MOYD 2012

Posted by: casinitaly

MOYD 2012 - 12/26/11 01:02 PM

The moment we've all been waiting for - it's sign up time for MOYD (Master of Your Domain) 2012. Join in - play every day - and see what a great difference it will make to your piano skills!

MOYD is a personal challenge where you commit to playing the piano for some amount of time every single day. If you miss a day you must come here and say so.

2012 will be the 8th 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 would count... 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, 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 home, and not sick and miss a day, you come here and tell us the sad story on what kept you from playing. Once you have come clean and 'fessed up, you then go to the "Back on the Wagon list".

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

6. Those who have reported being away, being sick, falling off and getting back on, or who sign up date STILL QUALIFY to put the MOYD 2012 badge in their signatures on 31 December 2012.


HOW TO JOIN

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

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

Signature pictures will be offered to those who are 2012 MOYD winners. Here are the 2011 Sigs.
TO ADD THEM TO YOUR SIGNATURE: Place your cursor on the desired icon, right click, go to properties, copy the Url, go to your profile page signature box, place cursor, click on "enter an image" paste.









Thanks MaryBee for making our badges!!


January 1, 2012

FIRST CATEGORY

Pure MOYD list, those who practice everyday no excuses:

Melody101
Lain
GWood
neildradford
ChopinAddict
zillybug
Strings & Wood
Venice1
nikky
EJR
Your Uncle
Woody-Woodruff
big guy
Jazzwee
Latebloomer028
RaEd
Banon07
HeirborneGroupie
MaggieZ
Mandosand
Fernando Almeida
First Eliminator
hegedusmj
BlackNWhiteKeys
SingSong
Molehill
J&J


SECOND CATEGORY
EXCUSED MOYD List, sickness, travel,away from home etc.


WiseBuff 5-6 Jan, 18-23March, June 1-6,8, Sept 1-2, 8
beechcraft409 2-4, 20-21 Jan
CMhor 7/1, 30-31/3,1/4,22,25,28/7,25-30/8, 29/9, 15/10, 4-9/11
Casinitaly - 5/01-9/01, 30/06, days in July, 6-2/08 22-28 Dec
SwissMS Jan 15-30, April 18-21, 27, Oct8-Nov24
Mark233 5 Jan
Michael Steen 21-22 Jan
AndyPlatt Jan 28-29. April 1 -8, Aug17-3Sept
Jaojr Feb 11, 12
Derrek 20-26 Feb
MaryAnn 2/7,3/5-8,10,13,14,20,21,4/27,5/4, 7/4d,9/7, wk 12/7
Thumper49 19 March
Doug F March/29 to April 8.
Stubbie March 22-27, July 3-8 Nov 22-25
Yuki_Kiki Mar 26-Apr11
ClsscLib various Jan-March, 5-7 Sept, 3 Oct, 8 Nov
MaryBee April 6-8, June 10-23
FarmGirl Week of April 23 a few days in May, Sept 1-9, Oct 20-27
JimF May 5& 6, June 23/24, July 22-24
Lyn in AZ May 10- 26th
Eglantine May 12
IreneAdler Duo!!!!! 4-11 May, 5-6 July, 14 Sept
SolidG May 26, 27 June 2 & 3
Monica K. June 18-?
Joyoussong July 18-19-20 & 21.
tararex 21st to 31st
BeccaBb 2, 29,30 Sept, 2-3 Oct
AmandaJ 2 Sept


THIRD CATEGORY - BACK ON THE MOYD WAGON, for those who missed a day for a reason other than being sick or away from home .... but who are back on THE MOYD WAGON with new start date.
polyphasicpianist 21 March
Cyborg March 24
Tinman1943 16 April
Legal Beagle 1 May
pg2 7 august
Happykah 13 Sept
Luna 19 Sept
piano_deb 30 Sept
PianoStudent88 4 Oct
raptor 5 nov

LATE START MOYD: For someone new who wants to join after Jan 1 2012. Note that the cut off date is 30 September!
Dulcetta 6 Jan
Frank Gera 11 January
MonkeyMark 14 January
WannabePT 18 January
Olj 22 January
Sketches 23 Jan
orangemint 4 Feb
mikel il52 6 Feb
Rusty Foursome 20 March
Gomer 29 March
ragtimefordrones 4 April
hnp June 7
Chanya 22 Aug
AlsoTom 2 Sept
*********************************************
So reply to this thread and I'll add you to the 2012 list...

MOYD 2011 THREAD
MOYD 2010 THREAD
MOYD 2009 THREAD
MOYD 2008 THREAD
MOYD 2007 THREAD
MOYD 2006 THREAD

(There doesn't seem to be a 2005 thread!)

Are you in? - What are you waiting for - Sign up!
Posted by: ClsscLib

Re: MOYD 2012 - 12/26/11 01:04 PM

Please sign me up!
Posted by: Lyn in AZ

Re: MOYD 2012 - 12/26/11 01:23 PM

Please sign me up. I've set some goals for this next year and I'm sure this will help.
Thanks
Lyn
Posted by: Melody101

Re: MOYD 2012 - 12/26/11 01:44 PM

Sign me up! Thanks for starting this thread!
Posted by: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2012 - 12/26/11 02:38 PM

I'm in! Sign me up for 2012.
Posted by: PianoStudent88

Re: MOYD 2012 - 12/26/11 04:25 PM

I'm ambivalent. I'm already practicing every day. I'm afraid if I join it will make practice feel like a burden. And I'm not motivated by the badge. And I'm going to be out of town on Jan. 1, with no piano, which is an annoying way to have to start. On the other hand the camaraderie of joining the thread might be fun.

