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#1007947 - 12/26/07 01:11 AM 2008 MOYD List
Mark... Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/27/06
Posts: 4373
Loc: Jersey Shore
Well it getting close to the start of another year. So its time to start the MOYD (Master of Your Domain) list for 2008. Its a great motivator for playing every day. And if you master your domain you will be a better piano player.

Here are the MOYD rules and the list of participants. If you wish to join after Jan. 1, shout out on this thread (and tell us the date you're starting) and I'll add you to the list. To keep the thread short, I won't reply to your post other than to add you to the MOYD list.

MOYD, for those who aren't well and truly sick of it by now, means "Master Of Your Domain." We stole it from Seinfeld, fair and square. This will be our Fourth year doing MOYD.

MOYD is a challenge/contest where we each pledge to get to the piano for some amount of practice every single day. MOYD participants keep up this daily practice as long as they can. Anyone who misses a day must come here and declare that they are "out" of MOYD.

MOYD RULES

1. Participating in MOYD requires you to sit on the piano bench and play something at least once daily. That's it. There is no minimum amount of time required. But 5 Min's or more would be nice. Just get to the bench every day, it will become a habit, and good things will happen to your piano skills.

2. If you are away from home, you don't have to practice.

3. If you are sick, you don't have to practice.

4. If you are "out" because you miss a day, you come here and tell us the sad tale of woe that kept you from practicing. In the past, the reasons people failed to get to the piano usually boiled down to "I forgot."

Nice signature pictures will be offered to those who are MOYD winners.

As another motivator and a way to track your practice I highly recommend this website for logging your practice:

http://www.pcsincnet.com/PW_Practice_Club/

So leave me a message here for 2008 and I'll add you to the list..

Here are the MOYD 2008 signatures that will be yours to use if you complete your MOYD commitment:
















MOYD starts January 1, 2008.

For 2008 I'm setting up the following categories:

Pure MOYD list[/b], those who practiced everyday no excuses

January 1, 2008[/b]
Mark...
sunnyside_up
-Frycek
Knabe26
imac_100
vayapues
Kawaigirl1
RhondaLynne
bluekeys
Debussy20
ddh
Boira
loveschopintoomuch
Derek Chan
robjones
SusieQ
caroloz
playadom
jazzwee
lizzy's dad
Astra
Dramaqueen
keycrazy
Bob1904
DameMyra
MarkL
Carol I.
Starting Over
zp3929
Reader
little-big-man
funburger
Capsule1979
Goose68
David Grant
P I A N O piano
YD
Ozor Mox
Michael Dugan
shugo
johndalesio



Excused MOYD list[/b], excused for sick, travel etc
Piano_luvr_4Life February 15th
Oxfords Gal February 15th
Ina April 25th
tickler June 25th
RatMan July 28th
Monica K. August 3rd


Back on the MOYD[/b], for those who fell off the MOYD wagon and got back on with new start date.

Triryche August 21th
KeysOnTheCeiling November 6th

Late MOYD starter[/b] list with date. For someone new who wants to join after Jan 1 2008.

rodmichael February 6th, 2008
NE_Geek_Girl February 10th, 2008
9finger February 12th, 2008
Par March 27th, 2008
aspenxtreme April 22, 2008
RatMan May 1st, 2008
Woody-Woodruff May 2008
Genaa August 26th on hold
Glaswegian August 29th
glitzer September 19th
ynaffit September 24th
TTigg September 24th
Beth K September 29th
Amy Boyack September 30th
ivory dreams October 1st


Nice signature pictures will be offered to those who meet their goals for 2008.

As another motivator and a way to track your practice I highly recommend this website for logging your practice:

http://www.pcsincnet.com/PW_Practice_Club/

So leave me a message here for 2008 and I'll add you to the list...

2007 MOYD Thread

2006 MOYD

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#1007948 - 12/26/07 06:18 AM Re: 2008 MOYD List
Sundew Offline
Full Member

Registered: 07/04/07
Posts: 281
Loc: England
Hi Mark - hope you had a great Xmas day.

I've avoided the MOYD till now, but 2008 seems like a good year for new things. I would love to go with the PURE list but life can be unpredictable, so please add me to the EXCUSED one!

