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#2005899 - 12/29/12 06:02 AM MOYD 2013
casinitaly Offline


Gold Supporter until March 1 2014


Registered: 03/01/10
Posts: 4884
Loc: Italy
It's here! It's here! Let the bells ring out, let the banners fly! It's sign up time for MOYD (Master of Your Domain) 2013. Join in - play every day - and see what a great difference it will make to your piano skills!

MOYD is a personal challenge where you commit to playing the piano for some amount of time every single day. It might be a few hours, it might be a few minutes - it doesn't matter. If you miss a day you must come here and say so.

Please report AFTER the fact. We only need to know when you DID miss playing - not that you "might not be able to play".

2013 will be the 9th year of MOYD on ABF.


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. Five minutes counts... but more is better. Simply get to the piano every day, let it become a habit, and see what good things happen to your piano skills.

2. If you are away from home (for business, or for personal reasons) , you don't have to practice/play. You go to the 'Excused list".

3. If you are sick, you don't have to practice/play. You go to the 'Excused list".

4. If you are at home, and you are not sick and you miss a day, you have to come here and tell us the sad story of what kept you from playing. Then you go to the "Back on the Wagon list".

5. You may start late - however no new participants are accepted after September 30th.


6. Those who have reported being away, being sick, falling off and getting back on, or who sign up date have the right to put the MOYD 2013 badge in their signatures on 31 December 2013.


HOW TO JOIN

Simply reply to this thread declaring your enthusiastic willingness to join in and be committed to the plan!

I will check in regularly and update this first page with the information you provide. I will not reply to all the posts.

Signature pictures will be offered to those who are 2013 MOYD winners. Below you will find the 2012 Siggies.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ADDING IMAGES TO YOUR SIGNATURE:
1. Place your cursor on the desired icon,
2. right click,
3. go to properties,
4. copy the Url,
5. go to your profile page signature box,
6. place cursor,
7. click on "enter an image" paste.
8. save changes











Let us all send a big thank you to MaryBee for making our badges!!

January 1, 2013

FIRST CATEGORY


Pure MOYD list, those who practice everyday no excuses:

(I get to sign up first smile....well, I was first, now on the excused list )

-Fryeck
scorpio
Woody-Woodruff
Nancypants
Jazzwee
neildradford
LimeFriday
j&j
ChopinAddict
venice1
JerryG
Densi826
Molehill
Cyborg
WannabePT
Justplay
Cookie74
Jim S
Gomer
lizzie3
Dmaj
mark233
gingko2
Evelyn S
happykah
gwood
Andreas Lundberg
CHAS
Maestro57

***



SECOND CATEGORY
EXCUSED MOYD List, You were sick, or away from home.


Wisebuff - 4 Jan, 25, 27-29 March, June 22-23, 25-30, Oct 17-20
BillTheSlink 9-18 Jan from 30 Jan on sick list for nerve trouble
BeccaBb 21&22 Jan, 1 May...on hold
JimF 23-24Jan, 12-18 August, 9/26-9/28
Torquenale 2-9 Feb, July 12-22,27-28 Aug, 1-11 Sept, 1-4 Nov
Ragdoll 26,27,28 Feb, 17 Oct
Oongawa 19-21 March, 7/20-28, 12 Oct
Stubbie 1-14 April, Aug. 28 to Sept. 12
Andy Platt - spring break March 7/7 to 7/14. 24-28 Aug
MaryBee 29/03-1/04, 10-22 June, August 4-8, 23-24
casinitaly 26-27/04, 25Aug-8 Sept, 21-22 Sept, 9-10 Nov
hegedusmj 29April-6 May, Sept 18 -21
Tararex 13-22 April , Nov 25-29
SwissMS 13-17 May
Joyoussong 14 May, Dec 30-31
IreneAdler May 22-26
Saranoya 1-11 July, 24-25 July
zillybug 2 days in June
dynamobt couple of days in July
ClsscLib 30 August, 21 Sept, 28 Sept, several days Oct
Palmpirate 10-24 Sept, 8-11+ 15-21 Nov, 22-31 Dec
Allard 16-22 October
earlofmar 4-7 December

THIRD CATEGORY - BACK ON THE MOYD WAGON, for those who missed a day for a reason other than being sick or away from home .... but who are back on THE MOYD WAGON with new start date.

Bobpickle 26 January
255 29 Nov
Tinman1943 18 August
cscl 30 August
sweet06 - 3 October
Tangleweeds 22 October
Dipsy 28 October
AimeeO 28 November
Mr. Square 5 December
FOURTH CATEGORY: LATE START MOYD: For someone new who wants to join after Jan 1 2013. Note that the LAST DAY TO JOIN IS 30 September!


newbieaz 28 Jan
swimMommy 30 Jan
Cher Z 3 Feb
StaceyB 6 Feb
Eglantine 2 March
DennisInMN 5 March
Marc Harris 13 March
BookCover 16 March
Mete 8 April
JosephAC 19 April
Carolinagirl 1 May
PianoHarry 20 May
Songwire May 28
Carolyn227 6 June
BoostlyBleep 13 June
Yester 13 June
Ezra 17 June
Ann H 1 July 14
Mateas Catalin 20 August
ajames 26 August
Rik51 29 August
LordElpus 30 August
rnaple 24 Sept


Edited by casinitaly (12/22/13 10:02 AM)
_________________________
XVIII-XXXIV
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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#2005900 - 12/29/12 06:28 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
-Frycek Offline
5000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/06/05
Posts: 5921
Loc: SC Mountains
I get to sign up second.
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Slow down and do it right.

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#2005902 - 12/29/12 06:35 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
Allard Offline
Full Member

Registered: 03/27/12
Posts: 327
Loc: Netherlands
I joined PW too late for the 2012 MOYD. Count me in this year!
_________________________
David Lanz - Dream of the Forgotten Child
Nobuo Uematsu - Aerith's Theme (Final Fantasy VII Piano Collections)

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#2005910 - 12/29/12 07:43 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: Allard]
hegedusmj Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 11/01/08
Posts: 18
Loc: Virginia
Please sign me up.


Edited by hegedusmj (12/29/12 07:44 AM)
_________________________
Mike Hegedus

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#2005911 - 12/29/12 07:44 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
scorpio Offline
Full Member

Registered: 11/30/12
Posts: 498
Loc: Connecticut, USA
Please sign me up! I can't wait to start the new year on the piano. And I will master my domain.
_________________________

    Yamaha P-155

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    #2005919 - 12/29/12 08:27 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
    ClsscLib Online   content

    Platinum Supporter until Jan 02 2013


    Registered: 03/14/08
    Posts: 1717
    Loc: Northern VA, U.S.
    I'm in and will add my 2012 badge (2nd class) as soon as I've finished the year. I'm starting to feel confident about it, though. smile
    _________________________


    "People may say I can't sing, but no one can ever say I didn't sing."

    -- Florence Foster Jenkins

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    #2005921 - 12/29/12 08:36 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
    WiseBuff Offline
    500 Post Club Member

    Registered: 08/03/05
    Posts: 800
    Loc: Brighton Colorado
    Sign me up for 2013
    _________________________



    Love to learn

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    #2005923 - 12/29/12 08:39 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
    Ragdoll Offline
    500 Post Club Member

    Registered: 11/03/12
    Posts: 664
    Loc: Illinois
    Count me in Casi, it's pretty much a habit already barring illness. No badge for me this year for 2012 though frown too new here.
    _________________________
    Ragdoll

    Never get directions from someone who hasn't been there.

    Just be yourself, everyone else is already taken.


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    #2005929 - 12/29/12 08:52 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
    WiseBuff Offline
    500 Post Club Member

    Registered: 08/03/05
    Posts: 800
    Loc: Brighton Colorado
    As you can see the add a badge process did not work for me. There was no "add an image". What do I need to do please.
    _________________________



    Love to learn

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    #2005930 - 12/29/12 08:58 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
    casinitaly Offline


    Gold Supporter until March 1 2014


    Registered: 03/01/10
    Posts: 4884
    Loc: Italy
    Hi Wisebuff,

    here is what you have with the troublesome part higlighted in red at the beginning and end of your text:


    [/img]http://www.pianoworld.com/forumpicts/MOYD12/MOYD_12.gif]

    what it should be is what I have in GREEN - but after bot of the [ there is a space you need to remove.

    [ img]http://www.pianoworld.com/forumpicts/MOYD12/MOYD_12.gif[ /img]


    Technically you shouldn't be adding it yet smile (just kidding, I think you're a pretty safe bet smile
    Cheers,
    Cheryl
    _________________________
    XVIII-XXXIV
    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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    #2005933 - 12/29/12 09:07 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
    JimF Offline
    1000 Post Club Member

    Registered: 10/08/09
    Posts: 1677
    Loc: south florida
    Please sign me up for 2013, Cheryl.

    And THANK YOU MaryBee for my new badge. I'll wait till New Years to add it.
    _________________________
    La Fille aux cheveux de lin - Debussy
    Ma Mere L'Oye - Ravel
    Mozart Sonata K545

    Estonia L190 #7284





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    #2005937 - 12/29/12 09:23 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
    Andy Platt Offline
    2000 Post Club Member

    Registered: 04/28/10
    Posts: 2375
    Loc: Virginia, USA
    Sign me up for my third year!
    _________________________
    • Liszt - Liebesträume No. 3, S541
    • Scarlatti - Sonata in D minor, K. 213

    Kawai K3

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    #2005938 - 12/29/12 09:25 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
    Woody-Woodruff Offline
    500 Post Club Member

    Registered: 01/11/08
    Posts: 615
    Loc: Coastal Mississippi
    I can't stop now. Add me to the list also please.
    _________________________

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    #2005950 - 12/29/12 10:00 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
    WiseBuff Offline
    500 Post Club Member

    Registered: 08/03/05
    Posts: 800
    Loc: Brighton Colorado
    LOL. You're right...I haven't made it through the whole year yet. I'll wait. I've printed the instruction you gave. I've been practicing all morning. I want to play Wild Rider at least a half speed (still pretty fast)
    _________________________



    Love to learn

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    #2005953 - 12/29/12 10:09 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
    nancypants Offline
    Junior Member

    Registered: 12/23/12
    Posts: 2
    I'm in! Thanks! smile

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    #2005972 - 12/29/12 11:06 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: nancypants]
    SwissMS Offline
    500 Post Club Member

    Registered: 01/09/11
    Posts: 694
    Loc: Switzerland
    Sign me up again! Thanks! And thanks to you MaryBee for our Badges.
    _________________________


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    #2005977 - 12/29/12 11:15 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
    BeccaBb Offline
    500 Post Club Member

    Registered: 12/09/11
    Posts: 905
    Loc: Thunder Bay, On Canada
    Count me in! Thanks again Cas for running another year! smile

    I'm leaving my badge in.. took me five minutes to get the darn thing to work! LOL


    Edited by BeccaBb (12/29/12 11:25 AM)
    _________________________
    Becca
    Began: 01-12-11


    Floundering and Lost
    Roland RD300NX

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    #2005981 - 12/29/12 11:25 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
    joyoussong Offline
    500 Post Club Member

    Registered: 11/19/09
    Posts: 732
    Loc: Canada
    I'm in for 2013. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!


