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#2203848 - 12/28/13 04:46 AM MOYD 2014
casinitaly Offline

Gold Supporter until March 1 2014


Registered: 03/01/10
Posts: 4665
Loc: Italy
Oh frabjous day! Calloo callay! Sign up time has arrived!


It's time to take the plunge and commit to MOYD (Master of Your Domain) 2014. Join in - play or practice (yes, there is a difference for some of us!) every day - and see how much it helps improve 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 - as long as you sit down and touch those keys!!!

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.

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".

2014 will be the 10th 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. Everyone who has reported being away, being sick, falling off and getting back on the wagon, or who signs up late has the right to put the MOYD 2014 badge in their signatures on 31 December 2014.


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 necessarily reply to all the posts.

Signature pictures will be offered to those who are 2014 MOYD winners. Below you will find the 2013 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, 2014

Pure MOYD list, those who practice everyday no excuses:



casinitaly
earlofmar
JanVan
Hegedusmj
JimF
gingko2
ajames
SwissMs
hthodgman
dynamobt
ricardob
rmaple
Fate
Andy Platt
scorpio
MaryBee
knitter66
Tararex
JF Graham
Morodiene
Stubbie
Inopa1
wimpiano
ChopinAddict
Polyphonist
Hemmingway
Mark233
zillybug
FarmGirl
Boira
Allard
J&J
-Frycek
Mr. Square
molehill
spider
benoize
NatGos
Strickermadchen
Chrisl
corysold
Shaolin95
PianoBuoenna
Doctor S
gardens_guitar
Firas Kordi



EXCUSED MOYD List, You were sick, or away from home.
Geds Jan 10
playforjoy Jan 15-16
Wisebuff Jan 25-26
Kupe Feb 1-2
AimeeO 25 Jan, Feb 6
Oongawa 15 Feb
Torquenale Feb 16-22
petitfromage 20-21-22 Feb, 20-29 March
Chrisl 26Feb-4 Mar, 10 April
Joyoussong March 28- April 11
ClsscLib 30 March
Palmpirate excused Jan 14-28, feb 22-25 W16 March, 30 March
barbaram 5-26 April
Sinophilia 16-20 April
newbert 4 April
Lizcat 10-12 April
Ragdoll 12 April


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.

piano_deb 7 Jan, 31 Jan
Tangleweeds 13 Feb
tinman1943 14 Feb, 16 March
therightmoment 10 March
evamar 16 March


LATE START MOYD: For someone new who wants to join after Jan 1 2014. Note that the LAST DAY TO JOIN IS 30 September!

TheArchbishop - 4 Feb
Shropshire Rosie 11 Feb
Brenda19605 24 Feb
Briansaddleback 25 Feb
KBoogle 26 Feb
JAGisDope 1 March
1lwdp511 29 March


Edited by casinitaly (04/13/14 09:22 AM)
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#2203853 - 12/28/13 05:05 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
Saranoya Offline
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Registered: 01/27/13
Posts: 474
Loc: Brussels, Belgium
Hey, look at that ... I *am* the first one to sign up smile.
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Playable
Bach 846, 926, 930
Beethoven 27/2 mvt. 1
Burgmüller 100/3, 4, 7, 12, 15, 19
Chopin 72/1
Clementi 36/1
Grieg 12/1, 7
Tchaikovsky 39/9
Near-future
Finish Burgmüller 100
Handel 437/4
Bartok Sz. 56
Rameau Gavotte in a with variations

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#2203854 - 12/28/13 05:08 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
earlofmar Online   content
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/21/13
Posts: 1118
Loc: Australia
(hand on heart) I so promise that everyday will be piano day from this date forth
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XXXIII-4-XXX

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#2203856 - 12/28/13 05:13 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
casinitaly Offline

Gold Supporter until March 1 2014


Registered: 03/01/10
Posts: 4665
Loc: Italy
Welcome aboard Saranoya and Earlofmar!
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Interested in MOYD? Check out the RULES!
XVIII-XXXIII
Performance anxiety: make it part of your daily routine and deal with it...Cope! zrtf90

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#2203863 - 12/28/13 05:52 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
JanVan Offline
Full Member

Registered: 01/28/13
Posts: 49
Please sign me up.

This will be my first year on the wagon and I'm looking forward to spending some quality time at the piano each and every day of the year.

Thank you for this great thread.

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#2203866 - 12/28/13 06:30 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
torquenale Offline
Full Member

Registered: 12/29/12
Posts: 225
Loc: Italy
I'm in!
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#2203872 - 12/28/13 06:56 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
Ragdoll Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/03/12
Posts: 617
Loc: Illinois
I'm willing to commit again. It's a pretty good motivator.
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Ragdoll

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


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#2203875 - 12/28/13 07:22 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
WiseBuff Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/03/05
Posts: 772
Loc: Brighton Colorado
Count me in. I'm so used to playing every day that my day NEEDS piano to go well. Happy New Year
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Love to learn

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#2203886 - 12/28/13 07:56 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
ClsscLib Offline

Platinum Supporter until Jan 02 2013


Registered: 03/14/08
Posts: 1591
Loc: Northern VA, U.S.
In.
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"People may say I can't sing, but no one can ever say I didn't sing."

-- Florence Foster Jenkins

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#2203888 - 12/28/13 08:02 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
hegedusmj Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 11/01/08
Posts: 18
Loc: Virginia
I'm in.
_________________________
Mike Hegedus

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#2203889 - 12/28/13 08:13 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
sinophilia Offline

Gold Supporter until Sept. 05 2014


Registered: 06/26/12
Posts: 900
Loc: Italy
I'm in! It will be hard on some week-ends, but I want to try.
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All one has to do is hit the right notes at the right time, and the instrument plays itself. (J.S. Bach)
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#2203892 - 12/28/13 08:21 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
JimF Offline
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Registered: 10/08/09
Posts: 1610
Loc: south florida
Sign me up! Please.

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Fountain in the Rain, W.Gillock
Mozart Sonata K545

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#2203901 - 12/28/13 08:30 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
casinitaly Offline

Gold Supporter until March 1 2014


Registered: 03/01/10
Posts: 4665
Loc: Italy
Wow - we really are on a roll this morning!

(and I am very pleased to see the Italian contingent has shown up in full-force smile )

Welcome to MOYD:

JanVan
Torquenale
Wisebuff
Ragdoll
ClsscLib
Hegedusmj
Sinophilia
JimF aka Giacomo smile
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XVIII-XXXIII
Performance anxiety: make it part of your daily routine and deal with it...Cope! zrtf90

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#2203906 - 12/28/13 08:42 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
gingko2 Offline
Full Member

Registered: 09/20/10
Posts: 60
Loc: MA, USA
I'm in and will do better this year!
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gingko2

working on:
Khachaturian: Andantino, Ivan Goes to a Party
Bartok: Village Girls
Pachelbel: Ciaccona w/Five Variations
Faure: Romance Without Words
Tchaikovsky: Mama

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#2203914 - 12/28/13 08:53 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
ajames Offline
Full Member

Registered: 08/25/13
Posts: 49
Loc: Texas
Sign me up, please!
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Kawai 350 / Casio PX-150
Alfred's Adult All-in-one Level 2

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#2203924 - 12/28/13 09:03 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: ajames]
SwissMS Online   content
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 01/09/11
Posts: 644
Loc: Switzerland
I'm in for 2014 too. Also, I had a pure, practice everyday for 2013 also, so could I be added to that list? I did not post much in this thread, because I didn't have any misses to report!

Thanks!
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#2203931 - 12/28/13 09:10 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
casinitaly Offline

Gold Supporter until March 1 2014


Registered: 03/01/10
Posts: 4665
Loc: Italy
SwissMs - you are on the list for 2013 - - excused for a couple of days in May - you certainly do get the 2013 badge!
_________________________
Interested in MOYD? Check out the RULES!
XVIII-XXXIII
Performance anxiety: make it part of your daily routine and deal with it...Cope! zrtf90

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#2203968 - 12/28/13 10:35 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
joyoussong Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/19/09
Posts: 727
Loc: Canada
I'm in!
_________________________
Carol
(Started playing July 2008)



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#2203969 - 12/28/13 10:36 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
Oongawa Offline
Full Member

Registered: 05/14/12
Posts: 219
Yes!

Please sign me up! Yay!

