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trade complimentary skill sets in skype, accountability.
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Picklefish
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So Friday I am starting my new regimine for improvement and I remembered something from my past that I thought Id put out there for your consideration.

Its called having an accountability partner. This is someone who shares your goals and you hold each other accountable for practicing and help each other improve. This is different than having a teacher because you develop a friendship meets more often than once a week. Whether its through skype, email, etc..

So I am looking for an accountability partner on one hand, on the other I am looking for friends who play either guitar or piano because I am picking back up where I left off on those as well. Anywho, shared insights, techniques between instruments, holding each other accountable for improvement etc...

Confused? I hope not. Id like to take the "helping each other" thing to a new level is all.

lemme know.

(if its a stupid idea well, some of the most fun things Ive ever done were stupid ideas too.)

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Not stupid at all,, I think it's a great idea.   hats_off

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I use the guy in the mirror, write out goals and hold yourself accountable. having a practice buddy or "partner" is ok for certain things. but lets take running as an example. ive been running and biking for quite some time, you start running with me and you havent been running and our goal is a marathon in 2 months, well youre screwed, at best a 5K will be your thing. Focus on you, your needs, look in the mirror, watch videos of yourself and move forward by pushing yourself.

 

just my opinion and its means nothing except to me

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I like it. Please keep us posted on how that works for you and what you and your partner are doing. IOW, tips on how to motivate each other. Sometimes all we need are reminders.

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but the one who needs the least."

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Barry said
I use the guy in the mirror, write out goals and hold yourself accountable. having a practice buddy or "partner" is ok for certain things. but lets take running as an example. ive been running and biking for quite some time, you start running with me and you havent been running and our goal is a marathon in 2 months, well youre screwed, at best a 5K will be your thing. Focus on you, your needs, look in the mirror, watch videos of yourself and move forward by pushing yourself.

 

just my opinion and its means nothing except to me

 

Ya know there is alot to what you typed up there. I agree that that is key for any improvement but I am a more social type and like the interaction. What I propose is to find someone who is already at my level and wishes to improve with me or someone who isnt at my level but is great at guitar or piano and we could share information to improve in the other areas. I have about 10 friends I hang out with musically from time to time so Im not short on real relationships. Just thought it might help all involved and make more online friendships.

Im reaching out, if no one reaches back its not because I didnt try.devil-violin

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I understand, what works for one isnt the same for another

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