Anyone want to talk me off the fence one way or the other?
Posted by: JimF

Re: MOYD 2012 - 12/26/11 04:56 PM

Please sign me in Cheryl.
Posted by: Lain

Re: MOYD 2012 - 12/26/11 05:12 PM

I'm in, thanks.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 12/26/11 05:13 PM

Originally Posted By: PianoStudent88
I'm ambivalent. I'm already practicing every day. I'm afraid if I join it will make practice feel like a burden. And I'm not motivated by the badge. And I'm going to be out of town on Jan. 1, with no piano, which is an annoying way to have to start. On the other hand the camaraderie of joining the thread might be fun.

Anyone want to talk me off the fence one way or the other?


Well, I would hate to think you feel it a burden. (-1)
However, you already do play everyday. (+1)
Having a start dates of 2 Jan is not a big deal. (+1)
Sharing in the camaraderie is just good fun.(+1)
The badge isn't "important" - but it is a symbol of being part of the group, which comes back to the camaradiere.(+1)

I'd say joining in wins 4 to 1. But it's up to you!
Posted by: gwood

Re: MOYD 2012 - 12/26/11 05:43 PM

i will do it this year.
gw
Posted by: neildradford

Re: MOYD 2012 - 12/26/11 07:02 PM

Count me in please, this will be my first year learning piano, so any motivation is a benefit.

Neil.
Posted by: ChopinAddict

Re: MOYD 2012 - 12/26/11 07:09 PM

I am in again! smile
Posted by: zillybug

Re: MOYD 2012 - 12/26/11 07:14 PM

Please sign me up. I just returned to piano and lessons last winter after 45 years. I already practice every day.
Thanks, zillybug.
Posted by: CMohr

Re: MOYD 2012 - 12/26/11 07:46 PM

I enthusiastically sign up for 2012! Maybe this will be the year I will get on the "pure" list. Thanks, Cas!
Posted by: joyoussong

Re: MOYD 2012 - 12/26/11 07:55 PM

Sign me up too!
Posted by: MaryAnn

Re: MOYD 2012 - 12/26/11 08:00 PM

It worked really well for me to publicly declare a commitment to running, so I'll try it for piano, too. Please sign me up.
Posted by: PianoStudent88

Re: MOYD 2012 - 12/26/11 08:01 PM

OK, casinitaly, you've convinced me. You may as well put me on the Excused list to start out, because unless I somehow wangle some playing time at my sister's church on New Year's Day, I won't be at a piano until January 2.
Posted by: Derrek

Re: MOYD 2012 - 12/26/11 09:49 PM

Please sign me up.
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: MOYD 2012 - 12/26/11 10:18 PM

Sign me up. smile One of these days I'll make it to the "pure" list, but so far I've managed to make it to "excused" every year.
Posted by: Little_Blue_Engine

Re: MOYD 2012 - 12/26/11 11:13 PM

Count me in.
Posted by: thumper49

Re: MOYD 2012 - 12/26/11 11:43 PM

I'm in. Although I already know I have to be on the excused list from Feb. 23 to Feb. 27 due to travel plans that don't include a piano. And probably again in the fall. I don't think I'll ever make the "pure" list!

Pat
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 12/27/11 04:20 AM

PianoStudent88 - glad you decided to join us!

Thumper - I've put you on the 1st list for now - pls confirm your dates after you've been on the trip!
Posted by: Doug F

Re: MOYD 2012 - 12/27/11 12:42 PM

I declare my enthusiastic willingness to join in and be committed to the plan!

Please add me to the list.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 12/27/11 12:44 PM

Originally Posted By: Doug F
I declare my enthusiastic willingness to join in and be committed to the plan!

Please add me to the list.


Doug, you sound so enthusiastic and willing! I'm inspired smile

CMohr - my pleasure ... and I hope you make it to the "pure" list this year.... .(I doubt I will, but even so, as long as I am legitimately excused I'm going to feel great about my dedication!)

Posted by: MaryBee

Re: MOYD 2012 - 12/27/11 12:51 PM

Please sign me up, Cheryl. And thank you for doing this!
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 12/27/11 01:09 PM

Originally Posted By: MaryBee
Please sign me up, Cheryl. And thank you for doing this!

My pleasure MaryBee...I've been watching for your name to pop up here! I see you've already added your siggy badge...I'm tempted to do so as well..... but I think I'll wait smile
Posted by: Strings & Wood

Re: MOYD 2012 - 12/27/11 02:06 PM

The "pure" list is unattainable for me, but I have made the excused list two years running... let's go for three! grin
Posted by: venice1

Re: MOYD 2012 - 12/27/11 02:47 PM

Please sign me up. Grazie.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 12/27/11 04:58 PM

Originally Posted By: venice1
Please sign me up. Grazie.

Fatto. Prego!
Posted by: BeccaBb

Re: MOYD 2012 - 12/27/11 05:32 PM

Yay! It's up! Sign me up!
Posted by: nikky

Re: MOYD 2012 - 12/27/11 05:44 PM

hi there - please sign me up also.
I've only been learning for a few months, but signing up for this will help me with my aim of practicing every day cool
Posted by: EJR

Re: MOYD 2012 - 12/27/11 05:53 PM

Me too please!
Posted by: pg2

Re: MOYD 2012 - 12/27/11 07:53 PM

please me up again It does help thanks, pg2
Posted by: raptor

Re: MOYD 2012 - 12/27/11 09:40 PM

Sign me up too please.
Posted by: Your Uncle

Re: MOYD 2012 - 12/28/11 01:22 PM

I'd like to join in!

I'm working out of town the 8-10 of January...but I will be bringing my book along just in case I find something to practice on!

Bob S.
Posted by: venice1

Re: MOYD 2012 - 12/28/11 01:29 PM

Originally Posted By: Your Uncle
I'd like to join in!

I'm working out of town the 8-10 of January...but I will be bringing my book along just in case I find something to practice on!

Bob S.


