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This post started as a response to Jeff Goin’s 500 Word Challenge. The writing prompt was to explain how to do something, step by step.
Although I am not a piano teacher, I know a lot about practicing the piano. I have been playing piano on and off for 54 years, and I love/hate practicing. Many music students regard it as a necessary evil. However, to learn what scientists say about how daily practice and learning to play an instrument benefits you, watch the video below:
To be a great musician (I confess I am not), practicing is a discipline you must cultivate. It is a way of life. The suggestions I give may be applicable to practicing other instruments as well. (For an excellent treatise on the discipline of practicing the guitar, also applicable to other instruments, read Practicing: A Musician’s Return to Music, by Glenn Kurtz.)
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Recently I took a walk with the express purpose of photographing trees and doorways. I didn’t get many doorways, though. It feels a little creepy aiming your camera at your neighbor’s front door. Besides, I got distracted by peoples’ landscaping. I live in a particularly charming late 70s-early 80s development.
I used my daughter’s old Sony Cyber-shot, which is the best camera in the house. However, the display is really hard to see in the bright Arizona sunlight, so I had to just point and hope I was framing my shot well. Thank God for cropping.
I took 50 pictures before my battery died. Here are the best ones. Sorry, I don’t know the names of all the flowers.