“The Last Rose” – 15 months with Piano Marvel

Another month with my piano and my app Piano Marvel. To be hones I don’t know where I would be with my piano journey if I wouldn’t use that app. It keeps me going. I am exploring level 5th of my piano app.

This month was quite busy and I did not have as much time to play as I would like. Funny thing is more you play, more you are attached to piano and if I don’t spend at least one hour a day playing I feel something is missing. Happened occasionally this month. Not always what we plan is doable. I try anyway though. Always, I plan ca. 2 hrs for my practice, not always as I mentioned I am able to follow that plan.

This piece of music gave me a little bit of struggle but as well pointed out my week points I need to work on. I need to work with quite thick fingers and sometimes it is hard to play some notes but is doable. Practice destroys most of difficulties.  So, I practice. I don’t look back. I practice with what I have and looking forward to get better each single day. Sometimes to improve takes few days of practice to see that improvement. Sometimes things come quite easily and that builds up the enthusiasm. Most important I think is to play, play, play every single day.

This piece of music as you can see needs still a lot of practice. This is simply where I am at the beginning of the month. I try to post new video each month at the beginning of it. So, here it is. Though, it is not perfect performance, it gives a chance to enjoy piano, and play something that starts to sound better, is a bit longer. Not like pieces I used to play at very beginning when it was less then one minute of simple notes. It was hard at that time for me though. Now I look back and I am happy that I stayed on that journey. I am more then sure I will continue it.

Piano gives so much pleasure. Piano teaches focus. Piano relaxes me. Piano simply makes my days better. So, I am glad that I found that app (Piano Marvel) that suits me and is quite cheap to keep me going to the place I want to be one day. I truly recommend playing not only piano, but any other instrument if that is your choice. No matter how good we are, time spend with music is so precious that I regret I did not start to practice earlier.  Better later then never, though. If you think about playing and you are thinking that maybe it is not for you, I can tell you right here, don’t try it. Just do it. Commit and practice. One day if not from starting point it will become passion. It happened to me and it made my life more filled with joy and happiness.

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Below is my piece of music I work on right now… enjoy watching:

I wish you all the best.

Till next time. Take care.

A lonely walk – 14 months with Piano Marvel

There is no secret that I use PianoMarvel to learn and to improve my piano skills. I am right now on my 5th level with my app Piano Marvel. You can see that on picture below. Piece of music learnt is from that level.

 

August was a bit tricky with time spend with my piano but somehow I manged to go through next part of level 5 exercises and learn new piece of music. Below is this piece played by me. Under the video link some more words regarding playing it and learning process.

There are new skills that I developed during my exercises on level 5 and I put them in action learning that piece of music. Without paying to much attention my ability to read music sheets develops slowly. That is how PianoMarvel is designed actually. It brings new material step by step and actually forces you to spend some time to understand and learn how to play next exercise or piece of music. As usually I had to start slowly, and learn piece by piece to make my fingers actually play what you can hear. Luckily you can in this app set the metronome with speed you require to train and change it any time you want to speed up. I don’t do it every time, but sometimes is needed. Somehow some material already is easy to play almost straight away, and sometimes it is more difficult, that is when I apply my rule of SLOW/SLOW/A BIT FASTER/ FASTER/RIGHT TEMPO. Though it is tempting to play it quite fast since early beginning but trust me, when you start slower and focus on accuracy you will speed up much faster and play whatever you learn to play without many mistakes. So, in this case slow means faster after all.

Anyway, learning this piece was quite enjoyable. This piece sounds quite good to me, that is why it was also easier to learn it. I found that with material you like it is much easier to master it faster. While when I reach some exercises on my program which are not so great to my ear it is kind of struggle to play them and master them. I do it anyway because program is designed the way that each exercise actually brings new skills or simply by playing it you practice what you learn before. So, it is a process. Job must be done, end of story. Either I like it or not, with a goal to play piano, sometimes we need to go through some practice exercises we don’t like so much. All to reach the point when we can play more what we like and practice and train less what we don’t like but is necessary.

Not much to add actually here. Most important is that once you reach some level and you are able to play few pieces you really like, real fun occurs. Then even you are in the mood not to practice, you always have choice to play those few pieces you really like and spend some time with your piano.

