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I printed out the "Challenge" sheet, added the minutes together (26.75) hours, divided my daily practice hours into that total time and realized I do that in about 8 days (when I'm not working) and about 10 days when I am working.
I'm sometime's playing at 5:30 am before I leave for work and then again when I get home after dinner while watching TV for another two or three hours. Saturday's and Sunday's I really giver he**.
Time passes so fast when you're having fun and trying to make up for being away from it for 50 or more years.
Me too. I've already made "resolutions" regarding this - what I intend to do is STOP (or at least cut-back-on - I know I won't stop entirely) playing "any-old-tune-that-suddenly-comes-into-my-head". Although it is great fun to do, I usually just end up just playing parts of the song - usually the chorus, or main hook, just as I hear it in my head. Rarely do I go off and research the tune or find the music for it, leaving it "half finished". SO that's one of my goals - be a bit more strict on what I choose to do with my practice time. The second goal is related - take some of these "half finished" tunes, and work on them, and bring them to "completion"..... Lots of other things as well... Great idea guys !
I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes.
Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)
Excellent idea and timely as it turns out. I've been having tone issues lately and yesterday I recorded myself using Apple's Photo Booth to see if everything looked good. OMG, no it did not. The bow was arcing like crazy. So, for the next month I'm going to be practicing while repeating, "Keep your elbow back, Keep your elbow back..." I'll be using Photo Booth to make sure my elbow doesn't sneak too far forward, until it gets ingrained in muscle memory again. It's back to Wohlfahrt for me.
A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. ~Herm Albright
Welcome to the Challenge. I have a few NONE days on this one and two that have short short practices. But other days I have an hour... I love having the sheet practice.
I am ending a 100 day challenge that overlapped with this one also. I have to find the last day of the 100 day challenge.
I plan to keep doing back to back challenges, and I plan to do better each month over month.
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