Page 7 of 31 FirstFirst ... 3456789101117 ... LastLast
Results 91 to 105 of 465

Thread: Lets stay motivated

  1. #91
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    403
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Thanks, 'milliionrainbows'.
    You just gave me an idea to make this time with piano even more special. I know it will be a little bit weird, but what a hell. Anything to keep going. Like you said, my place for piano is "given" but I will experiment with something new. Will share when I have some data how it works for me. Weird stuff some could say but I will give it a try
    Take care
    Last edited by Jaro; Jun-27-2019 at 20:22.
    “One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” ― Bob Marley
    PianoPracticeChallenge
    Piano Marvel discount code for you: jw (practice every day )

  2. Likes millionrainbows liked this post
  3. #92
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    403
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Friday. Most of us like Fridays. End of the working week. Most of us will start our weekends. Great mood. More time to us and our families, friends, partners. Oh, and more time to play! Why not use that time to improve our music. Not so much to worry about like during week days. So, lets keep it simple and just play! Lets make this weekend special and do something for us, and for others as well. Once we play better, we may touch somebody heart with our sound. We may inspire somebody not necessarily to play but maybe to chase other dream like painting, writing, sport whatever. Our commitment will encourage somebody at some point. If not, we will stay with a great skill to play music just for us, to make our hearts grow bigger with all we can experience while playing. Well, there is nothing to lose I think. Only something to gain. So lets grab this opportunity and do another day that will count in our journey with guitars, tubes, drums, piano etc. Lets send those sounds of our music to the air... who knows where it will lead us. There is only one way to check it... play, have fun, never stop no matter how hard it can be now. Have a great day! Have a great sessions practising your skills! Most of all as usually have fun! I will. Join me Take care.
    “One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” ― Bob Marley
    PianoPracticeChallenge
    Piano Marvel discount code for you: jw (practice every day )

  4. #93
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    403
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Don't hurt yourself! I am serious here. While playing or learning you can actually do that unintentionally. It happened to me this week. My left hand or more forearm started to hurt. I was scared at the beginning. Maybe I did too much practice? I thought. Luckily no. It was something different. Good thing actually. I found it doesn't hurt when I play material which I know. What I observed that I am more relaxed with playing what I know but I entered material which is completely new to me. And there it is when it happens. I am tensed too much. Obviously I push myself... but a bit too much. So, I slowed down, focusing on relaxation, doing it slowly and then is all right. It doesn't hurt. So, we need to practice with joy! Pain that may cause you stop playing is not part of that joy. Of course we need to stretch our limits but lets do it wisely and slowing down a bit in my case is the right thing to do with this particular material. Not being hurt will keep me going. Which means I will do it faster then trying doing faster and hurting myself. I hope you getting what I am trying to say. So, slow means fast in this case. It keeps me playing. So, with this warning and personal journey what I experience I move quickly to most important thing. Lets play today again. Smartly! But lets play! Lets have fun! Lets make this Saturday count and put it on the side with our small victories which over the time will build one big victory. I am going to have a lot of fun today playing! I hope you too. Lets be like children today and simply enjoy what we are doing and the fact that actually we can do it! Lets PLAY some music!
    “One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” ― Bob Marley
    PianoPracticeChallenge
    Piano Marvel discount code for you: jw (practice every day )

  5. #94
    Senior Member Tikoo Tuba's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2018
    Posts
    459
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default



    ..........................
    Last edited by Tikoo Tuba; Jun-30-2019 at 00:36.

  6. #95
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    403
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quick today. It is Sunday. For me is my day of fun only with piano. Playing what I know, as well I can but mostly just to enjoy the progress I made since last Sunday. Sometimes you can tell there is some, sometimes it is not that easy. Most important is to keep playing. Today, no pressure, no new material, just quick warm up and then just FUN in front of the piano. So, have fun today even though you may have different plan than mine. Lets enjoy every minute we can play. There are so many who can't for any reason. We do. Better, worse but we can. Who knows maybe one day, us playing for somebody will inspire one to join the journey to play and discover how great music is. We know already how great it is apart hard work we sometimes need to put to make our goals fulfil. Lets make this Sunday count and whatever is next for us just do it! For me, like I mentioned is day of FUN. Lets have some! Take care everybody
    “One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” ― Bob Marley
    PianoPracticeChallenge
    Piano Marvel discount code for you: jw (practice every day )

