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#2004348 - 12/25/12 04:38 PM Remember the goals you set at 26th of december 2011
Johan B Offline
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I promised you to remember the goals you set in december 2011.

Look and see what you realized.......have fun...

Your goals of dec 2011

I played this year many French Suites of Bach....many Sonatas of Haydn.....and thanks to Daria van den Bercken I play now every day Suites of Händel....so nice......

And no, there is no new dp purchased, but for the first time since many years I did four churchorgan performances.....
willibrorduschurch at kloosterburen
recordings at kloosterburen

What did you realize?

Cheers from the after-christmas-dinner,
Johan B
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#2004356 - 12/25/12 05:40 PM Re: Remember the goals you set at 26th of december 2011 [Re: Johan B]
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I didn't do too bad...at least made progress on all the things in last year's list. This year looks to be more of the same, pretty much.
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#2004368 - 12/25/12 07:28 PM Re: Remember the goals you set at 26th of december 2011 [Re: Johan B]
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Hi PW friends:
What I said last year:

"Happy 2012 to all of you!!!!

My goals are simple for the year.
-play for enjoyment
-enhance my tempo and expression
-select a repertoire (I've learned soooo many pieces) and polish it"

I've played in five piano parties (two were PW and three were my teacher's students). I enjoyed it a great deal. Tempo has doubled...still not always enough but much faster than last year. I've got five pieces that I can play when asked (a Bach, Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Chopin, and geez...who is that other composer) They are not long...1-4 pages each but it's a start.

AND now I've signed up for 2013 Summer keys in July. Whooohoooo.

Blessings to each of you this Christmas day.
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#2004398 - 12/25/12 09:59 PM Re: Remember the goals you set at 26th of december 2011 [Re: Johan B]
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This is a great thread! I guess I didn't notice it last year. Too bad, it would have been great to gauge my growth. Anyway, I hope most of you met or exceeded your goals. Responding as an active member seems to be a goal in and of itself. Happy New Year!

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#2004399 - 12/25/12 10:04 PM Re: Remember the goals you set at 26th of december 2011 [Re: Johan B]
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I made mine - I averaged more than 1.5 hrs/day of playing/practicing. I hope to do more this year.

Happy new year, all smile

Cathy
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#2004409 - 12/25/12 10:39 PM Re: Remember the goals you set at 26th of december 2011 [Re: jotur]
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Originally Posted By: jotur
I made mine - I averaged more than 1.5 hrs/day of playing/practicing. I hope to do more this year.

Happy new year, all smile

Cathy


That's great progress! What are your up and coming plans! smile

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#2004434 - 12/25/12 11:39 PM Re: Remember the goals you set at 26th of december 2011 [Re: Johan B]
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Thanks, HalfStep. I'd like to practice a couple of hours a day, but what it gets me is more musicality. I'd really like to get more of the foundation harmony/chords/transitions/endings etc into a fluid vocabulary rather than just having everything memorized. It's coming smile

Cathy
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#2004466 - 12/26/12 01:39 AM Re: Remember the goals you set at 26th of december 2011 [Re: Johan B]
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Hmm I'm embarrassed to admit that I accomplished none of my goal I set in 2012. I was working on the third movement of the Pathetique earlier in the year but I did not quite finish it. I started working on the duet piece but stopped some time this year. Its not that I was not doing anything but things did not happen as I imagined last year. Reorganization in my company, new responsibility, new piano teacher and new church. I can say positively 2012 was a year of change. My goal next year is to practice 2 hours a day when at home (600 hours a year). Perform at least four times in front of others (include piano party, studio class performance and summer keys).
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#2004471 - 12/26/12 02:12 AM Re: Remember the goals you set at 26th of december 2011 [Re: Johan B]
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Quote:
I've been thinking about this for awhile, and I think I'm finally ready to post.

I, too, want to practice more effectively in 2012. I need to discuss this more with my teacher. Also, I have committed to practicing every day.
It took me about 2 months to learn the Bach Minuet, so, being realistic, I want to learn a new piece every two months in 2012, too. This should include Linus and Lucy and some Schumann.

That's it.

p.s. I considered long and hard whether I would include recording something for the PW forum would be on this list, but listening to things you all have posted here has intimidated the he** out of me, so it didn't make it to the goal list. However, if I grow a spine, it may yet happen.

Because of injury (I'm having problems with my left wrist), I've struggled with piano for a big chunk of 2012. This makes me really sad. Having said that, until I was injured, I managed to practice daily except one day unexcused. I have kept up my lessons since the injury--we're just working on the right hand. But i've not stayed inspired to practice every day.