I get to update my siggy today. Thanks for the new signature images.
2014 will be my third year.
_________________________
Oongawa
Presently working on:
Handel - Gigue
Bach - Musette
Attempting a little blues improv
'69 Mason & Hamlin Model A

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#2203972 - 12/28/13 10:42 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
SwissMS Online   content
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 01/09/11
Posts: 644
Loc: Switzerland
Originally Posted By: casinitaly
SwissMs - you are on the list for 2013 - - excused for a couple of days in May - you certainly do get the 2013 badge!


Thanks, Casinitaly! This has been my best MOYD year yet, and this thread has certainly helped by adding that little bit of pressure I needed!
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#2203980 - 12/28/13 11:11 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
hthodgman Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 12/08/08
Posts: 1
I am going to give this my best effort in 2014. I'm in.

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#2204000 - 12/28/13 11:52 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
dynamobt Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/07/13
Posts: 608
Loc: NH
Sign me up, please!!
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1918 Mason & Hamlin BB




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#2204124 - 12/28/13 05:06 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
ricardob Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 06/26/13
Posts: 4
After much lurking about, this seems like the place to begin actively participating in the forums. Sign me up.

Currently finishing Alfred AIO Book 1, so daily practice is much needed.

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#2204175 - 12/28/13 06:48 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
rnaple Offline

Silver Supporter until April 24 2014


Registered: 12/23/10
Posts: 1806
Loc: Rocky Mountains
Go ahead and throw my name in again. Show support for this.
It's easy for me. I do have to admit. Had a setback recently. Only because of MOYD did I actually do something on the keyboard some days. Now it's easier with my beloved; Ingrid.
_________________________
Ron
Ingrid, my beloved VPC : "Play it Sam....For old times sake...Play it for me...I'll sing it with you...Play me again, Sam."

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#2204265 - 12/28/13 10:14 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
Fate Offline
Full Member

Registered: 01/23/11
Posts: 52
Loc: Kansas City
In again... Just have to remember I'm doing it. shocked

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#2204275 - 12/28/13 10:40 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
Andy Platt Offline
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Registered: 04/28/10
Posts: 2334
Loc: Virginia, USA
Oh yeah, count me in. There will, like in the last couple of years, be those pesky vacations. But apart from that, every day!!!
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  • Bartók - Romanian Folk Dances, Sz. 56
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#2204285 - 12/28/13 11:09 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
scorpio Offline
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Registered: 11/30/12
Posts: 466
Loc: Connecticut, USA
Please sign me up!
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    #2204291 - 12/28/13 11:31 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
    MaryBee Offline
    1000 Post Club Member

    Registered: 08/21/09
    Posts: 1185
    Loc: Cleveland, OH
    Thanks so much for doing this, cas. Sign me up, please. Playing every day has become a habit I don't want to lose.

    And welcome to new member, ricardob! It's a great thread to get started with.
    _________________________
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    Current mantra: Play outside the box.
    XVI-XXXII

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    #2204315 - 12/29/13 01:32 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
    knitter66 Offline
    Junior Member

    Registered: 08/12/09
    Posts: 6
    Hello from Eagle a Creek Oregon. Sign me up for 2014, this will be my first year to give it a go.

    Happy New Year! grin

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    #2204316 - 12/29/13 01:46 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
    Tararex Offline
    Full Member

    Registered: 06/27/11
    Posts: 378
    Loc: Middle Georgia, USA
    Please add me once again for 2014.

    And also many thanks for keeping track of all of us again! thumb
    _________________________

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    #2204333 - 12/29/13 04:06 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
    casinitaly Offline

    Gold Supporter until March 1 2014


    Registered: 03/01/10
    Posts: 4665
    Loc: Italy
    It's my pleasure to manage the MOYD thread - it keeps me focused too smile

    Welcome to the latest batch - we've got several newcomers this year! It is great to see people coming back too!

    I think it is pretty impressive to see how many folks make it through year after year!

    ajames
    SwissMs
    Joyoussong
    Oongawa
    hthodgman
    dynamobt
    ricardob
    rmaple
    Fate
    Andy Platt
    scorpio
    MaryBee
    knitter66
    Tararex
    _________________________
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    XVIII-XXXIII
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    #2204337 - 12/29/13 04:22 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
    JF_Graham Offline
    Junior Member

    Registered: 12/28/13
    Posts: 1
    Loc: GA, USA
    Good morning!

    I am new to the group and LOVE this idea! I want to play (each day)! May I join you?!

    Many thanks for hosting this!

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    #2204510 - 12/29/13 01:21 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
    Morodiene Offline
    Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

    Registered: 04/06/07
    Posts: 10753
    Loc: Boynton Beach, FL
    OK, sign me up! I did this once before and loved it. Having that little added pressure will force me to stay true to myself when I am weak and want to give myself excuses. smile
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    #2204618 - 12/29/13 05:08 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
    casinitaly Offline

    Gold Supporter until March 1 2014


    Registered: 03/01/10
    Posts: 4665
    Loc: Italy
    JF Graham - of course you can join! Nice to meet you!

    Morodiene, welcome back to the MOYD gang!

    Hey, we're already on page 2 of sign-ups!
    _________________________
    Interested in MOYD? Check out the RULES!
    XVIII-XXXIII
    Performance anxiety: make it part of your daily routine and deal with it...Cope! zrtf90

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    #2204621 - 12/29/13 05:16 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
    Morodiene Offline
    Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

    Registered: 04/06/07
    Posts: 10753
    Loc: Boynton Beach, FL
    Originally Posted By: casinitaly
    JF Graham - of course you can join! Nice to meet you!

    Morodiene, welcome back to the MOYD gang!

    Hey, we're already on page 2 of sign-ups!
    Thanks! And I appreciate the Jabberwocky allusion in the OP wink
    _________________________
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    MTNA member
    www.valeoconservatory.com
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    #2204665 - 12/29/13 06:29 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: Morodiene]
    casinitaly Offline

    Gold Supporter until March 1 2014


    Registered: 03/01/10
    Posts: 4665
    Loc: Italy
    Originally Posted By: Morodiene
    Originally Posted By: casinitaly
    JF Graham - of course you can join! Nice to meet you!

    Morodiene, welcome back to the MOYD gang!

    Hey, we're already on page 2 of sign-ups!
    Thanks! And I appreciate the Jabberwocky allusion in the OP wink


    smile I'm glad somebody got it smile
    _________________________
    Interested in MOYD? Check out the RULES!
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    Performance anxiety: make it part of your daily routine and deal with it...Cope! zrtf90

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    #2204714 - 12/29/13 08:42 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
    Palmpirate Offline
    Full Member

    Registered: 01/31/13
    Posts: 200
    Loc: B.C.Canada
    In for 2014.
    what happens to the 2nd category list? nothing came up when i clicked on it.
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    #2204736 - 12/29/13 09:35 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: Palmpirate]
    rnaple Offline

    Silver Supporter until April 24 2014


    Registered: 12/23/10
    Posts: 1806
    Loc: Rocky Mountains
    Originally Posted By: Palmpirate
    In for 2014.
    what happens to the 2nd category list? nothing came up when i clicked on it.


    They've all been deleted from the internet. They don't exist anymore. Beware the wrath of MOYD. smile


    Seriously....Cas.... I'm wondering if there is truly something that displaying that badge does? For others? Besides that, don't really have a need to display achievement badges myself. I just want to support the idea of practicing everyday.
    _________________________
    Ron
    Ingrid, my beloved VPC : "Play it Sam....For old times sake...Play it for me...I'll sing it with you...Play me again, Sam."

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    #2204745 - 12/29/13 09:56 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
    Stubbie Offline
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    Registered: 12/16/10
    Posts: 337
    Loc: Midwest USA
    Reporting for duty, ma'am (smart salute)! smile

    Sign me up!


    Edited by Stubbie (12/29/13 10:00 PM)
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    #2204793 - 12/30/13 12:40 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
    Inopa1 Offline
    Junior Member

    Registered: 12/29/13
    Posts: 1
    Been lurking here for a few months, first time posting. This forum is such an incredible resource!
    I would like to join the MOYD list in 2014. Please add my name to the list.

    Thanks!

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    #2204843 - 12/30/13 04:51 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: rnaple]
    casinitaly Offline

    Gold Supporter until March 1 2014


    Registered: 03/01/10
    Posts: 4665
    Loc: Italy
    Originally Posted By: rnaple
    Originally Posted By: Palmpirate
    In for 2014.
    what happens to the 2nd category list? nothing came up when i clicked on it.