  7. #96
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    403
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    It would be great to rest a bit but why should I, why should we? Playing supposed to give us pleasure. And it does to me now. I don't forget times when it didn't. It was the time when I knew just little. There was actually nothing to be proud of yet. That was when I was close to my starting point. We all start somewhere. At that moment there is this feeling like we have mountain to move. How I can do it I was thinking. Well, after long enough practice, though I knew, I learnt that with each hour spend working on my mountain (piano skills) it becomes smaller and smaller and it moves to the place I would like that mountain to be. I understand that there is a lot of work to do. Moving that mountain is not easy task. Can't be done overnight. Must be done each single day and one day it will be moved. Now, it is my responsibility to move it, and to shape the new mountain. How fast it will be done is only up to me, though it is obvious that it will require loads of time. Especially when we want new one be shaped nicely. So, lets move our mountains a bit again, Lets shape the new one by doing what it needs to be done. Even small piece of work done will brings us closer to our goal. Today new week starts, today we have new opportunity to make that day, week count. Lets do that without thinking too much further. Lets make small goals for this week, day. And one day I know I will be happy playing much more I can imagine now. One day you will be there too. Only one thing we need to do! Play again! and again! and again! over and over till we get what we don't know now, and find that there is still something new to learn. Then we look back and see how big progress we did. Lets have that moments of victory. Great feeling. It starts today again. Lets have fun and lets PLAY! I wish you all best possible week, day, practice Take care.
    “One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” ― Bob Marley
    PianoPracticeChallenge
    Piano Marvel discount code for you: jw (practice every day )

  8. #97
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    403
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    It works. No more pain in my forearm. So, I must quickly share it just in case you might have similar difficulty. I mentioned few post above that I had this pain that occurred during one of my practice and then stayed with me for a while. I've noticed it was more fierce during learning new material, new exercise which was completely new to me. I used already known approach to it. SLOW DOWN! Though I was motivated to learn it faster I had to stop and slow down. Letting my arms/hands to relax while playing. Finally I could do it a bit faster and... without pain. I think we all reach that point once we practice when some exercises are more difficult then other and in my case were causing pain. By slowing down we still move forward, slower obviously but moving. We protect ourselves from injury, defeat (pain can destroy even great spirit) and we stay on course. So, we shouldn't worry that pain sometimes occurs. Actually it is a good sign. Sign when we can look closer to what we are doing. How we are doing whatever it is. Improve our mistakes - there can be something we do wrong. You know learning process. Then we are winners with new skill new knowledge. We are a bit smarter when we approach new challenge like this. We already will have solution to our obstacle in place. Patience to go slower again, to at some point be able do more and FASTER If we keep going we may put ourselves into position when we need to stop. We don't want that. We want to practice as often as possible. I think we are in great place here. If something like that happens we may share it and get some advice from others here who has more experience then me and maybe you as well. I know by experience and this forum is a proof of that, that people like to share their knowledge. Of course though we all are similar we are as well different, something what works for one person not necessarily has to work for another. But we can give it a try and see what is best for each of us. So, keep in mind again, slowing down actually helps with pain sometimes, and moves us forward faster because we keep going. So, lets keep going... lets practice again today... for me again it will be hot day! Weather is insane here but what to expect? It is summer So, I see myself today practising in hot weather and in my imagination I will see you as well practising... maybe more "friendly" weather No matter what we are moving forward... slowly but surly Take care.
    “One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” ― Bob Marley
    PianoPracticeChallenge
    Piano Marvel discount code for you: jw (practice every day )

