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#2150708 - 09/15/13 06:50 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
Dipsy Offline
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Please sign me up Cheryl - now that my Grieg recital pieces are done and dusted - I need some other prompt to keep me at it!

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#2150786 - 09/15/13 08:41 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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Is MOYD still open? I'd been feeling like maybe I should try it again, but thought it was too late in the season.
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#2151019 - 09/16/13 02:06 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
casinitaly Offline


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Ok Dipsy - you're in !

Tangleweeds - you've just made it - the cut off date is 30 September!


Welcome to both of you!
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#2152537 - 09/17/13 09:42 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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I'm here to report (after the fact) I was away on vacation from Aug. 28 to Sept. 13 and resumed practice on Sept. 13. A fantastic road trip including Arches Nat. Mon., Bryce Canyon, Zion Canyon, Grand Canyon, and Chirichua Nat. Mon. in the U.S. southwest. Awesome! Just about got drowned out in northern New Mexico at the end of the trip. Yikes!
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#2152718 - 09/18/13 02:10 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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Sounds like a great trip - apart from the being drowned out part!

Have fun back at the piano!
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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
Performance anxiety: make it part of your daily routine and deal with it...Cope! zrtf90

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#2152772 - 09/18/13 06:17 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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I'll be away from home and piano from Sep 18 through 21. Then I'll be back with plenty of enthusiasm.
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#2155004 - 09/21/13 12:36 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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Posts: 1754
Loc: Northern VA, U.S.
Just landed in Rome this morning. After a jet-lag-compelled nap, walked around the Roman and Palatine Forum and the Coliseum, looking forward to a lovely dinner tonight and the train to Orvieto in the morning. What a beautiful city! Making plans now to come back to Rome for a week.

BUT no access to a piano today, so I must ask for a pass today and probably next Saturday and Sunday. I'm told that the inn at Orvieto has a piano, and I'm expecting to play there or at a nearby music institute called to my attention by dear Cheryl.

Ciao tutti!


Edited by ClsscLib (09/21/13 12:37 PM)
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#2155936 - 09/23/13 02:34 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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smile Good luck with piano time in Orvieto!!!

I'll put you out for the dates listed - then you can update.

I have to put myself on the excused list for Saturday and Sunday as I was sick as a dog.
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#2156081 - 09/23/13 10:45 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: ClsscLib]
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Originally Posted By: ClsscLib
Just landed in Rome this morning. After a jet-lag-compelled nap, walked around the Roman and Palatine Forum and the Coliseum, looking forward to a lovely dinner tonight and the train to Orvieto in the morning. What a beautiful city! Making plans now to come back to Rome for a week.


Totally jealous of your trip to Orvieto, lovely place. Tough to get there the way I did though (on a bicycle) - long climb up!
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#2156378 - 09/23/13 07:07 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
rnaple Offline

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Posts: 2083
Loc: Rocky Mountains
Hey Cas....
Why don't you go ahead and sign me up for MOYD. Just in the interest of participating and supporting the idea.
I practice everyday anyway. Been doing it all year. Could have called some of it fooling around. Still had the hands on the keys.
My only problem now is how many hours.... Doh!
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#2156613 - 09/24/13 02:11 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: rnaple]
casinitaly Offline


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Originally Posted By: rnaple
Hey Cas....
Why don't you go ahead and sign me up for MOYD. Just in the interest of participating and supporting the idea.
I practice everyday anyway. Been doing it all year. Could have called some of it fooling around. Still had the hands on the keys.
My only problem now is how many hours.... Doh!


Sure Ron - you'll be one of the last to join as the cut off is 30 September! smile

If your question is how many hours for MOYD - that's not an issue - in a pinch 5 minutes at the piano will count, the point is to play every day. See the first page of the thread for full details smile
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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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#2156750 - 09/24/13 10:11 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: BB Player]
ClsscLib Online   content

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Originally Posted By: BB Player
Originally Posted By: ClsscLib
Just landed in Rome this morning. After a jet-lag-compelled nap, walked around the Roman and Palatine Forum and the Coliseum, looking forward to a lovely dinner tonight and the train to Orvieto in the morning. What a beautiful city! Making plans now to come back to Rome for a week.


Totally jealous of your trip to Orvieto, lovely place. Tough to get there the way I did though (on a bicycle) - long climb up!


The trip won't have been a pianofest, though I've now lined up practice time on a serviceable upright, thanks to Cheryl.

But Orvieto is indeed wonderful: beautiful little town, great old streets and buildings, warm and friendly people, fantastic food, and so much more. Today I visited a working archeological dig in the caves below the city -- they had just unearthed some iron age tools and pottery (and some pornographic graffiti!). Very interesting. The pottery and the tools, I mean. Never mind...
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#2157150 - 09/24/13 11:20 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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Registered: 04/25/13
Posts: 62
Loc: Kalifornia
For a Little While

When it all falls down, where will you stand?

On the sidelines, with a program, cheering your side?

When it all falls down, what will you say?

I knew it, I saw it, swollen with pride?

When it all falls down, some will rise from the dust

Tired and tried, unbroken but beaten, forcing a smile

When it all falls down some will say, I was there!

I stood shoulder to shoulder with Atlas, and bore the weight of the world

For a little while.



