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 πŸ™‚

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

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 πŸ™‚ 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.

If you want to learn with PianoMarvel like me, I can truly recommend that application, it works miracles for me. Below you can find discount code which will give you ca. 20% discount for your subscription with them.

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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 πŸ™‚ 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.

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.

If you want to learn with PianoMarvel like me, I can truly recommend that application, it work miracles for me. Below you can find discount code which will give you ca. 20% discount for life.

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PianoMarvel registration link with discount code: PianoMarvel registration page

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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.


Take care,


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.Β 

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.Β 

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:

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.Β 

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.Β 

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

Take care,Β 



Starting point – 1st of July 2018

Hi, this is first post where it needs to be clarified and stated clearly what is the starting point.
How much I have been practicing so far?

  • I bought my piano from second hand on July 2016.
  • I spend till today 28/06/2018 more or less 300 hours learning from different sources like YouTube tutorials, books, DVD’s and all I could find online on internet. Basically I was just jumping around from one source to another not sticking to anyone in particular. (very bad approach). It is much better to stick with one source and then when you use it to its maximum change possibly more suitable for your piano playing level.
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