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#2195681 - 12/10/13 05:37 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: earlofmar]
casinitaly Offline


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Registered: 03/01/10
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Loc: Italy
Originally Posted By: earlofmar
A week out from Australia's longest (240Km) footrace I responded to a plea from an ultrarunner who had two people pull out from his crew. It was a big decision knowing I could not play piano at all during the event, but having crew experience I could not sit by and do nothing.

So 4th - 7th Dec I was awol but back into my normal regime having lost nothing but gained a wonderful experience.


Well, it was for a worthy cause.:)
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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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#2198844 - 12/16/13 10:09 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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Well, it's two weeks till the end of the year and I eagerly await my upgraded siggy with TWO years on it! Yay!

I have practiced every day except for the days when I was out of town on vacation. Most days I practice twice - a half hour in the morning before work then whatever I can manage in the evening.

Note that I said I practice, not that I PLAY.... Maybe that will happen in 2014.

Looking forward to signing up for next year's thread. This thread is an inspiration.
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Oongawa
Presently working on:
Schubert- Ave Maria
Saint Saens- Danse Macabre
Attempting a little blues improv
'69 Mason & Hamlin Model A

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#2198927 - 12/17/13 02:36 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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Way to go Oongawa! I'm finishing up my 4th year and though I've been away on vacation for various amounts of time I've only missed 2 days due to feeling sick. My hubby knows I'm really not well if I don't even play a few scales!

Most days I practice, but some days I just play smile
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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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#2200912 - 12/21/13 10:29 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
joyoussong Offline
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Registered: 11/19/09
Posts: 735
Loc: Canada
Oh no! Does anybody have a remedy for splitting fingers? We've had a cold, dry winter here this year, & I've got a split finger on the outside tip of RH 4 - right where it hits the key. frown Yesterday I only managed to play through a couple of Christmas carols, & it was a real struggle. (typing's not easy, either) I don't know if I played long enough to count - don't think it was 10 minutes, so I guess I have to be excused for yesterday.

As soon as I got up this morning, I tried working on the new piece my teacher assigned on Thursday - Mozart Menuetto 1 in C Major - & the finger's a little better this morning, I think because my hand hasn't been in water yet. Definitely played for more than 10 minutes this time. If I can keep my hand out of the dishpan today, maybe I can get it to heal.

I'm also going to be away Dec 30-31 & Jan 1, so I'll need to be excused for those days, too.
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(Started playing July 2008)



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#2200915 - 12/21/13 10:37 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
casinitaly Offline


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Ouch - Carol!!! That must hurt like the Dickens!

Please note we don't set a time limit. Obviously the more the better, but if all you can squeeze in is a run through of scales or a section of a work in progress or a run through of an old familiar piece....well, that counts.

Try to keep your hand dry - and maybe some vitamin E or aloe vera cream might help with the healing - I think B12 can help with healing too.

I'll mark you away for Dec 30-31 and Jan 1...well, you'll just start MOYD 2014 on the 2nd!

I don't count "Late" starts til the end of Jan, beginning of Feb.

Take care!
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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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#2200976 - 12/21/13 12:48 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
joyoussong Offline
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Registered: 11/19/09
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Loc: Canada
Thanks Cheryl - so I can put a star on my calendar for yesterday? I've been putting vitamin E on my finger, & I found the rubber gloves I used when I had surgery on that hand a few years ago (why is it always my right hand??) They're some kind of industrial or surgical gloves that our pottery studio tech uses to mix glazes, not tight-fitting, but thin enough that I'm actually typing with the glove on right now & it cushions my "wound" a bit.
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(Started playing July 2008)



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#2200978 - 12/21/13 12:52 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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Yes, indeed - you can keep your star for yesterday my dear!
I'm glad you've got the gloves handy to help you out while you're healing!!!
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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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#2201338 - 12/22/13 09:56 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
Palmpirate Online   content
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Registered: 01/31/13
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Loc: B.C.Canada
i will be gone form my piano 22nd Dec til Jan 3rd 2014. Holiday visits to Boulder CO with my two other sons. One has a piano so I will get some time on the keys there but hardly any 'practice'! It has been an incredible year but I have kept my vow to play every day that I can, and it has really been a wonderful thing for myself.
When do we sign up again!
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#2201340 - 12/22/13 10:00 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
casinitaly Offline


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Sign up for MOYD 2014 will be just before 1 Jan - around the 29th of Dec.

Have a lovely time in Boulder!!!
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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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#2201544 - 12/22/13 06:27 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
Manolito Mystiq Offline
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Please sign me up for MOYD 2014.

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#2201547 - 12/22/13 06:35 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: Manolito Mystiq]
casinitaly Offline


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Originally Posted By: Manolito Mystiq
Please sign me up for MOYD 2014.

