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New Year's Resolutions? #2369853
01/05/15 03:42 PM
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Any practicing resolutions out there?

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Re: New Year's Resolutions? [Re: MrsCamels] #2369877
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I plan on playing La Campanella and Adolph Schulz Evler Blue Danube. We don't have to keep these resolutions, right?

More seriously this year I've already started working on my octaves. Those are the biggest weakness in my technique.


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Re: New Year's Resolutions? [Re: MrsCamels] #2369928
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I plan on improving my overall technique, practice hard, and practice safe without injuring my hands.

Re: New Year's Resolutions? [Re: MrsCamels] #2369933
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I resolved a number of years back to never make another New Year's Resolution. The one resolution I was actually able to keep smile I decided it was better to make a change immediately rather than wait until the new year.

Re: New Year's Resolutions? [Re: MrsCamels] #2370017
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Practice more, and practice smarter.



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Re: New Year's Resolutions? [Re: Pogorelich.] #2370131
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My resolution: to attempt the impossible so that the possible becomes attainable, which may be a good dictum for pianists!

I am glad that you are back, Pogo. It is always good for you to be here to remind others, and to make new visitors aware, of your wonderful playing.

Re: New Year's Resolutions? [Re: Michael Sayers] #2370316
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Originally Posted by Michael Sayers
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I am glad that you are back, Pogo. It is always good for you to be here to remind others, and to make new visitors aware, of your wonderful playing.


I second that and believe that I speak for others as well when I say we have missed Pogo's contributions.

Regards,


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Re: New Year's Resolutions? [Re: BruceD] #2370337
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Originally Posted by BruceD
Originally Posted by Michael Sayers
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I am glad that you are back, Pogo. It is always good for you to be here to remind others, and to make new visitors aware, of your wonderful playing.


I second that and believe that I speak for others as well when I say we have missed Pogo's contributions.

Regards,


That's appreciated! I guess moving countries threw me off a bit. Haven't visited here in a while.



"The eyes can mislead, the smile can lie, but the shoes always tell the truth."
Re: New Year's Resolutions? [Re: MrsCamels] #2370347
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My resolution:
Finishing my current projects at my current level. Finishing op. 10 by Chopin at my current level. Preparing new repertoire for next year and starting to learn the first Sonata by Rachmaninoff.


Re: New Year's Resolutions? [Re: vevurka] #2370357
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Originally Posted by verqueue

My resolution:
Finishing my current projects at my current level. Finishing op. 10 by Chopin at my current level. Preparing new repertoire for next year and starting to learn the first Sonata by Rachmaninoff.



Good luck - I too will be playing that again very soon. Such a rewarding work.



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Re: New Year's Resolutions? [Re: phantomFive] #2370961
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Originally Posted by phantomFive
I plan on playing La Campanella and Adolph Schulz Evler Blue Danube. We don't have to keep these resolutions, right?

More seriously this year I've already started working on my octaves. Those are the biggest weakness in my technique.


"La Campagnella" is on my bucket list!

I've recently returned to the piano after a long absence. I'd like to resuscitate and add to my repertoire. Does anyone have Bach recommendation? I need a polyphonic piece.

Re: New Year's Resolutions? [Re: Pogorelich.] #2370974
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Originally Posted by Pogorelich.
Originally Posted by BruceD
Originally Posted by Michael Sayers
[...]
I am glad that you are back, Pogo. It is always good for you to be here to remind others, and to make new visitors aware, of your wonderful playing.


I second that and believe that I speak for others as well when I say we have missed Pogo's contributions.

Regards,


That's appreciated! I guess moving countries threw me off a bit. Haven't visited here in a while.
Well, here's another member who appreciates you coming back!

As for my new year resolutions:
a. Compose more
b. Be better at replying to other people
c. Be a better father

Re: New Year's Resolutions? [Re: MrsCamels] #2370985
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Play more Bach and Mozart.

Re: New Year's Resolutions? [Re: MrsCamels] #2371147
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It's neither inspired by nor connected with this time of year, but in general I would like to (be able to) think more about what I am practicing instead of just playing it with my fingers. I'd also like to be more realistic and accepting of my limited abilities... while at the same time working harder and more realistically to overcome those limitations. (Short version: stop daydreaming, get to work.)

Re: New Year's Resolutions? [Re: MrsCamels] #2371254
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Re: New Year's Resolutions? [Re: MrsCamels] #2371274
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Last time I made a New Year resolution, which I posted on facebook so it was kind of official, it was "buying a Sauter grand piano". When I made it it was kind of a far away dream, but to my utter astonishment I actually fulfilled the resolution in the same year. So, I am a bit hesitant making any new NY resolution, (although, psst, I still have one in my head). And my partner has formally forbidden me to make any further resolutions.

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Re: New Year's Resolutions? [Re: Frankni] #2371292
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Originally Posted by Frankni
Last time I made a New Year resolution, which I posted on facebook so it was kind of official, it was "buying a Sauter grand piano". When I made it it was kind of a far away dream, but to my utter astonishment I actually fulfilled the resolution in the same year. So, I am a bit hesitant making any new NY resolution, (although, psst, I still have one in my head). And my partner has formally forbidden me to make any further resolutions.

It is my understanding that to make a New Year resolution, a person doesn't even have to communicate it, but merely to think about it accomplishes the deed. So don't think about a New Year resolution to buy a concert grand Sauter . . . oh, wait, I forgot that you might read this, it is too late now to be undone!

Re: New Year's Resolutions? [Re: Michael Sayers] #2371769
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Originally Posted by Michael Sayers
Originally Posted by Frankni
Last time I made a New Year resolution, which I posted on facebook so it was kind of official, it was "buying a Sauter grand piano". When I made it it was kind of a far away dream, but to my utter astonishment I actually fulfilled the resolution in the same year. So, I am a bit hesitant making any new NY resolution, (although, psst, I still have one in my head). And my partner has formally forbidden me to make any further resolutions.

It is my understanding that to make a New Year resolution, a person doesn't even have to communicate it, but merely to think about it accomplishes the deed. So don't think about a New Year resolution to buy a concert grand Sauter . . . oh, wait, I forgot that you might read this, it is too late now to be undone!


You've done it now. I'll blame it on you when my partner finds out.


Yamaha C3, Sauter Delta 185

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