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New Year's Resolutions? #2369853 01/05/15 02:42 PM
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Any practicing resolutions out there?

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Re: New Year's Resolutions? [Re: MrsCamels] #2369877 01/05/15 03:43 PM
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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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I plan on improving my overall technique, practice hard, and practice safe without injuring my hands.

Re: New Year's Resolutions? [Re: MrsCamels] #2369933 01/05/15 06:12 PM
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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 01/05/15 10:23 PM
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Practice more, and practice smarter.



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Re: New Year's Resolutions? [Re: Pogorelich.] #2370131 01/06/15 08:05 AM
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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 01/06/15 03:22 PM
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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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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.



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Re: New Year's Resolutions? [Re: MrsCamels] #2370347 01/06/15 04:16 PM
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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 01/06/15 04:29 PM
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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 01/08/15 12:00 AM
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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 01/08/15 01:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Pogorelich.
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.
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 01/08/15 02:06 AM
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Play more Bach and Mozart.

Re: New Year's Resolutions? [Re: MrsCamels] #2371147 01/08/15 12:24 PM
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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 01/08/15 03:48 PM
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Re: New Year's Resolutions? [Re: MrsCamels] #2371274 01/08/15 04:18 PM
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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 01/08/15 04:52 PM
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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!

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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.


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