I'm PianoWizzy.

Surprisingly enough, I play piano. What a plot twist. You'd probaby have never guessed.

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Using song titles from only one artist, cleverly answer these questions


Pick a band/artist: Elton John

1. Are you male or female? The Bitch Is Back Don’t Trust That Woman

2. Describe yourself: A Dream Come True Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy / Rocket Man

3. How do you feel about yourself? Madness

4. Describe your ex-boyfriend/girlfriend: The Goaldigger Song / Ego / The Power / Queen

5. Describe your current boy/girl situation:  Electricity / Harmony

6. Describe your current location: House / House of Cards

7. Describe where you want to be: I Just Can’t Wait To Be King I’ve Seen The Saucers

8. Your best friend is: Keep It A Mystery

9. Your favorite color is: Blue Eyes / Red

10. You know that: Mona Lisas And Mad Hatters [are not just pretty words to say ♪♫]

11. What’s the weather like: Snow Queen / Saturday Sun

12. If your life was a television show what would it be called? Strangers / This Song Has No Title / Theme From A Non-Existent TV Series / That’s What Friends Are For / Teacher, I Need You / Tactics / Wolf Killer / The Wide Eyed And Laughing / The Camera Never Lies

13. What is life to you? Madness

14. What is the best advice you have to give? Chameleon / Come and Get It

15. If you could change your name what would you change it to? Harmony

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Practicing and the Law of Diminishing Returns


Now that I am back in my practice season, I have noticed this aptly named law more frequently. For those unfamiliar, The Law of Diminishing Returns is when the amount of energy expended is greater than the return investment. As much I as would like to believe that the more time I put into my craft (seeking those golden 10,000 hours), the better I become, this is only true dependent on the quality of my practice sessions.

There are times when I am intensely motivated to practice for hours on end, feeling like I should spend every waking moment near the piano, but I typically cannot sustain this mode for a very long period of time without suffering some serious burnout. Unfortunately the period of time that I can truly consider efficient (for myself) happens to peak around 2-3 hours, of which I can say I get negative feedback after 4 hours. In one sitting, I can only practice efficiently for up to 1.5 to 2 hours maximum (with 5 minute breaks every half hour), if I want more practice time, I need to take at least a half hour break before I return to the piano. Lately I have been a big proponent of breaking my sessions up three times a day, a breakfast, lunch and dinner, if you will.

The two limitations involved are mental and physical; I find the mental aspect can be tapped much more than the physical, exceeding well beyond 4 hours (of course, time will be needed to ‘recharge’), whereas the physical limit can vary depending on the person (and for me, wears out much quicker than mental). When these two processes are not working in symbiosis, I must take appropriate action to either get in the right mental state (sleep, nutrition, etc.) or physical (stretching, warming up, etc.). 

A factor to consider is the difference between playing and practicing (as stressed in previous posts), but to put it simply, practicing is when the intensity of the session is increased (deliberate and goal based). Practicing requires that the mental state and physical state are optimal to produce results, in my opinion, playing can usually rely on one more than the other.

All in all, it takes some time to find the limits for each person, but well worth it when discover, allowing the person to work to their strengths. I find it very liberating to have an actual time limit, it makes me focus more on keeping my sessions consistent, and reduces stress by having to break my goals into smaller chunks over a period of time. The challenge then becomes not “How many hours can I practice,” but, “How can accomplish what I need to in less than 4 hours?”

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