    Edited by joyoussong (12/29/12 11:33 AM)
    _________________________
    Carol
    (Started playing July 2008)



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    #2006060 - 12/29/12 02:34 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
    Bobpickle Offline

    Gold Supporter until July 10  2014


    Registered: 05/24/12
    Posts: 1383
    Loc: Cameron Park, California
    Sign me up. I aspire to be as dedicated as you all!

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    #2006068 - 12/29/12 03:03 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
    torquenale Offline
    Full Member

    Registered: 12/29/12
    Posts: 277
    Loc: Italy
    Hello!
    Reading the forums for one year, but registered less then one hour ago to sign for the MOYD 2013.
    Work and family = no time to practise, so I need extra motivation!
    _________________________

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    #2006138 - 12/29/12 05:24 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
    MaryBee Offline
    1000 Post Club Member

    Registered: 08/21/09
    Posts: 1208
    Loc: Cleveland, OH
    Cas -- thanks so much for running MOYD again for the coming year. Please sign me up!

    (It's nice to see everyone's new badges showing up. smile )
    _________________________
    Mary Bee
    Current mantra: Play outside the box.
    XVI-XXXIV

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    #2006142 - 12/29/12 05:31 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: MaryBee]
    casinitaly Offline


    Gold Supporter until March 1 2014


    Registered: 03/01/10
    Posts: 4884
    Loc: Italy
    Originally Posted By: MaryBee
    Cas -- thanks so much for running MOYD again for the coming year. Please sign me up!

    (It's nice to see everyone's new badges showing up. smile )


    My pleasure MaryBee - and I agree, it is fun to see the new badges...(I'm holding off on setting mine up.... I almost fell off the wagon today!! Can you believe it?
    I didn't really feel like playing - but I thought..oh c'mon Just DO IT ! I ended up playing for half an hour smile )


    I'm really happy to see what a great mix of new comers and "old timers" we've got already signed up! Looks like another enthusiastic group is rarin' to go!
    _________________________
    XVIII-XXXIV
    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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    #2006143 - 12/29/12 05:33 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
    jazzwee Offline
    7000 Post Club Member

    Registered: 04/25/07
    Posts: 7060
    Loc: So. California
    Sign me up as always. I suppose I don't need this for motivation since I never miss a day but it's good for encouraging others.
    _________________________
    Hamburg Steinway O, Nord Electro 4 HP
    My Blog

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    #2006144 - 12/29/12 05:33 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: jazzwee]
    casinitaly Offline


    Gold Supporter until March 1 2014


    Registered: 03/01/10
    Posts: 4884
    Loc: Italy
    Originally Posted By: jazzwee
    Sign me up as always. I suppose I don't need this for motivation since I never miss a day but it's good for encouraging others.


    smile
    _________________________
    XVIII-XXXIV
    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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    #2006151 - 12/29/12 05:52 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
    neildradford Offline
    Full Member

    Registered: 12/10/11
    Posts: 148
    Loc: United Kingdom
    Sign me up please! Really hope I can play every day next year but I'm thinking this could be difficult to do when our baby is born, we'll see.

    Neil.
    _________________________
    Venables & Son Custom 133 Upright Acoustic Piano
    Yamaha DGX-640 Digital Piano
    Started learning: October 2011
    Started lessons: January 2012
    YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/user/neildradford

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    #2006155 - 12/29/12 06:03 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
    Little_Blue_Engine Offline
    1000 Post Club Member

    Registered: 03/30/09
    Posts: 1233
    Loc: Ohio, US
    I'm going to try this again. I'm feeling more motivated lately than for the past few months.
    _________________________
    I'll figure it out eventually.
    Until then you may want to keep a safe distance.


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    #2006211 - 12/29/12 07:47 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
    LimeFriday Offline
    Full Member

    Registered: 11/02/09
    Posts: 303
    Loc: Australia
    Please sign me up! I did MOYD in 2010 but dropped off the bandwagon the last couple of years - I need to accountability and structure again.

    Thanks!

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    #2006237 - 12/29/12 08:32 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
    Oongawa Offline
    Full Member

    Registered: 05/14/12
    Posts: 238
    Yes! Count me in. I should have signed up for 2012, since I didn't miss a day since I started lessons mid-May. Except for a couple out of town trips, which would have been excused.

    Does it still count as a New Years resolution if I WANT to do it?

    smile
    _________________________
    Oongawa
    Presently working on:
    Schumann - Ave Maria
    Saint Saens- Danse Macabre
    Attempting a little blues improv
    '69 Mason & Hamlin Model A

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    #2006273 - 12/29/12 11:00 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
    j&j Offline
    Full Member

    Registered: 10/24/09
    Posts: 444
    Loc: Southwest
    I've finished for 2012 and am signing up for 2013!
    _________________________
    J & J
    Yahama C3 PE
    Casio Privia PX-330
    "Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working." Pablo Picasso

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    #2006306 - 12/30/12 12:45 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
    Stubbie Offline
    Full Member

    Registered: 12/16/10
    Posts: 371
    Loc: Midwest USA
    I'm in. Sign me up for MOYD 2013.
    _________________________
    Wherever you go, there you are.


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    #2006371 - 12/30/12 05:47 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: Oongawa]
    casinitaly Offline


    Gold Supporter until March 1 2014


    Registered: 03/01/10
    Posts: 4884
    Loc: Italy
    Originally Posted By: Oongawa
    Yes! Count me in. I should have signed up for 2012, since I didn't miss a day since I started lessons mid-May. Except for a couple out of town trips, which would have been excused.

    Does it still count as a New Years resolution if I WANT to do it?

    smile


    If you played every day from when you started your lessons, that sounds legit to me, grab yourself a 2012 siggy pic smile

    I think it is a great NY resolution!
    _________________________
    XVIII-XXXIV
    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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    #2006668 - 12/30/12 06:01 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
    ChopinAddict Offline
    6000 Post Club Member

    Registered: 08/29/09
    Posts: 6096
    Loc: Land of the never-ending music
    Sign me up again please, and thanks for the badge for this year. smile
    _________________________



    Music is my best friend.


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    #2006716 - 12/30/12 07:55 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
    venice1 Offline
    Full Member

    Registered: 11/10/11
    Posts: 22
    Ciao Casi. Entra me per un altro anno. Mi ha dato ulteriore incentivo e per questo grazie ancora.

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    #2006812 - 12/30/12 11:39 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
    JerryG Offline
    Full Member

    Registered: 01/25/06
    Posts: 170
    Loc: Long Island, NY
    I have been here for several years. However I never tried this motivational method before and I think I need it. Last year I made a New Years resolution to practice every day and guess what, I never reached that goal.

    So sign me up and we'll see what happens.
    _________________________
    IJGpiano

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    #2006876 - 12/31/12 04:41 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
    casinitaly Offline


    Gold Supporter until March 1 2014


    Registered: 03/01/10
    Posts: 4884
    Loc: Italy
    Venice1: divertente trovare un post in italiano! Auguro che anche quest'anno il MOYD ti aiuterà!

    Jerry - let's hope this year works out better!

    Congratulations to all who have made it!

    Happy New MOYD Year!
    _________________________
    XVIII-XXXIV
    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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    #2006890 - 12/31/12 06:39 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
    Densi826 Offline
    Full Member

    Registered: 12/13/12
    Posts: 55
    Loc: United Kingdom But its not rea...
    I would like to sign up as well even though I don't know how it works I guess I will find out as time goes by.

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    #2006903 - 12/31/12 07:35 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: Densi826]
    casinitaly Offline


    Gold Supporter until March 1 2014


    Registered: 03/01/10
    Posts: 4884
    Loc: Italy
    Originally Posted By: Densi826
    I would like to sign up as well even though I don't know how it works I guess I will find out as time goes by.


    If you mean you don't know how it will work for you, yes, time will tell.

    If you mean you don't understand the instructions found in the first post of this thread, then don't be shy to ask a question. I try to make it as clear as possible, but I know that when you already know how something works you can take it for granted that your instructions are clear smile

    Welcome to MOYD.
    _________________________
    XVIII-XXXIV
    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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    #2006917 - 12/31/12 08:07 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
    Woody-Woodruff Offline
    500 Post Club Member

    Registered: 01/11/08
    Posts: 615
    Loc: Coastal Mississippi
    casinitaly,
    Help. For some reason my signature block is not opening the file. Have I done something wrong?

    Thanks;
    Woody
    _________________________

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    #2007003 - 12/31/12 10:58 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: Woody-Woodruff]
    casinitaly Offline


    Gold Supporter until March 1 2014


    Registered: 03/01/10
    Posts: 4884
    Loc: Italy
    Originally Posted By: Woody-Woodruff
    casinitaly,
    Help. For some reason my signature block is not opening the file. Have I done something wrong?

    Thanks;
    Woody


    you need to put [ img] at the front of the string (remove the space before the "i" and then at the end you need to put
    [ /img] - remove the space before the " / "

    Then it should work!
    _________________________
    XVIII-XXXIV
    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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    #2007015 - 12/31/12 11:24 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
    Woody-Woodruff Offline
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    Thanks Casinitaly as you can see it worked.

