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    "Promised land" is somewhere ahead and the only way to get there is to march there step by step. Let's take another one today: PLAY, LEARN and HAVE FUN
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    Well, not much to add today but: PLAY, LEARN and HAVE FUN - let's continue building up our skills It can be only better
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    It is challenging to find time on those like for example my Friday, loads of tasks to perform not related to our passion. So, if you as me have days like this, let's not waste too much time for wandering around and do what is necessary to PLAY, LEARN and of course ENJOY Have fun with your piano today, too
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    Play, PLay, PLAy, PLAY, PLAY! and Enjoy, ENjoy, ENJOy, ENJOY, ENJOY!
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    The time is: NOW Let's PLAY
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    Will it be a great day? For sure it will when we spend some time with piano improving even slow but step by step forward. So, PLAY, LEARN and ENJOY!
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    Scary times today. My piano plays tricks with me... For a moment with tears in my eyes I thought it died... luckily not. So, let's PLAY, LEARN and HAVE FUN
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    What is wonderful with doing what brings us JOY that even we need to work hard it doesn't feel like work. It is always leads to some kind of fulfilment and further we go we want MORE So, let's PLAY, LEARN and ENJOY today AGAIN
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    Obstacles, oh those obstacles. Let's smile back to them and even they occur PLAY, LEARN and ENJOY It is FUN after all
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    Let's have some fun: PLAY!
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    Clouds in my head... why? Below videos. Somehow I feel bad about those, but looking forward for your insides to IMPROVE. All exercises are from book The Virtuoso Pianist: Hanons, Scales, Arpeggios. So far, I am here as videos show, though some more exercises in practice already, some scales mastered too, though using previously PM app. Now for those exercises I rely only on the book and metronome oh... and of course, PLAY, LEARN, and HAVE FUN with your PIANO or any instrument of your choice ENJOY!

    First video are simply Hanons first six exercises from the book The Virtuoso Piano played together.



    Second video again Hanons first six exercises tried with legato, though... well waiting for insides


    Third video are scales played twice, second of each should be legato... I hope there is some hope


    Fourth video, arpeggios in C major, F major, A minor, D minor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaro View Post
    Clouds in my head... why? Below videos. Somehow I feel bad about those, but looking forward for your insides to IMPROVE. All exercises are from book The Virtuoso Pianist: Hanons, Scales, Arpeggios. So far, I am here as videos show, though some more exercises in practice already, some scales mastered too, though using previously PM app. Now for those exercises I rely only on the book and metronome oh... and of course, PLAY, LEARN, and HAVE FUN with your PIANO or any instrument of your choice ENJOY!

    First video are simply Hanons first six exercises from the book The Virtuoso Piano played together.



    Second video again Hanons first six exercises tried with legato, though... well waiting for insides


    Third video are scales played twice, second of each should be legato... I hope there is some hope


    Fourth video, arpeggios in C major, F major, A minor, D minor.
    Very nice!

    I saw no major issues, but:

    1. Don't move your body (left-right) so much. Try to use only your hands and the arms.
    2. Keep your tempo stable, also after you have made a mistake. Your tendency is to make the pace faster and this is no good, because it is a new mistake (bad) after a mistake.(this is NOT bad)
    3. When you practice your Arpeggios (let us say C) don't forget to make arpeggios for the positions E & G and not only for the base C! Every arpeggio has 3 positions to be performed! So ---> C, E, G / E,G,C / G,C,E! Do this always in 4 octaves. (or 2) Up and down, as you are doing.
    4. Every C, E & G (the first note of the arpeggio) must be CLEARLY intonated! The other notes less. C (strong), E (normal),G (normal), C (strong), E (normal) etc... Equally how your are playing the arpeggio this is VERY useful and good for your technic.
    5. When you have the feeling that your hands are tired, make an interval. Don't continue. Fatigue is bad for the outcome.

    Keep going and BRAVO!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimace View Post
    Very nice!

    I saw no major issues, but:

    1. Don't move your body (left-right) so much. Try to use only your hands and the arms.
    2. Keep your tempo stable, also after you have made a mistake. Your tendency is to make the pace faster and this is no good, because it is a new mistake (bad) after a mistake.(this is NOT bad)
    3. When you practice your Arpeggios (let us say C) don't forget to make arpeggios for the positions E & G and not only for the base C! Every arpeggio has 3 positions to be performed! So ---> C, E, G / E,G,C / G,C,E! Do this always in 4 octaves. (or 2) Up and down, as you are doing.
    4. Every C, E & G (the first note of the arpeggio) must be CLEARLY intonated! The other notes less. C (strong), E (normal),G (normal), C (strong), E (normal) etc... Equally how your are playing the arpeggio this is VERY useful and good for your technic.
    5. When you have the feeling that your hands are tired, make an interval. Don't continue. Fatigue is bad for the outcome.

    Keep going and BRAVO!
    Hi, Thank you as always for your input into my piano journey. I will take all suggestions into my practice. It sounds so obvious, and yet, they are there to correct. Thanks.

    No 5, I've noticed and actually went through that tiredness for a bit. Usually it happens at the beginning of my practice. Later on when my hands/fingers are warmed up I feel all right practising for quite a time, so, will pay more attention and change a bit my warm up practice.

    Thanks again.

    And now: as always, just a reminder to HAVE FUN today Let's PLAY!
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    Will we ENJOY our time with piano today? There is only one way to check it out: PLAY and LEARN!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaro View Post
    Will we ENJOY our time with piano today? There is only one way to check it out: PLAY and LEARN!
    They say 10,000 hours are needed for a person to be competent at any skill or artistry.. it's such a huge investment...that's why finding an approach that will work needs to be referred to at the beginning.

    So, it's not that most people can't do it, it's what they know upfront that will be - the ticket to eventual success.
    Albert Einstein, "I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.

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