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#2312043 - 08/06/14 05:52 PM What is on your mind when you play
Danijelcro Offline
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Registered: 11/21/12
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Loc: Croatia
If was alawys thinking when some concert pianist have a long piece to play what is on his mind on that moment.

Sometimes when I play a piece that I have learned well and I'm so comfortable when playing that I start thinking etc. what will I do today or what has happened last night when I was out with my friends.

Have any of you have this same thing?

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#2317149 - 08/19/14 12:05 AM Re: What is on your mind when you play [Re: Danijelcro]
PianoKimmy Offline
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Registered: 08/18/14
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yes, it depends on the piece I'm playing too. When I'm connecting with the song, it feels like my mind is completely lost in a perfect place. But if I'm not completely lost, my mind is all over the place. I definitely daydream a lot while playing when I learn the song well.. and sometimes as I'm learning it even. My mind just wanders.

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#2319521 - 08/25/14 06:36 AM Re: What is on your mind when you play [Re: Danijelcro]
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Registered: 08/04/11
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Loc: London, UK
It depends on the piece, but I find if I daydream, I lose focus and make mistakes. I try to picture something more specific in my mind if I know a piece well, which fits the mood. For example, if a piece fades out at the end, I visualise a ship sailing off slowly into the distance until you can't see it past the horizon.

It really helps me connect with the music and play better!
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