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Offline perprocrastinate

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"Off" days
« on: September 20, 2012, 09:18:42 PM »
Do you have "off" days where you just can't play the piano?

For me, they tend to happen when I'm away from the piano for a couple of days.


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Re: "Off" days
«Reply #1 on: September 20, 2012, 09:58:30 PM »
I make sure to schedule off days where I am occupied by things other than piano, or practicing on an instrument.  For me they tend to be beneficial, as compared to a daily practice routine. 
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Re: "Off" days
«Reply #2 on: September 20, 2012, 11:18:34 PM »
Do you have "off" days where you just can't play the piano?

For me, they tend to happen when I'm away from the piano for a couple of days.



I assume that you mean, off days, where playing just isn't turning out very well. I'm in a stretch right now ! Though I will say one piece went well this evening. This week I have just played lousy over all.
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Re: "Off" days
«Reply #3 on: September 20, 2012, 11:28:35 PM »
Do you have "off" days where you just can't play the piano?

No, I don't.    8)

My piano,  on the other hand, has days when it has all sorts of bad habits and just won't do what it's told.  >:(
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Re: "Off" days
«Reply #4 on: September 20, 2012, 11:53:57 PM »
I don't have off days.

Wanna know why?

Because every day is an off day for me!
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Offline perprocrastinate

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Re: "Off" days
«Reply #5 on: September 21, 2012, 01:07:43 AM »
I don't have off days.

Wanna know why?

Because every day is an off day for me!

But then that would mean..

Well, do you have off days relative to your already off days?



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Re: "Off" days
«Reply #6 on: September 21, 2012, 01:11:30 AM »
But then that would mean..

Well, do you have off days relative to your already off days?




No. 

So therefore I only have good days.
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Re: "Off" days
«Reply #7 on: September 21, 2012, 03:23:53 AM »
Instead of off days I have off hours... At times I feel like I am retarded or something. Then after a few hours I can find the middle C again :)

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Re: "Off" days
«Reply #8 on: September 21, 2012, 09:03:25 AM »
Instead of off days I have off hours... At times I feel like I am retarded or something. Then after a few hours I can find the middle C again :)

Oh, I have found that exactly one glass of red wine cures that problem !! Too many glasses though and the entire keyboard becomes middle C. Hold it at one lightly filled glass only. And for me white wine doesn't do it's job.

Don't have caffeine before practice, your mind will go faster than your hands can cope with, or mine will anyway..

Some days are just a lost cause, just close the lid on the piano on those days and come play with us here at PS instead ! Or read a book but just don't play piano, it causes too much stress on those days.
Depressing the pedal on an out of tune acoustic piano and playing does not result in tonal color control or add interest, it's called obnoxious.