Edit: I should read posts properly, or take less alcohol with it :rolleyes: .

Happy and successful practicing in 2008 to all. \:D

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#1007949 - 12/26/07 06:40 AM Re: 2008 MOYD List
SideShow Offline
Full Member

Registered: 08/06/07
Posts: 150
Loc: Belgium
I don't quite get it why people need this 'box' of rules and domains. If you love the piano, won't you automatically play as much as you can?
However it seems a fun event on the forums and I wish the best for all participants \:D
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"Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music" - Sergei Rachmaninoff

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#1007950 - 12/26/07 07:16 AM Re: 2008 MOYD List
sunnyside_up Offline
Full Member

Registered: 11/09/07
Posts: 36
Loc: Perth - Australia
OK I'm in. I've been practicing every day since October and it hasn't been difficult to find the time....
Have fun, everyone!

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#1007951 - 12/26/07 07:49 AM Re: 2008 MOYD List
-Frycek Offline
5000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/06/05
Posts: 5921
Loc: SC Mountains
still in
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#1007952 - 12/26/07 07:57 AM Re: 2008 MOYD List
Euan Morrison Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 12/01/05
Posts: 1588
Loc: Edinburgh
I think next year (2008) I will sit out. As much as I like the discipline of practising every day, I also enjoyed the freedom of not feeling guilty for skipping a day (this year).

So good luck to everyone!

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#1007953 - 12/26/07 08:06 AM Re: 2008 MOYD List
Knabe26 Offline
Full Member

Registered: 08/27/06
Posts: 221
Loc: Northern California
Still in for 2007, and please sign me up for 2008! Happy New Year!
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Full-Time Private Piano Instructor

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#1007954 - 12/26/07 08:08 AM Re: 2008 MOYD List
Music Major Offline
Full Member

Registered: 07/04/06
Posts: 301
Loc: Tampa, FL
Please add me into the list.

Thanks Mark!
_________________________
Kevin


Yamaha S90 --------------- SS-69 Grand
The most important thing in music is what is not in the notes.

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#1007955 - 12/26/07 10:17 AM Re: 2008 MOYD List
Les Koltvedt Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/13/05
Posts: 3195
Loc: Canton, MI
Count me in this year...I'll give it another go...
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LK Piano
Servicing the S. Eastern Michigan Area
PTG Associate

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#1007956 - 12/26/07 10:23 AM Re: 2008 MOYD List
vayapues Offline
Full Member

Registered: 11/27/07
Posts: 103
Loc: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
I am in. I want to attempt and do it without any excuses. Good motivation.
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#1007957 - 12/26/07 10:33 AM Re: 2008 MOYD List
Kawaigirl1 Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/27/06
Posts: 989
Loc: Toronto
I'm in \:\)
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#1007958 - 12/26/07 10:39 AM Re: 2008 MOYD List
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17773
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
Count me in.

SideShow, I view MOYD as a friendly competition. I see your viewpoint... we're all here because we love the piano, and if we ever get to the point that we need MOYD to keep us practicing, then something's wrong.

But there have been at least two days over the previous year when I've had commitments all day long, but I managed to squeeze in one piece because I told myself "I am NOT going to fall off of MOYD!" So I consider it a helpful pledge to make.
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#1007959 - 12/26/07 11:21 AM Re: 2008 MOYD List
RhondaLynne Offline
Full Member

Registered: 04/05/07
Posts: 119
Loc: Chicago
Count me in. Thanks.
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#1007960 - 12/26/07 12:06 PM Re: 2008 MOYD List
bluekeys Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/11/07
Posts: 1337
I'm in for '08.

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#1007961 - 12/26/07 03:11 PM Re: 2008 MOYD List
LiszThalberg Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/13/06
Posts: 3288
signing in for '08.

This is going to be fun!

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#1007962 - 12/26/07 04:39 PM Re: 2008 MOYD List
ddh Offline
Full Member

Registered: 11/22/06
Posts: 458
Loc: Abitibi
Newly in for '08; thanks. :p
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#1007963 - 12/27/07 01:36 AM Re: 2008 MOYD List
tickler Offline
Full Member

Registered: 03/14/07
Posts: 373
Loc: Chicagoland
Count me in for 2008.

