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    Maybe quote for today? To keep us going, at least to keep me going. I needed that today to start, so let it be here now:
    "Do today what others won’t so tomorrow you can do what others can’t." – Jerry Rice

    So with no more ado, Lets practice, practice, practice. Mine will be today:
    1. Scales practice on my paper piano. Ufff… it is so boring, but just three days left till the moment when I can sit in front of my piano.
    2. My mind study with all pieces I know, due to lack of piano at this moment.

    How about you? Have you planned your piano practice for today? Do it every day till you can't live without it. That is my experience. Now, I need to do it, otherwise something is missing. Take care.

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    I don't know how is today for you, but for me it is late scales practice on my paper piano due to my holiday which are about to end. On one hand I am sad. It is great to be with family, eating home made food from the past - you know, mom cooks the best dinners in the world, tastes bring memories back, good memories... too much TV for me though. I rather spend my time with piano. And this will be given back to me. Tomorrow evening I can sit in front of my piano. I guess you are more lucky and you have access to your piano. I want to think that you take advantage of that fact and you practice, practice, practice. No matter what is it: scales, easy pieces, difficult pieces of your favourite music. I try to remember and I guess you should too, that each key hit ot your piano, properly or with mistakes brings me, you... all of us closer to the point when we can be proud of how we play. So, today, later than usually I will do my scales practice and still due to lack of piano, proper piano mind practice - kind of piano meditation Good luck with your todays piano, I hope you will notice some improvements today that will give you motivation and enthusiasm to go further and keep practicing. That is all for now. Lets practice NOW!!!

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    Trip day for me... this means I will practice but it will be in the evening when I am back in front of my piano During trip I can only practice in my mind which I am better now In my mind I am great well in front of my piano in reality there is still loads of practice in front of me. How about you? You need to practice? Lets be great and practice every single day! Have a great day and especially when you play whatever you can play Take care.

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    New morning and back to my routine! 30 mins of scales in the morning. If you read what I wrote for last few days you know I had no access to my piano and practiced my scales on my paper piano. I think it wasn't smart move. My fingers were stiff and couldn't hit keys properly for first few minutes. It felt strange for the beginning. Luckily everything came back after ca. 10 minutes. I easily remembered scales, so practicing them in my mind, what I did during my holiday too, helped I guess. But practicing on anything different then real piano or proper keyboard is not that smart idea. At least for me. I could use this time to develop my theoretical knowledge, mistake done and learnt. Will be smarter for next period of piano break. Take advantage from my mistake. Or maybe it will work for you. Who knows. Anyway todays plan is:
    Scales practice in the morning - DONE
    New lessons from my app for about 1 hour - afternoon to be done.
    Evening session with pieces I know how to play ca. 45 min - will be done.
    What is your plan? Lets remember consistent practice brings us closer to promised land
    Take care and have fun!

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    New day new plan, anything can happen today. Lets make this day great regarding our piano journey.
    My plan for today is to spend ca. 2h in front of my piano, playing of course. Not sitting there and staring at it
    More detailed motivation for today and my plan is there: https://pianopracticechallenge.com/may-25-2019/
    What is yours? Did you plan your piano day already? I encourage you to do it... it works great for me, maybe it will as well for you. There is no harm in trying
    Good day my piano friends

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    Everyone who wants to be good enough to play at Carnegie Hall, raise your hand.
    Last edited by Larkenfield; May-25-2019 at 09:27.
    "That's all Folks!"

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    Why not? Maybe one day after countless hours of practice Actually it is great goal! Sky is the limit they say. Right? So you can count me: I want to be good enough

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaro View Post
    Why not? Maybe one day after countless hours of practice Actually it is great goal! Sky is the limit they say. Right? So you can count me: I want to be good enough
    Good for you! I wish I had stuck with it when I was a youngster. I would be playing now! (Maybe not at Carnegie Hall but enjoying it nevertheless.)
    Sig: I am currently traversing some of my French collection of music. I think that for the most part it is lovely.

    Les Six: The members were: Georges Auric (1899–1983), Louis Durey (1888–1979), Arthur Honegger (1892–1955), Darius Milhaud (1892–1974), Francis Poulenc (1899–1963), and Germaine Tailleferre (1892–1983). Marcelle Meyer was not an official member but had an association with Les Six.

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    I understand you completely. I remember that when I was in my early years I wanted to play. But there was different plan for me, and music wasn't one. But ca. 40 years later I decided I want to play just for myself, to enjoy the ability, to enjoy moments spend with piano, to create sounds. I am not good yet, it is beginning of my journey, but I know that if we stay focus, no mater the age, we can be good enough to play not only for ourselves. Who knows where it will lead us. World changes every day, what today is impossible tomorrow is sounds funny and we can see that it was and is actually achievable. So, lets dream big and do whatever we can to live that dream. And I believe live will find its way to surprise us with it. I experienced that with many things already in my life. So, I will and I wish you too, will stick with my piano practice and leave the rest to simply happen this or another way.
    Lets practice today like we did yesterday! Lets be better then yesterday
    And some motivation if you need one : https://pianopracticechallenge.com/may-26-2019/
    Take care
    Last edited by Jaro; May-26-2019 at 15:23.