  9. #98
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    403
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Obstacles are nothing to us. We know that we will crush them piece by piece. They occur quite often once we are in action mode. That is how I believe... NO. I know we become better and better and smarter with our approach whatever we do. In this case is our journey with music. More I know, I understand how little I know. It can't be done overnight. It must be done piece by piece, day by day till we get it... and at the end I am more then sure we will find even more to learn. So, it is never ending story. Obstacle, solution, practice, mastery and again obstacle, solution, practice, mastery and again and again and again... somewhere between we will find ourselves with this feeling that we actually know something, a bit more then others who don't do what we do, we are a bit closer to those who are masters in our field and we may finally understand what they are talking about. We with no shame at all can approach those figures with right questions to seek better answers. All comes to us thanks to fact that we are on this train that leads us to our goals, whatever they might be. Practice is a key. Keep playing. Keep learning. We will laugh tomorrow from what seems impossible today... I am more then sure we all experienced something like that.
    Ok. That is all for now. Time to play.
    Oh... my monthly update on my blog regarding my progress there: "What a wonderful world".
    This time it is simplified version of: What a wonderful world - such a beautiful piece of music.
    Take care and have fun today
    “One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” ― Bob Marley
    PianoPracticeChallenge
    Piano Marvel discount code for you: jw (practice every day )

  10. #99
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    403
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    There is no tomorrow for us wanting to play any instrument. We need to do what it has to be done today. There have to be no excuse to move forward. We don't want to wait till next day to improve. It must be done today so we can do much more next day. But we don't think about tomorrow. Today is our day, today we shape our strength, we destroy our weakness. Today we become stronger for tomorrow. Yes, it must be today. Practice today! Have fun today! Play music today! Who knows what will be next day... we want to be happy, right? Even it means hard work, it is not always easy of course, but joy comes with achievements... lets then do something about it today, in few hours, maybe even now! Have a great day! Practice! Enjoy the music! Take care.
    “One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” ― Bob Marley
    PianoPracticeChallenge
    Piano Marvel discount code for you: jw (practice every day )

  11. #100
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    403
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I wish there is a pill I take and I know what I would like to know now, I have a skill I would like to have... but there is none. So, patience and perseverance must be my pill. I drink it with my water in the morning thinking they are there. I know it is weird. But it helps me stay focus on my goal. I wish I was more patient but I am not and have to work on it. Piano is teaching me patience every single day. If I am not... nothing happens. Well, nothing good. Every time is the same process, slow, slow, faster, faster, even more faster etc. With each new material this rule must be applied. It works. But somewhere inside there is this temptation to skip that process and do it right straight away which is not happening. So, with patience rule of practising slowly first applies. It is not that bad though, because I already noticed that new material is easier to master with every day I practice. So, the key is in practising as often as possible. Sometimes brake lets the brain absorb new and do it better next time I practice. Sometimes it is better to push a bit more during one session with that particular material. All lies in the experience and finding your own unique way even though there are so many checked ways that work. But which works for me, which works for you? We all have a bit different backgrounds where we start with our music. I guess we need to find our own based on what smarter then us suggest in that particular field: music. There is only one way to find our own way: practice, practice, practice. Even we do something wrong, there is no lost time I think, soon or later we need to learn by doing what works for us what doesn't. Right? So, practising smart with awareness what is going on by observing our results and what brings us most joy will help. But we need to do it. So, lets again, have fun today in front of our pianos, with guitars in our hands, with other instruments we play. I am more then sure we will learn something new today Maybe it is today when we discover something new? Lets do that! Have fun. Have a great day. Enjoy your music no matter what level your skills are. Take care.
    “One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” ― Bob Marley
    PianoPracticeChallenge
    Piano Marvel discount code for you: jw (practice every day )

  12. #101
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    403
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Trip day for me. I guess we all have some plans for today, but we can't miss one thing. Which is our practice. So, practice today before, after, during whatever is your plan for today. We can't miss opportunity to become better then we were yesterday. We can't miss our precious time with our instrument we play. We can't miss moments of joy. I hope you already reached that level when playing delivers that joy and fun. I know at the beginning it is hard to find it. Knowing only few notes doesn't give that enthusiasm as we know much more and we can play much more. But still we can try find it there pride that we know just a bit more then yesterday. All those small achievements build up and puts us in the place when we can play, even a simple piece of music, part of music we like, simple song... whatever. Lets be proud. Lets be happy. Lets practice a bit more to have more just now, today, not tomorrow. Today! Have a great day! Play with joy. Learn with thought that what seems hard today after a little bit of practice will be easy next day or maybe few days later. That continues endlessly, it seems like it but reward is huge: us playing the music. So lets not wait and play again! Take care.
    “One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” ― Bob Marley
    PianoPracticeChallenge
    Piano Marvel discount code for you: jw (practice every day )

