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    Some practice is struggle, some is not and gives new understanding what we are doing. It is hard when nothing goes the way we would like to. It is fun when everything goes our way. I believe those hard practices lead us to those filled with joy and fun. There is no doubt that we need to march there through the rain if necessary to see finally the sun. So if today will be one of the hard practices keep in mind it leads you, leads us to the one when something will surprise us will bring loads of joy because we will be another step further in our music journey. Yesterday I had quite good practice, but I know what is coming next so I am prepared to work hard again to gain this reward in incoming days when, maybe not all but some will work fine for me. Lets be patient and never stop marching. Our goal is to play. So lets play, better or worse today but lets play. Lets work hard on our skills to have more better days at some point then worse ones. Even though it might be difficult today I am looking forward into days when what is hard now, will become easy. I am going to have fun. I hope you will have too, just because we can do it again today, tomorrow and weeks to come. Have fun. Play. Don't stop. Small rewards are at reachable distance, big are waiting once we do all small necessary steps. Lets go for them. Lets do it again today! Have a great day! Take care.
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    Yesterday wasn't perfect. Sometimes it simply doesn't go the way we plan. But we have again new day and new chance to do it right. Short look at the plan of the day, small adjustments based on what what is necessary to do and most important right now when to do piano practice session. Full of enthusiasm looking forward to start this day. Looking forward to see what will that session will bring: fun - for sure, new discoveries how to play things - maybe, new skill developed - hopefully... for sure it will be actively spend time with my piano. I hope you did better then me yesterday, and I am sure that today I will do my best, I wish you will too. Lets move forward today again, lets forget yesterday and focus what is going to happen today and make that day count Another small step into the real music playing... finally we will get there. It is so beautiful to have music in your life. It surprises you almost every time once you play. So, lets play today my friends, lets make a music part of our lives. Lets enjoy every minute we can do it. It is fun! Take care.
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    …and it starts all over again. New day, new challenges, new hopes, new discoveries, new moments of joy, new difficulties etc. Luckily we are in charge of what we do with that day. So, for me it will be again finding this two hours between anything is necessary to do, skip things that may not be done at all and focusing on what is important for me. You already know what it is: my piano practice. It must be done on daily basis or as often as possible. Life is not always perfect, but we can try, right? So, I hope you will have some time to play today, it is totally worth it. I hope you, while playing, will notice even slight improvement from what you did last time you played. Here is great advantage of practising daily, it is easily notice difference, maybe not from yesterday but from week before. When we practice a lot, we will still remember easily what happened week before, maybe even month before and we can with no doubt state that we are much better then that week, month before. It gives us power and enthusiasm to move forward. Having fun is important but we must as well push ourselves a bit over our limits to grow. So, lets grow. Lets practice again today. Lets have fun. Lets build our skills to play songs, music pieces or maybe even compose in some cases something new. I wish you all the best today. Lets make this day count in our musical journey. Lets practice with joy - but hard Take care.
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    It looks like it is going to be beautiful Sunday in my location. It so tempting to just plan whole day out and forget about everything. But there is one thing that must be done before those plans will be put in action. Piano practice session. Luckily it will be easy today and with loads of fun because for me today is completely fun day, well maybe warm up is not that enjoyable. But those fingers and hands needs some start up before fun can begin. Today is my fun day, means playing pieces I know, even though these are not yet what my goal of playing is I am going to enjoy every moment playing them, and enjoying the fact I actually can do it now. It was just a dream dozen months ago, now is reality. Makes me wonder, what will be in next dozen of months. Well, there is only one chance to check... keep playing every day! So, enjoy today your progress, or decide you will make that moment happen in next months by committing to practice 30min, 60min maybe longer but every single day. You will see how much you will improve once you start doing that. So, lets have fun again today, and just play, whatever you know, or learn just a bit something new. It is totally worth it! Take care.
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    For some time I use this phrase: I will give you my everything, I will give you my everything, I will give you my everything. I repeat it few times every morning. It is for my piano and not only piano to be honest grow. Just to keep going. It is obvious we don't have only good days, sometimes we feel a little down, sometimes even worse and sometimes just wonderful. Point is to not loose our goal from our sight. So, today lets give whatever we have inside us to give that everything we have while finding the time to practice. Once we practice lets focus on music and music only and develop our skills giving our everything. Lets move another step forward, even it is the smallest step. It is still a step. New week, new hopes, new day, new challenges and achievements to make. So, lets not rest but go into direction of our goal or goals. Lets have fun, and be better then yesterday. Let the music take you into places where not many things can take you in this way. Lets be proud for what we do today for ourselves by having loads of fun, great practice and big or small achievement we gain from it. Good day everybody. Take care.
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    There is only one way to be able to play any instrument. Learn and Play. Such an obvious statement. Sometimes though I think we forget that. We wonder how great we want to be and instead playing and going there we simply day dream about it. It happened to me in the past so many times. Action! that is solution that always works. For everything. Do it, no matter what. Do it, no matter how bad we are right now. Do it, even we don't know yet how to do it best. Do it, even we don't see expected results. All action gives us even we do something wrong, is knowledge to do it right at some point. By doing something wrong we soon or later will find the way to do it right. We find the way that works for us. We find we actually like what we chose to do. We have a chance to adjust and by acting again we will improve. So, lets play again today. Lets move our feet just a bit closer to our goal. Lets dream at night, and lets act during a day. So, have a great day with our instruments and lets play with joy. It will be another step to the future when we actually will play easily and much more than we can today Good day everybody again. Have fun today!
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    Six words today: PRACTICE TODAY! BE GREAT! HAVE FUN!
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    Sometimes it goes well, sometimes we struggle for a bit. When It goes not so good, as always I use this perfect formula: slow, slow, slow, a bit faster, even faster and with right tempo. Somehow it works well every time. So, with our practice and our goals, we need to go as well slow, one step at the time towards our ultimate goal. Each practice we take brings us closer to make things happen for us. So, lets practice, no matter what happened yesterday, today is a new day. Today is maybe a day we will make it whatever is our struggle. Today is day when we can make a difference how we play by simply doing it. Don't forget about fun part Have fun. Play. Be better then yesterday Take care.
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    As usual, you are inspiring, Jaro. I'm also amused by Tiko Tuba. Whoever he or she is, seems like about five or six years old.