    Woody
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    #2007048 - 12/31/12 12:51 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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    Originally Posted By: casinitaly


    If you mean you don't know how it will work for you, yes, time will tell.

    If you mean you don't understand the instructions found in the first post of this thread, then don't be shy to ask a question. I try to make it as clear as possible, but I know that when you already know how something works you can take it for granted that your instructions are clear smile

    Welcome to MOYD.


    Thanks for the welcome I have re-looked at the first post it is very clear I usaly have short breaks when playing so this should be interesting.

    Somebody once said There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don't know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don't know we don't know. smile

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    #2007100 - 12/31/12 02:55 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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    Best Wishes for a Very Happy New Year to All!

    And a big "Thank You" to Casinitaly, Cheryl, for managing the big job of hosting this again!

    Please sign me up once more. Has definitely improved my playing and my teacher has commented several times in past.

    Molehill, Linda
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    #2007242 - 12/31/12 09:25 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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    Sign me up for 2013 and lets see what happens!
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    #2007262 - 12/31/12 10:38 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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    Grazie Casi. E 'raro che ho la possibilità di parlare o scrivere in italiano quindi questo mi ha dato l'occasione perfetta per farlo. Anche se ho fatto parlare fluentemente l'italiano quando ero giovane e vivere in Italia, ora ho bisogno di usare un traduttore online per aiutare con frasi difficili e le parole che ho dimenticato da tempo. Felice Anno Nuovo!

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    #2007287 - 01/01/13 12:17 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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    Happy New Year!!! sign me in!

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    #2007357 - 01/01/13 07:14 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
    casinitaly Offline


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    Woody- way to go!
    Densi826,...that made my brain hurt smile
    Molehill - it's my pleasure, and really, it isn't all that time consuming. These first few days take a little bit but the rest is just a wee bit here and there - it is a nice way to contribute to the community.

    Venice Felice Anno Nuova anche a te - I suppose the others will have fun with online translators too!

    Happy 1st day of MOYD to everyone!
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    #2007376 - 01/01/13 08:22 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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    MOYD saved me today. After a party that went until 3 am last night (way past my bedtime) it would have been easy to forget to practice today. But, with the incentive of MOYD I made it to the bench and had a good practice session!
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    #2007401 - 01/01/13 09:58 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
    WiseBuff Offline
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    Happy New Year everyone. First thing I did when I got up (at 4 am) was play the piano. Now we're packed and ready for road trip to Dallas. I'm bringing several books and my little rollup keyboard. The sound is awful but I can work on fingering if I get a chance. We'll be back Monday night and I hope to have no misses to report.
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    #2007417 - 01/01/13 10:41 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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    Thank you for keeping track of all this!

    Please sign me up for 2013. I'm going to try for "pure" this year although the logistics of two weeks in Philly this April are going to make it interesting. smile
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    #2007428 - 01/01/13 11:30 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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    Please sign me up!

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    #2007429 - 01/01/13 11:37 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
    tinman1943 Offline

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    Happy New Year all!
    I'm trying again for 2013.
    I started out well in 2012 but ran out of steam in the last quarter following a death in the family. I suppose I could have asked for "excused" list but at some point I just quit caring.

    Well, life must go on, and music makes me happy. This accountability group has kept me practicing on days I otherwise felt like giving up, I've got a teacher now who challenges me to stretch outside my box. But I still can't seem go get all the way through a piece without mistakes--perhaps my problem is concentration? Or commitment?
    Anyway, I'm off to the piano for my first practice of 2013.
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    #2007444 - 01/01/13 12:06 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
    casinitaly Offline


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    SwissMS, we stayed up a bit late last night, and I'm coming down with a cold... but still, yes, MOYD pushes us to the keyboard! I had a good sesion too - very pleased with my progress on my new barocque piece.

    Wisebuff - 4am? You must have a digital! - or Silent feature! smile
    Or a very patient family! Have a safe trip to Dallas. (I'm half-way tempted to get a roll up of my own for travel days......)

    Tararex - I have never made it to the "pure" list - but there are some who do! Why not check out some piano shops in Philly and see about popping over for a visit while you're in town? You may even hook up with some PW folks!

    Tinman1943, condolences on your loss. I think suffering a death in the family would either put me right off piano or push me to it to the point of obsession, one or the other. I'm glad to hear that music makes you happy - and if it brings joy to you, then you will be doing it for that pleasure, not for a MOYD sign up. As for Concentration and making mistakes: I don't know how long you've been playing, but I think the concentration issue is a big one especially for those of us who really started as adults.
    I do find that my concentration seems to be improving a bit recently - maybe we just need to cover a certain amount of groundwork, laying foundations, before it starts to kick in. I still don't consistently make it through a piece without errors though - it is an on and off thing.
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    #2007568 - 01/01/13 04:57 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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    I want in this year!

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    #2007639 - 01/01/13 07:40 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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    Please sign me up for MOYD 2013. In from the beginning. I hope it goes well this year for all of us!
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    #2007668 - 01/01/13 08:47 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: cscl]
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    Yay! Thanks, I went and got the 2012 badge.

    I was so amazed at how getting a better piano made me want to practice. My old crummy one sounded like a tortured cat. Well, my teacher encouraged me to upgrade and it made a huge difference in my desire to practice. My new-to-me piano would be considered the 'bottom of the line' Kawai but it is still such a massive improvement I can hardly believe it. I'll probably upgrade again in a year or two but wow, I really want to practice now. Just think how much better I'd be if I had ditched that awful thing a long time ago!
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    #2008149 - 01/02/13 06:46 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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    I'm in. Already practiced yesterday, so I got a good start.
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    #2008483 - 01/03/13 11:19 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
    Jim S Offline
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    I'm in. Let's see if I can some time committed to these rookie fingers.

    jim

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    #2008616 - 01/03/13 03:49 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
    Gomer Offline
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    I failed horribly last year. Lets try again this year :-D

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    #2008820 - 01/04/13 02:03 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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    I'm doing the bar exam this Feb, so I'm a bit worried I might not be able to stick to my commitment to MOYD until March...I will try to at least tickle the keys from at least 10-30 min per day, as a break. Wish me luck!

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    #2008860 - 01/04/13 06:34 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: WannabePT]
    casinitaly Offline


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    Originally Posted By: WannabePT
    I'm doing the bar exam this Feb, so I'm a bit worried I might not be able to stick to my commitment to MOYD until March...I will try to at least tickle the keys from at least 10-30 min per day, as a break. Wish me luck!


    Good luck indeed- the bar exam is quite a challenge!
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    #2008996 - 01/04/13 02:55 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
    lizzie3 Offline
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    Sign me up as well!!

    There was hardly a day in Dec that I practiced, which is especially bad since I started lessons in Nov, but I made it a point to practice Jan 1-3 because of MOYD. I guess that means it is helping me already.
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    #2009049 - 01/04/13 04:47 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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    I've been spending so much time on my DP, that I may need an MOYD for everything else in my life.
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      #2009195 - 01/04/13 11:23 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: scorpio]
      WannabePT Offline
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      Originally Posted By: scorpio
      I've been spending so much time on my DP, that I may need an MOYD for everything else in my life.


      Haha. I can totally relate to that! I wish I can just play piano and forget about everything else. i had to close the lid on my piano to stop a bit of its magnetic pull...

      Casinitaly: thanks! I needed that!

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      #2009230 - 01/05/13 12:51 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
      Dmaj Offline
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      sign me up!

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      #2009501 - 01/05/13 02:54 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
      torquenale Offline
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      One question: the piano lesson count for MOYD? I will have the first one after Christmas holidays next week...

      Thank you very much!

      Alessandra
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      #2009585 - 01/05/13 05:46 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: torquenale]
      casinitaly Offline


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      Originally Posted By: torquenale
      One question: the piano lesson count for MOYD? I will have the first one after Christmas holidays next week...

      Thank you very much!

      Alessandra


      I don't see why it would not count. The rules say "play/practice the piano" ...surely you are doing one or both of those during a lesson smile

      Have a wonderful time at your first lesson!!!!!!!!
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      #2009646 - 01/05/13 07:19 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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      Add my name to the list if you would be so kind. I had quite forgotten about signing up again for MOYD until I saw this thread; practicing everyday has become such a integral part of my routine. MOYD has rubbed off on my sister ,who plays the violin, is also determined to play everyday. That she picked up her violin at 10pm last night and played some of her assigned pieces, so she would not miss a day.

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      #2009696 - 01/05/13 08:36 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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      I will be Master of my Domain in 2013. Right now I can only use my right hand, but I just started in learning today. When I get to where two hands are used I will use my right hand to record the left hand part into my PX-350's recorder, then play the right hand part with it on play back until I can use my left hand again. So sign me up. laugh yippie


      Edited by BillTheSlink (01/05/13 08:38 PM)
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      #2009760 - 01/05/13 10:56 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
      mark233 Offline
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      I'm in again... made it for 2012 (excused list due to travel)... has become a great habit now!
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      #2010276 - 01/06/13 09:42 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
      gingko2 Offline
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      OK, I've been a lurker around the Piano Forums for a couple years.
      I'm an adult returning to piano study after decades of zero to sporadic playing. This fall I got a new and I think, wonderful teacher.
      I've been trying to decide about MOYD all week and today I can say I'm ready to commit.

      It would be great if I could tag along a few other things--exercise, reading, getting outside. Life would be perfect then. Sigh!

      Thank you, casinItaly, for managing this.

      gingko2
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      #2010382 - 01/07/13 03:10 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
      casinitaly Offline


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      Hi ginko2 - My pleasure to help out on MOYD.

      I know how inspiring a new / good teacher can be. They can really get you fired up!

      Welcome to all the folks who are new to MOYD - it is great to see so many new participants along with the "oldies"!
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      #2011381 - 01/08/13 06:24 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
      WiseBuff Offline
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      Reporting in: My piano habit is so entrenched that my fingers ache to play if I'm away. We drove to Texas for a dog show and I took my roll up keyboard. It is not a satisfying substitute but it did help me stay connected to the music. Got home last night and the piano was delighted to see me (or is that I was delighted to see the piano). I missed Jan 4.
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      #2011529 - 01/09/13 02:09 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: WiseBuff]
      casinitaly Offline


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      Originally Posted By: WiseBuff
      Reporting in: My piano habit is so entrenched that my fingers ache to play if I'm away. We drove to Texas for a dog show and I took my roll up keyboard. It is not a satisfying substitute but it did help me stay connected to the music. Got home last night and the piano was delighted to see me (or is that I was delighted to see the piano). I missed Jan 4.