If I count one piece that I know only on RH, I did learn 6 new pieces in 2012, including two Schumann pieces. Three of the 6 were recorded for the piano bar. I didn't even try to learn Linus and Lucy. That would have been a bit ambitious even before the injury (unless i found an easy version).

I won't make any piano resolutions for 2013. Until I get my wrist sorted it doesn't make much sense. I am hoping to see a specialist in January (I have to get a referral and a translator first). That's a start at least. Until then, I'm a bit on the fence about whether to continue the lessons.

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#2004485 - 12/26/12 06:28 AM Re: Remember the goals you set at 26th of december 2011 [Re: MaryAnn]
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MaryAnn,

Feel sorry for you. Hope your wrist will be better in 2013.......

In spite of everything.....best wishes for 2013

Cheers
Johan B
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#2004515 - 12/26/12 09:04 AM Re: Remember the goals you set at 26th of december 2011 [Re: Johan B]
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Best wishes to you MaryAnn! Just have your goal be to work on getting your wrist sorted.

My goal (as always) is to carry on with an open heart.
And eat more vegetables.
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#2004519 - 12/26/12 09:08 AM Re: Remember the goals you set at 26th of december 2011 [Re: Johan B]
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I wasn't here in December 2011 and didn't have any idea that I'd be starting piano. So this year's goals are just to still be here next year and to still be loving it.


Edited by Toastie (12/26/12 09:08 AM)
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#2004537 - 12/26/12 10:26 AM Re: Remember the goals you set at 26th of december 2011 [Re: Toastie]
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Toastie.......

Welcome in the wonderfull world of piano.......and at pianoworld...

Cheers,
Johan B


Edited by Johan B (12/26/12 10:27 AM)
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#2004544 - 12/26/12 10:53 AM Re: Remember the goals you set at 26th of december 2011 [Re: Johan B]
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I did pretty well on my 2012 goals. I am on track to complete 800 hours of practice in 2012, which is better than the 2 hours/day goal I set. I found a new teacher who has really helped me with playing more relaxed. She has really been working on my technique. Last January I was having pain in my forearms and ring fingers, and now I play pain free! I did not do the ABRSM exam, but I completed the technical requirements through grade 5 plus three pieces from each grade 4 and 5. I have more than 30 minutes of memorized repertoire I can sit down and play now. Considering I had nothing I could play from memory a year ago, I am really happy about that. So, overall it was a good piano year!
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#2004627 - 12/26/12 01:56 PM Re: Remember the goals you set at 26th of december 2011 [Re: Johan B]
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I set my goals as working through Piano Adventures 3A and 3B, and posting in the Piano Bar and the ABF Recital. I completed half of that: PA 3A and ABF recital. But I'm happy with what I've been doing instead, so no regrets at not completing those goals.
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#2004689 - 12/26/12 05:48 PM Re: Remember the goals you set at 26th of december 2011 [Re: PianoStudent88]
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Well done.....SwissMS and Pianostudent88.....

Keep going in 2013.....

Best regards,
Johan B
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#2004716 - 12/26/12 08:46 PM Re: Remember the goals you set at 26th of december 2011 [Re: Johan B]
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I think my goal was to not eat so much the next year at Christmas. I failed.

Oh, piano goals ... a little better everyday! Mostly that seems to happen. Onwards and upwards for 2013 too.
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#2004719 - 12/26/12 08:49 PM Re: Remember the goals you set at 26th of december 2011 [Re: Johan B]
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Thanks malkin and Johan B.

Wishing everyone an achievement-filled and setback-free 2013!

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#2004789 - 12/27/12 04:15 AM Re: Remember the goals you set at 26th of december 2011 [Re: Johan B]
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I think I also failed that one, Andy.

P.S. Happy Birthday!


I wasn't here last year and so my goals are similar to Toastie's. I'll add that I plan on delving further into all areas of music and piano study, though, including a heck of a lot more music theory (heads are gonna spin - namely mine); a more regimented learning of [mostly] level-appropriate classical repertoire and practicing sight-reading; and a lot more study into jazz and improvisation (as well as maybe a solo transcription or two!).