Hi Bob,
Perhaps a perfect opportunity to visit the local music stores depending on where you happen to be to test out the keyboards with music in hand.
Posted by: Your Uncle

Re: MOYD 2012 - 12/28/11 01:41 PM

Exactly my thought!

I remember someone (maybe my mom) saying to me: instead of coming up with excuses why you can't do something why don't you come up with solutions for how you can do it. Whenever I come up with excuses I think of that idea...I don't always follow it but I try!

Bob S.
Posted by: Woody-Woodruff

Re: MOYD 2012 - 12/28/11 06:31 PM

Cas,

Sign me up for another year also please.

Thanks,
Woody
Posted by: joyoussong

Re: MOYD 2012 - 12/29/11 10:52 AM

Is anyone else unable to add the 2011 Sig picture? I'm on Mac (Snow Leopard) so that may have something to do with it. When I right click, I don't get a properties option. The choices I get are 'View image,' 'Copy image,' 'Copy image location,' 'Save image as...,' 'Send image...,' 'Set as Desktop background,' 'View image info,' & 'Block images from pianoword.com.' I've tried all of them (except, obviously, the 'Block' option) & all I get showing up in my signature is code. Strange, because I loaded the Alfred 1 with no problem (although, that may have been pre-Snow Leopard). Someone, please, help!!
Posted by: bigguy

Re: MOYD 2012 - 12/29/11 11:03 AM

I normally just lurk and absorb information, but this is something I can participate in! Sign me up please. smile
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 12/29/11 11:15 AM

Originally Posted By: joyoussong
Is anyone else unable to add the 2011 Sig picture? I'm on Mac (Snow Leopard) so that may have something to do with it. When I right click, I don't get a properties option. The choices I get are 'View image,' 'Copy image,' 'Copy image location,' 'Save image as...,' 'Send image...,' 'Set as Desktop background,' 'View image info,' & 'Block images from pianoword.com.' I've tried all of them (except, obviously, the 'Block' option) & all I get showing up in my signature is code. Strange, because I loaded the Alfred 1 with no problem (although, that may have been pre-Snow Leopard). Someone, please, help!!


Help has arrived. smile

Just use "copy image location" - that is exactly what you need. Then go to your siggy and add the image, paste in the location you copied. It should work.
PM me if it doesn't!
Posted by: Legal Beagle

Re: MOYD 2012 - 12/29/11 01:25 PM

I'm in, sign me up... only two days of slacking left. laugh

And thanks, CAS, for serving as "headmistress" of our domain.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 12/29/11 03:27 PM

Originally Posted By: Legal Beagle
I'm in, sign me up... only two days of slacking left. laugh

And thanks, CAS, for serving as "headmistress" of our domain.


Headmistress - hmm, picture me looking very matronly and stern. On second thought... don't. smile
Posted by: Andy Platt

Re: MOYD 2012 - 12/29/11 06:38 PM

Did I sign up yet? I can't remember! !

Anyway, yes but I now realize, after the last year I can't really be master because my wife sometimes has other ideas wink

But, yes on days where I can!!
Posted by: banon07

Re: MOYD 2012 - 12/29/11 07:08 PM

I want to join again! My skills are improving. I am having trouble putting the signature for 2011's contest on my signature. The only thing that shows up is the URL, not the actual picture. How do I make the picture show up?
Posted by: jazzwee

Re: MOYD 2012 - 12/29/11 07:34 PM

As always, I'm in.
Posted by: CMohr

Re: MOYD 2012 - 12/29/11 08:06 PM

Thanks Cas and MaryBee! I just added my new "badge" to my sig.
Posted by: ChopinAddict

Re: MOYD 2012 - 12/29/11 08:35 PM

Very nice badge indeed! thumb
Posted by: latebloomer028

Re: MOYD 2012 - 12/30/11 12:33 AM

I'm in; I was doing fine this past year until about May.
I fell off the wagon. I more dedicated now.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 12/30/11 04:03 AM

Originally Posted By: banon07
I want to join again! My skills are improving. I am having trouble putting the signature for 2011's contest on my signature. The only thing that shows up is the URL, not the actual picture. How do I make the picture show up?


you have to click "insert image" and then paste the url into that ... or just type [ img ] before the url and [ /img] after. (without the spaces on each side of "img"
Posted by: Ra Ed

Re: MOYD 2012 - 12/30/11 08:50 AM

Please add me to the list. I did the work everyday in 2011 but failed to sign up correctly.
Thanks
Posted by: joyoussong

Re: MOYD 2012 - 12/30/11 09:49 AM

Got it! (I think...) thanks, Cheryl. HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 12/30/11 11:12 AM

Originally Posted By: joyoussong
Got it! (I think...) thanks, Cheryl. HAPPY NEW YEAR!


Yes, you did! Yipee!!!!!

Happy New Year to you too!
Posted by: HeirborneGroupie

Re: MOYD 2012 - 12/30/11 04:33 PM

Hi. Please add me to the list. 2011 got away from me practice wise but I am recommitting myself in 2012.

Thanks,
Carol
Posted by: Woody-Woodruff

Re: MOYD 2012 - 12/30/11 05:53 PM

Thanks Cas for adding me to the list. I'm looking forward to year #5.

Woody
Posted by: MaggieZ

Re: MOYD 2012 - 12/30/11 06:02 PM

Great idea. Sign me in!
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 12/31/11 05:21 AM

Originally Posted By: Woody-Woodruff
Thanks Cas for adding me to the list. I'm looking forward to year #5.

