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Moved and hard to adjust
#3038758 10/23/20 09:29 PM
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I recently moved which led to 10 days off in a row. I havent moved in 8 years, we moved to a bigger place and now I have my piano upstairs in a loft area and I can't get comfortable with the space, such as playing up there just doesn't feel as good as before. My piano used to be crammed in tiny nook in my hallway and I always thought I wanted it in its own room but now Im thinking I need to bring it down to living area. Anyone else picky with this or find it takes time to adjust to new home piano location? Strangely enough, I now think I like it the piano in the common area with the dog and gf distracting me on occasion but I also want to give having its own space a try.

After 10 days off I was only able to focus 15-30min in my last few sessions. Is that common where coming back after a break then it takes time to get back in the groove? Is it like working out? Such as take it easy and slowly get back into it? i think as long as I sit at piano 15min or more a day I'm still winning!

I will add that moving after so long it's quite hard to adjust and when I was playing it sure made my mood improve and stress go away. Really do believe playing music has so many health benefits.

Thanks for reading and looking forward to hearing back.

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Sebs #3038906 10/24/20 11:46 AM
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Well, at one point I decided I never wanted to move again, so I do think moving can be disorienting.

As to what room to put the piano in - yeah, I think that can make a difference, too, altho my place is so small that I have easy access where ever it is. But on a similar note I remember moving in to one place and I couldn't figure out why I spent all my time in the bedroom instead of the living room. And then I moved my books into the living room smile Home is where the books are.

So I think you're on the right track to rethink the piano space - either moving the piano back in to a "living" space, or moving something else in to the piano space so that it's a natural part of where you spend your time. Sort of my version of feng shui smile


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Originally Posted by jotur
Well, at one point I decided I never wanted to move again, so I do think moving can be disorienting.

As to what room to put the piano in - yeah, I think that can make a difference, too, altho my place is so small that I have easy access where ever it is. But on a similar note I remember moving in to one place and I couldn't figure out why I spent all my time in the bedroom instead of the living room. And then I moved my books into the living room smile Home is where the books are.

So I think you're on the right track to rethink the piano space - either moving the piano back in to a "living" space, or moving something else in to the piano space so that it's a natural part of where you spend your time. Sort of my version of feng shui smile

Thanks for tip. That's a good point and come to think of it the area it's in only has computer desk so maybe once I get some decor and furniture up there it'll feel more like a living space. I'm about to be the same stance of deciding never to move again too.

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Originally Posted by Sebs
After 10 days off I was only able to focus 15-30min in my last few sessions.
Practise for 15-30 minutes. What's common doesn't matter. It's not like working out because it's mental not physical.

Originally Posted by Sebs
i think as long as I sit at piano 15min or more a day I'm still winning!...Really do believe playing music has so many health benefits.
Yes and yes.

When you're enjoying it you spend more time. When you're not you spend less time. But just like you eat, sleep and brush your teeth, you spend a little time each day at the piano. You're a pianist. That's what you do. You don't brush your teeth because you like it.


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