    They've all been deleted from the internet. They don't exist anymore. Beware the wrath of MOYD. smile


    Seriously....Cas.... I'm wondering if there is truly something that displaying that badge does? For others? Besides that, don't really have a need to display achievement badges myself. I just want to support the idea of practicing everyday.


    To Palmpirate's quetion about what happens for the other categories... everyone gets a badge. It is spelled out on the first page - if you report that you missed a day and get back on the wagon - you get the badge, if you are sick and report in, you get the badge, if you are away from home and report in you get the badge, if you start late (before 30 Sept) and play til the end of the year you get the badge.

    I've removed the words "category" - MOYD is MOYD. I just followed the groupings I inherited. Frankly I'd have made the cut off date much earlier smile

    Ron - as to your question "is truly something that displaying that badge does? For others? "...Well, I think it creates an awareness and perhaps makes folks curious as to what MOYD is about and may prompt them to try it.

    Lots of participants don't put the badge in their signature. It's a personal choice. Others like the siggy bling smile
    _________________________
    Interested in MOYD? Check out the RULES!
    XVIII-XXXIII
    Performance anxiety: make it part of your daily routine and deal with it...Cope! zrtf90

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    #2204849 - 12/30/13 05:27 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
    wimpiano Online   content
    500 Post Club Member

    Registered: 09/16/13
    Posts: 619
    Loc: The Netherlands
    So if I understand correctly: If I'm in, I must report each day I "don't play/practice"?

    What about scheduled holidays with no access to a piano?
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    #2204872 - 12/30/13 07:22 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
    casinitaly Offline

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    That's right wimpiano, scheduled vacations are "excused" time.

    Everyone...kindly take a moment and have a look at the FIRST PAGE of the thread. Everything is spelled out as clearly as possible.

    For everyone's convenience I am reposting here:

    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. Everyone who has reported being away, being sick, falling off and getting back on the wagon, or who signs up late has the right to put the MOYD 2014 badge in their signatures on 31 December 2014.


    Edited by casinitaly (12/30/13 07:23 AM)
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    #2204873 - 12/30/13 07:28 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    Ok, I'm in. smile
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    #2204883 - 12/30/13 08:13 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: wimpiano]
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    Ok, I'm in. smile

    Gotcha!
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    #2204885 - 12/30/13 08:22 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    smile I'm glad somebody got it smile


    Oh no, I missed it because I only know the Italian version!

    Era brillosto, e i tospi agiluti facean girelli nella civa...
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    #2204903 - 12/30/13 09:15 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: rnaple]
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    Seriously....Cas.... I'm wondering if there is truly something that displaying that badge does? For others? Besides that, don't really have a need to display achievement badges myself. I just want to support the idea of practicing everyday.


    I see it as bragging rights. It's a great accomplishment to do this and stick with it, so why not get the badge to show you did it? Also, I think it's great to raise awareness to would-be pianists or those new to piano the concept of daily practicing and what an impact that can have on your overall progress. When I saw those badges before I had always wondered what they were for...then I found out smile
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    #2204905 - 12/30/13 09:29 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: sinophilia]
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    Originally Posted By: casinitaly
    smile I'm glad somebody got it smile


    Oh no, I missed it because I only know the Italian version!

    Era brillosto, e i tospi agiluti facean girelli nella civa...


    Oh that's too funny! I will have to get a copy and compare the 2 versions with my students!
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    #2204908 - 12/30/13 09:31 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: Morodiene]
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    Originally Posted By: rnaple


    Seriously....Cas.... I'm wondering if there is truly something that displaying that badge does? For others? Besides that, don't really have a need to display achievement badges myself. I just want to support the idea of practicing everyday.


    I see it as bragging rights. It's a great accomplishment to do this and stick with it, so why not get the badge to show you did it? Also, I think it's great to raise awareness to would-be pianists or those new to piano the concept of daily practicing and what an impact that can have on your overall progress. When I saw those badges before I had always wondered what they were for...then I found out smile


    Yes..bragging rights! smile I like that ... This will be my fifth year of MOYD. Hmmm that reminds me... my hubby told me that if I stayed with piano for 5 years he'd buy me a grand when he retired. I wonder if I should remind him of that smile ?

    Talk about motivation eh?
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    #2204925 - 12/30/13 10:23 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    Yes..bragging rights! smile I like that ... This will be my fifth year of MOYD. Hmmm that reminds me... my hubby told me that if I stayed with piano for 5 years he'd buy me a grand when he retired. I wonder if I should remind him of that smile ?

    Talk about motivation eh?
    LOL! First, convince him to retire early. THEN mention his promise. laugh
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    #2205089 - 12/30/13 04:15 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    Or convince him to keep working long enough to sock away enough cash for a really nice grand!
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    #2205149 - 12/30/13 05:55 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    Originally Posted By: casinitaly
    Originally Posted By: Morodiene
    Originally Posted By: rnaple


    Seriously....Cas.... I'm wondering if there is truly something that displaying that badge does? For others? Besides that, don't really have a need to display achievement badges myself. I just want to support the idea of practicing everyday.


    I see it as bragging rights. It's a great accomplishment to do this and stick with it, so why not get the badge to show you did it? Also, I think it's great to raise awareness to would-be pianists or those new to piano the concept of daily practicing and what an impact that can have on your overall progress. When I saw those badges before I had always wondered what they were for...then I found out smile


    Yes..bragging rights! smile I like that ... This will be my fifth year of MOYD. Hmmm that reminds me... my hubby told me that if I stayed with piano for 5 years he'd buy me a grand when he retired. I wonder if I should remind him of that smile ?

    Talk about motivation eh?


    I do no? I'll think about it. Only if it helps others.
    I just read those rules. I didn't realize one could start playing everyday, late. Then sign up. I had been for the year. Just figured I'd support. That's all.

    Morodiene.... Have you ever thought about selling cars? smile

    Cas.... Time to take him on a tour of the Fazioli factory. Then, settle for one of those common everyday Steinways. smile
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    #2205401 - 12/30/13 11:55 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    Sign me up again please. smile
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    #2205407 - 12/31/13 12:06 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    Originally Posted By: casinitaly
    Originally Posted By: Morodiene
    Originally Posted By: casinitaly
    JF Graham - of course you can join! Nice to meet you!

    Morodiene, welcome back to the MOYD gang!

    Hey, we're already on page 2 of sign-ups!
    Thanks! And I appreciate the Jabberwocky allusion in the OP wink


    smile I'm glad somebody got it smile

    Wait, who wouldn't? I thought everybody knew about Lewis Carroll and the whiffling, burbling Jabberwockey. grin

    And about the MOYD - if you want to sign me up, why not. laugh
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    #2205528 - 12/31/13 04:23 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: rnaple]
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    [quote=rnapleI didn't realize one could start playing everyday, late. Then sign up. I had been for the year. Just figured I'd support. That's all.

    Cas.... Time to take him on a tour of the Fazioli factory. Then, settle for one of those common everyday Steinways. smile [/quote]

    Hi Ron, yes there is late sign up -both for a late start and a "retro-active" start. We're pretty flexible. I even had one woman ask to sign up with her sister who played a different instrument one year as a MOYD team...why not? The point really is just to encourage everyone to stick to it.

    Before I took over, many people made their own badges but then we (courtesy of MaryBee) offered a "set" badge for those who couldn't and folks seem to like it well enough. I don't see anyone creating their own, and it seems to have become a sort of "logo" for MOYD. Now we just change the colour (I'm Canadian, it gets a "u" smile ) every year.

    As for the visit to Fazzoli....well, that could be fun, but the truth of the matter is that we'd be hard pressed to host a grand in our home any way.....but a girl can dream eh?
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    #2205529 - 12/31/13 04:38 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: Polyphonist]
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    ... I appreciate the Jabberwocky allusion in the OP wink


    Originally Posted By: casinitaly

    smile I'm glad somebody got it smile


    Wait, who wouldn't? I thought everybody knew about Lewis Carroll and the whiffling, burbling Jabberwockey. grin

    And about the MOYD - if you want to sign me up, why not. laugh


    Well, my desires have nothing to do with who gets signed up you know smile -- I could sign everyone up if that were the case -but since you seem willing, you're on for the challenge.