Woody

Good for you! This will be #3 for me!
Posted by: WiseBuff

Re: MOYD 2012 - 12/31/11 12:28 PM

Here's my enthusiastic response and commitment for 2012. Will be in hospital for 3 days Jan 5-8 so already need to ask for excuse. :-)
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 12/31/11 12:44 PM

Originally Posted By: WiseBuff
Here's my enthusiastic response and commitment for 2012. Will be in hospital for 3 days Jan 5-8 so already need to ask for excuse. :-)


Best wishes for your time in the hospital WiseBuff - we'll be waiting for you when you get back!
Posted by: WiseBuff

Re: MOYD 2012 - 12/31/11 12:45 PM

Ok...I'm confused. I think I have the first part of the instructions and can get the URL but can't figure out how to do the "enter an image" to get the 2011 icon on my signature line. I tried the "copy image location" too and all I got was the URL showing on the sig line. What am I doing wrong?
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 12/31/11 12:49 PM

Originally Posted By: WiseBuff
Ok...I'm confused. I think I have the first part of the instructions and can get the URL but can't figure out how to do the "enter an image" to get the 2011 icon on my signature line. What am I doing wrong?


Just put this in your siggy :
[ img ] http://www.pianoworld.com/forumpicts/MOYD_2011/MOYD_1.gif[ /img ]

then remove the spaces on each side of "img" and "/img"


(I posted up above about inserting image, but in your siggy you don't have the prompt.....)
Posted by: mandosand

Re: MOYD 2012 - 12/31/11 05:11 PM

please sign me up for MYOD 2012 as I need to work on it daily and hope this will keep me at it.
Posted by: Fernando Almeida

Re: MOYD 2012 - 12/31/11 11:25 PM

I want in!
Posted by: FirstEliminator

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/01/12 01:07 AM

Hey,

I would like to be part of MOYD 2012. Is the cut off date September 30th of the prior year like 9/30/2011 or the year of the MOYD 9/30/2012?

If I don't qualify for 2012, then sign me up for 2013.


thanks,
Mark
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/01/12 07:05 AM

Originally Posted By: FirstEliminator
Hey,

I would like to be part of MOYD 2012. Is the cut off date September 30th of the prior year like 9/30/2011 or the year of the MOYD 9/30/2012?

If I don't qualify for 2012, then sign me up for 2013.


thanks,
Mark



Hi Mark,
the cut off date always refers to the MOYD thread in progress.... so for example, if someone wants to join in at the end of Sept in 2012, they can.

It all runs on the honour system, and I though I didn't set up MOYD or make the rules, I like the idea of being really encouraging to those who arrive ....albeit late!

You're on the list!
Posted by: cscl

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/01/12 07:19 PM

I'd like to be in for 2012. Hopefully, this year, I can remove all the asterisks from my 2011 MOYD participation! smile
Posted by: beechcraft409

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/02/12 01:22 AM

I want to do it. Here is my first problem. I am in Denver, I live in Waco. Day 1, I'm already on the excused list. I will be able to play the night of January 4, and hopefully every day after.
Posted by: hegedusmj

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/02/12 10:15 AM

Please sign me up. I think I'll be an Adult Beginner for life.

Mike
Posted by: FlyingFranz

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/02/12 02:53 PM

Hello everyone,

I will receive my DP on January 11th, and I would very much like to be registered as a player from then! The MOYD scheme is a terrific idea!
Posted by: Andy Platt

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/02/12 03:32 PM

Originally Posted By: casinitaly

Just put this in your siggy :
[ img ] http://www.pianoworld.com/forumpicts/MOYD_2011/MOYD_1.gif[ /img ]

then remove the spaces on each side of "img" and "/img"



If, like me, you can't fit everything into the 300 character limit, you can drop the initial part of the URL since HTML rules about relative paths will do the correct thing. This is what I have:

Code:
[img]/ABF_Medals/4medals.jpg[/img][img]/ABF_Medals/medal_c_3.jpg[/img][img]/forumpicts/MOYD_2011/MOYD_1.gif[/img]
Posted by: Eglantine

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/02/12 06:03 PM

Please add me in this year.
Posted by: BlackNWhiteKeys

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/02/12 10:19 PM

I'm In!
Posted by: SingSong

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/02/12 10:39 PM

Please count me in! I spent several hours on the piano yesterday and today also. No slacking yet, this year! WOOHOO!
Posted by: BeccaBb

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/04/12 12:39 AM

We are a couple of days in now! I had to squeeze in the first few practices but today went really well. How's everyone else doing so far?
Posted by: Lyn in AZ

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/04/12 05:36 PM

I think this is really going to be helpful. I'm setting the time aside for fundamentals - so it's been scales and chord progressions so far this week. Hopefully it will help me to focus and to utilize the time spent to a better advantage than what I have been doing.
Lyn
Posted by: gwood

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/04/12 07:09 PM

Originally Posted By: BeccaBb
We are a couple of days in now! I had to squeeze in the first few practices but today went really well. How's everyone else doing so far?


so far so good. getting several hours per day of play and practice. gotta go - the piano is calling.

gw
Posted by: nikky

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/04/12 07:29 PM

Originally Posted By: BeccaBb
How's everyone else doing so far?


Pretty good so far.. I have a little notebook that I record my practice in.. its nothing fancy like I've seen some others using. Mine is more to keep track of the amount of time spent practicing. Things will change when I go back to work next week cry
Posted by: tinman1943

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/04/12 08:04 PM

Please add me in again for 2012. Actually, I've been practicing all along, but am just now getting around to logging on the 2012 forum.
2011 was my first year of MOYD, and it has really made a difference. There's many a night I would be heading for bed, remember I hadn't practiced, then go at least play through something before turning in. But for MOYD, I wouldn't have bothered!