  13. #102
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    403
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    And it is Sunday again. For me as planned Sunday is fun day with my piano all the way Actually I am after playing, those more then two hours was great time and it is only half hour after noon. I may sit again to my piano in the evening. So, sit in front of your piano and just play whatever you can play, practice if that is your plan for Sunday, most of all have fun. Lets play today your guitars, piano, saxophone, violin etc and have loads of fun and pride that actually we can do it with thought I have always in my mind that it will be much better on next Sunday. Hours of practice already planned for next week. It must be better. I hope you are also improving step by step. So, again. Lets have fun today. I am more then sure I will have some more in the evening. Last two hours already made my day great. Do the same with yours, it is worth it Take care.
    “One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” ― Bob Marley
    PianoPracticeChallenge
    Piano Marvel discount code for you: jw (practice every day )

  14. #103
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    403
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    What a busy morning and early afternoon. There is no time to complain though. Never is. Instead right now I am starting my piano day. Great moments to come now I hope you have less busy day than I had so far, and you already enjoyed your music and instrument you play. Like usually lets have fun. I love that moments. I leave all world behind me right now, and I am focusing just on one thing. Piano practice session I wish you all great day. Lets have fun today with whatever we play Take care.
    “One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” ― Bob Marley
    PianoPracticeChallenge
    Piano Marvel discount code for you: jw (practice every day )

  15. #104
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    403
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    More we play more fun we have. Simple rule. I remember because it wasn't that long ago when I couldn't play at all. Sitting and trying to learn new things on my piano was quite challenging. It is still now to be honest. But at the beginning I had just a little fun. How to have fun when there is so much to learn, when it is difficult to create any acceptable sound, when to play even simple piece of music comes with difficulty... it changes over time obviously. Playing every day even for little time brings more skills, better understanding etc. Once it happens there is more fun. Once there is more fun we are more likely to do it. So, it is not that difficult to keep going once you master some basic skills. Once we have even more skills there comes some moments of discovery how to do things better how something was impossible few weeks back and now you have it. Great stuff. It is worth to go through any difficulty you may have once playing your instrument to experience those moments of satisfaction, happiness, pride. You become kind of addicted to them. You want more. More is good! It keeps you playing. Searching for ways to find that time no matter how busy you are. So, lets have fun today, small, big, enormous Lets learn how to bring the music into our worlds Playing today will do it. Will push us forward. May bring unexpected moments of... well, play and once this moment occur you will not miss them That is joy and fun to have them I wish you all great day. Take care.
    “One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” ― Bob Marley
    PianoPracticeChallenge
    Piano Marvel discount code for you: jw (practice every day )

  16. #105
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    403
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Day by day we learn new things. Day by day we need to master new skill that will work out for us in the future even though we might not see it right away. It is crucial I believe to follow some plan. Book, teacher, dvd etc. In my case it is my app at the moment. Sometimes it is frustrating because we need to practice some boring exercises, but too look at any activity we as people do, to do something good we need to spend some time making our muscles strong by doing those exercises. Repeat them over and over again. And when the right time comes we perform with ease. Like for example basketball players they run, they shoot, they spend some time in the gym with weights, they learn tactics etc. to be ready when the game comes to perform. Same is with us we need to practice those variety of exercises to be able to deliver that piece of music we like, to create at some point something new, to enjoy the play, to have fun and be proud of ourselves. So, lets practice again today, lets spend our time with music. It will not be for sure time wasted. Have fun. Take care.
    “One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” ― Bob Marley
    PianoPracticeChallenge
    Piano Marvel discount code for you: jw (practice every day )

Page 7 of 31 FirstFirst ... 3456789101117 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •