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#1822305 - 01/10/12 05:49 PM Re: MOYD 2012 [Re: casinitaly]
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Hi! Please add me to the 2012 MOYD!

Like Tinman1943, I've have been practicing but didn't find the extra time to add the new icon to my sig. Thanks MaryBee for the great art.

Being accountable to this group has also made a big difference in my playing, so thanks to all, but especially Cas. Really appreciate you taking on the job again.
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#1822529 - 01/11/12 02:53 AM Re: MOYD 2012 [Re: casinitaly]
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I'm back. I actually managed to get in a bit of playing before we left on the 4th so only missed five days.

The list is caught up. Please let me know if I've got it right. I wasn't certain if some of the recent sign-ups have been playing since Jan 1 or are late starts.

Molehill... it is my pleasure to help out!
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#1822734 - 01/11/12 11:49 AM Re: MOYD 2012 [Re: casinitaly]
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Welcome back Cas! How was your trip?
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#1822801 - 01/11/12 01:56 PM Re: MOYD 2012 [Re: casinitaly]
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I need to go on the excused list starting on Saturday. I am going to the US to visit family and set up everything to import my horse and dog to Switzerland. My dog has been staying with my Mom until we found a suitable place, and my horse has been with a friend. I can't wait to see them! I will be back on Jan 30.
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#1822827 - 01/11/12 03:07 PM Re: MOYD 2012 [Re: BeccaBb]
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Originally Posted By: BeccaBb
Welcome back Cas! How was your trip?

Thank you Becca. The trip went well, or at least as well as can be expected. We had to make an unplanned trip to Canada as my mother-in-law passed away.
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#1822829 - 01/11/12 03:11 PM Re: MOYD 2012 [Re: casinitaly]
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Oh I'm sorry to hear that. My condolences. frown Glad you made the best of it though. Where did you travel to here in Canuckville?
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#1822832 - 01/11/12 03:15 PM Re: MOYD 2012 [Re: casinitaly]
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Thank you Becca.

We were in Ottawa. Fortunately the weather wasn't too brutal, and our flights all went smootly.It wasn't a "fun" or "easy" trip by any means, but it was the right moment to be with the rest of the family.
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#1822837 - 01/11/12 03:19 PM Re: MOYD 2012 [Re: casinitaly]
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Ottawa is very beautiful. This winter is extremely mild for us so very luck there. Glad you were with family. smile Bet you can't wait to get back to practicing!
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#1822974 - 01/11/12 08:05 PM Re: MOYD 2012 [Re: casinitaly]
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Cas, So sorry to hear about your mother-in-law.

I missed Saturday, Jan. 7th. (So much for going for the pure list). We had a funeral to attend out of town. My brother-in-law's mother passed. It was a short trip, but an all day affair.
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#1823044 - 01/11/12 10:45 PM Re: MOYD 2012 [Re: casinitaly]
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i'm still pure as of jan 11. i also start lessons tomorrow evening so hope to stay regular. just hope i don't stress out too much. in the past i did some lessons and always kind of freak out with the commitment of regular lessons. need to change my mental attitude this time. i had a few lessons with this teacher several years ago and i believe she is a very very good teacher and easy to work with.

gw

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#1823106 - 01/12/12 01:59 AM Re: MOYD 2012 [Re: CMohr]
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Originally Posted By: CMohr
Cas, So sorry to hear about your mother-in-law.

I missed Saturday, Jan. 7th. (So much for going for the pure list). We had a funeral to attend out of town. My brother-in-law's mother passed. It was a short trip, but an all day affair.


Thank you - and my condolences to you and your family. It seems the last two weeks have been sad ones for many.


Edited by casinitaly (01/12/12 01:59 AM)
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#1823155 - 01/12/12 06:04 AM Re: MOYD 2012 [Re: casinitaly]
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Cas
I'm sorry to hear about your loss. Hope that you enjoyed the time and memories with family. Blessings to you.


