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Just like last year, you can post here your musically goals for 2019 ðŸŽ¶ðŸŽ¹ðŸŽ¶ ðŸŽ¹
December 26 th, 2019 ðŸŒ²ðŸŒ² I will remember you.
We all are curious and looking forward what you want to play in 2019, will you reach a new grade?.....play more instruments......or.......purchase a new piano or grand?.........sparkle at a recital? Please tell us.....
My goals: do more organ performances and improve my pianotechnic........and maybe more
Best regards, Johan B
Last edited by Johan B; 01/01/1912:53 PM.
Kawai CA95SB (Previous:Yamaha CLP320PE & DGX620) Motto's: 'Music is a way of living' & 'Nil volentibus arduum'
1. Learn a set of repertoire sufficient to do the RCM Level 4 exam (but not actually take the exam). Selected pieces: JS Bach Minuet in Dm, Clementi Op 36 No 2, Tchaikovsky Old French Song, Schumann The Wild Horseman, Kabalevsky Op 39 No 17 Folk Dance
2. Continue to fill out my technique goal sheet, choosing a "key of the week" and working through various exercises in that key. (Deliberately left vague as to how much of it will get filled in; last year I set the goal of completing it and that was over-ambitious. As long as I keep working on it through the year, this goal is met.)
3. Do the 40 pieces a year challenge, but set my personal goal at 20 pieces, and try to beat that. (Last year I only got to 19).
4. Do something (probably take a course) to improve my music theory knowledge.
5. Do MYOD - play for at least a few minutes every day, unless I'm away from piano or sick.
6. Keep some of the pieces I learned last year alive in active repertoire. That means at the end of the year I will be able to play them without relearning. Selected pieces: Clementi Op 36 No 1, Tierney Comptine, Donkin Witches and Wizards, Tchaikovsky Morning Prayer
7. Participate in at least one Piano World recital.
8. Keep a practice journal. Last year I stopped in August, can't really remember why. So keep going this year.
Q: Am I late beginner, or early intermediate? A: Yes!
Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best. ~ Henry Van Dyke
- Finish minor scales (not fair, I only have 2 left) and develop a routine of 1-2 keys / day of major scales, minor scales, cadences, broken chords and arpeggios - Continue to develop repertoire, now focusing on having several pieces memorized - Learn some Etudes - Get back to some lead sheet work - Play some live recitals or at least for other people (good one, B#) - Do all of above without driving my family insane and without getting divorced ! - Try not to buy another piano (came dangerously close...looked at a Golden Age Steinway A this week)
I posted them in the other thread, but it bears repeating, doesn't it?
My goal is to heal my hands to the point where I can practise without injuring myself, and more than 10 minutes at a time. And then I'll think of tackling goals in terms of techinque or pieces I want to learn. But the main focus has got to be getting myself into a fit state to play.
Next appointment with my physician, to be followed by MRI and more physio: Monday 7th. Bring it on, 2019
"Not a shred of evidence exists in favour of the idea that life is serious." -Brendan Gill
My goals are quite similar to last year, with some adjustments. No. 2 is a new goal - I keep a record of my daily practice, and I saw that I took too many days off during the year, a whopping 58 days, while I was away on holiday for only about 20 days. I think changing that will help a lot with my average practice time. Let's do this
1. Practice 90 minutes a day on average. 2. Keep â€œoff daysâ€ to a minimum, ideally under 30. 3. Learn at least: - 1 Bach Invention (probably No. 13) & 1 Sinfonia (No. 11) - 1 Chopin Prelude (No. 15) & 1 Nocturne (probably No. 21 in C minor) - 2 Scenes from Childhood by Schumann (I think No. 5 & 9) - 1 movement from a Beethoven or Mozart sonata (maybe the Adagio from K. 332?) 4. Practice scales/technique/theory once a week (30 minutes). 5. Practice sight-reading/quick studies twice a week (2 x 30 minutes). 6. Recording session once a week (30 minutes - pieces in Polishing list). 7. Recital-style recording session once a month (30 minutes - repertoire). 8. Maintain a performance-ready repertoire and find chances to play in front of people.
I'll try to set my goals in such a way that makes it seem like I learned from having failed nearly all of my 2018 goals. Here goes nothing...
1. BartÃ³k Mikrokosmos: Finish book 3 and also the first ten pieces from book 4. 2. Grieg Op. 12 No. 3 and BartÃ³k's 'An Evening in the Village'. These are stretch goals, so if I eventually manage to learn these, it will be towards the end of the year. 3. I've started sight-reading through the easiest material which I couldn't be bothered to learn back in my first year. Canons from Kunz Op. 14, perhaps some of the easier etudes available. Pretty much, don't just sight-read from exercise books, but start on sight-reading 'real' music. 4. Learn at least 200 pages of music / 120 pieces. This is more or less in line with what I've done the last two years, though the music will be more complex on average. 5. Graduate from the Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach, starting on the Little Preludes. Perhaps, but probably not, have started on your first two-part invention. 6. Have fun.
Piano Goals for 2019 1. Learn all 15 etudes in RCM level 7 2. Bring 2 Chopin nocturnes up to performance quality 3. Bring level 7 pieces up to performance speed 4. Memorize at least one of RCM level 7 pieces 5. Continue to practice and play everyday 6. Perform for others at least 8 times 7. Study the oral requirements for RCM level 7
1. Finish Faber 2 and get past the halfway point in Faber 3a. 2. Complete the 40 pieces in a year challenge. 3. Complete the MYOD challenge. 4. Learn how to record from my digital to the PC. 5. Memorize at least one song by the Eagles, Billy Joel and The Beatles from my easy piano song books. 6. Have at least one family member spontaneously say â€œhey that sounded pretty good!â€
Thatâ€™s plenty to keep me busy.
First Lesson Oct. 17, 2017. Currently in Faber Piano Adventures Book 3a. Yamaha P-115 for two years (good starter piano) and now a Kawai MP11SE (Fantastic piano!).
1. Complete the MOYD challenge for a full year (I joined later in 2018) 2. Complete Alfred's Adult All-in-One Book 1 (I just looked: 17 pieces left means more than 1 a month. This is currently beyond me, but maybe this is good motivation...) 3. Commit more time each practice session by actually making an attempt at the pieces in the Alfred's Greatest Hits collection 4. Spend more time memorizing the bass staff so I don't have to "count" my way through each piece (i.e. "Wait... ok... that's G...B...D...F... ok, it's an A! Got it!")
If I can manage to pull all that off perhaps I'll reward myself with a piano upgrade
Last edited by Downhill_Fast; 01/02/1901:38 PM.
Alfred's Adult All-In-One Course, Level 1 [Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas] Yamaha P-45
My goals are to cease progress through the system and progress within it.
I am playing RCM 5 pieces after only a year and a half of playing, give or take a month. (eg. Allegro Agitato, Sunset in Rio, and Water Flowed on Mars.)
I have been satisfied with "good enough, let's move on" because I have never felt overly challenged by the pieces through the grades. Grade 5, however, is my skill ceiling at the moment. I thought I was playing the first and last pieces "well enough" until I listened to someone who could play them exceptionally well.
I now see the lack of being "played" on my part due to my innate ability to quickly grasp concepts and develop hand-eye coordination along with pattern recognition. It really hit me when I mentioned one piece to my teacher that she thought I had finished, and apparently so did I, and then I went home and listened to the RCM recording. The recording was on a whole different level. One that I want to be at. I need to stop pushing for levels and focus on ability.
My goal, put more simply, is mastery of what I learn because in the piano world that mastery of a song can turn indifference into tears. It can turn someone barely attentive into one who wants to hear more.