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#2207290 - 01/03/14 05:03 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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#2207323 - 01/03/14 08:02 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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#2207327 - 01/03/14 08:12 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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The first post is still using two instances of 2013 that should be 2014, by the way.
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#2207422 - 01/03/14 12:44 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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Welcome AimeeO and Frycek!

Allard, thanks for flagging the errors with the years!
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#2207675 - 01/03/14 06:21 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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Messed up last year, but off to a clean start for 2014. Add me in.
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#2208288 - 01/04/14 07:34 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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I'm in. Funny there were a few days last year that I though about just skipping it. Knowing that I would have to answer for it here tipped the scales in favor of my sitting down to practice on those days.
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#2208659 - 01/05/14 01:54 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: Mr. Square]
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Originally Posted By: Mr. Square
I'm in. Funny there were a few days last year that I though about just skipping it. Knowing that I would have to answer for it here tipped the scales in favor of my sitting down to practice on those days.


Isn't that kind of cool? If you are only answerable to yourself tomorrow (or whenever you get back on the bench), it's easy to excuse that away, but when you have to don the cone of shame then all of a sudden you find the motivation to play.
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#2208719 - 01/05/14 02:56 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: Palmpirate]
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Originally Posted By: Palmpirate
There's lots of other 'bling things' people have posted in their signatures which I don't understand. Is there a list somewhere? Love to know what you are all up to with the pianos and martini glasses lined up!
LOL... I don't think I could handle that many martinis! Those are actually supposed to be medals, for participation in the ABF online quarterly recitals. (If you haven't participated in those yet, check out the thread that should be posted sometime about the middle of this month.) The pianos are for live recital participation. Any other other icons that people are using?
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#2210468 - 01/07/14 06:06 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [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 yet again!

Please sign me up once more.

Kept last year's resolution. Have been working on my inverted seventh chords in the right with the root note an octave apart in the bass. Can run them up and down like butter with my eyes closed! Great warm up and good muscle memory practice.

If you don't already have it, check out "Total Piano Tutor" by Terry Burrows for the best chord charts I've found. Had 11 X 17 color Xeroxes made and keep them on my music rest. Not sure which to pick for this year to memorize.

Molehill, Linda
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#2210523 - 01/07/14 07:22 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: molehill]
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Originally Posted By: molehill
...If you don't already have it, check out "Total Piano Tutor" by Terry Burrows for the best chord charts I've found. Had 11 X 17 color Xeroxes made and keep them on my music rest. Not sure which to pick for this year to memorize.

Molehill, Linda


Hmmm.... I googled it and it seems to be out of print. It's not in stock at any major bookseller. 8-(
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#2210846 - 01/08/14 10:41 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: newbert]
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Originally Posted By: newbert
Originally Posted By: molehill
...If you don't already have it, check out "Total Piano Tutor" by Terry Burrows for the best chord charts I've found. Had 11 X 17 color Xeroxes made and keep them on my music rest. Not sure which to pick for this year to memorize.

Molehill, Linda


Hmmm.... I googled it and it seems to be out of print. It's not in stock at any major bookseller. 8-(


Did you try Abe Books <http://www.abebooks.com/Canada/> A bookseller on there shows 2 used & 1 new. Also, my public library has copies of an older edition, one with CD & one without (which I don't suppose does you much good, but just to say it seems to still be around.)
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#2210869 - 01/08/14 11:19 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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I haven't been able to play my pianos for the past two days because of a situation with some idiot neighbors; luckily today they are leaving and I will be able to play my piano again. Meanwhile, I have been playing on an instrument in a local studio. Does that count?
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#2210886 - 01/08/14 11:51 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: Polyphonist]
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Originally Posted By: Polyphonist
I haven't been able to play my pianos for the past two days because of a situation with some idiot neighbors; luckily today they are leaving and I will be able to play my piano again. Meanwhile, I have been playing on an instrument in a local studio. Does that count?


Sorry to hear you are having trouble with your neighbours - I sympathise.

You play the piano. Maybe I should have written play "a" piano.... but just to be perfectly clear let's try to cover all the bases....