    As for not getting the Jabberwoky reference... I really wonder what percentage of folks under 30 are familiar with it? Not to mention that a high percentage of our membership is from non-Anglo cultures which may not be as familiar with Lewis Carroll. I think there could actually be quite a number of folks who might not get it. Nonetheless, I love it, and it seemed like a fun way to start the thread. Last year I did a quote from a Looney Tunes cartoon. No one commented on that.
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    #2205534 - 12/31/13 04:54 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    So do we have to come in and report how long we played each day? laugh
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    #2205542 - 12/31/13 05:26 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: Polyphonist]
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    So do we have to come in and report how long we played each day? laugh


    Absolutely not! This works completely on the honour system and we just report when we DON'T play.



    If you're sick, or away from home you're excused, if you simply don't manage to play you have to go "back on the wagon".

    Please read the rules on the first page everyone!
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    #2205589 - 12/31/13 08:46 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    Sorry, I can't sign up...

    Unfortunately I can't have the compromise to play everyday... Not even the compromise to request an exclusion every time I do not play. My life is not as foreseeable as I would like...
    My compromise is to play whenever I can.
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    #2205626 - 12/31/13 10:50 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    I would like to join this please. I have my grade 6 exam in may so I need to focus. Hope I'm not too late

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    #2205676 - 12/31/13 12:17 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    Count me in!

    Maybe this will be the year I learn to practice every day. eek
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    #2205699 - 12/31/13 01:04 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    OK, gulp, count me in!

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    #2205889 - 12/31/13 06:48 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    So do we have to come in and report how long we played each day? laugh


    Absolutely not! This works completely on the honour system and we just report when we DON'T play.

    And the more elaborate the confession, the better! wink
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    #2205910 - 12/31/13 07:22 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    I'm in, yet again! Thanks for continuing MOYD, it is a great motivator!
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    #2206280 - 01/01/14 10:22 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    Please sign me up. I don't have a lot of vacations planned for this year so I'm hoping to get to it everyday. The only vacation I have planned is two weeks at Summerkeys ( a music program in Maine for adults) and I'll be practicing 3 hours or more a day there.
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    #2206297 - 01/01/14 11:21 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    I'm in too. I expect business travels and vacation to Europe interrupting my piano study this year as well. Such is the fact of life. I just appreciate what I got and grateful for everything.
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    #2206373 - 01/01/14 01:46 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    I'm about to play the first note of 2014. laugh
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    #2206386 - 01/01/14 02:11 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: Polyphonist]
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    OK, I'm in.

    Joining MOYD was suggested to me late in 2013 when I posted something about "How does everyone stay motivated"?

    Let's ee how long I last. (I need to sneak over to the DP now and play something......)
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    #2206392 - 01/01/14 02:24 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: Polyphonist]
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    Originally Posted By: Polyphonist
    I'm about to play the first note of 2014. laugh


    How did it go? smile
    Have you played the second note yet? smile
    Don't forget your detailed report of your playing each day. What you ate. Drank. How much sleep you had. All your physical problems. The weather, inside and out. How the maintenance man in the building is doing. How the condo association meeting went last night. If you do miss a day...whatever you do....be afraid...be very afraid. Beware the wrath of MOYD. smile

    Meanwhile... Cas is having a nervous breakdown... MOYD is melting....melting....melting....OOOoooHHHhhhhoooooo!
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    #2206413 - 01/01/14 03:02 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: rnaple]
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    Originally Posted By: Polyphonist
    I'm about to play the first note of 2014. laugh


    How did it go? smile
    Have you played the second note yet? smile

    Yes. I just played through some delightful bon-bons from Godowsky's Triakontameron. Now I'm going to have a go at reading some Mozart symphony transcriptions.
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    #2206430 - 01/01/14 03:29 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    Please sing me up! I's a pretty good motivator.

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    #2206455 - 01/01/14 04:04 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: Polyphonist]
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    Originally Posted By: rnaple
    Originally Posted By: Polyphonist
    I'm about to play the first note of 2014. laugh


    How did it go? smile
    Have you played the second note yet? smile

    Yes. I just played through some delightful bon-bons from Godowsky's Triakontameron. Now I'm going to have a go at reading some Mozart symphony transcriptions.


    Originally Posted By: casinitaly
    Originally Posted By: Polyphonist
    So do we have to come in and report how long we played each day? laugh


    Absolutely not! This works completely on the honour system and we just report when we DON'T play.

    Please read the rules on the first page everyone!



    Rules? What Rules?

    Originally Posted By: casinitaly

    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.


    Did somebody say something about rules?

    Originally Posted By: casinitaly


    Everyone...kindly take a moment and have a look at the FIRST PAGE of the thread. Everything is spelled out as clearly as possible.

    For everyone's convenience I am reposting here:

    MOYD RULES



    Naw! There's rules?
    Originally Posted By: casinitaly
    Originally Posted By: Polyphonist
    So do we have to come in and report how long we played each day? laugh


    Absolutely not! This works completely on the honour system and we just report when we DON'T play.

    Please read the rules on the first page everyone!



    Rules? First Page? I don't get it. smile

    While Cas decides to extend the new years eve party and ignore the frustration.


    Edited by rnaple (01/01/14 04:13 PM)
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    #2206466 - 01/01/14 04:32 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    As you see. I decided to go ahead and get the badge.
    It's simply as my teacher said: It's so very important for beginners. Especially adult beginners. To play at least everyday. More often if possible. The amount of time is not important. The frequency is extremely important for a beginner.

    Yes I understand this in training the nervous system. The base mind. It is very important.

    So I add to the badges to try to get that through to the new beginners. To help them.

    Yes, I promise Morodiene. If I miss a day. I'll dream up a whopper of a confession. (Thank God they're bringing the Titanic back up.)

    Did somebody say something about Rules? ..... Doh!


    Edited by rnaple (01/01/14 04:42 PM)
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    #2206485 - 01/01/14 05:01 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    Please sign me up. Been a slacker for a few years. Time to get back on track!!

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    #2206544 - 01/01/14 06:49 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    Lots more sign-ups today! Welcome one and all.

    Ron....glad you got your badge and that (I think) you're clear on the rules now..or maybe not... but at least you know where to find them smile
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    #2206668 - 01/01/14 11:47 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    Please sign me up!

    I almost didn't practice today, but I did. I remembered I wanted to sign up for MYOD and I didn't want to miss a day!
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    #2206692 - 01/02/14 01:42 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: playforjoy]
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    Hello! Please sign me up!

    I would like to have the fancy MOYD piano icon under my name with a string of consecutive years following it... but I have to earn them and today is day 1 of 2014! Only three hundred plus more days to go... yea! ((wide eyed))

    Translation: I need accountability.

    Thank you all!
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    #2206715 - 01/02/14 03:27 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    Signing up for the 2014 MOYD. Yes I did play yesterday, just didn't check the forum laugh
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    #2206840 - 01/02/14 11:09 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: rnaple]
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    Originally Posted By: rnaple
    ....... as my teacher said: It's so very important.... To play at least everyday.... More often if possible. .....

    LOL. maybe we do need to have time charts!
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    #2206845 - 01/02/14 11:18 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    [quote=casinitaly


    Ron - as to your question "is truly something that displaying that badge does? For others? "...Well, I think it creates an awareness and perhaps makes folks curious as to what MOYD is about and may prompt them to try it.

    Lots of participants don't put the badge in their signature. It's a personal choice. Others like the siggy bling smile

    [/quote]

    Yes, it does create awareness, that's how I found out about it and took the plunge. I am sure if I hadn't then many a time after an 'enforced break' I would not have carried on, and I was on the excused list quite a bit last year.

    And I kinda like the 'bling' It is a personal choice since no-one else in my life knows about it, it's kind of a nice way to remind myself of having made it! Haven't quite figured out how to put mine up yet but will do. I see a set of instructions posted earlier.

    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!
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    #2206846 - 01/02/14 11:21 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: Palmpirate]
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    Originally Posted By: Palmpirate
    Haven't quite figured out how to put my badge up yet but will do.

    Go to the original post of this thread, locate your desired badge, then paste its image link into the signature field on your personal settings page.
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    #2206852 - 01/02/14 11:51 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    Thanks again Polyphonist.....

    but if I may add........FOLKS: Please read the first post in this thread!
    The rules (yes Ron,there are rules smile ) and the instructions for getting the badge are clearly spelled out. Every year. Always. To anticipate the most obvious questions. ....please take a moment and read it.

    for your added convenience....


