if you know what I mean. I just explain myself that this is part of the journey. Even we do what we love to do, sometimes to do it we need to go through some hard work, like actors for example to enjoy acting first they have to learn by heart their lines then they can enjoy actual acting. Who likes to memorise lines, right? Same I find here, I need to, we need to go through some exercises and pieces of music not necessarily of our choice to gain that skills, to practice that skills we require, we need to have to play with confidence and pleasure music that is closest to our hearts.

    All right, let's finish that personal journey here. We are here to start our new day. So, let's find some time between all tasks we need to perform today and spend some time playing, trying to be a bit better then yesterday, having fun on the process and master those skills that will lead us to play what we want, when we want... it is a process... let's continue it no matter what life throw at us!
    Have a great day everybody! ...and PLAY!
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    ...and it will happen again today. I must kiss my piano goodbye for today. No way to play for me today. Maybe that day of brake is necessary. I am with my thoughts tomorrow though. I know I will have time to play tomorrow. Today being away from home just shows me how addicted I am already to play... but you may be in comfort of being at home or wherever your instrument is. Or maybe you can take it with you to play wherever you go. It is hard with piano... to big to carry it with me So, play today, take no brake if choice is yours, practice and be better then yesterday. I will, tomorrow though... What is left for me today to listen in my car some great pieces that will keep my hunger to practice and play them one day... it is coming for me and you because we are taking action and we play and that will lead us soon or later to our goals Have fun, play and enjoy!
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    This day though grey outside must be great. Here we have chance again to improve a bit our skills and enjoy our journey playing piano or any instrument we play. I feel a lot better about today from the start knowing that after I missed my piano practice yesterday I will have time in the afternoon to continue my journey. Funny things happens once you practice every day though sometimes it is a bit of struggle. When I was at my early stages to play many times I had to force myself to practice or be able to stay up to one hour by my piano, now after those practices became part of my daily routine once you miss one you feel that something is missing there during your day, you can't but think that you missed something important for you, you can't wait when you will play again even though it is still practice regime more then full enjoyment of playing those pieces you like as for example I do on Sundays. Anyway my point is to play, play, play and at one point, one moment, one day it will become habit, routine you can't miss... so, let's play today, let's put our hearts into it and be again a bit further in our journey... based on my experience and what piano playing gives besides being able to play. There is much more there then simple fact that we can. Play, practice and you will see
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    That quick brake from piano two days ago was like blessing. On a day when it happened I was a bit disappointed I can't play but yesterday's session was quite an experience. I wanted more and more and it gave me wonderful time, and only time left to play limited me to stay longer. Some kind of hunger to play appeared. Joy of playing that never happened before appeared. I don't know why, I felt great. Not that I am saying do brakes in your practice, but on the other hand it created some wonderful feeling once I played again after one day brake only. Will take advantage of that in the future instead kicking myself of missing one. Will be prepared for what is to come. So, don't take brakes, practice and when life pushes you to stop for some reason, be prepared because day like mine yesterday can come. Great experience... and it lasts! I feel today like I almost want to eat my piano with my eyes, can't wait to start playing... afternoon though I share it with you, because those daily practice sessions, and playing instrument, any instrument of your choice brings sometimes unexpected results and feelings. And it doesn't matter how good you are. We want that moments! It is great joy to experience them. So, play, practice, have fun and they will appear. More we play, more we have. Isn't that great to feel that way? And it comes from simply playing Play! Today! Take brake when you are forced to do so, it will happen... but when you can, just play!
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    Not much time today, but one hour will be done playing. How about you? Are you ready to have fun again? Play, practice, torture a bit your instrument practising those skills we need to be again a bit further in our journey with music Play!
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    Time to make Sunday count Time to play, time to have a bit of fun if not a lot of fun. After all it is Sunday! For me it is just day to play, after warm up of course and my scales I practice, boring but works as warm up for me. Start your Sunday filled with music, and not only music, but music YOU play! That sounds great! Let's begin...
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    Another week, another chance to improve just a bit. For me is just an hour today to practice. Better hour then nothing, right? So, let's start this week with some well done practice, who knows what is waiting for us after even one hour of practice. Sometimes, improvement or better understanding of anything actually surprises us at least expected moment... on condition that we move forward, step by step. Let's take another and have a bit to fun by PLAYING and enjoying what we can right now. Progress will come over time. Have fun, I will. Let's PLAY
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    Every day is different, every day has to be planned differently and every day our piano practice will be different. Yes, today's word is DIFFERENT. This is based on my experience and I share it here with you. It would be wonderful that we have nothing else to do but enjoy what we love to do. But in most of cases we need to deal with what life brings to us. Sometimes planned actions and very often unexpected. We need to deal with all challenges mostly but we can't forget about playing (that's a thing I assume we love to do). So, whatever life throws at you, remember to spend those great moments with your instrument, when we forget about whole world and just enjoy music we play. Let's enjoy progress, even the smallest. Let's enjoy how we sound today, and look forward to how we will next week because if we practice, it will be different. Better! And different is good. Coming back to beginning because each day is different we can't stuck to one particular period of day to practice. Sometimes it can be morning, sometimes noon, sometimes afternoon or even night. Most important is that we are still moving forward. I write it to you, but as well I absorb every word I write. It is like talking to myself a bit to follow that rule just to play and don't miss moments of joy, happiness, pride, satisfaction etc. that playing any instrument, in general music gives! So, find your time, play, practice, and enjoy. My job is done for today in the morning with my app PM... and now I can move on and do those expected and unexpected challenges thrown at me for today! Having my piano playing done, this day is already wonderful. Have yours! PLAY!
