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4 tips on making the time to practice your piano!
September 27, 2012

Hello Learn Piano Readers,
Sorry you haven't heard from me for so long, I've been so busy doing what a piano teacher does best, and that's teaching my student, I also teach drums now but I will try and get an article out to you at least a few times a month from now on.

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Do you remember Learn-piano.org
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Some of you might not even know who this is from, well do you remember visiting a site called Learn-piano.org, well you should because when on there you put your name and email address down so that you would receive updates on the site about new videos that have been put up, new articles and also to receive this news letter with article tips and tricks on learning the piano.

OK so now that I've reminded you why you have this email, let's get back to it.

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Finding Time For Piano Practice.
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This Email is about finding that extra time to practice, how often do you use the excuse that you haven't had enough time to practice, or that you've been busy. Well I use it all the time, but it doesn't have to be that way as if you plan ahead a little you should be able to find an extra 30 minutes or even an hour each day to practice.

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Here They Are!
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Here are the Ideas to getting more time in your day, they're very simple and easy and I'm sure you can think of some yourself but the important things is to actually do these things and use them to get extra time rather than just say I'll do it tomorrow.



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1. Don't say I'll do it tomorrow.
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If you have some extra time today then that's when you should practice as if you say I'll do it tomorrow, tomorrow comes around and oh dear you realize that you have to do something else today and now that time that you would have had has been lost.

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2. Gaining an extra 30 minutes
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Ok this one needs a little more self discipline as it requires you to wake up 30 minutes earlier, also the practice that you do in the morning is much more beneficial as what you learn stays in as your mind is fresh and ready to learn new things. Now I know a lot of people may say they need that extra sleep but give it a try as for most of us, taking 30 minutes out of our sleep won't have to much of an effect on our energy levels throughout the day.

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3. Learn while commuting.
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Ok this one is a little more fun, when it comes to learning your order of flats or sharps, circle of fifths, and anything really to do with theory, then you can do this while travelling, so you travel for over an hour a day then that's practice that you might be able to get in to. Saying the order of sharps aloud or if people are around, then saying them in your head, but if you don't mind getting some funny looks then I'm sure you can give it a try saying them out aloud. If someone else is driving or your on public transport you can even take some paper and a pen and right down all your theory exercises.

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4. Ending Something Else.
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For those who really don't have enough time to practice then if you have something you do that you don't enjoy as much as piano, let's say there's a TV show that you always watch but you don't really enjoy as much anymore but you just haven't got around to saying "well I do enjoy piano more so I think I'll stop watching this and playing piano instead" then it's time to do this as if it' s a 30 minute show then that's 30 minutes a day you could be practicing.

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Sharing Your Ideas With 9000 others!
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OK there are a few ideas for you, if you have any ideas your selves and want to share them with the other 9000 readers of Learn Piano then send me a reply and I'll send them out to you all.

Also for anyone that wants to learn piano right from the internet with video examples and explanations for beginners to advanced, (it really is the whole package) then here is a video review of PianoForAll. http://www.learn-piano.org/pianoforall.html

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Go To The Video Review Here!
http://www.learn-piano.org/pianoforall.html
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Hope you all enjoyed , see you in a few weeks.
Your teacher on the net
Ben






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