    INSTRUCTIONS FOR ADDING IMAGES TO YOUR SIGNATURE:
    1. Place your cursor on the desired icon, (before you ask "Where are the icons?"....why not read the first post of this thread? Guess what? You'll find them there! smile )
    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
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    #2206868 - 01/02/14 12:31 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: Polyphonist]
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    Weeelll, I seem to have the image address pasted but the image doesn't come up.
    I have a mac. does that make a difference?
    right click = command click?
    but I couldn't find a place that said 'properties'.
    I did find a copy address option but as you see it only posted the address, not the image.
    Placing cursor in the signature box was ok but didn't see and 'enter the image' paste .
    Not very tech savvy- sorry - much better on the piano keyboard!
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    #2206890 - 01/02/14 01:03 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    Palmpirate I don't know anything about macs so I can't help with that.

    If you managed to paste in the string of info for the image then what was missing was the [ img ] [/img ] tags at each end of it.

    When you are editing your signature (or making a post) you can see a happy face, a globe with a link, and enveloe and beside that a little box wih a triangle, a circle and a square. The last one is "insert an image" If you put your cursor over each of the icons you can see what they do.


    Copy this string, paste it in your signature box and remove the space after the [ at the beginning and end of the string, and that should work.


    [ img]http://www.pianoworld.com/forumpicts/MOYD13/MOYD_3.gif[ /img]
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    #2206947 - 01/02/14 02:35 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    Palmpirate, I have a mac.

    The trick is writing in your signature:

    [img]...[/img], where ... is the Url of your chosen badge

    I hope this helps.

    I found out in the FAQ section, and precisely in the answer to "What UBBCode can I use in my posts?"


    Edited by torquenale (01/02/14 03:31 PM)
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    #2207170 - 01/02/14 10:16 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    Another year! Please add my name to the practiced every day no excuses (although it should have been longer practice sessions every day).
    laugh
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    #2207200 - 01/02/14 11:50 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: piano_deb]
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    Sign me up, please. Just joined forums, did play Jan 1 and 2, fwiw. Thanks for running this, great idea.

    Joe

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    #2207209 - 01/03/14 12:25 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: torquenale]
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    Originally Posted By: torquenale
    Palmpirate, I have a mac.

    The trick is writing in your signature:

    [img]...[/img], where ... is the Url of your chosen badge

    I


    Yeay. torquenale. I did it!
    I cut and pasteed your [ ing ] thingy above and then pasted the address of the image in where the ... 's are.

    Casinitaly, I'll go through your info so I know what those icons are all about next.

    Iknow, the kids these days learn this stuff in kindergarden. Wonder if they know what bpm they type at - with their thumbs no less! Bet they'd trip up in a C# minor melodic scale - contrary motion - in thirds, or maybe 6ths - for 4 octaves......!
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    #2207210 - 01/03/14 12:32 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: Palmpirate]
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    Guess i'll have to try again. It looked right on the profile page!, just didn't come out then I posted it!
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    #2207214 - 01/03/14 12:42 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: Palmpirate]
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    Yes, yes, yes, yes yes!, Just like practice, You just have to keep trying til you get it right!
    Thanks guys! ( Now I wonder if I could repeat that performance! - guess I won't have to til next year!)
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    #2207290 - 01/03/14 05:03 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    Add me in, Cas!

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    #2207323 - 01/03/14 08:02 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    In as usual
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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]
    Polyphonist Online   content
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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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    Count me in!

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    #2211183 - 01/08/14 10:32 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: Ganddalf]
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    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.

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    #2211535 - 01/09/14 02:17 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
    casinitaly Offline

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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]
    casinitaly Offline

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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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    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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    #2214420 - 01/14/14 08:43 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: Palmpirate]
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    Originally Posted By: Palmpirate
    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.
    I'm very sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family during this difficult time. frown
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    #2214430 - 01/14/14 09:04 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    So sorry for your loss Palmpirate. May your many memories of happy times be of some comfort to you as you grieve. Condolences and prayers going out for you and yours.
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    #2214671 - 01/14/14 03:45 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    Palmpirate, condolences to you and your family. I hope you find solace in the quiet manner of her passing, and the musical heritage she left behind.
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    #2214708 - 01/14/14 04:56 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    Ohhhhhhh boy. Here goes: Count me in! I will soon have a grand in my house (after 20 years of digital piano), so this will be a good way to keep me visiting those keys, even after the honeymoon wears off!

    Cheers!
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    #2214753 - 01/14/14 06:10 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    My condolences to Palmpirate and your family as well. 96 is a wonderful milestone. And so glad the music is being kept in the family and passed down.
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    #2215041 - 01/15/14 08:53 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: molehill]
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    My thoughts are with you and your loved ones Palmpirate.
    Beautiful to think of the music passing through the generations. I learned on a piano that came from my grandparents' house, and it's still in my parents' house today. There's a lovely sense of history when my kids visit my parents and play it (it'd be even lovelier if the piano was in tune, admittedly).

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    #2215160 - 01/15/14 12:01 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: Palmpirate]
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    Quote:
    My mother in law passed away over the holidays at 96yrs, quietly in her sleep, still in her own home and on her own.


    Wow, 96 and still able to function on her own. What a blessing. I'm sorry to hear of your loss but she had long life and a peaceful journey to eternity. My condolences to you Ron and to your family.
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    #2216033 - 01/17/14 03:47 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    My condolences to Palmpirate.
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    #2216034 - 01/17/14 03:49 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    Question:
    If I were only at home for a very fast breakfast and dinner, and didn't play that day. How does that count?

    Disclaimer: I touched the yesterday piano, played two bars or something wink
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    #2216064 - 01/17/14 07:48 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    Well, that would be fine, wouldn't it? Not because of the being away from home, but because of the two bars. grin

    I only managed ten minutes yesterday, myself, which is unheard-of for me, but at least it's something. Played through the first movement of Beethoven's Appassionata.
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    #2216089 - 01/17/14 08:32 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    Sometimes I only get to play at a lesson accompanying a voice student or demonstrating something to a piano student. It "counts" but not in a way that satisfies me.
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    #2216104 - 01/17/14 09:03 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    Folks, it's the honour system.
    If you could have played and didn't...... 'fess up.


    To me "at home" means I was at home long enough that I could have played.
    I have the silent digital system so even if I leave home early and come home late, there's really no excuse for me to skip getting in at least a few scales.

    As Morodiene said, it "counts" but it isn't satisfying.

    So Wimpiano, your question is irrelevant now, because you did play - but maybe my response will help for the future.
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    #2216327 - 01/17/14 05:22 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    As my first post, can I a join in?

    Retro-actively too, I have been at the piano every day this year so far, bar one day travelling for work - and only 347 days to go!

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    #2216331 - 01/17/14 05:37 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    Sure, I'll add you to the list - I'll put you on the excused list as you had a "justified" day off smile

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    #2216349 - 01/17/14 06:17 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    Ragdoll, barbaram, molehill, piano_deb, casinitaly, Morodiene, CarlosCC.
    wimpiano

    Thank you , all of you for your kind concern and apologies if I missed any other of my virtual friends. It is comforting to the family to know that we unite universally with the passing of a loved one.

    I look forward to many musical exchanges with you in the near future

    sincerely
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    #2216543 - 01/18/14 07:31 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    Healing.....Just a paragraph I thought some of you might relate to...

    After the funeral they all had so much to attend to, my husband and his brother. My sister-in-law was taking care of her 86 yr old mum. A full time job now. My niece taking care of a 3 month old daughter along with a doting dad. My nephew took off for the day with his friend and will join us they evening for a curry.
    Feeling so very extra around here, I made people cups of coffee or tea and looked longingly at the piano, silent in the other room. But I couldn’t play it, not now, or tomorrow, or this visit. The air is heavy with the silence of the grieving. Cheery faces greet each other as they pass in the corridor, waiting for it to not hurt so much, when it will be alright to talk about her when she was alive.
    I find a small keyboard up stairs in our attic bedroom, set on end beside the dresser. I put it on the too-small childs desk and prop up my iPad. In the Virtual music app is my Chopin, and I try just the right hand on the 4 octaves before me. No need to turn it on, and there are no headphones around. The keys are too small but it makes me round my fingers more than usual which isn’t so bad. But I slip off the too-short keys too often and it’s frustrating. Anyway the score doesn’t have the fingering notated. I leave it as not worth it.
    Perhaps downstairs they are ready for another cup of tea.
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    #2216553 - 01/18/14 08:24 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: Palmpirate]
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    Originally Posted By: Palmpirate
    Healing.....Just a paragraph I thought some of you might relate to...