All right, I go back to my daily tasks and wish you all the best and strength to master you piano skills. I truly recommend to play every day, just a bit if you lack of time, but EVERY DAY.

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Enjoy, play, have fun.

Take care.

Missing you – piano progress – 13th month

Missing you – learnt with Piano Marvel

Quick few facts:

I am right now on my 5th level with my app Piano Marvel. You can see that on picture below. Piece of music learnt is from that level.

My level on PianoMarvel

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I am a bit late with writing it down, but it was recorded at the end of the July 2019.

Back to the story of learning process of that piece of music which you can find below this short text or this link as well: Missing you.  As usually I spend between one and half hour to two hours daily with my piano. Most of the days. During a month it happened I miss one or two of those days, and immediately I miss my piano. So, I am at the stage of my piano journey when piano learning and piano practice became my habit. I can’t wait next day to sit and play again moving forward my progress. And though, you might not see the progress in the difficulty of music there is progress. I can tell you that in this program they deliver so much new material that there is almost no room to play or learn new popular pieces. It is not that you can’t. You simply don’t want. You see how you improve. It makes you play more advanced pieces, but based on my goal, to reach end of level 6 as soon as I can, will lead me to play really great pieces from different kinds of music. Only my will to play them will stop me. I want those skills. I want to finally focus more on my repertoire then having part of success. So, that is why pieces I deliver you are mostly from the program designed by PianoMarvel. There is enough to enjoy the journey to promised land and having fun while going there. Occasionally I chose something from PianoMarvel library to start learning, and I am doing it for fun and exercise what I can and what is still missing.

This month was a bit of struggle for me, because I reached few exercises with completely new skill I had to posses. I am progressing obviously with them. But still a lot of to practice. I am happy though because that means that once I master them I will reach another level of proficiency. Great stuff. So, I was struggling but finally going a bit further and mastering this material. In between of that I had learnt that piece of music that you can watch on video below or this link: Missing you. We all know that to improve our skills we need to practice some of the exercises like skale, arpeggios, hanons etc. I use them and play them as warm up many times. They are quite boring to play but at the same time necessary. That is my opinion, based on fact, that since I am more proficient in them playing is much easier and gives more fun. That is why I stuck with them. There are plenty of them in my app. The only thing I need to do is to go back to them from time to time, which I do. Anyway, this month was again a hard work for me with my other project I am involved and finding those two hours a day to play is a struggle sometimes, but to actually find it is so rewarding, that there is no words to describe it actually. I really recommend you do it. Find this time, resign from everything you do that is not necessary and spend time with your piano. Rewards of doing that will come much quicker then you can imagine. What I’ve noticed as well, with this particular piece you can hear and watch below is that during my fun day which is Sunday I am more willing and able to a bit change it, improvise a bit. This is again something new to me. I wasn’t able to do it even last month. So, that is something I can’t show yet, but certainly is happening. Something is changing in me, I guess I am growing a bit at the time musically. You have to know, that I am considering myself not truly talented in music. I simply love it. But what is waking up brings so much joy and better understanding of music and appreciation for those who gave us so much already by creating pieces we now can learn to play, better or worse.

So, there is progress in my playing, I assure you. Consistency in doing it is very important. I am doing it. I will do it. I hope, if you are still sceptical how much you can achieve with your piano, that I will surprise you soon with what can be accomplished when you are committed to the task and how enjoyable it can be. But for now, we need to be satisfied with the process… and video below is part of this process, journey what I like to call it. So, be inspired, and have fun with your piano. Certainly, no matter what, DO NOT STOP!

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And now only one thing left, to watch the progress… enjoy 🙂 Piece is called: Missing you.

Have a great day and incoming days of practice with your skills.

Take care.

What a Wonderful World – 12 months with Piano Marvel

What a Wonderful World 🙂

Quick few facts:

Music piece learnt: What a wonderful world – PianoMarvel – level 5

My PianoMarvel level: I just finished level 4 with my app. I still work on exercises from level 4 though.

My PianoMarvel Level while learning this piece: Part E on level 4.