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    There is nothing better then wake up in the morning and being hungry to play! That is great feeling. It wasn't for me like that but somehow over time it came to me. I hope it will come to you too. I strongly believe that is developed through developing routine to practice every day. So, do not hesitate, use your keyboard, piano or any instrument you chose to play and practice.

    Lets make this day count and lets be better then yesterday!

    A bit more insides and I hope motivating words there: https://pianopracticechallenge.com/may-27-2019/
    Believe me or not, but by actually writing these words to you helps me a lot. I hope it will encourage you as well to push yourself forward, to be better every single day.
    With that, I wish you great day full of great things

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    This is like repeating over and over again same thing, but it works for me, and I believe It will work for you as well as soon as you and me stay focused on our goal. I guess it is the same: playing piano beautifully Right? So, do not leave anything to happen by itself, make it happen, plan your piano time for today, follow what you planned, commit to it and make it done. It is not always easy but if we really want something we need to sometimes fight for it.
    Have a great day with your piano journey. Take care.
    Few more words about my start of a day and difficulties and what I planned for today there: https://pianopracticechallenge.com/may-28-2019/
    Do you have sometimes difficulties to manage to play during a day? How you overcome them? Share your insides for good of all of us Take care.

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    Another day, another plan to practice, another skills to master, another reason to make that day count, another day to be happy, another... I could go for some time like this Piano, literally, changed my life. It is great to have something to do and skills that I learn by practicing piano as well influence my family and professional life. So, lets practice again today my friends, lets be better then yesterday. I read this phrase on one of the topics in this forum:
    "Amateurs practice until they get it right, Professionals practice until they can’t get it wrong."

    Great phrase for me to use to improve my practice sessions. Maybe you want to use it as well? Anything helps you, use it to keep going.

    Ok. I already planned my daily practice there with some additional thoughts for you if you like to read them:
    https://pianopracticechallenge.com/may-29-2019/

    So, lets have a great day. I wish you all the best and I hope our hearts unconsciously will meet while practicing our piano skills.
    Good day everybody

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    We all have bad days from time to time. My appeared today. I kind of like those days though, because I treat them as a test of my character. Do I always win? Of course not, but mostly I do thanks to 15 minutes routine that I developed over the times. Luckily there are not so many days like this in my life anymore but there was a time to have quite a few in a row. That is why I developed this 15 minutes routine for myself. You can use it or create something similar for yourself if you like. I wrote a little bit more there about it: https://pianopracticechallenge.com/may-30-2019/
    So this is another day for us, another which requires practice and attention to develop our piano skills. Lets do it no matter what. Lets find right time to practice. Lets put aside all problems. Lets find this beautiful time when nothing else matters than music, even it is not perfect yet. Lets create something beautiful and send into air...
    I wish you all great day. Lets make great things happen for us and people around us.

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    If you weren't reading last post, yesterday I had one of bad days when I had to implement my 15min routine. Luckily it worked great and more or less in the middle of the day all that bad mood disappeared and I was myself again. It lead me to another great, I believe, how to put it... I guess it is kind of wisdom from more experienced people... anyway, it is about consistency. So, in my post I wrote few words about it, read it if you like few thoughts about it there: https://pianopracticechallenge.com/may-31-2019/
    But here we all are about being great when we sit at our piano. What a great feeling when you can actually play something you always wanted to play. Being able to deliver right sounds, at the right moment, with the right tempo, with this emotional touch that comes from our hearts. Great feeling. Well, I am not there yet, I can only experience that from time to time when something amazing happening during my practice. Right! Practice! Practice will take us there! Practice will make it happen! Practice will bring experience and great moments of discovering something new. Be addicted to it. It is this good addiction to practice and be consistent in what you do. So, lets be better then yesterday and lets practice again today! Lets make this day great and be one step closer to our goals. Good day everybody

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    I go for read trip today. It is such a beautiful day. But I can't forget to practice a little bit as well. Even though I am feeling that I am getting worse. Do you have that feeling as well while you practice? Here are few more thoughts about this: https://pianopracticechallenge.com/june-1-2019/
    Anyway, even feeling worse there is no reason to stop, maybe more attention is required to improve something in my practice. Or maybe it is simply a step in the process of being better again Again, the only thing we can do when we feel that way that soon or later will work for us is to Practice, Practice, Practice. So lets do it. Lets not rest. Lets go through all obstacles we may meet. Lets stay happy and motivated. Lets go forward that road because around the corner or next turn there may be waiting something spectacular for us. We never know, we only can check it by going there. So, I see the corner now, I am going to go to check what is there. Maybe nothing. But this is beauty of life, it always surprise in mysterious ways. Lets be surprised today with something great! See you tomorrow. I need to start my piano practice, because like I said before, I am going for a trip

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