      I am sure your piano was delighted to see you - just as I'm sure mine is always delighted to see me. smile
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      #2012136 - 01/10/13 08:18 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
      tinman1943 Offline

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      My first lesson of 2013 was yesterday--I'm hoping to get thru "Charlie Brown Christmas" in time for NEXT Christmas! 10 songs--so one per month.
      I've got three versions: "Easy Piano", Really Easy (but lots of page turns), and Not Easy play-along. The not easy will have to wait for another year!
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      #2012214 - 01/10/13 11:41 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: tinman1943]
      casinitaly Offline


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      Originally Posted By: tinman1943
      My first lesson of 2013 was yesterday--I'm hoping to get thru "Charlie Brown Christmas" in time for NEXT Christmas! 10 songs--so one per month.
      I've got three versions: "Easy Piano", Really Easy (but lots of page turns), and Not Easy play-along. The not easy will have to wait for another year!


      Great goals Tinman!!
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      #2012234 - 01/10/13 12:29 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
      Evelyn S Offline
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      Sign me up please smile
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      #2012975 - 01/11/13 05:26 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
      happykah Offline
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      Please add me to the list.
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      #2013660 - 01/12/13 09:08 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
      BillTheSlink Offline
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      Not sure if this is excused or an off the wagon, but I had to send my bench back last Wed. due to it being defective with a safety issue. I can't just use a chair because I have Ulnar nerve issues and if I am not at the proper position exactly it gives me fits. Musician's Friend says the replacement should ship between Mon-Wen. next week as they have received it.
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      #2013841 - 01/13/13 09:37 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: BillTheSlink]
      casinitaly Offline


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      Originally Posted By: BillTheSlink
      Not sure if this is excused or an off the wagon, but I had to send my bench back last Wed. due to it being defective with a safety issue. I can't just use a chair because I have Ulnar nerve issues and if I am not at the proper position exactly it gives me fits. Musician's Friend says the replacement should ship between Mon-Wen. next week as they have received it.


      Now THAT is frustrating!!!

      As there is the ulnar issue, then my opinion is that it counts as excused.

      Let me know when you are back at the piano and I'll put the dates in.
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      #2013921 - 01/13/13 12:55 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
      gwood Offline
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      guess i will sign up again this year. signed up last year but didn't make it. travel etc. however the main reason i fell off the wagon was because i tried taking lessons. it's crazy but when i took the lessons it just made me hate playing the piano. the bad part is i had a really good teacher - guess i'm just afraid of commitment (don't tell my wife). it took me about 4 months before i could even look at the piano again. even now, i can barely bring myself to play the pieces / exercises from the two months of lesson. to repeat: the teacher was great, i just have some weird thing about taking lessons. this have happened several times over the past 5 - 6 years.

      so far this year have gotten about 2 hours per day; 3+ on weekends.
      gw

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      #2014131 - 01/13/13 10:05 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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      Sign me up smile
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      #2014659 - 01/14/13 10:08 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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      MAY have to miss tomorrow -- Tuesday -- traveling out of town on business and won't get home until after 10pm.
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      #2014724 - 01/15/13 02:10 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: ClsscLib]
      casinitaly Offline


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      Originally Posted By: ClsscLib
      MAY have to miss tomorrow -- Tuesday -- traveling out of town on business and won't get home until after 10pm.


      Ok, Well, I hope you manage to get some music in, but if not let us know.
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      #2014740 - 01/15/13 03:10 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
      Allard Offline
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      So... if you get home around midnight instead and practise right then, does it count for this day or the next?
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      #2014775 - 01/15/13 06:15 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: Allard]
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      Originally Posted By: Allard
      So... if you get home around midnight instead and practise right then, does it count for this day or the next?


      You know, when I see questions like this I think...oh, um...heck, I don't know....lol.

      So, after giving it a bit of thought, this is what I think:

      If I stay up til 12.15 today and then play the piano (with my headphones!)....it would count for playing today. Tomorrow, after my beauty sleep, I would play again.

      We're not looking for black and white don't cross the line rules here - we're looking for what makes sense towards keeping us on track.

      Cheers
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      #2015170 - 01/15/13 10:28 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: ClsscLib]
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      Originally Posted By: ClsscLib
      MAY have to miss tomorrow -- Tuesday -- traveling out of town on business and won't get home until after 10pm.


      Turned out I was able to hop an earlier flight, hurry home, kiss the dog, walk the wife, and get in some good practice tonight.

      Still on track!
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      #2016895 - 01/18/13 08:06 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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      Back from my excused absence. My bench came today. I have already put in about an hour and a half today.
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      #2017879 - 01/20/13 02:58 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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      Well, take me off the pure list. I've missed several days here and there this month. Debating just dropping off but it's a little early to just quit so I'm going to keep trying. Things have been stressful lately, maybe things will mellow out soon and I'll get back into a routine.
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      #2019786 - 01/23/13 05:20 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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      Can you put me on the excused list for Sunday and Monday please? I had the flu/cold really bad. I'm improving now, thank god. On Tuesday I was just getting itchy to play. A good sign I'd say! smile
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      #2019788 - 01/23/13 05:24 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: BeccaBb]
      casinitaly Offline


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      Originally Posted By: BeccaBb
      Can you put me on the excused list for Sunday and Monday please? I had the flu/cold really bad. I'm improving now, thank god. On Tuesday I was just getting itchy to play. A good sign I'd say! smile


      Glad you are on the mend!!!


      Little_Blue_Engine: We all go through rough spots,hope things settle down for you soon!
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      #2020453 - 01/24/13 03:14 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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      Just checking in.. so far this is working. There's been a couple of days where I've been short on time and I was gonna skip it, but I remembered my obligation and sat down and blazed through a couple of short pieces and a Hanon or two smile

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      #2020521 - 01/24/13 04:13 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: AimeeO]
      casinitaly Offline


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      Originally Posted By: AimeeO
      Just checking in.. so far this is working. There's been a couple of days where I've been short on time and I was gonna skip it, but I remembered my obligation and sat down and blazed
      through a couple of short pieces and a Hanon or two smile


      Good for you! Over the year you'll probably find that happening over and over --- you think "Oh, ok, I'll just give it 5 minutes"...and then an hour later you get up from the ivories!
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      #2020987 - 01/25/13 08:46 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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      Hi C,

      Please ding me for two days.
      I had a short business trip that forced me to miss January 23 and 24.

      Now, back to the bench.

      jim
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      #2021008 - 01/25/13 09:27 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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      Add me. Have traveling planned, but will be giving it a big effort.
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      #2021097 - 01/25/13 12:28 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: JimF]
      casinitaly Offline


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      Originally Posted By: JimF
      Hi C,

      Please ding me for two days.
      jim


      Consider yourself dinged, in style: smile

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      #2021263 - 01/25/13 05:12 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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      LOL. Thanks C, that segment really rang my bell. grin
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      #2021561 - 01/26/13 10:05 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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      Ding, ding, ding went ... the last few months of 2012! I was most definitely not the master of my piano-practice domain last year. Trying again for 2013. Count me in, Cas. smile
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      #2022168 - 01/27/13 12:18 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
      Saranoya Offline
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      OK, so I wasn't here on the first of January, but if I understand the rules correctly, I can still join the 'late starters' list, as long as I do it before September 30, 2013, right?

      If that's the case, please sign me up. But I would like my start date to be postponed a few days (to January 31), because I sold my digital piano yesterday, and won't have a piano to practice on again until Thursday.
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      #2022221 - 01/27/13 02:22 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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      Welcome back Piano_deb, and welcome Saranoya!
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      #2022300 - 01/27/13 05:41 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: Saranoya]
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      Originally Posted By: Saranoya
      .... I would like my start date to be postponed a few days (to January 31), because I sold my digital piano yesterday, and won't have a piano to practice on again until Thursday.


      Ohhh. Does that mean you have a new piano coming home? Be sure to post a thread with pictures. We love to see happy pianos!
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      #2022610 - 01/28/13 03:42 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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      fell off the wagon Saturday; no real good excuses! Actually thought about it when I woke up Sunday morning at 1am to go to the bathroom and seriously contemplated for a minute going downstairs to play something, but thought it would be silly at that point and went back to bed. Anyways, got some good practicing in today and more to come again tomorrow before and maybe following a lesson.

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      #2022784 - 01/28/13 11:32 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: piano_deb]
      Saranoya Offline
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      Originally Posted By: piano_deb
      Originally Posted By: Saranoya
      .... I would like my start date to be postponed a few days (to January 31), because I sold my digital piano yesterday, and won't have a piano to practice on again until Thursday.


      Ohhh. Does that mean you have a new piano coming home? Be sure to post a thread with pictures. We love to see happy pianos!


      Yes, it does! A baby grand will be delivered at my new address in another three days.
      I didn't plan on buying a grand this early (only been back in the game five months, after all), but my grandfather heard me make an offhand comment about how I would like to have a grand piano at some point in my life, and to him that was reason enough to run off to the store and buy one (I'm paying him back, though ... already gave him a 60% down payment).

      It's a Boston baby grand (model 156 PE). Will post pictures soon!
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      #2022792 - 01/28/13 11:46 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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      Hi,

      Would like to join the MOYD challenge. This is new for me.
      Let me know if there is more I need to do.

      newbieaz

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      #2022942 - 01/28/13 04:10 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: newbieaz]
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      Originally Posted By: newbieaz
      Hi,

      Would like to join the MOYD challenge. This is new for me.
      Let me know if there is more I need to do.

      newbieaz


      Welcome !