Work has been a nightmare!! Still my refuge is the bench time at the piano. Stay strong everyone.
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#2157223 - 09/25/13 02:21 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: Mr. Square]
casinitaly Offline


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Originally Posted By: Mr. Square
For a Little While

When it all falls down, where will you stand?

On the sidelines, with a program, cheering your side?

When it all falls down, what will you say?

I knew it, I saw it, swollen with pride?

When it all falls down, some will rise from the dust

Tired and tried, unbroken but beaten, forcing a smile

When it all falls down some will say, I was there!

I stood shoulder to shoulder with Atlas, and bore the weight of the world

For a little while.



Work has been a nightmare!! Still my refuge is the bench time at the piano. Stay strong everyone.



I vote this the most poetic MOYD post of the year!
Hang in there Mr. Square!
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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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#2158280 - 09/26/13 09:32 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
Palmpirate Offline
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Registered: 01/31/13
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HI casinitaly. Got your pm and now am back on track. Terrible return journey with fog delaying flights everywhere. Still, seeing my piano again eased the jet lag a treat! Lesson next Thursday so got to get some catch up done!
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#2159466 - 09/29/13 03:30 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
ClsscLib Online   content

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Registered: 03/14/08
Posts: 1754
Loc: Northern VA, U.S.
Yesterday was my last full day in Italy, but I was in Rome with no access to a piano. (The hotel restaurant where we lunched had an upright, but my better half threatened divorce if I tried to play it.). So I ask to be excused that day, and plan to play my piano today after a long flight home.

Cheryl, thanks again for helping find me a place to practice in Orvieto. That really enhanced my visit to your beautiful adopted country!
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#2159486 - 09/29/13 04:57 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
casinitaly Offline


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Welcome back Palmpirate!

ClsscLib - safe travels! I'm really glad that I was able to be of some help!
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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
Performance anxiety: make it part of your daily routine and deal with it...Cope! zrtf90

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#2159987 - 09/30/13 08:54 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
JimF Offline
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My nephew now has a beautiful new bride, and about 150 of his friends and relatives now share the memory of a lovely New England Fall wedding.....and I get the bonus of a ding at MOYD. grin

(Please zap me for 9/26 through 9/28, Cheryl)
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#2160001 - 09/30/13 09:33 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
casinitaly Offline


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Zap!!!!!!!

Viva gli sposi!!
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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
Performance anxiety: make it part of your daily routine and deal with it...Cope! zrtf90

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#2160170 - 09/30/13 05:40 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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#2161248 - 10/03/13 03:13 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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i failed the last two days frown missed two in a row. thats not normal
on the plus side, i have the easy version of the entertainer and fur elise left in my method book till i move on to the book 2!
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#2161250 - 10/03/13 03:15 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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i failed the last two days frown missed two in a row. thats not normal
on the plus side, i have the easy version of the entertainer and fur elise left in my method book till i move on to the book 2!
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#2161271 - 10/03/13 04:17 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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Ok, I'll put you back on the wagon - hang in there and good luck with the last 2 pieces in your book!
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Performance anxiety: make it part of your daily routine and deal with it...Cope! zrtf90

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#2161771 - 10/04/13 02:57 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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woot! got a solid hour in. literally i need to do is sit on the bench and i just go and go and go and go... lol love it. i didn't suck either! I was surprised i actually felt on top of my game! Maybe those two days did me some good!
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#2162808 - 10/07/13 12:29 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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I'm proud to announce that: Even though I was in a power outage for 32 hours. I still did not miss a day.
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#2163113 - 10/07/13 05:53 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: rnaple]
casinitaly Offline


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Originally Posted By: rnaple
I'm proud to announce that: Even though I was in a power outage for 32 hours. I still did not miss a day.


Oh Bravo!!!
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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
Performance anxiety: make it part of your daily routine and deal with it...Cope! zrtf90

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#2164525 - 10/10/13 05:06 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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Hey, Cas, I'm hereby declaring myself completely out of MOYD 2013. I missed the entire summer and can't see counting myself among the Masters this year even if special dispensation were offered.

Are you going to be managing MOYD 2014? It must take a fair amount of time, and your dedication is greatly appreciated!
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#2164692 - 10/11/13 02:16 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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Loc: Italy
Hi Deborah,

Ok, I'll take you off the list - you can try again next year if you feel like it.

I don't know if I'll do MOYD 2014. It doesn't actually take very much work. I have done it for a few years now though and I am wondering if someone else might enjoy doing it.
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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
Performance anxiety: make it part of your daily routine and deal with it...Cope! zrtf90

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#2166327 - 10/14/13 09:17 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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Please may I be excused for this last Saturday?

I was out of town, and although I took my music with me, there was not a piano available at the beach condo. I did practice extra before and after though!

I do hope you'll continue to host this! I find it quite inspiring and it does get me to practice much more consistently. Since I started (May 2012) I haven't missed except when traveling or one time when we had a houseguest in the hospital.
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#2166464 - 10/15/13 02:56 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: Oongawa]
casinitaly Offline


Gold Supporter until March 1 2014


Registered: 03/01/10
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Loc: Italy
Ok, you're excused for Saturday..
Don't worry - even if I don't do MOYD next year someone will. I think I'm the third or 4th MOYD thread coordinator since it started up.
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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
Performance anxiety: make it part of your daily routine and deal with it...Cope! zrtf90

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