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My Method and Technique level I am practising now:

My Piano Marvle practice status

Now we have July already. Time goes fast indeed. In the video below you can hear and see what I am working on right now. As usually this piece needs loads of polishing. This time I challenged a little bit myself by choosing piece of music from one level higher then I was already in. Now, I am starting my level 5. Song is as well from level 5. I believe that me playing it will improve while I progress with my program with Piano Marvel. But what happened during practicing:

First was cracking down all fingering for that piece of music. I had to spend some time to actually figure out how to play this song. Hands position based what I play and what comes next. It is great exercise. I have noticed that learning scales helped. I guess learning chords will even improve that process significantly. This happens now in my piano journey. I am learning a bit now about chords, chords progression, inverted chords and all related. It is still big puzzle to me but day by day I understand more and I try to use it to improve my skills. It is a journey for me, and step by step I know I am slightly better. Not good enough yet though.

Piece by piece I was working on fingering for that song. Following song learning plan from my app. Some parts were more difficult then others. Anyway it was quite a lesson. Slow is a key word as usually. Starting slow, and speeding up a little once I felt quite comfortable with some part of this piece of music. Then at one day it was time to put together all the blocks and then another thing happens. Mistakes occur when you have to join those little parts of the song/piece of music you actually can play quite well. At this time I focus a bit to make this process as easy as possible… and again slowing down helps a lot. Just playing it slooooooowly and actually letting brain comprehend all new information helps. It doesn’t take that long actually to be able to play all at one time together. But this process in my case must occur.

Once I know the whole piece of music I am learning I enjoy it even more! Now it is time to work on speed, accuracy, sound. I am still struggling with all that parts. But I feel that day by day, week by week I am improving slightly. Maybe it is not the progress I would like to see, but there is still the progress. It is enough for me to keep going. Maybe one day I will have more time to do it faster by spending even more time by my piano. Time is the key. Focus is the key. Frequency of practice is a key. There are loads of keys actually 🙂 But most important is having fun. That is why choice of right piece of music is quite crucial. I have a lot of exercises to learn and to master. Many of them are not that exiting like music we chose to play. So, to keep having fun, we need to have something that actually will give us fun and yet, we, I believe shouldn’t stretch too much beyond our skill level to avoid frustration, but stretch a little to enjoy what we are playing. That is why first months of playing were quite difficult. I had not big choice of music I liked to play, now being on level 5 with my piano app (Piano Marvel) I have bigger choice. Great stuff 🙂

Ok. I don’t want to bore you to death, so with no more ado, my status of playing after next month in video below.

I hope you enjoyed it even just a little. I hope you will keep going into direction of your musical goals. Have fun every day you play. I will be there with you with my thoughts and me actually playing as well.

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All the best to you and keep practising – reward for doing it is on its way 🙂 You can’t miss it… you will feel it with whole body 🙂

Take care.

Scale Bb and easy pieces in scale Bb – 11 months gone already

Two pieces in Scale Bb

Quick few facts:

Music piece learnt: Two pieces from Method area in – PianoMarvel – level 4

My PianoMarvel level: I am practising level 4 exercises part E like on the pictures below.

My PianoMarvel Level while learning this piece: Part E on level 4.

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My Method and Technique level I am practising now:

Piano Marvel softwarePiano Marvel software

May was quite busy and interesting month for me. I had some obstacles to practice my piano skills. Those obstacles were quite pleasant though, visiting my parents and not having access to piano that is what they were. I can’t tell that I did not enjoyed that time, but I was missing my piano anyway. During my time at my parents I had to use weird ways to practice. One of them was practising on my sheet piano which I had from one of the books I had on my shelf. So, I was practising there scales just hitting those flat keys on my sheet piano. I honestly have to say it is not the best way of doing things. So, I completely don’t recommend it. When I was back at my piano I felt weird for some time, but soon enough it came back. I can’t regret it completely though, because I kept going into direction to make my dream of playing well piano alive.

Second, weird thing I did, I was practising piano in my mind. Kind of meditation but instead calming myself or saying some mantras I was imagining playing pieces that I know already. It was quite an experience. I don’t know how well it worked, because I actually have no idea how possibly I could check the results. I heard somewhere that this kind of thing was done with people and piano and it worked well. I am pretty sure it was mentioned by Joe Dispenza, D.C. on one of his videos on youtube. Anyway, that part of studying piano while I did not have access to it was again quite an experience.