      No, nothing else to do other than follow the guidelines on the first page of this thread.
      Good luck!
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      #2023089 - 01/28/13 09:11 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: gwood]
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      Originally Posted By: gwood
      the bad part is i had a really good teacher - guess i'm just afraid of commitment ... to repeat: the teacher was great, i just have some weird thing about taking lessons. this have happened several times over the past 5 - 6 years.

      so far this year have gotten about 2 hours per day; 3+ on weekends.
      gw

      GW:
      You play 2 hours a day but hate lessons?
      Doesn't sound like the teacher was so great for you.
      It took me a long time to find a teacher that worked for me and with me.
      I finally found a place that offered group lessons for adults,
      and had a teacher that was more interested in meeting my expectations
      than having me meet his/hers.
      Once I saw I was making progress, I knew I had found the right one.
      Remember: You are the "Master Of Your Domain"!
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      #2023110 - 01/28/13 10:02 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
      neildradford Offline
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      So how are we all doing? There have been a few days this month where I could only fit in half hour of playing but on average I'd say I'm doing 2-3 hrs a day, this has probably been made easier to do as I bought my first acoustic this year, just hope I can keep it up.

      Here's a question for anyone who might know, does playing on a software keyboard, namely an iPad app count? I'm just thinking ahead for if I'm in a situation where I can't get to a piano but have my ipad with me. I often use it for tinkling out little melodies or for doing theory when I'm not at home so just curious if it counts as part of MOYD.

      Neil.
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      #2023111 - 01/28/13 10:06 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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      May I please be excused for today? I put in 13 hours at work and another hour at home for work. I'm bushed. Wanna read, drink a tea and fall into bed. Tomorrow I might need to be excused too if it goes anything like today did. frown

      Sweet dreams all. (and welcome saranoya)
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      #2023130 - 01/28/13 10:50 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
      neildradford Offline
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      14 hours of work definitely sounds like a reason to be excused to me :-o

      Enjoy the read/tea/sleep Becca
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      #2023208 - 01/29/13 02:23 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: neildradford]
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      Originally Posted By: neildradford
      So how are we all doing? There have been a few days this month where I could only fit in half hour of playing but on average I'd say I'm doing 2-3 hrs a day, this has probably been made easier to do as I bought my first acoustic this year, just hope I can keep it up.

      Here's a question for anyone who might know, does playing on a software keyboard, namely an iPad app count? I'm just thinking ahead for if I'm in a situation where I can't get to a piano but have my ipad with me. I often use it for tinkling out little melodies or for doing theory when I'm not at home so just curious if it counts as part of MOYD.

      Neil.


      hmm um... Heck, I don't know.
      I do know some folks use roll-up keyboards when away from home.
      Is this any different?

      My opinion is that if you have no access to a real keyboard, digital or acoustic, and you use the app to work on your piano skills - either playing or practising, in a way that you feel is a legitimate moment of focusing on your piano skills improvmeent, then it qualifies.

      The following is not just for Neil, it is for others who have asked or are thinking about various scenarios "what if....."

      Lots of folks ask "is it ok, does it count...?" In a way I feel absurd being the "rule maker". What it boils down to is being honest with yourself, and not tricking yourself into thinking you've worked on piano when you haven't.
      Does a lesson count? ....well, did you sit down and play - yup.
      Does a roll-up count? ....Can you play it? Yes? - ok.
      Does an app really mimic playing piano...Well, I've seen Lang Lang use one on stage pretty effectively....I think it counts.

      Those are my opinions, and going through the past MOYD threads, the first two seem to be held as ok through general concensus. The third point is something "fairly" new - but as new options open up, let's keep on exploring them!

      The point is to work at getting better, right? To be as consistent as possible with getting to the piano!
      Play on!
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      #2023213 - 01/29/13 02:38 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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      Mind you, this isn't about getting away with as little practice as possible, but rather trying to make it work when unable to take your time at your own piano. Nobody would recommend learning to play on just a roll-up or iPad. You need the real experience. But sometimes, that's all you got.

      I've tried a few of these piano apps, but they don't seem to be for me. It's so limited. You can only play one hand, and even that is just one octave or so. I have no music that could be played on the app, leaving just excercise. And you can't even do scales.
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      #2023217 - 01/29/13 02:42 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: Allard]
      casinitaly Offline


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      Originally Posted By: Allard
      Mind you, this isn't about getting away with as little practice as possible, but rather trying to make it work when unable to take your time at your own piano. Nobody would recommend learning to play on just a roll-up or iPad. You need the real experience. But sometimes, that's all you got.

      I've tried a few of these piano apps, but they don't seem to be for me. It's so limited. You can only play one hand, and even that is just one octave or so. I have no music that could be played on the app, leaving just excercise. And you can't even do scales.


      Right you are Allard (though I don't think Neil is trying to get away with anything (nor that you are suggesting he is). It is simply making the best of what is available to you.
      I don't really know how the apps work.
      As I said, it is an honour system here. Above all we have to be honest to ourselves.
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      #2023612 - 01/29/13 07:00 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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      Hey guys, thanks for the response. I certainly don't want to be seen as trying to get away with anything. It's my determination to not let a single day pass where I don't do something related to learning piano. I've been lucky so far in that I can access my piano everyday, but I can see this may get harder as our baby due date gets nearer and when baby is born (beginning of June).

      I have plenty of apps on my ipad which are music related, but mostly I'm using it for theory, note identification, scale identification, chord practice etc. I can use the software keyboards to play out little melodies of my own, or to put into practice some theory I've just learnt, it really is quite useful, especially when I have time on my hands at work (night shift). I hope it would be ok for this to count toward MOYD if the time comes when I cannot play my piano.

      Keep up the good work guys,

      Neil.
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      #2023622 - 01/29/13 07:20 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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      My teacher mentioned a while ago that if I'm really not near a piano, reading through & analysing a score can be useful too, so maybe some of your apps could qualify.

      btw, I'm SO glad I got my digital piano - this is the 3rd day in a row that the only time I had to practice was early in the morning. I might not have found time at all to work on the acoustic, but with the digital I can just plug in the headphones & let 'er rip.

      The reason for the early start today was that I had to get to a dentist appointment. My previous dentist, who I'd known for about 40 years, retired a few weeks ago, & guess who took over his practice? Dr. Bach! He did a crown prep today for me today & it turns out he's a really good dentist as well as having an auspicious name.
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      #2023629 - 01/29/13 07:43 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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      You're going to have to put me on the sick/injured list. The Ulnar nerve problem has just gotten too bad to continue on. I go in for testing to see where the problem lies Thursday. Here's to hoping it's in the elbow, which is where we think it is, because that's the easiest to treat. They start with time in a sling and if that doesn't stop it go in and just move the nerve over. If it's the neck (least likely in my opinion) they put you in traction. If it's entrapped at the wrist that is surgery with a long rehab and no guarantees.


      Edited by BillTheSlink (01/29/13 07:44 PM)
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      #2023666 - 01/29/13 08:52 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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      Bill, that sounds awful! I hope everything goes well on Thursday & it turns out to be the elbow.
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      #2023683 - 01/29/13 09:29 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: BillTheSlink]
      neildradford Offline
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      Originally Posted By: BillTheSlink
      You're going to have to put me on the sick/injured list. The Ulnar nerve problem has just gotten too bad to continue on. I go in for testing to see where the problem lies Thursday. Here's to hoping it's in the elbow, which is where we think it is, because that's the easiest to treat. They start with time in a sling and if that doesn't stop it go in and just move the nerve over. If it's the neck (least likely in my opinion) they put you in traction. If it's entrapped at the wrist that is surgery with a long rehab and no guarantees.


      Sorry to hear of your nerve problems Bill, good luck for Thursday.

      Neil.
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      #2023685 - 01/29/13 09:33 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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      I am new to this forum. I started learning how to play the piano 2 years ago but stopped after a few months. We recently purchased a fabulous acoustic piano (for our daughter), which motivated me to start again. I enjoy playing a lot and I hope I can stick with it this time around.

      Please sign me up!

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      #2023728 - 01/29/13 11:03 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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      Good luck swimMommy
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      #2023789 - 01/30/13 02:20 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
      casinitaly Offline


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      Neil - no, no, no one meant to think you would try to "get away" with anything, it was just a discussion on the ideas.

      I think that using the app for working out fingerings or practicing tricky bars (because I think - I may be wrong) it might be a lot harder to actually play it as a keyboard! smile (Lang Lang we are not!) I would say that although study of theory and studying sheet music is useful, those activities do not count for MOYD. MOYD has to be working your fingers on keys in some fashion. So sounds like part of what you can do is certainly MOYD-worthy Neil smile

      Joyoussong-Carol - Hope your dental work goes smoothly. I had a crown done a couple of years ago and it was a totally frustrating experience. I had a very weird dentist. Note the past tense! With a name like Bach, you can't help but feel something is right in the universe eh?

      Bill - So sorry to hear your problem is getting worse instead of better! Best wishes for getting it resolved soon, in the simplest way possible!!!!

      swimMommy - Welcome and good luck with getting back into the swinm of things!
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      #2024490 - 01/31/13 08:08 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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      SwimMommy
      Do you swim or are you coaching the team or are your kids swimmers? I'm always curious about the names we assign ourselves.

      Good for you playing the piano. I started playing (I'd played some in high school) when my eldest son was in lessons. He quit after high school but I'm still at it. He had more talent too...I keep asking him if he's going to play again.

      Bill, please heal quickly
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      #2024980 - 02/01/13 12:34 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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      I over slept this morning and had to reschedule. Now I have to wait until like the 14th or something. Bummer.
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      #2025004 - 02/01/13 01:49 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: WiseBuff]
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      WiseBuff - Both my kids swim competitively and I spend a lot of time driving them to and from the pool, sometimes at 5am. I myself also swim, for fitness; so does my husband. Swimming is a great sport, I highly recommend it. And if you don't know how to swim, it's never too late to learn - just like playing the piano. I found swimming can be enjoyable, relaxing and frustrating; also just like learning to play the piano.

      I would think your son will go back to play again in the future, and he'll be happy that he learned to play when he was a child.

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      #2025138 - 02/01/13 08:24 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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      January is gone, and I have been faithful. In fact I may have over practiced. But that has been a good thing. I have found practice time to be therapeutic; playing takes me away from the daily grind and allows for peace and solitude. I can not be more happy that I have finally started to learn.
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        #2025376 - 02/01/13 03:12 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
        torquenale Offline
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        Casinitaly, may you put me on the excused list (2 - 10 February)?
        I'm going skiing with husband and children, no piano and no internet.
        Now I have to practice, I'll come back in 9 days!
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        #2025417 - 02/01/13 04:10 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: torquenale]
        casinitaly Offline


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        Originally Posted By: torquenale
        Casinitaly, may you put me on the excused list (2 - 10 February)?
        I'm going skiing with husband and children, no piano and no internet.
        Now I have to practice, I'll come back in 9 days!