    After the funeral they all had so much to attend to, my husband and his brother. My sister-in-law was taking care of her 86 yr old mum. A full time job now. My niece taking care of a 3 month old daughter along with a doting dad. My nephew took off for the day with his friend and will join us they evening for a curry.
    Feeling so very extra around here, I made people cups of coffee or tea and looked longingly at the piano, silent in the other room. But I couldn’t play it, not now, or tomorrow, or this visit. The air is heavy with the silence of the grieving. Cheery faces greet each other as they pass in the corridor, waiting for it to not hurt so much, when it will be alright to talk about her when she was alive.
    I find a small keyboard up stairs in our attic bedroom, set on end beside the dresser. I put it on the too-small childs desk and prop up my iPad. In the Virtual music app is my Chopin, and I try just the right hand on the 4 octaves before me. No need to turn it on, and there are no headphones around. The keys are too small but it makes me round my fingers more than usual which isn’t so bad. But I slip off the too-short keys too often and it’s frustrating. Anyway the score doesn’t have the fingering notated. I leave it as not worth it.
    Perhaps downstairs they are ready for another cup of tea.
    Playing piano can be very healing. I wonder if you asked everyone's permission if you could play in honor of the dearly departed who loved piano? I think it would have a profound and positive effect on everyone.
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    #2216571 - 01/18/14 09:00 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: Morodiene]
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    Originally Posted By: Morodiene
    Originally Posted By: Palmpirate
    Healing.....Just a paragraph I thought some of you might relate to...

    After the funeral they all had so much to attend to, my husband and his brother. My sister-in-law was taking care of her 86 yr old mum. A full time job now. My niece taking care of a 3 month old daughter along with a doting dad. My nephew took off for the day with his friend and will join us they evening for a curry.
    Feeling so very extra around here, I made people cups of coffee or tea and looked longingly at the piano, silent in the other room. But I couldn’t play it, not now, or tomorrow, or this visit. The air is heavy with the silence of the grieving. Cheery faces greet each other as they pass in the corridor, waiting for it to not hurt so much, when it will be alright to talk about her when she was alive.
    I find a small keyboard up stairs in our attic bedroom, set on end beside the dresser. I put it on the too-small childs desk and prop up my iPad. In the Virtual music app is my Chopin, and I try just the right hand on the 4 octaves before me. No need to turn it on, and there are no headphones around. The keys are too small but it makes me round my fingers more than usual which isn’t so bad. But I slip off the too-short keys too often and it’s frustrating. Anyway the score doesn’t have the fingering notated. I leave it as not worth it.
    Perhaps downstairs they are ready for another cup of tea.
    Playing piano can be very healing. I wonder if you asked everyone's permission if you could play in honor of the dearly departed who loved piano? I think it would have a profound and positive effect on everyone.


    By all means play! Music gives sound to the unutterable groanings of the human soul. You are there to do just that.

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    #2216797 - 01/18/14 05:40 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    I would like to participate please. I had my piano delivered yesterday and so far I have indeed practiced yesterday and today smile

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    #2216992 - 01/19/14 04:46 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: anrpiano]
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    Morodiene, anrpiano,

    Thank you. I took courage.
    Here's how it went.

    The Piano at Woodlands

    There on the deep red leather sofa in the lounge, sat four generations of women. My sister-in-law next to her daughter, who was nursing baby Eirwen, named after her Great Grandmother, who sat the other side. Translated from Welsh it means Snow White in English, and with her shock of jet black hair she looks a lovely as her cartoon namesake. They whispered soft cooings to the baby who delighted them with wriggling arms reaching up pat to their faces.

    Opposite were seated the two brothers almost to be taken for twins, not only in looks but identical body language. It spoke of years of following similar habits. There on the matching red sofa in the window alcove, right leg over left, trouser slightly pulled up at the knee, spectacles balanced on bridge of nose. MacBook Air replaces The Times, soft keyboard clicks, the lost sound of rustling newspapers.

    The new Uncle talked softly with his pal about their day spent in the Castle and the new Dr Who museum, scarcely raising their voices and keeping amused chuckles quiet.

    The only seat left was what we refer to as Her Throne. The absent Matriach still exudes her presence, a mix of Q.E.11 and The Iron Lady. it was not for me to sit there. It was the new Dad who walked in and quite naturally took his place. I slipped out to the next room.

    I stared at the latest piece of art propped up on the piano music stand. Should I move it? Near-by the big double bass was propped in its ‘coffin’.
    I leafed through some music on a stand. Trumpet solos. There on the bench was some more hopeful looking scores. Songs, and choir music. This was a family of wonderful voices, evidenced by all the choral music I’d found. They all sang in an Eisteddfod prize winning Welsh Choir that went on tours! Nothing just for piano around.

    Dad walked in with the baby, trying to rock her to sleep in his arms.

    Why don’t you move the painting and play something?

    OH, I don’t know, I just have my iPad here and i can’t find anything else around for piano.

    We placed the art on the big family dining table. There behind it on the music stand it was book with welsh titles. I had no idea what it was about.

    It’s Nursery rhymes. Do play some. Maybe Eirwen will recognize them.

    I turned to the first page. Not a tune I recognized and the titles gave me no clues at all. Thankfully the score was really simple so I could probably get through. I felt the weight of the keys and how the pedal responded - it was in tune and the action quite easy, no stiff notes or twangs to worry about.

    No. I don’t know that one , he said, Try some more.

    He had been learning Welsh since they’d got married so translated a few of the words which gave me an idea of tempo, a dance, a nonsense song.

    For an Englishman he sang rather well and did know a few of the songs. It seems Eirwen did too and she drifted off to sleep as her father sang a lullaby. Sweet innocence.

    Mam-Gu, (Grandma) walked in, wine glass in hand.

    Ah, yes, I had to get some nursery rhymes!

    I turned the page and she sang along. It was easy to accompany her and we melded together. Her voice was still lovely and the soprano soared over the simple bass line that I just let flow along with her, hardly sounding the tune. We turned page after page and a few others joined in with the more well known folk songs.

    As we came to the last song and someone declared - Lets top up the wine!

    They drifted back into the lounge and I turned to pick up my iPad. Maybe I could just play one. something not too ambitious. What about Mrs. Darcy, that Pride and prejudice theme song medley. I’d heated her to death often enough, time for resurrection!

    Here we go - cold.

    It’s been a while since I’ve played this through. Not too difficult anymore. only one note at a time. Nothing like the classics, more like Yani or Enya. Poignant and flowing and not too fast.

    Count your way through, remember your cues. It would be in that soaring climb that a wrong note creeps in. Oh no! the climbing thirds are reversed! But the harmony works, keep that pattern going til you get through that passage, it will be alright!

    A kiss wafts upward, blown high in the sky.
    Then four octaves below, the last, slow, sonorous chords, like tolling bells.
    Peace at last.

    Exhale, breathe.

    It’s beautiful.


    Edited by Palmpirate (01/19/14 04:47 AM)
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    #2217071 - 01/19/14 10:44 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    Palmpirate, that's a lovely story, and how wonderful they felt called to sing with you. What a community contribution you made. And your final piece must have been a breath of fresh air. Brought tears to my eyes. Thanks fo posting the story.

    Cathy
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    #2217194 - 01/19/14 03:13 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    Music is such a great way to heal yourself and others. I'm so glad you stepped outside of yourself to offer this for the family, and none of it was you "showing off". Just doing what music is meant to do.
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    #2218197 - 01/21/14 01:03 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    Please sign me up! This will be good motivation for me, as well as my new piano being delivered tomorrow. For today, I'll have to practice on my old upright.

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    #2218588 - 01/22/14 02:13 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    Palpirate - your description of playing the lullaby and sharing the comfort of music was very moving. I am sure it is something that will stay in the memories of all who participated as a moment of peace in a difficult time.
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    #2218589 - 01/22/14 02:14 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    Welcome Strickermadchen- and congratulations on your new piano!
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    #2218650 - 01/22/14 08:58 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: Palmpirate]
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    @Palmpirate
    that was simply lovely and like Cathy it made my eyes well up in tears. A fitting tribute to the long life and memory of your loved one. I'm sure she heard it played and sung by those who loved her. {{{hug}}}
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    #2218699 - 01/22/14 11:06 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    I missed a couple of days last week. I was getting over a cold and also returning to work after the holiday break. Adjusting to the new schedule plus still tired from illness .... not a good combination. I'm happy to say that I'm now back into my 30 minutes daily routine.