There will be a new thread for MOYD 2014.


I look forward to seeing you register there!


Please folks - don't ask me to start taking names now - the thread will be open next week, I promise!
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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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#2201549 - 12/22/13 06:38 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
dynamobt Offline
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Registered: 04/07/13
Posts: 659
Loc: NH
Nutrogena Hand cream, in the tube is tremendous for healing split fingers. Use it regularly to prevent splits too.
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#2201838 - 12/23/13 11:18 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
joyoussong Offline
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Registered: 11/19/09
Posts: 735
Loc: Canada
Dynamobt, thanks for the tip. This one's healing up fairly well, but this has become a recurring problem the last 3 or 4 winters, so I'll get some Nutrogena. smile
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(Started playing July 2008)



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#2201844 - 12/23/13 11:28 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
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Registered: 11/30/12
Posts: 505
Loc: Connecticut, USA
When I signed up for MOYD last January, I was not sure how I was going to practice/play each day (for a whole year!). I can not believe how easy this was to complete. My time at the keys is sacred to me - and I look forward to it each day. And without this thread, I am not sure I would have had that little extra push. So I want to thank you all for "being there" for me; and especially I want to thank casinitaly for organizing this terrific group. Happy New Year!
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    #2201877 - 12/23/13 12:46 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
    casinitaly Offline


    Gold Supporter until March 1 2014


    Registered: 03/01/10
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    Loc: Italy
    Scorpio - I agree with you - having this community to give us a little "push" to keep on track does help.

    It's my pleasure to coordinate MOYD - It's a way to give back to PW - and it's fun too!
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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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    #2203849 - 12/28/13 04:50 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
    casinitaly Offline


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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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    #2206344 - 01/01/14 12:58 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
    joyoussong Offline
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    Registered: 11/19/09
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    Loc: Canada
    Hey Cheryl, do I get a 2013 badge? Looking at my calendar, I only missed 1 day in May, & that was for travelling.
    HAPPY NEW YEAR!
    Carol
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    (Started playing July 2008)



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    #2206525 - 01/01/14 06:13 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
    casinitaly Offline


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    Loc: Italy
    Yes indeed you get a badge Carol ! If you are travelling, you are on the excused list, and those who are excused get a badge.

    Actually the only way to NOT get a badge is to give up!

    If you missed for being ill, or being away, you go on the excused list.
    If you missed and re-start you get back on the wagon --- the only way to forfeit the badge is to not get back on the wagon!

    Go get that badge!
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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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    #2206636 - 01/01/14 10:22 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
    joyoussong Offline
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    Registered: 11/19/09
    Posts: 735
    Loc: Canada
    How do I get it???
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    (Started playing July 2008)



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    #2206637 - 01/01/14 10:24 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: joyoussong]
    Polyphonist Offline
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    Registered: 03/03/13
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    Loc: New York City
    Originally Posted By: joyoussong
    How do I get it???

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    Polyphonist

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    #2206645 - 01/01/14 10:44 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
    joyoussong Offline
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    Registered: 11/19/09
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    Loc: Canada
    Polyphonist, I tried copying the code from yours into my profile but I don't think it worked.
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    (Started playing July 2008)



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    #2206646 - 01/01/14 10:44 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
    joyoussong Offline
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    Registered: 11/19/09
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    Loc: Canada
    Oh! Yes it did! smile
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    Carol
    (Started playing July 2008)



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    #2206680 - 01/02/14 12:39 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
    Polyphonist Offline
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    Registered: 03/03/13
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    Loc: New York City
    By the way, you probably want to take those two out of there and use this one instead.

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    Polyphonist

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    #2206682 - 01/02/14 12:47 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
    joyoussong Offline
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    Registered: 11/19/09
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    Loc: Canada
    Got it! (I think) Thanks.


    Edited by joyoussong (01/02/14 12:51 AM)
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    Carol
    (Started playing July 2008)



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    #2206707 - 01/02/14 02:48 AM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
    casinitaly Offline


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    Nice to see you're all sorted out Carol, - thanks to Polyphonist for helping out while I was in the land of Nod.
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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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    #2206916 - 01/02/14 01:54 PM Re: MOYD 2013 [Re: casinitaly]
    casinitaly Offline


    Gold Supporter until March 1 2014


    Registered: 03/01/10
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    Loc: Italy
    Congratualations to everyone who participated - if you made it go over to the new thread to collection your badge!

    You will see the badges in the first post of the thread - and there are also instructions for how to get the images into your signature line.


    If you didn't make it through 2013, you can give it another go!



    New thread: MOYD 2014
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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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