        Have fun!
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        #2025633 - 02/01/13 10:34 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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        After one month, I'm hanging in there. Only 11 more months to go. laugh
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        #2025860 - 02/02/13 11:55 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
        casinitaly Offline


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        Great to see how well everyone is doing!
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        #2025999 - 02/02/13 06:17 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
        Cher Z. Offline
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        I'd like to join in. I took lessons for about 6 months before complications from eye surgery sidelined me for four months. Just when I got passable vision back, my Father-in-law went into the hospital .. where he's been for the last 3 months. *Sigh* I need to get myself back up to speed so I can start lessons again!!!

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        #2026039 - 02/02/13 08:53 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
        tinman1943 Offline

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        How much is enough?
        If anyone is wondering how much practice is enough,
        I'd like to pass on the advice a teacher once gave me:

        It's better to play 5 min EVERY day than an hour or two once a week!

        Those 5 min will often turn into an hour;
        but the day will come when you don't have an hour,
        so you skip it. And another time; then two days in a row.
        Before you know it, you will have missed a week, a month, a year.

        So if there's a piano anywhere around, I at least touch it.
        How long does it take to play once thru that piece you're working on?
        Or review one you've already learned?
        Or if you don't have music, a scale or chord progression your'e practicing?

        Now I don't know how the "rule makers" would feel about this, but I've got another idea.
        I'm coming to believe in the value of listening.
        Have your teacher make you a recording of that piece you're working on,
        or try to find a recording on iTunes, YouTube, etc.
        And listen to it every day.
        (This technique is integral to the famous Suzuki method.)

        So I would say, even if you won't be near a piano, put the piece on your phone or music player,
        or find it on YouTube, and at least listen to it. That will help you learn to play it.
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        #2026161 - 02/03/13 03:04 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: tinman1943]
        casinitaly Offline


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        TinMan,I fully agree with the idea that 5 minutes a day, every day is better than days with gaps! Plus the truth is that even if you say "well, I will get in at least 5 minutes" that REALLY does lead to more playing. I think that in 3 years,there have only been a handful of days where I really only did play for about 5 minutes - and they were generally days where I was either departing for a trip or I had returned home late and just wanted to get my MOYD achievement in!

        I also agree with you that listening is important and useful. I have started recording myself more -at 2 weeks into learning a piece, at 4 and when I think it is ready. By listening to myself when I'm not playing, I can really hear where I need to work. The resources available with youtube recordings are also fantastic. I like to find a good recording and play tricky parts over and over til I really have them fixed in my mind. Sometimes you can see exactly what the fingerings are too, and that helps.

        Listening, however, no matter how wonderful it is, doesn't count as a MOYD activity smile
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        #2026579 - 02/03/13 11:10 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
        zillybug Offline
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        Please sign me up for 2013. I have not missed a day so far this year. I was actually doing very well last year until I ended up in the hospital in December. I know I will miss a couple of weeks in the fall because we are going on a long vacation.
        Thanks, Judy

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        #2027760 - 02/05/13 11:06 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
        piano_deb Offline
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        I thought I was doing pretty well until this last weekend when I missed practicing both Saturday and Sunday. Ding-double-ding, darn it!

        Back on track now as of yesterday 2/4.

        Thought/query for the day: My teacher knows I've been struggling to work regular practice into my schedule, so we've talked about all sorts of things ... Just as I was leaving my lesson today, she stopped me to encourage me very strongly to practice everything we'd just gone over tonight, not to wait until tomorrow. She considers a lesson day "the most important day" for a student to practice (and to specifically cover the material from the lesson to reinforce it).

        I thought of the MOYD rules and how we consider lesson time a fair replacement for practice time. My teacher's been teaching a long time, and she's very, very good at it, so I'm taking her advice to heart ... but I'm curious. What about the rest of you? Does your teacher say to practice at home after a lesson? Anyone particularly in favor of (or opposed to) practicing after a lesson?
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        #2027769 - 02/05/13 11:21 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
        MaryBee Offline
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        I always practice after a lesson for that very reason -- it reinforces everything we've just gone over, and prepares me for what I'll be working on the rest of the week. I think I would forget too much if I waited until the next evening to practice.
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        #2027931 - 02/06/13 07:52 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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        Please sign me up this is very good motivation to practice everyday:))
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        #2028365 - 02/06/13 08:51 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: piano_deb]
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        I almost always practice after a lesson. The school where I take agrees with your teacher that it is the most important time to practice. My teacher writes notes in my notebook and I also record my lesson but still feel it's important to practice after a lesson. I am fortunate that I do not work in the afternoon on the day of my lesson so I can often stay right at the school and practice until the kids get out of school as there are pianos available early in the afternoon.
        Judy

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        #2028505 - 02/07/13 02:34 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
        casinitaly Offline


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        I generally don't have time to practice after my lesson now.
        I finish and then have to scoot home, have a bite to eat and get out to (teach) my evening class. By the time I get home I'm usually pooped and don't usually play.

        When I had my lesson earlier in the day, I would go over what we'd talked about in class. It did help, and it is too bad I can't always do it now.
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        #2028783 - 02/07/13 01:56 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
        Palmpirate Offline
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        I've just discovered this web site. what a great idea.
        Please add me.
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        #2029081 - 02/08/13 12:21 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
        piano_deb Offline
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        I did practice material from my lesson that same day and think it was helpful to solidify what we had discussed, so I will be making a point of continuing to do that.

        My biggest problem, though, is simply getting in sufficient daily practice. It's so easy to push it aside throughout the afternoon/evening, while telling myself that I'll get to it after whatever else is demanding my attention. Next thing I know, it's late, I'm tired and I'm just sort of fiddling at the piano for 10-20 minutes. That's just not enough time (and energy/concentration) to make any real headway. *sigh*

        Priorities!
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        #2029143 - 02/08/13 04:01 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
        Saranoya Offline
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        Please put me on the naughty list for yesterday. It was snowing outside, and I had muscle fatigue all over my body from a seizure earlier in the day. I just didn't feel like wheeling 3 kilometers in that weather to go play at the pub.

        But I did take it upon myself later in the evening to go out for pizza with a friend, so I probably could have gone out to play, too. I was just lazy. No excuse.
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        Beethoven 27/2 mvt. 1
        Burgmüller 100/3, 4, 7, 12, 15, 19, 25
        Chopin 72/1
        Clementi 36/1
        Grieg 12/1, 7
        Tchaikovsky 39/9

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        Burgmüller 109
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        #2030561 - 02/10/13 02:41 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
        torquenale Offline
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        Hello everybody! I'm back from my ski vacation. A very nice week, except for the polar cold on the slopes, especially from Friday.
        We arrived at home earlier than expected, so today I could practice for a solid hour - Casinitaly, could you please modify the days in the excused list?
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        #2032227 - 02/13/13 01:24 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
        AimeeO Offline

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        I had two days where I was really short of time but forced myself to play. One day I ran through a Hanon exercise a few times(hopefully that counts!), and the other I just ran through a piece I'm working on. I was just gonna skip it, but MOYD is making me feel guilty if I do nothing, so I guess it's working!

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        #2032239 - 02/13/13 02:10 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: AimeeO]
        casinitaly Offline


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        Originally Posted By: AimeeO
        I had two days where I was really short of time but forced myself to play. One day I ran through a Hanon exercise a few times(hopefully that counts!), and the other I just ran through a piece I'm working on. I was just gonna skip it, but MOYD is making me feel guilty if I do nothing, so I guess it's working!


        Of course your Hanon exercise counts !

        Next time you think you're feeling guilty about not playing....try saying "I feel INSPIRED to play!" smile That's much more fun than guilt !
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        #2032849 - 02/14/13 03:55 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: Saranoya]
        Saranoya Offline
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        Originally Posted By: Saranoya
        Please put me on the naughty list for yesterday. It was snowing outside, and I had muscle fatigue all over my body from a seizure earlier in the day. I just didn't feel like wheeling 3 kilometers in that weather to go play at the pub.


        Had another seizure at work yesterday (yeah, it's been one of those weeks ...). Broke the backrest on my wheelchair in the fall, and was predictably tired and sore. But went out and found a cab driver who dropped me off, on crutches, at my regular practice spot.

        Will never use being tired and sore as an excuse not to play the piano again.

        Thanks, MOYD! It's working.
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        Beethoven 27/2 mvt. 1
        Burgmüller 100/3, 4, 7, 12, 15, 19, 25
        Chopin 72/1
        Clementi 36/1
        Grieg 12/1, 7
        Tchaikovsky 39/9

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        Burgmüller 109
        Bartok Sz 56
        Mozart K331

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        #2032864 - 02/14/13 04:52 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: Saranoya]
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        Oh my goodness Saranoya, that is terrible! I admire your resolve to still go out and play. That is really determination. I hope you are feeling better soon!
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        #2033146 - 02/14/13 04:43 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: SwissMS]
        Saranoya Offline
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        Originally Posted By: SwissMS
        Oh my goodness Saranoya, that is terrible! I admire your resolve to still go out and play. That is really determination. I hope you are feeling better soon!


        This is the third time in my life that I am undertaking a serious attempt at becoming a halfway decent (albeit decidedly amateur) pianist, SwissMS. The previous two attempts both ended very prematurely, and both times, I told myself that the reasons for it were out of my control.

        But that's not entirely true. Life threw some speed bumps onto my path (as life is wont to do for everyone), and I chose to let them stop me.

        This time, I will not let that happen. Because if I do, I will regret it, and I want no regrets. Regrets make people bitter.

        So yes, I am determined, and I believe that if I commit to sitting on the piano bench for at least an hour a day for the next ten or more years, I *will* achieve something I can be proud of.

        MOYD seems like it can potentially be a great tool to help me get there. But despite having kept my commitment to it today, I noticed it could also easily become a hindering factor if I let it. I was feeling really tired, even while playing (which isn't how it usually goes), and some part of me thought 'well, I've played for five minutes, which is all I promised I'd do. I could go home now.'