Later on I found that my parents had really old keys, so I continue practising with those keys. Picture below. But the sound was horrible. I think that piece is actually like 30 years old. Not proper piano. But instead of sitting and doing nothing, I decided to work with what I have. Just to be closer even half step to my dream.

My new piano :)

Even later I visited my brother, to my surprise he’s got piano. But… it was completely out of tune. I think it is older then 50. Hard to say, I actually have little knowledge about pianos to asses that. Anyway I played a little on this out of tune piano, but it was like somebody would try to take out my guts through my mouth. Pain to my ears. Which actually was quite all right because I actually could tell it was out of tune. Again, to be honest, it wasn’t that difficult. So maybe I am too excited about that. But I look on the bright side and want to believe that my hearing slightly improved thanks to playing piano. Picture of that piano below.

Old new piano

So, beginning and end of May I spent practising on my piano. Mostly scales and quite short pieces of music from my PianoMarvel program. I am focusing on scales now, because I have noticed improvement in my skills thanks to practising them. So, my goal is to follow program and it is focusing on scales right now, so I am doing that. Mastering them is quite challenging but those short music pieces make the process more enjoyable. I try to find ways to make my scales practise as easy as possible. This is the process though. I know however and this gives me great kick to do it, that it makes me better at the piano and it pushes me closer to my goal to play more advanced music.

So without extending this post too much below is the video of just two pieces in scale Bb I am practising together with other scales I know already. Of course they need polishing a bit or maybe even a lot, but you can see that while learning scales you are able to play some simple music as well. Actually it is not simple in some ways, while practising them I learned as well or improved my ability to play broken chords, chords and in general I think I developed a bit better understanding of how to move around my keyboard. It is not easy sometimes since I learn on my own using only my app, but I support myself with youtube videos, where I can see others playing well, and I try to copy what they are doing. But for me it is very important that I have program to follow. And I have it 🙂

So, with no further ado enjoy watching and judge by yourself what is there:

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All the best to you and keep practising – reward for doing it is on its way 🙂 You will not miss it once is there 🙂

Take care.

Hallelujah easy piano – 10 months since starting point

Hallelujah with Piano Marvel

Quick few facts:

Music piece learnt: “Hallelujah” – PianoMarvel – level 4

My PianoMarvel level: I am practising level 4 exercises

My PianoMarvel Level while learning this piece: just finished 4th part out of 5 parts of level 4 exercises.

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Below you can find my recent level on Piano Marvel, as a proof that what I am writing is actually true 🙂

May has just started and as usually I need to register my progress with you 🙂 So, Since last month I did quite a lot of practice, mostly following Piano Marvel program, which works for me brilliantly. I am able to do one part of the level 4 from Method Exercises and Technique Exercises and play some pieces I know already. I am not pushing learning new pieces too much, since, I know that great sounding music is on Level 6. My goal is to get there as soon as possible. Piano Marvel designed their program, that you actually learn short “songs” in Method area, when in Technique area you learn and develop your piano skills. But back to subject. I did level 4-D and just started level 4-E . You can see that on the picture actually, there are dates when I reached 100% of certain exercises. Anyway, this was quite good month. New skills learnt and I memorized new song, which is: Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen 🙂 Of course it is simplified version of it, but still sounds quite good. Not perfect, but I can tell you it gives you a great pleasure to practice it and huge kick to continue learning.

My big advice is to go through first few months without thinking about playing any favourite songs or pieces just to develop your skills. If you are using different application, I really suggest to focus mostly on developing your piano skills. It works perfectly for me, and I know I am much closer to start learning music which actually I like to play with finally focusing more on emotional side of the music.

Funny thing happens when you practice daily for one to two hours. Your skills actually automatically push you to focus on things you wouldn’t even imagine few months back. It just happens.

So, with no more ado, watch the video and simply judge by yourself, how practicing with designed program works for me. I truly recommend to anybody to try it.

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All the best to you and keep practicing – reward for doing it is on its way 🙂

Take care.

9 moths since starting point

Few facts:

Music piece learnt: “Fur Elise – Section A” – PianoMarvel – level 4

My PianoMarvel level: I am practising level 4 exercises

My PianoMarvel Level while learning this piece: just finished 3rd part out of 5 parts of level 4 exercises.

