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    'Rogerx' June is coming and when it does you can start filling the air with music... can only imagine your feeling waiting for that moment.
    For rest of us having our pianos or other instruments in front of us it is time to simply grab them, sit by them and start playing. Let's enjoy the path we chose and be a bit better after today's practice. Let's have some fun.

    So with no further ado, I start my app PM with loads of exercises still to practice and continue the journey to be even slightly better then yesterday.

    PLAY, PRACTICE <- it is truly FUN!
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    Very good tutorial for beginners: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTfMPPtUtWQ

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piano4 Life View Post
    Very good tutorial for beginners: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTfMPPtUtWQ
    I promise I will check out this channel and all tips you might have for us, aspiring pianists But not today. Today there is a plan in place already and somehow low energy in the body. But as always PLAY, PRACTICE and FUN will come and energy will rise. So, with no further ado, I start my app PM and with short warm up I need to enjoy playing today more then other days.

    You too PLAY PRACTICE and rise your energy by having loads of FUN
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    Let's count this Saturday as great achievement because we will PLAY, PRACTICE and HAVE FUN - again Let's fill the air with the music today, no matter how great we are or how much we need to practice to get there. Let's simply PLAY and have FUN
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    Don't forget to post videos with your progress / performances. Keep going!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimace View Post
    Don't forget to post videos with your progress / performances. Keep going!
    Thanks for reminder. I am trying. Though I am stuck with next piece in my program. It showed quite a bit of skills I have to work on. This week I will record that piece with all the imperfections I am working on. It is much better then at the beginning but still needs a bit of work. Apparently they put it in the program but on the library section is marked one level higher. That is why probably I hit the wall for some time. But it is good thing actually. I started to work on new things: arpeggios, use of pedal a bit more then usually, and quite quick left hand movement in certain parts of that piece. You will see in few days. It is still work in progress...
    I need to educate myself as well a bit about music theory because I have a feeling that many times I actually don't know what I am practising and why and how to use that knowledge/understanding of music playing what I can already play. Any suggestions?

    So, to keep going. It is time to start playing again. You too my friends who read these posts: PLAY, PRACTICE and HAVE FUN.
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    How about to... PLAY AGAIN Let's have fun and play some music. Let say NOW!
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    Busy day. Tight schedule. No time to waste. So... let's PLAY, PRACTICE and HAVE FUN and rest of the day will look much better once we set our mood right for rest of a day... and who knows maybe some more time will be left to enjoy music even more

    PLAY today again! Have FUN!
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    It was great day to rest. Summer weather Had to take advantage of that. But now it is time to do some "work"! Not really! It is fun after all though sometimes it is necessary to spend some time practising those boring exercises. So, let's start with those: Hanon and scales as warm up and later some music. You too: PLAY. Maybe you are in better situation and weather is rainy at your location and it is easier to focus. Anyway we are not in charge of weather, can't control it. But we can control our actions. Saying that let's do some action and: PLAY, PRACTICE and ENJOY! It is piano time NOW!
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    What a day, experienced a lot today: perversity of inanimate objects. Anyway, finally I got it. Update video of my progress. This is still work in progress... easily to see, easily to hear. As suggested watching own record is very beneficial. You can easily see what you need to work on MORE. I am still struggling a bit with that piece but each day brings a bit of hope and improvement. Playing it I pay price of neglecting and actually moving too fast in my program PM by not mastering some skills and now: here you go. It must be done! So, enjoy watching and to be again better a bit let's PLAY, PRACTICE and have FUN! I did my part today, but you... maybe that fun that comes from playing is about to happen yet PLAY!
    Ps. I forgot to close the window, so there are some birds singing as well to my music

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    And another day of our journey came with the sunrise. What today? Again PRACTICE. After recording the video (post above) I know what is there to do... How? Well, waiting for some advice but meantime I will work on basic stuff I already work plus those arpeggios that give me a bit of trouble. But as always, after some time of practice everything becomes clearer, better and happy moments arrive So, let's PLAY, PRACTICE and HAVE FUN as usually

    I fire my PM app and start with those Hanons and scales as warm up, then... arpeggios then... this is going to be fun: new piece of music from sheet of music I purchased. Something new! New territory for me.

    YOU TOO HAVE FUN!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaro View Post
    What a day, experienced a lot today: perversity of inanimate objects. Anyway, finally I got it. Update video of my progress. This is still work in progress... easily to see, easily to hear. As suggested watching own record is very beneficial. You can easily see what you need to work on MORE. I am still struggling a bit with that piece but each day brings a bit of hope and improvement. Playing it I pay price of neglecting and actually moving too fast in my program PM by not mastering some skills and now: here you go. It must be done! So, enjoy watching and to be again better a bit let's PLAY, PRACTICE and have FUN! I did my part today, but you... maybe that fun that comes from playing is about to happen yet PLAY!
    Ps. I forgot to close the window, so there are some birds singing as well to my music

