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goals experiment check in 2


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Fell behind on practicing so I don't have the song down the way I wanted to by now. My week 2 was going to be learn the fills and then keep practicing putting it together over the next week. There are some difficult parts right at the end that are not gelling for me. On the bright side maybe I can use this to work on my frustration tolerance.

Had a bad weekend because of phenomenally poor choices on my part. I feel guilty and disgusted with myself. I don't know why I keep doing this. It's like I'm addicted to the drama, but I don't get any enjoyment out of it, just anxiety.

I will need to do some more work to figure this out.

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Hi Ralph,

I'm glad to see you are back to your music because you said you were happy back when you played. The problem is it requires self-discipline. I just signed up for keyboard lessons. Mostly for the accountability. Also, I am looking for tips on how to make learning and ultimately jamming - easier. My end goal - produce an album. Or even just a bunch of finished pieces on youtube. It seems I can't do anything without a goal (well, unless it's an addiction - then it's super easy).

Once I get started, I enjoy playing but it just takes SOOOO much effort to get started. I'm working on 'piano man' right now.

What song are you working on?

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Maybe the local music store or music lesson studio can put you in touch with people, or google 'jamming yourcity' It took me a while but I finally got plugged into the local music scene here. Lots of people cross pollinating with different bands. Not that I'm anywhere near ready for that, although there are all different levels. But now I see what I need to work toward. And now I know that there is a venue for people who are ready to get up on stage for the first time without too tough a crowd.

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I looked for people to jam with, not much out there right now but at least there is something.

I got all the way through the song tonight. I am on track to finish it in two days if I put in a lot of practice.

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kudos to you! But I'm confused about your answer - you DO have somebody to play with? or not?

If not, why not record it and throw it up there on youtube? Just put it to some pics up there if you don't want to/can't do video. Then send us the link :)!

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