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Man...the list is long.
1.) Basic coordination. My mind grasps things easily and I tell myself that I can do a certain something but my body-brain link is lacking (been playing for 7 months now.

2.) Practice habits. I thought I was practicing pretty efficiently but as it turns out...nope; I spend a LOT of time doing things I can do already and not concentrating on the stuff I can't do. (probably because the former is fun and the latter is work)

3.) Relaxation. I am working on being relaxed and keeping everything loose.


I will comment that you (Zach) get slagged here sometimes and I know that internet forums are particularly abusive, everyone has a "now-equal" appearing opinion due to the computer platform, but I will say here publicly that your beginner techniques and practice rules have already helped me immensely.

I'd recommend your courses without reservation.

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The biggest obstacle at the moment is getting enough practice time to fit into a busy schedule. Taking time off to look after 2 sick people in the family gets to be time consuming. And sometimes days would go by from 1 practice session to another and ended up repeating the pieces that were learned a month ago and not a lot of practice on new repertoire.

Wish the situation would be different but at the moment, being away from home my only access to a public piano is the local YMCA down the road.

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Originally Posted by Zach Evans
I'm curious, what's that one biggest single sticking point you have right now that's impeding your piano progress? ....
Let me know! The more detail the better smile

Zach, I'm curious about your thoughts about any of the answers you have gotten so far.

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Finding time to practice with a job and life. Also many injuries - i was having back problems last year and this hear it’s my thumb. I can barely reach an octave and the fingerings in my book are often too awkward and cause pain.

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Yeah, I'm an adult, and I can reach a whopping octave. I roll a lot of chords, haha.

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Roadblock? The time I spend on PW when I could be practicing! But, then, I can do only 2-1/2 to 3 hours per day - at the piano, not on PW.

Cheers!


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My biggest problem is that I have problems hearing some issues that my teacher does hear. Especially concerning synchronization of hands. It is very hard to fix something that you can not hear.


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