    Sometimes to get something "under my fingers" I have to really focus on that move, with a laser-like focus. Then remember that awareness when you are playing it in context. When that part comes, really use your awareness and focus it.
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    Friday already. We can't stop time obviously. We can though take great advantage of how we use our time. Why not use it to develop our skills in let say: playing our piano, guitar, violin etc. It takes only one quick decision. Sit and play. It gives great fun... maybe not always... there is learning process to be there... practising for hours sometimes but once it is done... well pleasure and fun begins. Totally worth it to spend this time practising to finally be able to play something, anything. I truly recommend. And dreams. Real dreams during a night, like today for example... I had this great dream when I was buying my new piano. Is this a sign I will buy new one soon? Is there a need? I don't know. But this dream is much better then nightmare if you experience one. Anyway, today is time to have fun again. Focus! It works. Have fun. Play! You will not regret it!

    Ps. 'millionrainbows' - thanks for good words. I need them too sometimes. Thanks for your input. You are right. Awareness and focus helps a lot, sometimes I forget about them and struggle a bit, but once you realise you go to fast, yes, oh yes it helps a lot to make that progress. Progress we all expect, we need

    Take care everybody. I wish you best Friday ever. My will be quite busy - but lets not forget, no matter how busy we are about our music time... lets feed our souls as well with whatever we practice or whatever we can play! Just for fun
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    Today I have a need to watch some movie music related. Of course, lets not forget about practice Lets do it again. But movies are many times inspiring. Somehow I thought about Roman Polanski's "Pianist" Do you have any idea of some good inspiring movie to watch? Lets be inspired today to play by work of others and for me today is a movie inspiration day. On this early stage of playing every day brings something to work on, not so much to play, and as much playing brings fun into my hours with piano, sometimes outside motivation is needed. Well? Any suggestions?... anyway, lets put again ourselves in the practice mood and do some work. Play, have fun, learn something new, play what you know well already... whatever! Do not forget to play! ... and have fun of course. Good day everybody.
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    Hello Jaro! I don't know if you've seen this documentary about Glenn Gould with some great footage of him. It's on YouTube and is an old recording, but it's pretty cool. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pL9YjM1BqgY

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    Quote Originally Posted by millionrainbows View Post
    . I'm also amused by Tiko Tuba. Whoever he or she is, seems like about five or six years old..
    SEVEN . My soul matured at age seven . And then I began piano lessons .

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    And Sunday already...
    First of all Thank you 'MJSeka' for the link. I will see it today Finally I did not have time to watch anything yesterday. So, today is a day... but today is also my day of fun only with my piano Looking forward to it already. I hope you have as well loads of fun playing. Yesterday I was struggling with some exercises but today I already know brain somehow comprehend new movements, new knowledge, new skills. It is not perfect of course, but it is much better then yesterday. So, when you are frustrated with some of your exercises, new stuff, I recommend work hard on it of course but as well let it sink into your brain, body etc. Somehow it works great. So lets go back to fun part and enjoy your music today I will try do my best with mine Lets have fun whatever we have planned to do! Take care
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