The following has been added to the page of instructions:

It doesn't matter if it is a grand an upright, or a digital. Nor does it matter if it is your piano, or that of your neighbour, your teacher, your best friend, your second-cousin-three-times removed, the hotel piano, the cruise ship piano, the piano in your local bar or coffee shop. Any piano, any where, for any amount of time will do the job.

smile
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#2210894 - 01/08/14 12:12 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: joyoussong]
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Found this on Amazon, several new and used.

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#2210899 - 01/08/14 12:22 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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Originally Posted By: casinitaly
Originally Posted By: Polyphonist
I haven't been able to play my pianos for the past two days because of a situation with some idiot neighbors; luckily today they are leaving and I will be able to play my piano again. Meanwhile, I have been playing on an instrument in a local studio. Does that count?


Sorry to hear you are having trouble with your neighbours - I sympathise.

You play the piano. Maybe I should have written play "a" piano.... but just to be perfectly clear let's try to cover all the bases....

The following has been added to the page of instructions:

It doesn't matter if it is a grand an upright, or a digital. Nor does it matter if it is your piano, or that of your neighbour, your teacher, your best friend, your second-cousin-three-times removed, the hotel piano, the cruise ship piano, the piano in your local bar or coffee shop. Any piano, any where, for any amount of time will do the job.

smile

All right, sounds good.

What if it's a harpsichord? Or a clavichord? Or an organ? grin
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#2210917 - 01/08/14 12:53 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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Not a chance for me to play every day. Even having the option of using headphones I'll be stopped by my family. My practice time is early in the morning before going to work. Then I'm the only person awake. During weekends I have to stay away from my piano. The general opinion is that I have better things to do than playing the piano. And certainly, digging in the garden or making repairs on the house are more productive than making music....

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#2211029 - 01/08/14 04:44 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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#2211183 - 01/08/14 10:32 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: Ganddalf]
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Originally Posted By: Ganddalf
And certainly, digging in the garden or making repairs on the house are more productive than making music....

All depends on what counts as productive. :P
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#2211281 - 01/09/14 04:43 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: Ganddalf]
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Originally Posted By: Ganddalf
Even having the option of using headphones I'll be stopped by my family. <snip> The general opinion is that I have better things to do than playing the piano.


I have a terrible confession to make - I have not told my husband I have signed up to this. I think he would share your family's view :-)
The only thing that makes this possible for me is that there is no lower limit on time. If I can say I have met the minimum requirement for a given day even if I just sat at the piano for 2 minutes and played something while simultaneously holding a conversation about superheroes with a 4yo, then I have a chance!
(Of course I do more when I can, and most days I can)

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#2211287 - 01/09/14 05:06 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: barbaram]
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Originally Posted By: barbaram
Originally Posted By: Ganddalf
Even having the option of using headphones I'll be stopped by my family. <snip> The general opinion is that I have better things to do than playing the piano.


I have a terrible confession to make - I have not told my husband I have signed up to this. I think he would share your family's view :-)
The only thing that makes this possible for me is that there is no lower limit on time. If I can say I have met the minimum requirement for a given day even if I just sat at the piano for 2 minutes and played something while simultaneously holding a conversation about superheroes with a 4yo, then I have a chance!
(Of course I do more when I can, and most days I can)


Sitting at the piano for less than half an hour practice does not help me much. Usually I need at least 15 minutes to warm up, and I have to repeat things an enormous number of times to see any improvement. However, I use every opportunity I have to do meaningful practice. Occasionally, when I'm alone in the house I can practice for two or even three hours. But most days I have just half an hour to my disposal, and quite often nothing at all.

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#2211483 - 01/09/14 12:47 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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Boy oh boy ... this year did not get off to a good start.

I barely practiced on Jan 1, and then didn't put in a minute Jan 2-6. There really is no excuse. I was just dealing with a frustrating schedule, including tasks that kept requiring more and more time to complete and various family obligations, plus I was flat-out exhausted by the final days of 2013.

In any event, I am back on the wagon -- and the bench. My piano teacher helped me sort out a split practice schedule: 10 minutes in the morning with Hanon and scales, an open-ended p.m. session for specific pieces. I am committed to following the plan for 30 days straight so I can finally make practice a daily ritual/habit.