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    You never know when something will hit you and from which direction it will come. There is no time to waste. We need take advantage of every minute we have just to enjoy what we love or what we want to do. I guess that since we are here it is playing music on any instrument we play. I have this quite dark thoughts about time today because yesterday I saw my friend and he is eaten too early by something nobody knows what it is. Two months ago he was fine. Now he is not. Changes that happened within two months and which you can see with your bare eyes are quite scary. So, we never know when and what will happen. That is why I have this thought: why wait, why postpone, why not enjoy life today. Let's take pleasure of doing what we love, NOW. TODAY. Not tomorrow, not next week. Let's start or continue right now. Let's enjoy our journey with music, with playing whatever we can play, let's share with friends what we can do. You might be surprised that actually you don't need to master your instrument to bring joy and smiles on faces. Let's practice to be better every day, but at the same time let's enjoy where we are now. I wish you great day! Find your time to play. It may be just a bit like now for me. I need to squeeze even harder my days now to play due to unfortunate events happens to my friend to give him some time. So, play and if you can't find reason to play, just maybe play with intention to make him better, or practice with that intention or whatever. I know it is a lot to ask. But like I said it is too early to go. It is heart breaking and those minutes of music are even more then necessary for me now. Take your time and play, enjoy every minute of it and be better then yesterday Take care.
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    Unexpected happens... quick story, yesterday I went to relax to one of the relaxation session with sounds organised with one of my friends and after it I stayed to help packing all the equipment she used there and to my surprise in the corner on the small stage there was hidden piano. Fortunately it was open. You know many times those pianos in community halls are with locks, not this one though. So, I opened it and started to play a bit to actually experience real piano, not the digital one which I have. Two things happened. First. I realised how great sound real piano has, you can't compare it with digital one, the way sound spreads through the room, keys and the way you need to hit them to create sound you wish to create etc. Now I know I need to practice as well some place with regular piano, not only the one I have and using head set all the time. But I knew somehow it already and need to continue with plan, first I need to finish my program in my app PM. Anyway, second thing is much better, though I felt and heard I don't sound like I want to sound. I know that there is still a lot of work in front of me. But she was amazed anyway. And this come good part of it. She actually asked me to come to her sessions and play few pieces I know already, though those are quite simple ones and play them at the very end of the session when people come back to reality after their relaxation sessions. There you have, now I can play and use my skills for good of others, now is new motivation to play and practice even harder. So, PRACTICE, PLAY, ENJOY you never know when occasion to play in public will come to you. And it will from least expected direction. Have fun today! Keep in mind thought that one day, in some way chance to play and enjoy it even more will come. Now I have a lot of to do to polish my few pieces and start playing them in public since new year! Great stuff will come to you too! Keep playing. Keep having fun. Take care.
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    ...most of things done! Ufff... now is time to start playing. Are you ready to have some fun already? Let's start. Let's play and practice to move again forward just a bit today to promised land. No secret in becoming quite good with anything we do in life is that to get there is to do that thing we want to master: EVERY DAY! It is like eating, drinking and breathing. Play again, be better again, practice those skills and have loads of fun on the way! Ready? Go!!!
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    It is time to make Saturday count. Let's play and let's have fun. Let's have that time just for ourselves and enjoy our journey and be again just a bit better then yesterday. Time to play is NOW! Let's do it!!! Have fun... I will
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    Late already... what a Sunday! Luckily is just one more thing left to do: play a bit today. Sometimes it is good to have what is the best for the end of the day, right? So, let's play and have a bit of fun today... no! Tonight
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    Sometimes it is hard to start doing what we like to do due to all we have to deal in life but... What if after today's practice or during we discover that we reached another level of proficiency? That moment that emotions we will feel, will give us a lot of power and satisfaction and enormous kick to keep going. So, let's not waste a moment and practice again. Maybe it will happen today. Maybe tomorrow... or maybe in one week. Each moment we spend with our instruments will bring us closer to experience that moment. Why wait? Let's play, have fun and be surprised when it comes to give us those great kick to want even more. Let's play! Great day and practice
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