    Daily practice is working wonders for me. I've tried many times before to return to the piano, but always got discouraged. My attempts at playing would sound so awful, especially since I could remember being somewhat proficient years ago.

    But now I've gotten past the first "awkward" period, where I'm not struggling so much, and although I haven't even gotten anything hands-together yet, I'm feeling good about my progress because there IS progress.
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    #2218912 - 01/22/14 03:52 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    Thanks, Palmpirate for writing and sharing that. Isn't it interesting how writing to crystalize a moment like that is transformative for both writer and reader? There's been research done on how writing about about tough experience can decrease overall stress indicators for many months after. It seems that some sort of inner healing is fostered by the focus of writing.

    And on a much more mundane note, I'd like to try MOYD again this year... in spite of never having succeeded with it in the past. Nonetheless I've learned a lot via my attempts, so let's try again.

    My official theme for this year is succeeding in ventures where, in the past, I've tended to stumble. Or as my inner Buddhist frames it: a year of releasing my old fixed notions of self.
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    #2218982 - 01/22/14 05:09 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    Ok playforjoy - hope you are feeling better now.

    Welcome Tangleweeds!
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    #2219290 - 01/23/14 07:27 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    Greetings support group, I mean MOYD crowd. Please excuse me for 2 nights in NYC for a board meeting. Jan 24-25.
    Have a great day.
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    #2219303 - 01/23/14 07:56 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    Have a safe trip Wisebuff!
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    #2220131 - 01/24/14 03:11 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    Can you sign me up, I'm only a beginner, but would be nice to commit daily publicly wink

    Thanks,
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    #2220169 - 01/24/14 03:49 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    I'd like to participate if I could. I promise I've practiced every day since my piano arrived Jan. 7th of this year.

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    #2221192 - 01/26/14 11:29 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    Sign me up please!
    While I have been doing this for months now, is not bad at all to have one more motivating factor out there! I can tell you it has been doing wonders for my playing technique. My goal for this year has been at least 1hr per day trying to go for more but at the very list, I sit and play every day no matter what. So far so good! smile
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    #2221271 - 01/27/14 06:35 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    I'm home from New York and back to my lovely piano. Feels like a different world there from my mountains and wide open spaces.
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    #2221988 - 01/28/14 05:46 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    Tangleweeds : "writing about about tough experience can decrease overall stress indicators for many months"
    Thank you Tangleweeds, my other self has always been a writer but I’ve re-discovered my piano of late, and when I felt I couldn’t play it did help to write.

    Ragdoll : "that was simply lovely and like Cathy it made my eyes well up in tears."
    Thank you for your sharing Ragdoll. I found it was a real help to me to write and didn’t think it would be so moving for others, especially ‘strangers’. but then those with an artistic streak do the to ‘tune-in’ to emotions more than most might.

    Jotur -:" how wonderful they felt called to sing with you"
    I hadn’t thought of that, I was too focussed on playing and you are quite right, it was really very touching that they all came in from the other room to sing nursery rhymes at that time.

    anrpiano : "By all means play! Music gives sound to the unutterable groanings of the human soul. You are there to do just that.
    They cancel….. but not concerts for a reason." -

    I had not thought of myself as having such a role to play, just went with the flow, and somehow it did bring release for everyone. For me it was all so unexpected and really quite affirming even though I scarcely would call myself much of a piano player.
    Music really does have more to say to us than we know, and I suppose WE all know that. In our small ways we try to bring that to the world each time we try and play something, however simple or amateur. That’s what we celebrate amongst each other here in PW!

    I’m travelling back to Canada now and looking forward to getting a practise schedule going again with every intention of getting a 2014 flag to add to my signature!
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    #2222219 - 01/29/14 12:03 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    Traveling Feb 1, 2, and 3............

    No piano nearby.

    Nice day to travel though, will get a perfect January.

    I have to say, merely signing up for this with complete strangers has gotten me to play 2 days in January when I may have just watched football or been lazy.

    Thank you, internet smile

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    #2222367 - 01/29/14 07:58 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    Sign me up!

    Oh, and first post.

    Hello all smile

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    #2222519 - 01/29/14 12:31 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    Welcome to the forum, kupe and PianoBoenna! Sometimes having that little added "shame" of admitting you didn't get ot the piano is all you need to overcome a bit of inertia - I know it's helped me too so far!
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    #2222678 - 01/29/14 04:38 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: Morodiene]
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    #2222839 - 01/29/14 10:02 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    I need to do this since I started my very first piano class at adult ed last week. I already plan on taking the follow-on class.

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    #2223158 - 01/30/14 01:24 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    Sign me in ^_^

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    #2223428 - 01/31/14 01:20 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    A busy business trip knocked me off the rails today and yesterday. I will be back home tomorrow and practicing away for a Saturday lesson and Tuesday's performance class!
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    #2223455 - 01/31/14 03:11 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    Please sign me in. I do practice "almost" every day, and this might make me play every single one, even if only for 5 min late at night on busy days.

    I want to deserve a siggy!
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    #2223489 - 01/31/14 07:47 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    *thump* "Ouch! What the ...??"

    That's me falling off the wagon while dead asleep.

    This is so stupid. I was really sleepy last evening and laid down for a nap, after which I was going to get up, practice, catch up on emails, etc. But I just woke up and it's morning! So much for my late-night practice plan.

    Oh, well. Coffee brewing. Back on the wagon. Have a great day, everyone!
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    #2224015 - 02/01/14 05:47 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    Welcome all! Glad to see so many new comers to MOYD.

    Deb, loved your sound effects smile Back on the wagon with you!


    Palmpirate - you wrote beautifully about your bittersweet moments while grieving with your loved ones. It is so true that music speaks to our hearts and souls in a deeply moving way.
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    #2225768 - 02/04/14 12:59 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    #2226784 - 02/06/14 05:21 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: TheArchbishop]
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    We just returned from a trip Feb 4-Feb 6 to a health Spa Hotel in the Alps to celebrate our twentieth wedding anniversary. But- I managed to keep my MOYD intact! I noted that they had a nice grand in the lounge the night that we arrived, but it was locked. So, after breakfast, I asked if I could play it. They said "Yes, of course!" and unlocked it. It turned out to be a lovely, well turned Yamaha with a nice touch. I played about a half an hour, and really enjoyed it. Then my husband pointed out that they had turned off the Musak, and I was the entertainment for the late breakfasters in the restaurant, and the people in the lounge and lobby. It probably was best that I didn't know that until after I played! Now a prerequisite for any hotel in the future is an available piano!
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    #2226896 - 02/06/14 11:05 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    Wow SwissMS - that's a lovely way to celebrate your anniversary!
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    #2227004 - 02/06/14 02:24 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: SwissMS]
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    Me and the missus go to this Hotel min the English Lakes every year. They have a Yamaha too. A digital that`s older than my son . . . never got round to tryin` it out - I give my fingers a rest heh heh
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    #2227723 - 02/08/14 12:09 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    Hey everybody!

    I need to mark myself as sick for two days -
    Jan 25.. nasty eye allergies
    Feb 6... sinuses gave me vertigo sick

    Hopefully no more of this nonsense!

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    #2227732 - 02/08/14 12:40 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    I would like to join, and will do so ..on Tuesday when my piano is (hopefully) delivered. Until then I will excuse myself as I cannot practise in thin air.
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    #2229138 - 02/10/14 05:50 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    Alas, had to do a business runout to NYC today and won't be near my keys until tomorrow.

    Back on the wagon Tuesday!
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    #2230591 - 02/12/14 07:46 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    I was just snowed in for almost a week. Portland just shuts down after a snow or ice storm, and all business is suspended while we wait for it to melt. I fear I may have gotten a bit too far into "snow day week" mentality, though.

    The first day I tweaked my back shoveling snow, and after that, drowsiness from chronic pain + muscle relaxers combined with the monotony of being snowed in all alone, all led to impromptu naps, and waking to discover it was tomorrow already. I was meanwhile rediscovering my mandolins, so there were couple of days in there where I don't think it even occurred to me that I had a piano, much less a responsibility interact with it on a daily basis.