    This song has a romantic nature. Therefore the general lack of felling (dynamics, tempi> ritenuto, accelerando, etc) is to be sawn and heard in excess. Try to sing the song, while you are playing it. Don't hesitate to ''violate'' (brake) the tempo (a little bit) to give some depth and emotions. Imagine the sea. The waves are not coming to the shore with the same tempo. The wind in the forest is also a good example. This song, with some liberty will be 1000% better. Don't ''nail'' your fingers on the keys!!! Move them up and down! Let your play breath! DON'T be afraid to make mistakes. Some mistakes are 100% better than a soulless performance no one wants to listen. Well done! Keep going!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimace View Post
    This song has a romantic nature. Therefore the general lack of felling (dynamics, tempi> ritenuto, accelerando, etc) is to be sawn and heard in excess. Try to sing the song, while you are playing it. Don't hesitate to ''violate'' (brake) the tempo (a little bit) to give some depth and emotions. Imagine the sea. The waves are not coming to the shore with the same tempo. The wind in the forest is also a good example. This song, with some liberty will be 1000% better. Don't ''nail'' your fingers on the keys!!! Move them up and down! Let your play breath! DON'T be afraid to make mistakes. Some mistakes are 100% better than a soulless performance no one wants to listen. Well done! Keep going!
    Thank you again. You are reading my mind. While watching my recording I had this thought of my hands being nailed to keys. I did not like it. Now, when you said that it hit me even more. I certainly MUST brake that fear of doing mistakes, take some more risks, liberate... Again you pushed me in new territories of music I am excited to explore. I will find that depth, those emotions and somehow transfer into keys of piano. Again, big thanks for great advice! I am on it. I have fun playing but this what you wrote is actually what I am missing while practising, while playing. FEAR! Let's face it and release it. And now I am excited to play today! Can't wait... few more tasks to do before I sit in front of my piano, and I know already that will be FUN! New journey within the journey So, saying that, to all who read: maybe you find that advice from 'Dimace' valuable to you too! Take it. Explore! Play! Practice! I am more then sure that introducing that new approach will help us be better and most of all will let us have MORE FUN!

    Let's learn from our mistakes and let's PLAY!
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    It is very positive and promising that you want to listen what is good and what it isn't with your play. To listen (and correct your mistakes) is of paramount importance. Many students they can't learn, because they don't listen and therefore are repeating their mistakes for a long time, or, much worse, for ever. For this reason, we have good pianists (few) and not so good pianists (thousands) There are many differences between these two categories. Many! But, allow me, to tell you the most important. The A and Z in the piano and every classical instruments: Never allow two notes to sound the same! NEVER! NEVER! The moment you will allow this you are not a performer, but a music program. There are parts in one music score, where every note (for performance reasons) MUST sound exactly the same. The composer will inform you on the score for these. But to play without a reason like a machine is fatale and a worse habit, which shall be very difficult to get rid of. If you are looking your hands, forget the music. If your attention is not to make mistakes, forget it also. Horowitz made often note mistakes on stage. They say that these was the most magical part of his performances. You make a video and it looks like you will sent it to a piano competition. RELAX! You make the video to control your performance and your progress. Consider the instrument as a nice dice. You are hungry. Go and eat it! I don't know how far you want to go. If you want to be a pro or play like a pro, please, never forget the secret with the two notes. Give your attention to every single note, by playing it differently. With its own felling and dynamic. To stop playing in an electric instrument should be also beneficial. Electricity and piano are not going well together. Many times, when I play a Clavinova, I have the felling that I'm twice the piano player I really been. This is an illusion and a very dangerous one. In an electric instrument you constantly receive a help from it. In a real piano you have none. Etc... Keep going and have fan!
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    'Dimace' Thank you again for taking time and delivering such a great advice. I am open like empty journal and note your suggestions there. Yes, yesterday I started to put into action what you wrote before and you obviously were right, I will explore all your suggestions. I am changing now approach to app I am using. I will use it more as a library of the exercises and play it from notes not following the tempo while connected with my laptop and piano to it. Good thing which will keep me using my PM app will be from now mostly to have it all in one place. But following your other suggestions I will start using my piano more freely developing that magical moments we can create by playing even with mistakes.

    Though it was quite hard to practice yesterday, going out of learnt tempo, I had a lot of fun with finding a bit different sounds. I found as well that willingness to stay correct to the point not actually exploring what I guess is important to find that different sounds of each single notes. You just opened new door of understanding music for me... I am grateful. I will explore, I will try new suggestions... I am hungry for more. My main goal is to play as well as I possibly can. Where it will lead me? Who knows. I am 43 so it is quite late when I started my piano journey. And I wasn't very musically educated. I was raw like vegetable on the field. Anyway I feel I develop slowly, I am not in rush, I enjoy what I am doing and hopefully I will march in the right direction discovering more and more in the world of music.

    Yes, I know that I need real piano... Right now though It is impossible for me to have one and practice on one. I am working on changes in my life to make it happen and if everything works fine in about one year I will jump on my real piano. I found one I can use as well twice a week for about two hours but... that Corona-virus closed the door for that possibility right now. But situation changes daily. So... Who knows? Anyway I need to still continue on my Clavinova but my mind is already set for real piano! It will happen. Soon

    Thank you again for all you write! I hope other people here take advantage from what you write too.
    Saying that, let's use new information and PLAY again! NOW!
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