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Post by zeroflash Thu May 01, 2008 5:24 am

To most of us, we have encountered an age old question, "what motivates us?". Is it to attain something? or for someone? or is there a deeper motivation that binds us to our goals? Have you answered this question lately? At some point we need to reflect, what is our goal and why do we do it? There should be a backbone, in my opinion, in order to effectively succeed.

Me, I want to play songs that I like and in the future, play for someone special or even in front of thousands of people. That's my goal, to become a better pianist/performer in around 3-5 years time. What motivates me, that would be the love of music. Very Happy

We all understand that playing the piano isn't exactly a walk in the park. It takes years to master. Decades perhaps to play almost perfectly. Try asking yourself, what is your goal? What drives you towards it? Smile

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Post by Thomandy Thu May 01, 2008 5:34 am

Well, for me its quite easy yo answer I think. I have always admired those who could play piano, but since we dont have the "culture" for it in my family, I never started to play it. Besides I have done all types of sports my whole life...

So what motivates me is that this is somthing I just really want to be Really good at. To play really beautyfull music with my own hands. To master a big instrument. And I could also see myselfe infront of a public, playing. That would have been awsome, sometime in the future Very Happy

But, also I am afraid I started to late?! I dont know exactly where the end of the road is for me. I want to be really good, at least as good as Andrew =) But, can I be one day with alot of practice+?! I dont know...
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Post by maggiekedves Thu May 01, 2008 5:49 am

thomandy wrote:

But, also I am afraid I started to late?! I dont know exactly where the end of the road is for me. I want to be really good, at least as good as Andrew =) But, can I be one day with alot of practice+?! I dont know...
With the rate you are going and if you wont give it up for a while Im sure you can do miracles. Keep it up.
We will be the witnesses how you will develop cheers
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Post by Thomandy Thu May 01, 2008 5:51 am

maggiekedves wrote:
thomandy wrote:

But, also I am afraid I started to late?! I dont know exactly where the end of the road is for me. I want to be really good, at least as good as Andrew =) But, can I be one day with alot of practice+?! I dont know...
With the rate you are going and if you wont give it up for a while Im sure you can do miracles. Keep it up.
We will be the witnesses how you will develop cheers

To cind of you to say so Very Happy
Same goes for you *The next Liszt* sunny
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Post by maggiekedves Thu May 01, 2008 5:52 am

thomandy wrote:
Same goes for you *The next Liszt* sunny

Im afraid I cant practice day and night for that lol! but I try my best.
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Post by VictorCS Thu May 01, 2008 8:23 am

My goal is to compose music... Make a great tune that they play on the radio,
instrumental, because I dont think I'm good at singing.
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Post by Shouji Mon May 26, 2008 3:50 am

I love music, with my favorite being classical and neo-classical stuff. I simply want to be able to perform masterpieces.
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Post by Thomandy Mon May 26, 2008 4:18 am

Shouji wrote:I love music, with my favorite being classical and neo-classical stuff. I simply want to be able to perform masterpieces.

Yeah Very Happy
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Post by Biko Thu Sep 25, 2008 5:14 pm

100th view! Aw yeah!

Sorry.
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Post by VictorCS Thu Sep 25, 2008 10:58 pm

Second thoughts of this topic:

What motivates me is the beauty of music, it's so much music out there that's so extreme... And it's all just buildt up by 12 different notes!

Today I started practicing a song I really wanted to learn on the piano, but I found this great arrangement for acoustic guitar, it's Titanic's own "My Heart Will Go On"... That's probably one of the most girlish songs out there, but it's so amazing... And I'm totally in love with Younha - Houki Boshi, gonna pick that up again when I get the digital piano. But I think a goal we all should have is to compose music, because then you're a true musician yourself, not just a copycat, but you'll write down what's you. If it's improvising or using time to compose doesnt matter as long as you make music from within you. I dont say skip practicing songs other have made, because practicing a song you like is great. But why not make something yourself.

I think making own music a very underrated thing in the sense of learning how to play an instrument, I havent seen any lessons yet, focusing on composing, and making own music. It's all about learning the scales, practising sheets, try to play by ear, improvise... But there is a difference between improvising, and composing... When composing you can take as long time as you want, try to figure out wyas you want it to sound. You basically build a house. When improvising, you're just building a castle in the sand that gets washed out by the sea after you're one. Both can sound beautiful, but with the castle you dont have time to polish, and add stuff, you might would've wanted.

I dont know what Andrew thinks, but I think he should start composing some classical music, since he's very experienced in that field. Would be great to hear some modern classical music ( can modern be classical, that'sthe question? )

This turns off topic because I forget what I write... lol!
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Post by Viccky88 Mon Jul 26, 2010 4:43 am

@Victor CS, what a wonderful post! Smile I would like to compose one day, but I feel little depressed when I see that all the people started playing since they were kids Sad( And I start with 21 y.old. :S

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Post by Pianoted Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:28 pm

Viccky88, you say you start late - at 21 years. That's nothing, I started at 44 years!
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Post by Viccky88 Mon Jul 26, 2010 7:27 pm

Heheh, well, I admit I feel better now, but I wanted that since I was a kid, but my parents did't want me to start teaching, cause they thought I would be worse in my primary school then :S :S So I feel like I have lost about 15 years Smile))
Very Happy Very Happy Good luck!

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Post by Pianoted Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:23 pm

Good luck to you also Viccky88, you have your life ahead of you. My parents never tried to get me to take music lessons when I was a kid and I was not interested myself.
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