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#2004850 - 12/27/12 09:06 AM Re: Remember the goals you set at 26th of december 2011 [Re: Johan B]
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Happy birthday Andy,
You are a capricone too. Mine is dec 31. So Happy birthday to us:)
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#2004863 - 12/27/12 09:48 AM Re: Remember the goals you set at 26th of december 2011 [Re: Johan B]
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Happy Birthday Andy...and Happy Birthday FarmGirl too. Hear me? I'm singing Happy Birthday to you....I think on key too
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#2004872 - 12/27/12 10:12 AM Re: Remember the goals you set at 26th of december 2011 [Re: Johan B]
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Snipped: My goals are to:
finish Book 1 of Faber Accelerated Learner
learn to play Moonlight Sonata 1st movement (even a simple version is fine with me)
practice every day (MOYD)
get an 88 weighted keyboard


Hopefully I'm being realistic here....: Snipped

Well I got two out of four. LOL

I'm still in Faber but nearing the end of it. Which isn't bad considering no teacher and having took the summer off.

Moonlight Sonata I started to learn but then left it. I'd rather try that when I'm more capable. Butchering it is not my idea of fun.

Other than this summer, I have practiced and stuck with MOYD. Definitely will be a goal again for next year (this time without the summer off.)

I did buy an 88 keys instrument (two actually!)

All in all, not bad. I have a better idea of what I'm capable of, and how I work this time. Goal setting should be much more realistic this time around. smile

Happy B-Day Andy!


Edited by BeccaBb (12/27/12 10:13 AM)
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#2004890 - 12/27/12 10:59 AM Re: Remember the goals you set at 26th of december 2011 [Re: Johan B]
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Happy birthday, Andy! Actually, that's one of my goals - to practice Happy Birthday at least once a week. That must be the most requested song on the planet and I invariably mess it up :\

And to you, too FarmGirl!

Cathy
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#2004976 - 12/27/12 02:09 PM Re: Remember the goals you set at 26th of december 2011 [Re: FarmGirl]
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Happy birthday.........Farmgirl and Andy.........wish you many years with music and piano....

Cheers
Johan B
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#2005013 - 12/27/12 03:23 PM Re: Remember the goals you set at 26th of december 2011 [Re: Johan B]
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Happy birthdays smile

I wasn't here a year ago, but I did have some goals:
+ started taking lessons
+ finished Alfred #1
- did not finish Alfred #2
- did not learn Cristofori's Dream

Since Alfred's isn't really the focus of my lessons, I think we're good on that one. Cristofori's Dream remains just that until I can play better!
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#2005159 - 12/27/12 08:30 PM Re: Remember the goals you set at 26th of december 2011 [Re: Johan B]
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Aw, thanks guys blush

I've had a great relaxing birthday and went to see The Hobbit with my son smile
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#2005532 - 12/28/12 12:54 PM Re: Remember the goals you set at 26th of december 2011 [Re: Johan B]
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Well I wasn't even here on Dec 26th 2011 but only recently joined this forum. I did set goals and accomplished most of them. To buy a good acoustic piano, to practice every day or at least play everyday, perform for audience and do some recitals.

Finish Alfred's Adult lesson and theory books #2. Finished the theory #2 and went to #3.Did not finish Lesson book #2 as I got bored with all the "folk tunes" sick and switched over to other types of music and supplementary books. I may go back and pick up around page 38 later this coming year though as the songs seem a bit more interesting. I am patiently waiting on the MOYD thread for '13 ha
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#2005983 - 12/29/12 11:27 AM Re: Remember the goals you set at 26th of december 2011 [Re: Ragdoll]
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Ragdoll,

Perhaps I make a new topic for the goals of 2013........and we will see about dec 26th what everybody realizes......

Cheers
Johan B
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#2006050 - 12/29/12 02:11 PM Re: Remember the goals you set at 26th of december 2011 [Re: Johan B]
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Oh, you're such a buzzkill, Johan! ha

Here were my goals for last year:

--Practice an average of 5-7 hours a week.
--Work up and record at least 12 new pieces.
--Play at least one set on a volunteer basis at a retirement home or the like.

I have to confess that I did not achieve the first two goals, despite having retired this summer and allegedly opening up all sorts of free time for piano. (Life, and family responsibilities, has the habit of getting in the way.)

I did, though, play on three occasions at my father in law's nursing home. Most of the time I was favorably received, though I still don't know what to make of the guy who wheeled up right behind me on the bench one day and started poking me in the back while I was playing. crazy
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#2006056 - 12/29/12 02:23 PM Re: Remember the goals you set at 26th of december 2011 [Re: Johan B]
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Good for you, Monica smile I've never had a poke in the back, but I did have a running commentary once - "You call that music? You don't play very well, do you? Can't you play tunes we know?" It was disconcerting the first time it happened laugh Then I got used to it.

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