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Resuming the Regime of Practice

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Post by Depo007 Mon Jan 12, 2009 2:34 am

Last semester got entirely too hectic for me to continue practicing piano, unfortunately. While I'm not starting again from scratch, a four month hiatus does not do one's piano-playing ability any favors. I will get access to a piano (and therefore will start playing again) next Monday, the 19th.

Current plan (critique most welcome!): Piano Practice 2.0

On this note, does anyone have any general tips on remaining motivated when practicing? I was able to stay motivated pretty thoroughly during the summer, but when the semester started I lost all motivation... Self-rewards generally do not work for me (I've tried that). Any tips would be most appreciated.
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Post by maggiekedves Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:49 am

I exactly know how you feel... as soon as I finished the semester where I had to practice the piano, with a busy summer, then an even busier fall semester my practice fell back to zero. I started to play again in January and I felt like I lost everything I learned. Luckily it was not everything but it is quite a challenge to get back in shape.

I think it is helpful if you can arrange a schedule where there is a fix time for practice. I did the best with practicing when I consistently practice at a certain time of the day. I usually stick better and longer with practicing if I have a piece I want to learn and can spend hours to analyze and practice.

Self-reward Very Happy that sounds good though I cant imagine what would be a reward for everyday practice. Posting how great you play your piece on Youtube after learning it could be your reward maybe Smile
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Post by Depo007 Mon Feb 23, 2009 1:46 pm

Heh, that's a possibility. Presently I'm only spending 30 minutes a day practicing (1 hour a day on the weekend). I have found that practicing the first thing in the morning (6-7 AM) seems to keep me in check.
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