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https://youtu.be/OJrpTCddPos

I have just finished 3rd part of exercises on level 4. Mostly you train there short pieces of music, scales, hand independence, broken chords and much more. By reaching this level I significantly noticed improvement in my piano skills. Please, don’t get me wrong. There is still loads of practice in front of me, but by doing few exercises this month, I finally developed ability to move my left hand independently on the keyboard without stopping playing or by making sharp moves. That just happened and when I’ve noticed that, I was happy like a child. I truly recommend PianoMarvel. It makes miracles for me. I hope it will as well for you. Check out discount code to have it cheaper.

Back to the piece of music shown in video. I was struggling at the beginning because I’ve just started to learn broken chords. That skill helps a lot with this piece. That is why I don’t go much forward with my choice of music, then the level I am right now on my PianoMarvel. I really suggest to go like the designed program leads you. If you will be patient enough and will continue your practice. I am more then sure that you will develop your skills as fast as me, or even faster. I am not that talented after all 🙂

The reason it is just part of full “For Elise” or “Fur Elise” piece learnt by me, is very simple. PianoMarvel planned it that way, because at level 4 you actually can learn that part, once the other part must wait till I or you will develop skills to learn it faster without frustration. I love that. There is advantage in this. It keeps me motivated to practice to reach that level as soon as possible so I can actually play the full piece for my satisfaction and hopefully for satisfaction whoever will be listening. And here comes great thing. People around me, who know about piano almost nothing, actually enjoy listening to what I can play right now. Simply, because they can’t. As you can see, you don’t have to be like Mozart or Beethoven to actually perform in some audiences. Great stuff.

Ok. That is all for now. Wherever you learn your piano skills, my advice is to practice every day. That attitude after some time develops a habit and after some time, happened to me, hunger to play more and more. I wish for you to reach that level of commitment.

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Ok. That is all for now. I am going back to play my piano, and I hope you will too. One day we will be able to call ourselves Pianists. I’ll see you on next post 🙂 Take care.

Seven months since starting point

Few facts:

Music piece learnt: “Gone away” – PianoMarvel – level 4

My PianoMarvel level: just finished level 3 and practicing level 4 exercises

My PianoMarvel Level while learning this piece: 1st part of level 4.

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I haven’t finished yet learning this piece of music. On the video you can see where I am right now. I can tell that my piano skills are improving day by day. I am able to play more advanced songs, but I have to honestly say that I am more focused on practicing my exercises from PianoMarvel right now, more then learning new pieces practiced to the level to perform them. I found on PianoMarvel library with songs, that songs which I am quite exited about are on the level 5+. That is why I am more focused on exercises to practice and develop my piano skills to reach that level as soon as possible to have set of skills that will allow me to learn more easily songs that I will start practicing to the level when there is no shame to play them to friends, family and most important for my own pleasure 🙂

Below the piece “Gone away” which I am talking about, which like mentioned above needs some work 🙂

https://youtu.be/5twejlTEXBE

But coming back to this piece. There are few things to practice… which I was dreaming about few months back. First is broken notes for my left hand. I can do them right now. Not perfectly but I’ve noticed progress here. Change of tempo is possible there in this song too to practice… which may not be noticeable on the video, but I am practicing it with this song now. Loudness of the keys played is another thing I am practicing with this song. I hope you know what I mean. It is not easy to control that for me. I found that once you know the song really… REALLY well, then it is much easier to focus on those additional things that make music sound better. So, after some time I probably, NO! Not probably, I will be able to make this song sound great, even though it is not so advanced and sophisticated song, yet.

That is why I like PianoMarvel so much. It lets me practice with what I know already some songs and as well new skills, which I develop going forward with the designed programm on the application. I have to tell you, that I follow it strictly and my skills are improving. You will see in incoming videos. Further more, somehow without even explanation I discover new things that can be done better. I guess my music sense is developing slowly. Sometimes I feel like a child who got a surprise gift, when I notice that something is doable for me even though few weeks back looked like undoable. Great stuff. I must tell you.

Another thing is that somehow I finally managed to develop discipline to practice everyday for 1.5-2 hours a day. It happens sometimes that I can’t but this is one or two days a month. The only brake I took it was when I went for my holliday 🙂 Almost two weeks without a piano! I missed it on my holliday brake.

