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    Responsibilities first or FUN (playing)? You chose what suits you the best: PLAY!
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    Nothing changes: PLAY! HAVE FUN! Till end of days
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    Not much much to add today but: PLAY!
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    Time to PLAY in this rainy, grey day (rainy: my location)
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    I have a head set curse... it brakes all the time Wouldn't happen with real piano Some day. PLAY!
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    Better late then not at all: PLAY!
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    I played an hour and a half.

    It took me 20 minutes of playing to get into the zone of effortlessness. Then I could've quit there (but you don't want to stop at that point). You can quit a little while after you reach that good level of experiencing what your hands and fingers are doing (with strength and an awareness of the music in reserve), because at that point you've reached or slightly surpassed your last level.

    So, I guess 40 minutes ever other day is enough for me to retain my level. Of course, if I practiced 3 times that long I would eventually eliminate the hesitations, which unintentionally change meanings in works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luchesi View Post
    I played an hour and a half.

    It took me 20 minutes of playing to get into the zone of effortlessness. Then I could've quit there (but you don't want to stop at that point). You can quit a little while after you reach that good level of experiencing what your hands and fingers are doing (with strength and an awareness of the music in reserve), because at that point you've reached or slightly surpassed your last level.

    So, I guess 40 minutes ever other day is enough for me to retain my level. Of course, if I practiced 3 times that long I would eventually eliminate the hesitations, which unintentionally change meanings in works.
    20 minutes I still try pushing, I still have no certain time when I reach that zone if I ever did so far, I still need loads of hours of practice... but it doesn't stop me from having FUN playing. I guess that zone is when you feel your fingers/hands nicely warmed up, hard to describe that feeling, good feeling. For one week now I am practising in my conservatory where is quite cold, warming it up takes a bit, what is happening now, before I start my practice. For me Scales practice helps a lot, not Hanons, not arpeggios. Scales So, in about 10 minutes or so it will begin Do your part (whoever reads it) and PLAY and HAVE FUN! 1.5 hour, half an hour, more... HAVE FUN!
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    Still not there yet, but here it is Sonatina Op 36 no 1. Few more hours to fix some problems that you will spot there. Sorry for last part quality, camera battery change occurred and forgot to refocus, well... since it is not last time I record it: NO WORRIES

    Till tomorrow Ready for some comments.



    Ps. Had to change camera angle but honestly, my left hand 5th finger still is a bit stiff... working on it .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaro View Post
    Still not there yet, but here it is Sonatina Op 36 no 1. Few more hours to fix some problems that you will spot there. Sorry for last part quality, camera battery change occurred and forgot to refocus, well... since it is not last time I record it: NO WORRIES

    Till tomorrow Ready for some comments.



    Ps. Had to change camera angle but honestly, my left hand 5th finger still is a bit stiff... working on it .
    Practice and practicing aren't helpful words. It's just playing. And if you think in terms of just playing you'll be freer to indulge in the mixing of scales and arpeggios, and most importantly, thereby to learn to express yourself uniquely. You won't feel so restricted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luchesi View Post
    Practice and practicing aren't helpful words. It's just playing. And if you think in terms of just playing you'll be freer to indulge in the mixing of scales and arpeggios, and most importantly, thereby to learn to express yourself uniquely. You won't feel so restricted.
    Nicely said. Thank you.
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    Let's warm up a bit our hearts with some music: PLAY!
    Me: short brake from Sonatina Op 36 no 1. For one week but meantime from my PM app: Minuet in G minor plus Sonatina Op 36 no 2. Smarter how to learn the piece? We will see Have FUN with your challenges ...and again: PLAY!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaro View Post
    Still not there yet, but here it is Sonatina Op 36 no 1. Few more hours to fix some problems that you will spot there. Sorry for last part quality, camera battery change occurred and forgot to refocus, well... since it is not last time I record it: NO WORRIES

    Till tomorrow Ready for some comments.



    Ps. Had to change camera angle but honestly, my left hand 5th finger still is a bit stiff... working on it .
    You memorised and performed the whole work! Bravo.

    What you can do is to bring the 2nd and the 3rd part to the level of the 1st, which is the best performed part until this moment. Your performance, especially with the 3rd part, is deteriorating significantly and the result is that the outcome is uneven. So, make the 2nd part more elegant, tender and suonando, and the 3rd, closer to the 1st. (technically)

    You are progressing slowly but quite well. You are fighting alone, the moment thousands of music students have the help of a teacher. This is difficult for you, but also an act of braveness which I appreciate. Stay mentally focused, look always to your videos and KEEP GOING. BRAVO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimace View Post
    You memorised and performed the whole work! Bravo.

    What you can do is to bring the 2nd and the 3rd part to the level of the 1st, which is the best performed part until this moment. Your performance, especially with the 3rd part, is deteriorating significantly and the result is that the outcome is uneven. So, make the 2nd part more elegant, tender and suonando, and the 3rd, closer to the 1st. (technically)

    You are progressing slowly but quite well. You are fighting alone, the moment thousands of music students have the help of a teacher. This is a difficult for you, but also an act of braveness which I appreciate. Stay mentally focused, look always to your videos and KEEP GOING. BRAVO.
    Thanks again for your input. Your advice is always appreciated. I did few mistakes while learning, basically to quick moving on to fastest tempo. But thanks to that piece of music I finally understand much more and as well learnt how to learn... probably did not get all yet, but A LOT comparing to work without any advice. So, Thank you. I will keep working on that and hopefully will come back with more Take care!
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    A bit of FUN for today? YES? PLAY!
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