Last year I also started with a teacher in group lessons. Sometimes we spend more time talking than playing, but I think the group experience keeps us all motivated. Some of the group members also have children studying with the same teacher, but I'm just by myself, so I need all the encouragement I can get.
Posted by: SingSong

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/04/12 10:56 PM

Average of 2.5 hours per day (that was easy, were' only 4 days into 2012).
Posted by: WiseBuff

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/05/12 07:05 AM

Wish me luck...I got in 1/2 hour of playing time this morning and now am off to the cardiac cath lab. I'm hoping I'm one of those who gets sent home in the morning.
Make beautiful music everyone.
Posted by: SingSong

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/05/12 04:22 PM

Originally Posted By: WiseBuff
Wish me luck...I got in 1/2 hour of playing time this morning and now am off to the cardiac cath lab. I'm hoping I'm one of those who gets sent home in the morning.
Make beautiful music everyone.


I'll be thinking of you and hope to see you back tomorrow! I am one of those who didn't get to go home....

Best wishes!
Posted by: Cyborg

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/05/12 08:18 PM

Sign me up for MOYD 2012. I've been practicing everyday so far in 2012!
Posted by: Dulcetta

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/06/12 10:07 AM

Just back from Christmas hols. Please add me to the list.
Posted by: Tararex

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/06/12 02:06 PM

Please add me to the list. Thanks!
Posted by: mark233

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/06/12 06:05 PM

I'm in for a third year, please add me directly to the Excused list due to work travel (missed Jan 5 so far).

Thanks!
Posted by: Derrek

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/06/12 09:18 PM

I love this thread! It has really made me accountable for practicing. Thank you for keeping it going. Yesterday I did not want to practiceas I was very tired. My plan was to sit down for 5 - 10 minutes (Just so I did not have to report I missed a day). Two and a half hours later I am still practicing. Not only that but it was one of my most beneficial days. Thank you again!
Posted by: WiseBuff

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/07/12 08:15 AM

The cardiac ablation went very well and may really work to eliminate the afib. I came home last night and was too exhausted to do anything but today I'll make some music. So only missed a day so far this year. Shall I start with the Chopin or the Gurlitt? Maybe the Webber...
Posted by: MaryBee

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/07/12 04:36 PM

It's great to see all the new people signing up over the last few days! But just an FYI:
Casinitaly is on the excused list from January 4-9, so she probably won't be updating the list until she gets back.
Posted by: MaryBee

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/07/12 04:38 PM

Wisebuff, I don't understand the medical terminology, but it sounds like good news! Wonderful! Enjoy that piano. smile
Posted by: WiseBuff

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/07/12 04:57 PM

Thanks Mary Bee.
Posted by: molehill

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/10/12 05:49 PM

Hi! Please add me to the 2012 MOYD!

Like Tinman1943, I've have been practicing but didn't find the extra time to add the new icon to my sig. Thanks MaryBee for the great art.

Being accountable to this group has also made a big difference in my playing, so thanks to all, but especially Cas. Really appreciate you taking on the job again.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/11/12 02:53 AM

I'm back. I actually managed to get in a bit of playing before we left on the 4th so only missed five days.

The list is caught up. Please let me know if I've got it right. I wasn't certain if some of the recent sign-ups have been playing since Jan 1 or are late starts.

Molehill... it is my pleasure to help out!
Posted by: BeccaBb

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/11/12 11:49 AM

Welcome back Cas! How was your trip?
Posted by: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/11/12 01:56 PM

I need to go on the excused list starting on Saturday. I am going to the US to visit family and set up everything to import my horse and dog to Switzerland. My dog has been staying with my Mom until we found a suitable place, and my horse has been with a friend. I can't wait to see them! I will be back on Jan 30.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/11/12 03:07 PM

Originally Posted By: BeccaBb
Welcome back Cas! How was your trip?

Thank you Becca. The trip went well, or at least as well as can be expected. We had to make an unplanned trip to Canada as my mother-in-law passed away.
Posted by: BeccaBb

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/11/12 03:11 PM

Oh I'm sorry to hear that. My condolences. frown Glad you made the best of it though. Where did you travel to here in Canuckville?
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/11/12 03:15 PM

Thank you Becca.

We were in Ottawa. Fortunately the weather wasn't too brutal, and our flights all went smootly.It wasn't a "fun" or "easy" trip by any means, but it was the right moment to be with the rest of the family.
Posted by: BeccaBb

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/11/12 03:19 PM

Ottawa is very beautiful. This winter is extremely mild for us so very luck there. Glad you were with family. smile Bet you can't wait to get back to practicing!
Posted by: CMohr

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/11/12 08:05 PM

Cas, So sorry to hear about your mother-in-law.

I missed Saturday, Jan. 7th. (So much for going for the pure list). We had a funeral to attend out of town. My brother-in-law's mother passed. It was a short trip, but an all day affair.
Posted by: gwood

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/11/12 10:45 PM

i'm still pure as of jan 11. i also start lessons tomorrow evening so hope to stay regular. just hope i don't stress out too much. in the past i did some lessons and always kind of freak out with the commitment of regular lessons. need to change my mental attitude this time. i had a few lessons with this teacher several years ago and i believe she is a very very good teacher and easy to work with.

gw
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/12/12 01:59 AM

Originally Posted By: CMohr
Cas, So sorry to hear about your mother-in-law.

I missed Saturday, Jan. 7th. (So much for going for the pure list). We had a funeral to attend out of town. My brother-in-law's mother passed. It was a short trip, but an all day affair.


Thank you - and my condolences to you and your family. It seems the last two weeks have been sad ones for many.
Posted by: WiseBuff

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/12/12 06:04 AM

Cas
I'm sorry to hear about your loss. Hope that you enjoyed the time and memories with family. Blessings to you.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/12/12 12:36 PM

Originally Posted By: WiseBuff
Cas
I'm sorry to hear about your loss. Hope that you enjoyed the time and memories with family. Blessings to you.


Thanks very much Wisebuff, although it wasn't a "happy" time, we did have a lot of laughs remembering the best of times with my mother-in-law. I was also fortunate enough to get to spend time with my own parents, which was very comforting.
Posted by: mark233

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/12/12 04:56 PM

Originally Posted By: casinitaly

The list is caught up. Please let me know if I've got it right. I wasn't certain if some of the recent sign-ups have been playing since Jan 1 or are late starts.