Edited by WiseBuff (01/12/12 06:05 AM)
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#1823345 - 01/12/12 12:36 PM Re: MOYD 2012 [Re: WiseBuff]
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Originally Posted By: WiseBuff
Cas
I'm sorry to hear about your loss. Hope that you enjoyed the time and memories with family. Blessings to you.


Thanks very much Wisebuff, although it wasn't a "happy" time, we did have a lot of laughs remembering the best of times with my mother-in-law. I was also fortunate enough to get to spend time with my own parents, which was very comforting.
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#1823517 - 01/12/12 04:56 PM Re: MOYD 2012 [Re: casinitaly]
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Originally Posted By: casinitaly

The list is caught up. Please let me know if I've got it right. I wasn't certain if some of the recent sign-ups have been playing since Jan 1 or are late starts.




Hi Casinitaly- not that it matters, but I have been playing since the 1st, and the past two years on MOYD. Could I be put on the Excused list for the work trip that I missed? Otherwise, feel free to leave me on the late addition. I just hadn't logged on to PianoWorld in a while and missed the "end of year" even though I've kept the playing up.

Thanks for keeping this tradition alive! I know it's a lot of work to moderate. It really helps to motivate for practice on some days!
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#1823530 - 01/12/12 05:14 PM Re: MOYD 2012 [Re: mark233]
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Originally Posted By: mark233
Originally Posted By: casinitaly

The list is caught up. Please let me know if I've got it right. I wasn't certain if some of the recent sign-ups have been playing since Jan 1 or are late starts.

Hi Casinitaly- not that it matters, but I have been playing since the 1st, and the past two years on MOYD. Could I be put on the Excused list for the work trip that I missed? Otherwise, feel free to leave me on the late addition. I just hadn't logged on to PianoWorld in a while and missed the "end of year" even though I've kept the playing up.

Thanks for keeping this tradition alive! I know it's a lot of work to moderate. It really helps to motivate for practice on some days!



Hi Mark, I'll fix it. Sometimes it isn't clear to me when people say "sign me up" if they mean "as of today" or "I've been playing since the first".
I have no problem with people nudging me if I make a mistake or misinterpret!
I'll move you to excused!
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Everything's too hard until you make it easy. Follow your teacher's instructions and practice wisely/much, and you'll soon wonder how you ever found it hard ;)-BobPickle
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#1823595 - 01/12/12 07:29 PM Re: MOYD 2012 [Re: casinitaly]
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Woo hoo! Many thanks!
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#1823768 - 01/13/12 01:29 AM Re: MOYD 2012 [Re: casinitaly]
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Registered: 12/10/11
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Loc: United Kingdom
How's everyone doing?
So far no problems for me making time to practice, I've averaged 4 hours a day, thanks to my shift work pattern. I get plenty of time home alone with no distractions. Just started lessons, new book to work from so I'm fully motivated and have a road map.

Hope you're all doing good,

Neil.
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#1823774 - 01/13/12 01:37 AM Re: MOYD 2012 [Re: casinitaly]
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so far so good, for me. I've only clocked about an hour a day. I need to stop getting sick and i need to stop watching TV.

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#1823900 - 01/13/12 08:23 AM Re: MOYD 2012 [Re: casinitaly]
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I'm having less issues practicing now than I did at the beginning! I'm getting at least an hour a day at the keyboard (sometimes much more.) Knowing that I have to answer for my time here, keeps me pushing for time at the keys!
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#1823946 - 01/13/12 09:42 AM Re: MOYD 2012 [Re: MaryAnn]
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Originally Posted By: MaryAnn
I've only clocked about an hour a day.

If it's a good quality hour, that can be fine. I usually play until I've made adequate progress on everything I'm working on, which usually works out to at least an hour and a half or two hours. But the other day I sat down, went through everything, worked on the problem spots, and felt like I'd done well, and, lo and behold, it only took an hour.

I've been told that even 15 minutes a day is good, better than skipping several days and then having one marathon session.

So here'a big HOORAY for all MOYDers.