        In the end, I still played for an hour, but mostly things I already know well. Didn't make much headway on the Moonlight part two. Pity.

        Will do better tomorrow.
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        Currently Playable
        Bach 846, 926, 930
        Beethoven 27/2 mvt. 1
        Burgmüller 100/3, 4, 7, 12, 15, 19, 25
        Chopin 72/1
        Clementi 36/1
        Grieg 12/1, 7
        Tchaikovsky 39/9

        Future
        Burgmüller 109
        Bartok Sz 56
        Mozart K331

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        #2041861 - 03/02/13 01:33 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
        Eglantine Offline

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        Please sign me up for 2013, under late starters.
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        #2041862 - 03/02/13 01:38 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: Eglantine]
        casinitaly Offline


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        Originally Posted By: Eglantine
        Please sign me up for 2013, under late starters.


        With pleasure!
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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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        #2042863 - 03/04/13 01:41 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
        AimeeO Offline

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        Two months down, 10 more to go!

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        #2042871 - 03/04/13 01:56 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: AimeeO]
        scorpio Offline
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        Yes! Ten months to go.

        During February, we lost power for a couple of days. But I still practiced scales and fingering without sound on my digital piano. Those practice sessions were quite interesting, as I imagined the sounds as I pressed the keys.
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          #2042899 - 03/04/13 02:51 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
          Allard Offline
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          Did you imagine they sounded perfectly like you were playing a concert grand? laugh
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          #2043229 - 03/05/13 07:33 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: Allard]
          scorpio Offline
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          For sure! The quality of my imagination is far superior to what I play in reality.

          It's funny, I do find that my recordings sound better than what I hear at the keyboard. I have started to turn down the sound while I play. But MOYD has been great for me and I am enjoying the journey.
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            #2043331 - 03/05/13 11:47 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
            casinitaly Offline


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            It is wonderful to hear how well everyone is doing!

            Three cheers for all of us!
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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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            #2043452 - 03/05/13 04:17 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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            Please add me to the list. I have wanted to keep at it for years now. Hopefully I can finally buckle down and stay at it with the rest of you this year.

            Dennis

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            #2043479 - 03/05/13 05:00 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: DennisInMN]
            casinitaly Offline


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            Originally Posted By: DennisInMN
            Please add me to the list. I have wanted to keep at it for years now. Hopefully I can finally buckle down and stay at it with the rest of you this year.

            Dennis


            Welcome Dennis!
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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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            #2043482 - 03/05/13 05:07 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
            Ragdoll Offline
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            Hey CAS, put me on the naughty list for the last three days in FEB. I pulled a muscle in my upper back the 25th and couldn't play with either hand until yesterday. mad
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            #2043484 - 03/05/13 05:12 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: Ragdoll]
            casinitaly Offline


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            Originally Posted By: Ragdoll
            Hey CAS, put me on the naughty list for the last three days in FEB. I pulled a muscle in my upper back the 25th and couldn't play with either hand until yesterday. mad


            Ouch! ...and didn't you just chop off the top of your finger recently too? (Slight exaggeration, I know).

            Be careful m'dear!
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            #2043550 - 03/05/13 07:48 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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            Ouch! ...and didn't you just chop off the top of your finger recently too?


            Thumb acually. Yah I have no Honey to do those honeydo jobs like mowing, weeding, shoveling snow, etc so I'm a bit of a disaster magnet at times.grin
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            #2046046 - 03/10/13 04:39 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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            Today was a close-call. No energy, too tired to even want to play...I said.."ok, I'll just do a run through of one piece"....but I stayed with it for 20 minutes.
            That's really 15 more than I thought I'd do smile
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            #2046048 - 03/10/13 04:44 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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            It's going to be tough tomorrow. We're driving to the Einaudi concert straight after work, so there won't be any time to play! I doubt the audience would appreciate me replacing Ludovico just to get my MOYD in, hehe. Will try to get up early so I can get some time on the keys before work. I have to be careful not to spend TOO much time playing, or the boss might get angry laugh
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            #2047750 - 03/13/13 04:16 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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            Please add me to the list.

            I am completely new to the piano, and to music in general. I don't play any musical instruments.

            A couple of weeks ago, I got a new digital piano (Casio AP220), which is theoretically for my 40th birthday next month. I am currently working on "Frère Jacques", "London Bridge", "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star", and "Mary had a Little Lamb". Also on note identification, using a couple of apps I found at the android store.

            I am the only person in this list this I consider to be actually worthy of the term "beginner"!

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            #2047773 - 03/13/13 05:17 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: Marc Harris]
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            Originally Posted By: Marc Harris
            Please add me to the list.

            I am completely new to the piano, and to music in general. I don't play any musical instruments.

            A couple of weeks ago, I got a new digital piano (Casio AP220), which is theoretically for my 40th birthday next month. I am currently working on "Frère Jacques", "London Bridge", "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star", and "Mary had a Little Lamb". Also on note identification, using a couple of apps I found at the android store.

            I am the only person in this list this I consider to be actually worthy of the term "beginner"!


            Welcome Marc!
            I haven't reviewed the whole list for people's experience, but trust me --- we all started with pretty simple stuff!
            Good luck with MOYD and have fun with your new piano! (and Happy Be-earlied Birthday !)
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            #2048957 - 03/16/13 01:30 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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            Please add me to the list, I'd love to join.

            I sometimes fall off the wagon when it comes to violin and ukulele practice, but I'm pretty excited about learning how to play the keyboard. This extra bit of motivation should help.

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            #2049013 - 03/16/13 06:34 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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            Welcome BookCover - and good luck with your third instrument! wow!
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            #2049406 - 03/16/13 11:11 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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            Thank you for the kind welcome and well wishes. smile

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            #2052445 - 03/22/13 12:41 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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            May I please be excused for 3/19, 20 and 21?

            I had surgery the 18th and practiced before leaving for the hospital but was not worth beans for the next 3 days. Not sure today will be much better but I'll get a little bit of BOTB (butt on the bench) time.

            thanks!
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            #2052449 - 03/22/13 12:46 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: Oongawa]
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            Originally Posted By: Oongawa
            May I please be excused for 3/19, 20 and 21?

            I had surgery the 18th and practiced before leaving for the hospital but was not worth beans for the next 3 days. Not sure today will be much better but I'll get a little bit of BOTB (butt on the bench) time.

            thanks!


            Hope your recovery is quick!

            BOTB time...love it!
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            #2054562 - 03/26/13 01:47 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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            Afraid I have to ask for a day's grace for 3/27 -- must leave home for business around 6am and then meet a family obligation afterwards that will keep me out late.

            I'm still hoping I can at least play a tune or two on the digital w/headphones when I get home, but it may not work.

            I'm not happy about that -- so far this year I've actually practiced at least something every single day -- I'd never have thought that possible with my work travel schedule. Mind you, not every day has been two or more hours of work on a real piano, but the vast majority of them have been.

            Thank goodness the NP-11 can go with me almost anywhere. It's not a thing of beauty nor yet a joy forever, and it's not quite in the same class as my acoustic piano -- but it's a sight better than nothing at all!
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            #2054590 - 03/26/13 03:11 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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            Well yesterday I practiced twice. During the day and again at night, even made recordings.
            Today I've been unable to due to work.
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            #2054706 - 03/26/13 06:08 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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            ClsscLib --- just let me know if you don't get in your dp time at the end of the day and I'll take care of it. Hope you manage - you've been doing well so far!

            Larry, unfortunately twice in one day doesn't make up for missing a day. I'll update the list!
            Hope tomorrow is better for you!
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            #2054756 - 03/26/13 07:09 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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            Whoa,how serious are we getting here?
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            #2054942 - 03/27/13 03:19 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: LarryShone]
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            Originally Posted By: LarryShone
            Whoa,how serious are we getting here?


            What do you mean Larry? I'm just playing the game, the way it is outlined on page one.(and btw I didn't invent it, I took it over from someone who took it over from someone)....that's MOYD, that's all.

            ....and though it definitely is a fun thing, most of us take the idea pretty seriously otherwise we wouldn't bother signing up for it, and we certainly wouldn't bother checking in smile

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            #2055138 - 03/27/13 02:30 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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            Originally Posted By: casinitaly
            Originally Posted By: LarryShone
            Whoa,how serious are we getting here?


            What do you mean Larry? I'm just playing the game, the way it is outlined on page one.(and btw I didn't invent it, I took it over from someone who took it over from someone)....that's MOYD, that's all.

            ....and though it definitely is a fun thing, most of us take the idea pretty seriously otherwise we wouldn't bother signing up for it, and we certainly wouldn't bother checking in smile


            Well I'm unable to practice every day
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            #2055142 - 03/27/13 02:43 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: LarryShone]
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            Originally Posted By: LarryShone
            Originally Posted By: casinitaly
            Originally Posted By: LarryShone
            Whoa,how serious are we getting here?


            What do you mean Larry? I'm just playing the game, the way it is outlined on page one.(and btw I didn't invent it, I took it over from someone who took it over from someone)....that's MOYD, that's all.

            ....and though it definitely is a fun thing, most of us take the idea pretty seriously otherwise we wouldn't bother signing up for it, and we certainly wouldn't bother checking in smile


            Well I'm unable to practice every day


            Well,ok. You can't practice every day. Fine.
            But may I ask, why did you sign up for MOYD? smile
            Maybe you didn't really understand what it is? I think it is pretty clear on the first page of this thread - but maybe you didn't really read it.. I don't know.

            [quote=]MOYD is a personal challenge where you commit to playing the piano for some amount of time every single day. It might be a few hours, it might be a few minutes - it doesn't matter. If you miss a day you must come here and say so.[/quote]

            So... no, I wasn't going overboard being critical or anything like that. This is the challenge we set for ourselves we aim to play every day and we check in when we don't. It isn't everyone's cup of tea.
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            #2055192 - 03/27/13 04:22 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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            I didn't "sign up" for anything.I just thought this was a bit of fun thing.
            Oh well..
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            #2055230 - 03/27/13 05:27 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: LarryShone]
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            Originally Posted By: LarryShone
            I didn't "sign up" for anything.I just thought this was a bit of fun thing.
            Oh well..


