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Thank you for your effort with this, Johan B.

My goals for 2020:

1. MOYD: enjoy playing every day when I can, and hang in there, even just for a few minutes, when the road gets bumpy.
2. Learn at least 10 new pieces, maintain a couple of them as 'repertoire'.
3. Learn more theory.
4. Bring a few pieces to a point where I feel I can play them in an ABF recital.

If I can do that, I'll be a happy camper at the end of this year smile


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Currently halfway through ABRSM Music Theory Grade 3 studies. Hoping to attain Grade 5 by the end of the year! I have a tendency to procrastinate nowadays...


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My goal is to start playing piano again.

What about doing that today? Success already on the 8th day of the new year. cool

Thanks for the encouragement! Too late tonight to play the real piano (my mother’s asleep), so I explored sounds on my piano app on my phone. (Exploring sounds is what I primarily want to do in this piano reboot, so the app fit right in to a piece of my goals.)


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Great goals everyone! I feel as if I should just borrow you all's goals for my own. :-)

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After a sabbatical of a few years due to life I'm back to the piano.

My goals are pretty simple and straightforward.

1) Complete MOYD for 2020
2) Get my playing back to the level it was before I stopped lessons, etc. (late intermediate-early advanced)
3) Have fun!


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My goals are
- Do the MOYD without having to report a day that I didn't (or "no zero days!"): This is a good goal because it is specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and timely.
- The 40 pieces a year: Not sure if I could do this. Also not a good goal since I am not sure what it means to complete a piece.
- Play with confidence and feel as if I made a large leap in improvement. : Not sure about this either since I am not doing anything measurable, like taking grade level exams. I just want it to be very obvious to me.
- Meet people around me who play piano and talk piano: also not sure I could pull this off.
- Get to the point where my practice sessions are measure in hours and not in parts of an hour, as well as deliberately practice beyond my comfort zone. I would want to explore what that means in terms of practicing piano.

I enjoyed reading all of the goals here. Some of them will inspire me.


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- Meet people around me who play piano and talk piano: also not sure I could pull this off.

I enjoyed reading all of the goals here. Some of them will inspire me.


There are at least 3 piano meet up groups here in New York City, and one on Long Island run by Dan Fogel,a Suffolk County piano teacher. Highly recommend checking these out for social gatherings and inspiring performances!


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One more goal. I have a book of favourites, and on December 31 2019 it had 40 pieces. My goal is that on December 31 2020 it will have at least 60 pieces. Today, it has 43, so I am on my way. cool


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Learn how to play without causing hand and forearm strain/pain.

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There are at least 3 piano meet up groups here in New York City, and one on Long Island run by Dan Fogel,a Suffolk County piano teacher. Highly recommend checking these out for social gatherings and inspiring performances!


Thanks AssociateX. I will check them out. I used to go to one meetup in the city but people just took turns playing and that's where it ended. Not much sharing or just general communication. The one time I joined them for a drink I tried to talk about piano stuff and got no interest. It might sound funny to say on a piano forum where so many people share their experiences and are very helpful, but in my experience, piano players just don't like to "talk piano". I've been wondering about this for many years, especially after watching what happens when two guitarists find themselves in the same room. They will talk about anything and everything guitar. Piano players can be abrupt, disinterested in conversation, introverted, and often appear annoyed by questions. I might write a new post one day about this phenomenon. I can't be the only one who's noticed.


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By the end of 2020 I’d simply like to be able to say "I play piano".


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I messed about far too much last year, hardly touched piano at all, instead playing recorder, clarinet, guitar, ukulele etc, being competent in neither instrument, while neglecting piano completely. This year I intend to change that and spend the year learning to read music and music theory.
I need scales practice, broken chords and arpeggios and some Czerny.


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1. Setting quarterly goals that include: get those freaking scales under my belt with 60bpm as base line. 1Q is set for the 12 major scales.

2. Get uncomfortable: attending 1 year of theory classes - [should take me to grade 5 of ABRSM]. classes just started. Self study is just another year of self procrastination.

3. Despite earlier decision not to sit any ABRSM exams: I am coming around to the fact I may need to reconsider this decision. Discovery stage right now as I talk to my piano teacher and the teachers where I am sitting the theory classes.


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Here's my main goals summarised

1. Keep documenting my piano progress on YouTube (at least 30 videos, more "engaging" content)
2. Learn 30 pieces (I did around 10-12 / year the previous two years so would like to improve on that a bit)
3. Pass Grade 5 Theory
4. Pass Grade 6 Practical
5. Keep doing live recitals (somehow did 7 last year but want at least 5 this year, if not more)


I've been playing the piano since Jan '18.
More recently, I passed Grade 6 with distinction and plan to take Grade 7 in late 2021.

I am documenting my progress, recitals and experiences of learning how to play the piano as an adult on my YouTube channel.
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1. Practice every day, at least an hour a day. (so far so good)
2. Get myself a teacher. First class is Thursday evening.
3. Learn 2 pieces a month (so 24 for the year, but I'm tackling it a month at a time)


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My goal is simple. I started lessons Sept '19, and my goal is to continue lessons and practicing daily while still enjoying it as I do today.

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- My first goal is to arrive at 2021 without dying
- My secong goal is to finally live a full fledged life as a human being. Happy, healthy.
- If I could ask something more related to music, I wish to record all the music programs, piano pieces ( Entire Scriabin preludes op 11 ) that I promised to myself I would do in the last year. And practice sight reading. Become a sight reader.


I don´t want to learn how to play a music. I´m developing a way to play them all.
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Originally Posted by treefrog
By the end of 2020 I’d simply like to be able to say "I play piano".


Curious when most people here allowed themselves to say that to others.

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By the end of 2020 I’d simply like to be able to say "I play piano".


Curious when most people here allowed themselves to say that to others.

Not yet. Maybe in a few more years. I do say that I play some piano pieces though.


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By the end of 2020 I’d simply like to be able to say "I play piano".


Curious when most people here allowed themselves to say that to others.


That's me. Just enjoying every moment whatever it might bring. In such a manner I learn.

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