Edited by PianoStudent88 (01/13/12 09:43 AM)
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#1825839 - 01/16/12 10:25 AM Re: MOYD 2012 [Re: casinitaly]
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I'm out of town for a funeral. Please put me on the excused list.
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#1825841 - 01/16/12 10:29 AM Re: MOYD 2012 [Re: tinman1943]
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Originally Posted By: tinman1943
I'm out of town for a funeral. Please put me on the excused list.


Ah, that's a sad reason to go on the list. My condolences to you.
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#1825845 - 01/16/12 10:41 AM Re: MOYD 2012 [Re: casinitaly]
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casinitaly, CMohr, and tinman - my condolences as well. May the good memories sustain you over the coming year.

Cathy
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#1825862 - 01/16/12 11:13 AM Re: MOYD 2012 [Re: jotur]
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My condolences as well. I had a family funeral this past weekend also, although it was local.

@ Neil: Four hours? Insanely jealous. Want to trade jobs?

MOYD going along swimmingly here. Why didn't I do this last year?


Edited by Legal Beagle (01/16/12 11:14 AM)
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#1826952 - 01/18/12 08:03 AM Re: MOYD 2012 [Re: casinitaly]
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Sign me in please smile

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#1826955 - 01/18/12 08:05 AM Re: MOYD 2012 [Re: casinitaly]
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Thanks Cathy and Legal - and Legal, my condolences to you too - what a year this is! Barely 2 weeks old and I've already heard of so many deaths.
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#1827423 - 01/18/12 07:54 PM Re: MOYD 2012 [Re: casinitaly]
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I'm panicking about a couple of upcoming business trips. Not just because of MOYD, but because I don't want to miss 2 weeks of practice in March. I found a piano shop near my hotel in Chicago--it's a short jog away. I could try to arrange to practice there at least a couple of times the week I'm in Chicago. I thought of asking the hotel about a piano, too, but if they have one it's probably in a public space. Maybe I should just bring a theory book to read, or buy an iPad and get that sight reading app everyone is on about.

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#1827603 - 01/19/12 02:43 AM Re: MOYD 2012 [Re: MaryAnn]
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Originally Posted By: MaryAnn
I'm panicking about a couple of upcoming business trips. Not just because of MOYD, but because I don't want to miss 2 weeks of practice in March. I found a piano shop near my hotel in Chicago--it's a short jog away. I could try to arrange to practice there at least a couple of times the week I'm in Chicago. I thought of asking the hotel about a piano, too, but if they have one it's probably in a public space. Maybe I should just bring a theory book to read, or buy an iPad and get that sight reading app everyone is on about.


Two weeks is a lot to miss when you are in love with your piano time! The shop idea is a great one - you may even find that the owner is a PW member smile
Ask at the hotel too - sometimes they have pianos in suites or in "penthouse" lounges, not necessarily in very public places.

and of course the alternatives of reading up on theory or using your iPad for sight reading are also good ideas. (just not quite as much fun! )

Good luck!
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#1827735 - 01/19/12 09:27 AM Re: MOYD 2012 [Re: MaryAnn]
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Originally Posted By: MaryAnn
I thought of asking the hotel about a piano, too, but if they have one it's probably in a public space. Maybe I should just bring a theory book to read, or buy an iPad and get that sight reading app everyone is on about.

MaryAnn, check into churches and schools in the area of your hotel. I have had extremely good luck this way when travelling, as both types of institutions have pianos that are typically sitting idle and abandoned in the evening. Best to call ahead and get permission, but I've also had luck just showing up and speaking with the janitor. Actually, I've never been turned away.
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#1827850 - 01/19/12 01:08 PM Re: MOYD 2012 [Re: Legal Beagle]
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We're heading up to the mountains for a week. But, I am taking my keyboard so will not miss a day! We are getting together with a bunch of our musical friends, and there will be djembes, bongos, guitars, harmonicas - (maybe a banjo or mandolin). It should be fun and a lot of laughs. Hmmm, maybe I should record us? That would be good for the blooper reel! laugh
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