Hi Casinitaly- not that it matters, but I have been playing since the 1st, and the past two years on MOYD. Could I be put on the Excused list for the work trip that I missed? Otherwise, feel free to leave me on the late addition. I just hadn't logged on to PianoWorld in a while and missed the "end of year" even though I've kept the playing up.

Thanks for keeping this tradition alive! I know it's a lot of work to moderate. It really helps to motivate for practice on some days!
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/12/12 05:14 PM

Originally Posted By: mark233
Originally Posted By: casinitaly

The list is caught up. Please let me know if I've got it right. I wasn't certain if some of the recent sign-ups have been playing since Jan 1 or are late starts.

Hi Casinitaly- not that it matters, but I have been playing since the 1st, and the past two years on MOYD. Could I be put on the Excused list for the work trip that I missed? Otherwise, feel free to leave me on the late addition. I just hadn't logged on to PianoWorld in a while and missed the "end of year" even though I've kept the playing up.

Thanks for keeping this tradition alive! I know it's a lot of work to moderate. It really helps to motivate for practice on some days!



Hi Mark, I'll fix it. Sometimes it isn't clear to me when people say "sign me up" if they mean "as of today" or "I've been playing since the first".
I have no problem with people nudging me if I make a mistake or misinterpret!
I'll move you to excused!
Posted by: mark233

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/12/12 07:29 PM

Woo hoo! Many thanks!
Posted by: neildradford

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/13/12 01:29 AM

How's everyone doing?
So far no problems for me making time to practice, I've averaged 4 hours a day, thanks to my shift work pattern. I get plenty of time home alone with no distractions. Just started lessons, new book to work from so I'm fully motivated and have a road map.

Hope you're all doing good,

Neil.
Posted by: MaryAnn

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/13/12 01:37 AM

so far so good, for me. I've only clocked about an hour a day. I need to stop getting sick and i need to stop watching TV.
Posted by: BeccaBb

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/13/12 08:23 AM

I'm having less issues practicing now than I did at the beginning! I'm getting at least an hour a day at the keyboard (sometimes much more.) Knowing that I have to answer for my time here, keeps me pushing for time at the keys!
Posted by: PianoStudent88

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/13/12 09:42 AM

Originally Posted By: MaryAnn
I've only clocked about an hour a day.

If it's a good quality hour, that can be fine. I usually play until I've made adequate progress on everything I'm working on, which usually works out to at least an hour and a half or two hours. But the other day I sat down, went through everything, worked on the problem spots, and felt like I'd done well, and, lo and behold, it only took an hour.

I've been told that even 15 minutes a day is good, better than skipping several days and then having one marathon session.

So here'a big HOORAY for all MOYDers.
Posted by: tinman1943

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/16/12 10:25 AM

I'm out of town for a funeral. Please put me on the excused list.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/16/12 10:29 AM

Originally Posted By: tinman1943
I'm out of town for a funeral. Please put me on the excused list.


Ah, that's a sad reason to go on the list. My condolences to you.
Posted by: jotur

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/16/12 10:41 AM

casinitaly, CMohr, and tinman - my condolences as well. May the good memories sustain you over the coming year.

Cathy
Posted by: Legal Beagle

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/16/12 11:13 AM

My condolences as well. I had a family funeral this past weekend also, although it was local.

@ Neil: Four hours? Insanely jealous. Want to trade jobs?

MOYD going along swimmingly here. Why didn't I do this last year?
Posted by: WannabePT

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/18/12 08:03 AM

Sign me in please smile
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/18/12 08:05 AM

Thanks Cathy and Legal - and Legal, my condolences to you too - what a year this is! Barely 2 weeks old and I've already heard of so many deaths.
Posted by: MaryAnn

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/18/12 07:54 PM

I'm panicking about a couple of upcoming business trips. Not just because of MOYD, but because I don't want to miss 2 weeks of practice in March. I found a piano shop near my hotel in Chicago--it's a short jog away. I could try to arrange to practice there at least a couple of times the week I'm in Chicago. I thought of asking the hotel about a piano, too, but if they have one it's probably in a public space. Maybe I should just bring a theory book to read, or buy an iPad and get that sight reading app everyone is on about.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/19/12 02:43 AM

Originally Posted By: MaryAnn
I'm panicking about a couple of upcoming business trips. Not just because of MOYD, but because I don't want to miss 2 weeks of practice in March. I found a piano shop near my hotel in Chicago--it's a short jog away. I could try to arrange to practice there at least a couple of times the week I'm in Chicago. I thought of asking the hotel about a piano, too, but if they have one it's probably in a public space. Maybe I should just bring a theory book to read, or buy an iPad and get that sight reading app everyone is on about.


Two weeks is a lot to miss when you are in love with your piano time! The shop idea is a great one - you may even find that the owner is a PW member smile
Ask at the hotel too - sometimes they have pianos in suites or in "penthouse" lounges, not necessarily in very public places.

and of course the alternatives of reading up on theory or using your iPad for sight reading are also good ideas. (just not quite as much fun! )

Good luck!
Posted by: Legal Beagle

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/19/12 09:27 AM

Originally Posted By: MaryAnn
I thought of asking the hotel about a piano, too, but if they have one it's probably in a public space. Maybe I should just bring a theory book to read, or buy an iPad and get that sight reading app everyone is on about.