            It's very much a fun thing. But the essence of the idea is you sign up (which I believe one could still do for this year) and commit to spend at least SOME time practicing the piano every day -- or else come to the thread, mention your omitted day, and receive pianabsolution.

            Obviously, it's all about self-motivation through interaction with others making the same pledge and participating in the same process.

            No one has to do it, of course, but that's what the thread is all about for those who care to participate.

            **As best I understand it, of course!**
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            #2055400 - 03/27/13 11:34 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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            Originally Posted By: casinitaly
            ClsscLib --- just let me know if you don't get in your dp time at the end of the day and I'll take care of it. Hope you manage - you've been doing well so far!

            Larry, unfortunately twice in one day doesn't make up for missing a day. I'll update the list!
            Hope tomorrow is better for you!


            Managed to get a half hour of serious practice in at the end of the day, so I'm still "pure" for 2013. Wish me luck on keeping that up -- I have a heavy business and family travel schedule for the next month.

            Tonight, after my better half and I had "date night" out -- and after I had put in a long day of meetings downtown -- we capped the evening by getting his-and-hers matching traffic tickets. Don't ask. The only thing that could calm me down after that was a bit of piano playing...
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            #2055455 - 03/28/13 02:23 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: LarryShone]
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            Originally Posted By: LarryShone
            I didn't "sign up" for anything.I just thought this was a bit of fun thing.
            Oh well..


            You know, I didn't think you'd signed up - but then I just thought I'd missed your "I'm in " post! But when you posted a missed day I figured you wanted in. A reasonable mistake since no one posts here unless they do want to participate smile

            ClsscLB has already done a nice job on explaining why we thing this is fun smile

            ClsscLB: glad you got your piano time in! Too bad about the traffic tickets though frown Double whammy. Not fun!
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            #2055492 - 03/28/13 06:12 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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            Sorry guys...
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            #2055506 - 03/28/13 07:14 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: LarryShone]
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            Originally Posted By: LarryShone
            Sorry guys...


            No need, it was just a little mix-up.

            Hope you get to play today smile
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            #2055507 - 03/28/13 07:30 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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            Originally Posted By: LarryShone
            Sorry guys...


            No need, it was just a little mix-up.

            Hope you get to play today smile


            I do too! I need to get on board with the video tutorial my work mate made for me!
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            #2055521 - 03/28/13 08:27 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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            Missing my piano. It's spring break and taking time with my husband is important to me. This year I suggested we fly to Phoenix (Scottsdale really) and enjoy a couple of Spring training games with the Rockies. Blizzard in Colorado last Saturday. We made it to the airport at 5 am and listened to United say just 30 more minutes and we'll check the weather until finally about noon when they cancelled our flight. We got a son to drive through the really nasty weather and come get us. Luggage was who knows where. At least I had my piano at home AND I finished a paper I was working on. Monday morning we tried again and made it to sunny Arizona. Found our luggage locked in a case at the airport. Tuesday we met up with FarmGirl for some piano sharing...actually the husbands did not play piano but enjoyed tech talk and when they pried us away from her lovely piano we went out to dinner. What a great time (see our picture in the AOTW thread). Back home to the piano on Saturday. SO...put me down for Mar 25, 27, 28, 29 as out of town.
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            #2055741 - 03/28/13 03:02 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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            Got home very late last night after an evening with friends. "Tired and emotional". Then had to spend a long time tidying up the house. There is no way I would have spent any time on the piano, if it weren't for MOYD. But the thought of having to confess to you all in the morning got me to sit down at the piano. And of course I enjoyed it. Thanks MOYD!

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            #2055742 - 03/28/13 03:04 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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            Wisebuff, it sounds like a great trip ---barring the hassle with the snow and flight delays.

            How great that you met FarmGirl (I saw the photo, but haven't replied yet to the AOTW thread!).

            I'll update the list !
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            #2055785 - 03/28/13 05:08 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: Marc Harris]
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            Originally Posted By: Marc Harris
            Got home very late last night after an evening with friends. "Tired and emotional". Then had to spend a long time tidying up the house. There is no way I would have spent any time on the piano, if it weren't for MOYD. But the thought of having to confess to you all in the morning got me to sit down at the piano. And of course I enjoyed it. Thanks MOYD!


            Ah, that's a nice little tale!
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            #2056440 - 03/29/13 07:13 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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            I had a busy day and couldn't get to the piano until 23:40. Just in time to count as "today", but too late to play on my baby. The digital... ugggghhh it feels and sounds so bad now. The sound kept falling away under my fingers as the pedal reacted very differently to what I'm already used to. Almost complete lack of sustain sounds really bad with the kind of music I like to play (or with anything, really). It felt like a chore for the first time this year. One gets spoiled quickly!
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            #2056592 - 03/29/13 11:47 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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            I'll be away from my piano for the first two weeks of April--a week and a half in Hawaii, then a few days botanizing in southwest Missouri.
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            #2056673 - 03/30/13 04:36 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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            Allard, I know what you mean. I barely touch the DP now - and even the Silent version on the acoustic isn't as satisfying!

            Stubbie - safe travels!
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            #2056838 - 03/30/13 12:24 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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            I will be travelling April 2 until May 1st and unable to get to a keyboard! Lots of mental practise in the air and on the table for me......
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            #2056846 - 03/30/13 12:45 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: Palmpirate]
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            Originally Posted By: Palmpirate
            I will be travelling April 2 until May 1st and unable to get to a keyboard! Lots of mental practise in the air and on the table for me......


            Wow, that 's a lot of travelling--- buon viaggio and safe travels!
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            #2057274 - 03/31/13 09:21 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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            Yes,we are going on the Silver Spirit across from FL to Portugal . Maybe I can find a free keyboard somewhere on board. I'll bring my headphones so as not to embarrass myself!
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            #2057279 - 03/31/13 09:26 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: Stubbie]
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            Originally Posted By: Stubbie
            I'll be away from my piano for the first two weeks of April--a week and a half in Hawaii, then a few days botanizing in southwest Missouri.


            Botanizing? I started out as a Botanist. Life is such a journey. Now I love to visit Bot Gdns wherever I go.
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            #2058170 - 04/02/13 06:56 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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            I was away visiting family back in England over Spring Break. I had a lovely time (except for the weather) except ... no piano! I was happy to get back to it last night!!

            There was actually a piano in the hotel where we stayed for a few days. It was roped off with a big sign saying "Please do not play the piano." Boo, hiss! My wife was happy with that for some reason ...
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            #2058172 - 04/02/13 07:04 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: Andy Platt]
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            Originally Posted By: Andy Platt
            I was away visiting family back in England over Spring Break. I had a lovely time (except for the weather) except ... no piano! I was happy to get back to it last night!!

            There was actually a piano in the hotel where we stayed for a few days. It was roped off with a big sign saying "Please do not play the piano." Boo, hiss! My wife was happy with that for some reason ...


            There was a sign twin to that on a piano in the lobby of a hotel I stayed at last summer in Portland. I spoke to the assistant manager, and she told me that it was there to keep small "chopsticks" children away during the day, and drunks at night. She gave me permission to play, and I did every day I was there. Moral to self: sign or no sign, ask permission to play. If the manager says no, what have I lost?
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            #2058198 - 04/02/13 08:47 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
            Saranoya Offline
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            Registered: 01/27/13
            Posts: 579
            Loc: Brussels, Belgium
            I need to go on the naughty list for this past Saturday (March 30) ...

            This really bums me out, because I managed to keep up daily practice for all those weeks when I did not have a piano at home, and now that I do, I simply oversleep and have to rush out of the house to meet my friends for lunch, then rush to a doctor's appointment ... then come home, have a seizure, and fall asleep like a brick.

            Ugh.
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            Currently Playable
            Bach 846, 926, 930
            Beethoven 27/2 mvt. 1
            Burgmüller 100/3, 4, 7, 12, 15, 19, 25
            Chopin 72/1
            Clementi 36/1
            Grieg 12/1, 7
            Tchaikovsky 39/9

            Future
            Burgmüller 109
            Bartok Sz 56
            Mozart K331

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            #2058246 - 04/02/13 10:44 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
            casinitaly Offline


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            Welcome back Andy!

            Saranoya....that's tough, indeed - and really irritating for you after you managed so well while you were between apartments!!! Hope you're feeling back to normal today.
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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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            #2058307 - 04/02/13 01:13 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: Saranoya]
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            Registered: 11/03/12
            Posts: 664
            Loc: Illinois
            Sorry to hear that Saranoya,
            I sometimes get overwhelmed with "stuff" too. In fact, I do it to myself at times. I sincerely hope you get back to some bench time soon. BTW your Burgmuller Opus in the piano bar is quite wonderful. smile I'm envious.
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            Just be yourself, everyone else is already taken.


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            #2060973 - 04/07/13 07:34 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
            Little_Blue_Engine Offline
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            Registered: 03/30/09
            Posts: 1233
            Loc: Ohio, US
            Go ahead and take me off the list. I'm not sure if I'll try to get back on later or not, I just haven't been feeling motivated lately.
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            Until then you may want to keep a safe distance.


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            #2061098 - 04/08/13 02:00 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: Little_Blue_Engine]
            casinitaly Offline


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            Registered: 03/01/10
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            Loc: Italy
            Originally Posted By: Little_Blue_Engine
            Go ahead and take me off the list. I'm not sure if I'll try to get back on later or not, I just haven't been feeling motivated lately.


            Sorry to hear you aren't feeling motivated. MOYD can work two ways - it can stimulate you to keep going, or it can start to feel like a burden.

            Hope you find the key to refresh your desire to play!
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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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            #2061156 - 04/08/13 05:01 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
            Mete Offline
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            Registered: 03/13/13
            Posts: 45
            Loc: Turkey
            Could you please sign me up for the list? Thanks a lot...

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            #2061157 - 04/08/13 05:02 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: Mete]
            casinitaly Offline


            Gold Supporter until March 1 2014


            Registered: 03/01/10
            Posts: 4884
            Loc: Italy
            Originally Posted By: Mete
            Could you please sign me up for the list? Thanks a lot...


            Of course! Welcome!
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            XVIII-XXXIV
            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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