Mary
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Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman. -- Beethoven
1911 Steinway A-II (2007 Rebuild)

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#1007964 - 12/27/07 04:48 AM Re: 2008 MOYD List
Boira Offline
Full Member

Registered: 07/09/07
Posts: 472
Loc: Barcelona
I'm in for '08

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#1007965 - 12/27/07 05:01 AM Re: 2008 MOYD List
Ina Offline
Full Member

Registered: 07/16/06
Posts: 109
Loc: Slovenia
Count me in for '08.
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#1007966 - 12/27/07 09:49 AM Re: 2008 MOYD List
Donna R. Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 01/26/07
Posts: 794
I'm still in and signing up for 2008, Mark. Can't thank you enough for the signatures!

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#1007967 - 12/27/07 09:57 AM Re: 2008 MOYD List
Mark... Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/27/06
Posts: 4373
Loc: Jersey Shore
 Quote:
Originally posted by Donna R:
I'm still in and signing up for 2008, Mark. Can't thank you enough for the signatures! [/b]
Glad you like the signatures...but you earned them... \:D

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#1007968 - 12/27/07 10:27 AM Re: 2008 MOYD List
DragonPianoPlayer Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 12/12/06
Posts: 2368
Loc: Denver, CO
I'm not participating next year.

My body is definitely telling me that it is more important to take the occasional day off than to push to practice every single day.

Rich
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#1007969 - 12/27/07 11:01 AM Re: 2008 MOYD List
loveschopintoomuch Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/05/06
Posts: 4690
Loc: Illinois
I just posted my time for December. And my commitment for the year new. How do I get one of those great keyboards??

Kathleen
_________________________
After playing Chopin, I feel as if I had been weeping over sins that I had never committed, and mourning over tragedies that were not my own." Oscar Wilde, 1891

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#1007970 - 12/27/07 11:08 AM Re: 2008 MOYD List
Derek Chan Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 12/19/07
Posts: 6
Loc: Hong Kong
Count me in! Thank you so much!

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#1007971 - 12/27/07 11:18 AM Re: 2008 MOYD List
Mark... Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/27/06
Posts: 4373
Loc: Jersey Shore
 Quote:
Originally posted by loveschopintoomuch:
I just posted my time for December. And my commitment for the year new. How do I get one of those great keyboards??

Kathleen [/b]
Play everyday in 2008 and you get one at the end of the year. And if you did it in 2007 you get one now...

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#1007972 - 12/27/07 04:05 PM Re: 2008 MOYD List
robjones Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 12/26/07
Posts: 16
Count me in \:\) .

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#1007973 - 12/27/07 07:41 PM Re: 2008 MOYD List
tickler Offline
Full Member

Registered: 03/14/07
Posts: 373
Loc: Chicagoland
If you're away from home, without access to a piano, does playing mentally count? E.g., studying the sheet music, doing "mental play", memorizing?

Mary
_________________________
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman. -- Beethoven
1911 Steinway A-II (2007 Rebuild)

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#1007974 - 12/28/07 12:20 AM Re: 2008 MOYD List
SusieQ Offline
Full Member

Registered: 12/06/04
Posts: 301
Loc: Bellevue, Washington
Count me in! it is a great way to keep on track.

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#1007975 - 12/28/07 11:03 AM Re: 2008 MOYD List
Mark... Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/27/06
Posts: 4373
Loc: Jersey Shore
 Quote:
Originally posted by tickler:
If you're away from home, without access to a piano, does playing mentally count? E.g., studying the sheet music, doing "mental play", memorizing?

Mary [/b]
Thats an excused MOYD...

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#1007976 - 12/28/07 11:10 AM Re: 2008 MOYD List
caroloz Offline
Full Member

Registered: 12/18/07
Posts: 23
Loc: Essex, England
Please include me - at least I don't need to be able to play well for this! I think it will help me because I found in the run-up to Christmas that once I had missed a day, it was much easier to miss the next day and the one after.......Happy New Year everyone
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