So, I truly recommend you, to practice every day till the moment when it will became a habit. It happened to me. Now I can’t imagine my day without my piano. I wish you to reach that level of commitment as well. It is worth it to push yourself even though you don’t see significant progress. It will happen, and it will surprise you… and then you feel like a child. Wonderful feeling. At that moment you want to practice even MORE.

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I wish you strength and commitment to practice your piano skills. I hope for you and me that one day we will be able to play easily piano for our own pleasure and anybody who will listen to us playing. Honestly, I am not there yet 🙂 All the best.

Six months from starting point

One month since last post.

Few facts:

Music piece learnt: Prelude in C Major (PianoMarvel Level 4)

My PianoMarvel level: just finished level 3

My PianoMarvel Level while learning this piece: 4th part of level 3.

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Many good things happened last month, but I will focus on my piano challenge. Well, after my life changes, which I mentioned on my previous post, it looks like everything works better. I finally managed to practice between one and half to two hours daily. I skipped few days though, due to Christmas season and New Year celebration – you know how it is during that time. Apart of that I kept practicing and results you can see on the video below. It is not final performance, I still need to practice a lot on this piece but this is where I am after this month of practice. See the video and read further below video.

https://youtu.be/Uh8U9ZPTLdA


I chose this piece because I kind of like it. It kept me practising but I came to conclusion, and it works for me well, that I need to focus on actual level I am and not go further when choosing music to learn to play. Why? Well, on one hand is challenging and improves my skills while learning new more advanced material but on the other hand I struggle a lot which makes progress more slow. When I follow PianoMarvel program I find that at some point come exercises, when mastered, make to play some part of difficult material much easier. So, that is why I decided to focus on practising and following the program and play songs from actual level, so I don’t struggle but improve and master more quickly what I actually know right now. This way, I figured, I will reach level where I can find loads of great music much faster. My point here is:

Learn new skills and practice on appropriate level of material.

I know that there is huge temptation to skip levels and learn harder songs but believe me, once you have proper skills it is very easy to learn new material. That is why I decided to keep practising the program designed by creators of PianoMarvel, to reach my goals faster and less struggle. I share that experience with you so you can actually test it on yourself. I am not saying that this is perfect and you should definitely do it. Have that in mind, observe your skills improvement with what you do and decide what is best for you.

Plan for next month is to practice my level 4 lessons from the PianoMarvel and on the way learn one or two new music material while practising and developing what I have already learnt.

So that is all for now. I go back to practice again for next month and will publish next post at the end of January or beginning of February. You too, keep practising, in my case that is the key to success.

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I wish you all the best for this year. It just started and I hope you will achieve a lot and make some of your dreams come true.

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019

Take care,

Jaro

Three months from starting point

Few words what happened during last three months…


Three months flew by like a seconds. I need to be honest here, so you can take advantage from my mistakes and do better. Though, I have few excuses I will focus first what went wrong. 

I didn’t manage my time properly to find right time to practice. That is my first mistake. I did work though hard to change my daily routines and my time to finally have that time. It took me more then three months. Right now we have 10th of December, 2018 and finally I have what I wanted. New job – that will allow me to practice 2 hours a day, results will be visible at the end of December.

It is very important to have time to practice. Sometimes it requires to rearrange your life completely if you want to have what you want. I did it and with hope it will work well for me and for you too, once I share more about it in future posts. For now lets focus what happened during those three months with my practice:

I practiced irregularly – really bad approach if you want to improve. 

I have noticed that regular practice keeps you going and improves your skills. Not secret, right? But sometimes we need to experience it to actually comprehend what our procrastination does to us. When I postponed my practice, next time I sat at the piano I had to learn some what I already did again. There was no progress. While, when you practice every day, of course you need to repeat material you did before, but it is much easier and faster. Additionally you develop new skills. So, after those three months I’ve learnt the lesson. Regular practice is a key to improvement and success :).

Here is the link to the video with the recording of me after those three months of irregular practice:

https://youtu.be/S5AC4aDY97I

I am still really sorry for the sound, of my piano. I work on it and I hope in next six months I will change it into better one. For now, it must be enough. 

Application I used: Piano Marvel (you can read my opinion about it there: Click here)

Song learnt: Where do I begin

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All right. I will see you at the end of December, or possibly in new year. 

All the best to you and keep practising. One day we will play beautifully piano. 

Take care, 

Jaro