MaryAnn, check into churches and schools in the area of your hotel. I have had extremely good luck this way when travelling, as both types of institutions have pianos that are typically sitting idle and abandoned in the evening. Best to call ahead and get permission, but I've also had luck just showing up and speaking with the janitor. Actually, I've never been turned away.
Posted by: CMohr

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/19/12 01:08 PM

We're heading up to the mountains for a week. But, I am taking my keyboard so will not miss a day! We are getting together with a bunch of our musical friends, and there will be djembes, bongos, guitars, harmonicas - (maybe a banjo or mandolin). It should be fun and a lot of laughs. Hmmm, maybe I should record us? That would be good for the blooper reel! laugh
Posted by: WannabePT

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/19/12 03:21 PM

A bit OT here, but I would be interested in, aside from a badge at the end of the year, a thread as to what we have accomplished and the kind of progress we made from playing daily...or is there already one that I just missed? I think it will be very encouraging for me.

Is there something like that from the previous MOYD people? smile
Posted by: Lain

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/19/12 04:49 PM

So the good thing about all the snow days here in the northwest is that I'm forced to stay indoors and practice.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/19/12 04:53 PM

Originally Posted By: WannabePT
A bit OT here, but I would be interested in, aside from a badge at the end of the year, a thread as to what we have accomplished and the kind of progress we made from playing daily...or is there already one that I just missed? I think it will be very encouraging for me.

Is there something like that from the previous MOYD people? smile


There is such a thread..... Your musical goals for 2012.... it is in this forum. There was one last year too and Johan B was the thread starter...he followed up with us in Dec to get us to see if we'd met our goals! Lovely thread!
Posted by: polyphasicpianist

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/21/12 11:22 PM

Sign me up, but with the stipulation that "some," in the "some amount of time every single day," is equivalent to 4 hours.

-Polyphasicpianist
Posted by: BeccaBb

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/21/12 11:30 PM

Welcome Polyphasicpianist! smile My "some" is equal to two songs a day, but I usually play for 1 to 4 hours. Not bad for a beginner I think. wink

Actually it'd be interesting to hear what everyone elses "some time" is to them....
Posted by: gwood

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/21/12 11:45 PM

ok, my bare minimum requirement is 1 hour but i always really shoot more for 2 hours; on weekends / holidays, i try to get at least 3 hours each day. on most week days, i manage around 1 1/2 - 2 hours depending on the number of evening work teleconferences i have to attend. i did have a 20 minute practice day this week due to illness. spend about 1/3 time playing through or polishing existing pieces, 1/3 working the details of pieces in progress, and the remainder randomly sightreading some easier pieces (try to alternate material so i don't play the same thing within a short period of time).

gw
Posted by: WannabePT

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/22/12 12:25 AM

PPP: Four hours minimum a day? I've done 3 to 6 hours some days, but I admit, I don't think I could do it every day, much as I would like to. I already feel guilty because everyone thinks I don't have a life and never get to go out (they don't know that piano is my life laugh )

I don't know what my shortest practice day is. Maybe today is one of them. I only practiced about 1.5 to 2 hours, because I was made to do chores that lasted the whole day, when all I wanted to do was get started and put in my daily hour quota with the piano. :~( I feel so abused.

Do you guys ever get so sick of the sight of the piano that you have to get away from it for a day or two? I've been that way in the past...maybe for 1 to 1.5 weeks. Those days, I just read a book and play computer games smile I worry I might not make it with MOYD because of this little trait of mine, but we'll see at the end of the year!
Posted by: Olj

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/22/12 07:55 AM

Hi, Please count me in ! didn't see this thread before but this is really a great idea smile

Olivier
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/22/12 12:41 PM

I suppose there are some days where I've played for 4 hours - but certainly with a lot of breaks. I don't have the stamina to play for much more than 90 minutes at a time - and most of the time I'd say I play for about half a hour before getting up to take a break.

Daily - I try for an hour, on the weekends it is more, it varies.

I would be surprised if many of us here could get in 4 hours - or even if we had the time, that we would be physically be able to so.
Posted by: Michael Steen

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/22/12 05:09 PM

OK, I was doing very very well last year from January until about June. Then everything fell apart.
We found a vacation home we wanted to buy, went to an out-of-town wedding for a week, focused on the vacation home, bought it and spent every spare minute working on it to fix it up, and . . . goodbye, piano.
But now I'm coming back. It's almost like starting over again because I've missed about 4 months, but it will be nice to try.
You'll have to put me on the excused list right away, though. The vacation home has no piano, and it's not likely to for the forseeable future.
I'll fess up when I'm there, though.
Other days, even if it's just for a short while, I'll be at the keyboard.
Posted by: beechcraft409

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/22/12 10:15 PM

I missed Friday and Saturday frown I went to visit some friends in Austin
Posted by: WannabePT

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/23/12 09:03 AM

Speaking of practicing a certain number of hours a day, I picked up Just Practice, an iPhone app that was mentioned in one of the threads about logging your hours. It's really helpful! It makes logging time easier and more accurate.

I think I will try to join poly on his 4 hour a day endeavors as an ideal. I don't think I can do it everyday, but I will do my best. smile we gotta dream big and work hard! smile
Posted by: Sketches

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/23/12 10:41 AM

Late starter here but from here on out, every day is a must for me. Hopefully I can make everyday from here to the end of the year.
Posted by: tinman1943

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/24/12 04:30 PM

I'm back in the saddle (that is, on the piano bench) after being out of town for a funeral and then sick a couple days.
But I must confess my "some" is nowhere near 4 hours every day (even though I'm retired and have "plenty" of time!) Some days it might be more like 4 minutes! When I get to the end of a day when I "forgot" to practice, I might just do one time through the pieces I'm working on. I really need to start keeping a log of practice time.