So that's my confession.
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#2211527 - 01/09/14 02:00 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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I got my copy of "Total Piano Tutor" as pictured by Ragdoll including CD at Half Price Books a year ago for $7.99. I must admit I have not had the time with continuing family crisises to crack it anymore than the color chord charts at the back.

I am sorry! I didn't mean to start a web search frenzy! After looking at Amazon's reviews, it doesn't stack up as well as I thought.

If you don't think it would be illegal, I can scan a page of the chords or email me and ask.

BUT it has been my constant companion keeping me sane while traveling back and forth to northern Ohio and did keep me playing my required time from April to now even if it was table-top playing on a paper keyboard a few days.

I wasn't going to bring it up but I may have assumed wrongly and forgot to ask if that is allowable too. During the court case October 10 & 11 and 23 I didn't have access to a real piano. And too emotional to ask after my nephew’s memorial April 13 but I did ask permission to play the grand December 27 before & 28 after my sister-in-law's memorial.

Even though I have had to temporarily give up my private lessons for the past year, after being involved with this group for this long, I have MOYD to thank for at least finding a few minutes comes second nature now. Playing, however briefly, really has helped to get me through all of this so far and will contiue keep me pulled together for my family.

Linda
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#2211535 - 01/09/14 02:17 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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Piano Deb - ok, back on the wagon with you! Glad your teacher has helped you with a schedule.

Ganddalf, I'm sorry you won't be joining us but I can see your point.
MOYD doesn't work for all pianists (or their families).

Barbaram, don't worry about telling your hubby ... but then wait a while and tell him how long you've been playing every single day!

I've been doing it for 4 years and now my husband checks to see if I've played or not ! smile
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#2211590 - 01/09/14 03:33 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: barbaram]
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Originally Posted By: barbaram

I have a terrible confession to make - I have not told my husband I have signed up to this.

I told my husband only when the year was over...
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#2211708 - 01/09/14 06:08 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: torquenale]
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Originally Posted By: torquenale
Originally Posted By: barbaram

I have a terrible confession to make - I have not told my husband I have signed up to this.

I told my husband only when the year was over...


I'm with you 100%, girls!
I don't tell my husband anything either!
Now we can ignore the itty bitty, teeny weenie, little... well... fact.... that I don't have a husband.
What's important is I don't tell my husband anything and I support you 100%!
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#2211713 - 01/09/14 06:13 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: rnaple]
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Originally Posted By: rnaple
Originally Posted By: torquenale
Originally Posted By: barbaram

I have a terrible confession to make - I have not told my husband I have signed up to this.

I told my husband only when the year was over...


I'm with you 100%, girls!
I don't tell my husband anything either!
Now we can ignore the itty bitty, teeny weenie, little... well... fact.... that I don't have a husband.
What's important is I don't tell my husband anything and I support you 100%!


As I was reading this I thought .. but wait, isn't r maple "Ron"? Oh, maybe that's short for Rhonda.....or maybe it isn't. smile
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#2211970 - 01/10/14 04:16 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: rnaple]
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Originally Posted By: rnaple

Now we can ignore the itty bitty, teeny weenie, little... well... fact.... that I don't have a husband.
What's important is I don't tell my husband anything and I support you 100%!


Love it, thanks Ron :-)

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#2214363 - 01/14/14 06:52 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: MaryBee]
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Originally Posted By: MaryBee
LOL... I don't think I could handle that many martinis! Those are actually supposed to be medals, for participation in the ABF online quarterly recitals
I had to really zoom in on the screen to see that, but when I do get up enough 'dutch courage' to submit to a recital I shall have them all lined up ready to celebrate!
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#2214367 - 01/14/14 06:59 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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Leaving Jan 14th until Jan 28th. My mother in law passed away over the holidays at 96yrs, quietly in her sleep, still in her own home and on her own.She used to play and now my niece has her piano. Life ends but the music goes on.
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#2214399 - 01/14/14 08:09 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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Palmpirate. My condolences to you on the loss of your mother in law.
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