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I normally don’t make New Year’s resolutions because I usually have on-going/self improvement type goals all throughout the year.
However, I felt that this goal needed some special attention. As of today I resolve to go to the practice room at least twice a week but if I can make it three or four times-even better.
I have put this on my schedule many times but, instead I work straight through my lunch, usually eating my lunch at my desk, and then I go home tired and in no mood to practice.
Well I decided (bleep) that! I am taking advantage of this benefit that I am very fortunate to have (the opportunity to use the practice rooms in the music dept at the university I work for). That means I get to play a STEINWAY GRAND! HELLO!!!! Am I out of my mind NOT to take advantage of that! Instead I work through my lunch and then go home to practice on my DP (not offense I’m grateful for my DP).
So that’s my early resolution.


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I would suggest not visiting the Steinway to practice. Go to play! smile


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I find the all-or-nothing approach works best for me. I have to make myself practice every day no matter what otherwise I may lose track of when I practiced last. I usually can remember what I did that day, but not usually the day before (or the day before that) laugh.


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Originally Posted by Morodiene
I find the all-or-nothing approach works best for me. I have to make myself practice every day no matter what otherwise I may lose track of when I practiced last. I usually can remember what I did that day, but not usually the day before (or the day before that) laugh.

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Originally Posted by BenPiano
Go to play! smile

That's a great idea!
You made me realize I almost never just play. I'm always in practice mode.
Thanks so much for opening my eyes to that.


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Morodiene,
good point. I will definitely still practice everyday (on my DP).
Going to the practice room and playing the Steinway is an added bonus. smile


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I think if I had a practice room available, my resolution would have to be to get some work done!


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Originally Posted by Andy Platt
I think if I had a practice room available, my resolution would have to be to get some work done!


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Originally Posted by Andy Platt
I think if I had a practice room available, my resolution would have to be to get some work done!

laugh ha
That's what I'm afraid of. I will get there and never want to leave.


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Originally Posted by Kymber
Morodiene,
good point. I will definitely still practice everyday (on my DP).
Going to the practice room and playing the Steinway is an added bonus. smile


Ah OK, I'm misunderstood your resolution. I'd probably do the "work" on the DP and just enjoy playing on the Steinway. wink


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ughhhh. dont get me started on resolutions that i have known and had for years and sadly barely acted on them


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My resolution currently is and will be for the up coming year is "Year of the Metronome."

I will use the Metronome as much as possible to improve my timing.

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I set my music resolution for next year a week ago. I know I will be practising the piano madly anyway, so no point making one for it. I've decided that by end of 2011, I will be able to play all 3 Bach violin concertos. Violin has been neglected since I started piano lessons.

I'm starting early and am now learning the A minor concerto with a lesson arranged this Saturday! Love violin, love Bach.


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smile I'm jealous!

Yes, definitely take advantage of having access to nice pianos!!! And, enjoy them! wink

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Originally Posted by Mark...
My resolution currently is and will be for the up coming year is "Year of the Metronome."

I will use the Metronome as much as possible to improve my timing.


This made me laugh. Your timing while playing the piano, right? For some reason I just had the image of you walking about with a metronome ticking in the background worrying about all sorts of timing issues that had nothing to do with the piano. grin


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Originally Posted by GlassLove
Originally Posted by Mark...
My resolution currently is and will be for the up coming year is "Year of the Metronome."

I will use the Metronome as much as possible to improve my timing.


This made me laugh. Your timing while playing the piano, right? For some reason I just had the image of you walking about with a metronome ticking in the background worrying about all sorts of timing issues that had nothing to do with the piano. grin


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Originally Posted by Mark...
Year of the Metronome."


I love it!

Well I came to some conclusion yesterday after going the practice room.

1. I need to go to the practice room more often to get used to the action on an acoustic piano so whenever I play an acoustic the sound will be more even.

2. I’m not going to get very far by being so timid and shy and putting so little into my practice (even though I tell myself I practice a lot but really I think I just do enough to get by) Yeah yeah yeah-I’m proud of my accomplishments so far-blah blah blah! But I REALLY need to step it up if I expect to play the way I want to play!

3. As I was practicing I could hear the person in the other room playing and I was thinking my playing was probably distracting them and I was starting to feel like I didn’t belong there because I wasn’t good enough (I learned this kind of thinking growing up and have really done a lot of work on that. But it looks like I still have work to do to take it to the next level). Then I was like…Wait! I deserve to be here too and those kinds of thoughts aren’t going to get me anywhere.
It thinks this is going to be good therapy for me. thumb

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