    So, lamest excuse ever: I forgot about the whole thing. (I did say I was bad at MOYD... but I think it's good to keep up the struggle to improve...)
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    #2230696 - 02/12/14 10:15 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    Mandolins are very cool! I saw Jethro Burns play with Steve Goodman a number of times -- what a great musician he was!
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    #2231104 - 02/13/14 05:17 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    As the owner of a digital piano, my mandolins give me a nice dose of genuine vibrating strings and wood, and I'm currently finding that very seductive (those of you with genuine strings and wood pianos, go give them a big hug of appreciation).

    As a music theory geek, I also enjoy how mandolins are tuned like violins, in fifths, so there's a very pleasing logic to the fretboard.
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    #2231207 - 02/13/14 09:50 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    Oops--missed a day already. But I'm back on the wagon.
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    #2232834 - 02/16/14 09:25 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: tinman1943]
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    Please mark me on the excused list for 2/15. I chaperoned a weekend field trip for my son, so no piano yesterday. We were gone from noon Friday to Sunday evening. I tried to practice today when I got home but I could tell I'm so worn out that it would be counter productive. But I look forward to a good practice tomorrow.
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    #2233764 - 02/18/14 02:02 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    It's "Heck Week" for my community light opera group, so I'm going straight from work to the orchestra pit for rehearsals and performances ("Yeomen of the Guard") running to midnight every night this week. Please grant me an excused absence until Saturday, when I'll climb back onto the piano wagon.


    Edited by ClsscLib (02/18/14 02:08 PM)
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    #2233854 - 02/18/14 05:20 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: ClsscLib]
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    Originally Posted By: ClsscLib
    It's "Heck Week" for my community light opera group, so I'm going straight from work to the orchestra pit for rehearsals and performances ("Yeomen of the Guard") running to midnight every night this week. Please grant me an excused absence until Saturday, when I'll climb back onto the piano wagon.


    O!!! you are involved with G&S productions!!!!!! Wow. I'm so jealous. I used to see shows at least once a year , produced a local group in my hometown. Needless to say...in Italy Gilbert and Sullivan are not truly appreciated. Have fun!!!
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    #2233927 - 02/18/14 08:19 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    I hope I am doing this correctly...but I want to join in the fun.

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    #2234022 - 02/19/14 02:06 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
    casinitaly Offline

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    Welcome Kay - your first post in Piano World is to sign up for MOYD! That's a great start!

    There's not much to it...the rules are on the first page of this thread, but basically all you have to do is get to the piano for at least a few minutes every day.
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    #2235747 - 02/21/14 10:58 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    Saturday 22nd thro Tues 25th. Out of town on conference concerning arcane liquor laws in B.C.
    Reward is concert Sat in Vancouver's Chan hall, for Beethoven's Pastoral, Mozart's 27th Piano concerto and Barber of Seville. For that I'll behave myself.
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    #2236397 - 02/23/14 02:06 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
    torquenale Offline
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    Cas, please put me on the excused list (Feb 16 - Feb 22). I went skiing with the family, we had great time (but no piano)!
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    #2236582 - 02/23/14 10:41 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: Tararex]
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    I am a complete beginner here. I'm sure I will be needing a lot of help from those of you with the badges of previous years. I will commit to 30 minutes a day without fail. Although, I plan to get in much more than that every day. Thanks.

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    #2236621 - 02/24/14 02:14 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    Welcome Brenda19605 - By all means aim for your 30 minutes (or more!) a day, and I wish you great success with it! Please note though, that for MOYD, even less is perfectly acceptable. I am writing this for you and anyone else who may not realize that even just a few minutes a day will hold your MOYD status.


    I know we all want to get in as much as we can - but there are days when running through something simple is all we have time for...Mind you there are other days where we aren't in the mood, but sitting down to fulfill the MOYD requirement gets us to the bench and we get into the groove and have a great session. smile
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    #2236747 - 02/24/14 11:29 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    Casinitaly, I have another hobby that I'm very dedicated too...bonsai. I take a week long workshop up in Portland Or 4x/yr. I'm leaving this wed. So I won't be able to practice while I'm gone, so do I loose my moyd status?
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    #2236772 - 02/24/14 12:21 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    Hi Chris, no you don't lose your status, you get put on the "Excused List".

    What you do is : when you get back, post and tell me the dates on which you didn't play, then I move you to the excused list, with the missed dates beside your name.

    For all the new comers, Chris included smile , do take a minute to read the first page of this thread. All the details on how to participate are set out point by point there smile
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    #2236818 - 02/24/14 02:34 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    I was out of town and piano-less for 2/20,21,22. I beg to be excused for those days!

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    #2236830 - 02/24/14 02:48 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: petitfromage]
    casinitaly Offline

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    Originally Posted By: Kay Dixon
    I was out of town and piano-less for 2/20,21,22. I beg to be excused for those days!


    You are excused. smile
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    #2236970 - 02/24/14 06:40 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    Originally Posted By: casinitaly
    Hi Chris, no you don't lose your status, you get put on the "Excused List".

    What you do is : when you get back, post and tell me the dates on which you didn't play, then I move you to the excused list, with the missed dates beside your name.

    For all the new comers, Chris included smile , do take a minute to read the first page of this thread. All the details on how to participate are set out point by point there smile



    Thanks casinitaly, and "DOH"! My bad wink
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    #2236991 - 02/24/14 07:24 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    I like to join. If I join today to be a winner I need to do this a whole year straight? and if have at least how many number of 'nonexcused' days to get disqualified?

    sorry if the answers are in this thread I just dont have time to read all 7 pages at the moment.


    I will commit to 1 hour at least every day. Thank you.


    Edited by briansaddleback (02/24/14 07:25 PM)
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    #2237205 - 02/25/14 02:17 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
    casinitaly Offline

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    Brian MOYD runs on the calendar year so even signing up now, your MOYD year ends on 31 Dec 2014.

    There is no limit to excused days. We are here to motivate each other- The only thing that can keep you from getting your MOYD badge is to fall off the wagon and not get back on.

    All the rules are on the FIRST PAGE of this thread.... I keep reminding everyone of that smile


    You don't have to commit to any specific amount per day, you just have to get to the piano and play it.
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    #2237208 - 02/25/14 02:27 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    Originally Posted By: casinitaly
    Brian MOYD runs on the calendar year so even signing up now, your MOYD year ends on 31 Dec 2014.

    There is no limit to excused days.



    You don't have to commit to any specific amount per day, you just have to get to the piano and play it.



    This is easy then !!
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    #2237210 - 02/25/14 02:33 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: briansaddleback]
    casinitaly Offline

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    Originally Posted By: briansaddleback
    Originally Posted By: casinitaly
    Brian MOYD runs on the calendar year so even signing up now, your MOYD year ends on 31 Dec 2014.

    There is no limit to excused days.



    You don't have to commit to any specific amount per day, you just have to get to the piano and play it.



    This is easy then !!


    It can still be challenging smile

    I'll just repeat,-- all newcomers---- you're REALLY WELCOME--- We want you to join - but please do take a minute to read the first page of this thread - it doesn't take very long and your questions will be answered!
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    #2237317 - 02/25/14 10:52 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
    ClsscLib Offline

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    Loc: Northern VA, U.S.
    Out of town on business, falling off the wagon again today and tomorrow, and maybe Friday because of last workday "Yeomen" performance.

    It's been a rough February for my piano playing -- and in general! -- but I hope to be back in the swing by the weekend.
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    #2237910 - 02/26/14 11:27 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
    KBoogle Offline
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    Hi there, I'd like to sign up for this, although I'm not really sure if I'll be able to keep myself honest about this, but at least it's worth a try!

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    #2239258 - 02/28/14 09:24 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
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    Registered: 02/27/14
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    I'm in, I dig the idea of being held accountable to anonymous people on the internet (Mind you NSA! This statement is reserved exclusively for this particular event, and by people with a shared interesting in playing the piano).
    I was browsing this website months ago, came across this thread and was interested in participating. I tried signing up to the forums but my request wasn't checked or approved. I tried again and... you already know.
    Let's do this people. :]

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    #2239385 - 03/01/14 07:02 AM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: casinitaly]
    casinitaly Offline

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    Registered: 03/01/10
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    Loc: Italy
    Welcome KBoogle and JAGisDope
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    #2241623 - 03/05/14 12:02 PM Re: MOYD 2014 [Re: petitfromage]
    Chrisl Offline
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    Loc: Chicago, IL
    I was unable to practice 2/26-3/4. I asked to be excused.
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