A teacher once said, it's better to commit to practice just 5 minutes EVERY day
than to an hour or more "when you can".
Because you can always squeeze in five minutes.
And quite often that 5 minutes will turn into an hour or more.
But on the other hand, the time will come when you won't have time for your "hours", and so you'll skip practice altogether that time. Then it will happen again, and again, and eventually you won't be practicing at all. And I know from experience in other things that he is right.
Posted by: WannabePT

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/24/12 07:17 PM

Tinman: That's a good way of putting it! The idea of putting in even just that 5 minutes actually made me feel better. For some reason, I was quite distracted today and couldn't focus on those scores. I did force myself to put in about 2 hours (it's probably less), though! I wonder if putting in 2 hours of forced mindless practice (and just flipping from page to page) is worse than 5 minutes of concentration?

What do you guys practice or do when you're tired, or bored, etc., but want to keep to your playing commitment and continue improving? Mindless exercises? Play an old score? Take a break?
Posted by: MaryAnn

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/24/12 09:47 PM

I'm impressed that people manage to put in 4 hours a day at the piano. On weekdays I try to do one, and on weekends, I try to do more, but I break it up into chunks.

I've never wanted to walk away from the piano even for a single day, but there are definitely times when I have to end a practice session because I'm getting too frustrated.
Posted by: Lain

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/24/12 09:54 PM

Originally Posted By: polyphasicpianist
Sign me up, but with the stipulation that "some," in the "some amount of time every single day," is equivalent to 4 hours.

-Polyphasicpianist


If you manage to stay on the wagon, that would be quite an accomplishment!
Posted by: polyphasicpianist

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/25/12 01:07 AM

Originally Posted By: Lain
Originally Posted By: polyphasicpianist
Sign me up, but with the stipulation that "some," in the "some amount of time every single day," is equivalent to 4 hours.

-Polyphasicpianist


If you manage to stay on the wagon, that would be quite an accomplishment!


Do you know something, thus far it hasn't been nearly as difficult as I assumed it would be. Something odd happens when you commit to 4 hours a day; namely, you (or at least I) loose that feeling of time constraint. Before, when I was doing two hours a day, I would sit down to practice and think to myself "I have to do a bit of this, and this, and this, and that," which would inevitably result in me having to stop practicing a certain thing, before I felt comfortable with it, in order to make time for something else. That is the one aspect of practicing I have never really liked since it becomes so easy to either spread yourself too thin or to waste too much time focusing on one thing at the expense of other more important things. Now I feel free to take as much time as I need, go as slow or fast as I need, and play as many or as few repetitions of something as I need.
Posted by: BeccaBb

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/25/12 01:23 PM

Originally Posted By: WannabePT

What do you guys practice or do when you're tired, or bored, etc., but want to keep to your playing commitment and continue improving? Mindless exercises? Play an old score? Take a break?


I usually play through all the songs I know. First I do a run through of what I have memorized and then what I'm want to memorize then I get out my sheets. I don't actually focus on practice just playing. The first week of January that was almost the only thing I did because I still had family staying over for Christmas and no time for myself at all!
Posted by: MonkeyMark

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/26/12 06:32 AM

I only just started self teaching a couple of weeks ago. Waiting to order alfred's book but using something else for now. Often only get 15 - 30 minutes a day right now due to a baby, but hope to steadily increase that when I start to get that elusive sleep back again.

So, do I qualify to join? Think something like this will give me the extra encouragement to ensure I practice (learn) daily.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/26/12 07:10 AM

Hi MonkeyMark,
of course you qualify! I'll just put you down as a late start - I'll put 2 weeks ago as your start date.

Congrats on your new baby - boy? girl? Your child will grow up with wonderful musical memories !!!!
Posted by: MonkeyMark

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/26/12 07:24 AM

Originally Posted By: casinitaly
Hi MonkeyMark,
of course you qualify! I'll just put you down as a late start - I'll put 2 weeks ago as your start date.

Congrats on your new baby - boy? girl? Your child will grow up with wonderful musical memories !!!!


Thanks for that. Yes, i'm hoping they can grow up with music in their lives.

Our newest is a boy. He was in hospital for a few weeks at first but now he's 5 months and doing well. Must need our heads looking at. He's number 4. The last is only a year older, so its a busy house right now.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/26/12 07:58 AM

4 kids, 2 under 2 year old! wow. That has to be challenging (and not only with regards to sleep!)
It must have been scary to have your little one in the hospital - and wonderful to have him home and thriving now!
Posted by: polyphasicpianist

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/27/12 02:17 PM

I never got my full 4-hours in yesterday. frown I only managed 2.5 hours before work. I had such a bad day at work that after I had finished I just went home, and instead of practising, ate some pizza and crawled into bed. Tomorrow will be better.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/28/12 04:42 AM

Originally Posted By: polyphasicpianist
I never got my full 4-hours in yesterday. frown I only managed 2.5 hours before work. I had such a bad day at work that after I had finished I just went home, and instead of practising, ate some pizza and crawled into bed. Tomorrow will be better.


2.5 hours is still a pretty significant amount of plying/practicing time.

As far as MOYD goes, you're still very much on track!
Posted by: joyoussong

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/28/12 09:26 AM

And from the other extreme, I hope 10 minutes in the morning & 10 in the afternoon still counts - it was all I managed yesterday. Today should be better!
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/28/12 09:50 AM

Originally Posted By: joyoussong
And from the other extreme, I hope 10 minutes in the morning & 10 in the afternoon still counts - it was all I managed yesterday. Today should be better!


Yes, that counts! Even if you had only managed 10 minutes ONCE, it would count.

Consistency is the name of the game..... get to the piano every day!

smile Hang in there Carol! smile
Posted by: Andy Platt

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/30/12 09:03 AM

I need to go on the excused list for Saturday & Sunday. I took my wife away for her birthday to Savannah (lovely city!).

There was a baby grand in the hotel lobby which I know was working because they had a cocktail hour with a pianist each evening. She played "standards" - very nicely too, though she did trot out mostly the same pieces each night. But we were too busy for me to sit down and bang out my tunes.
Posted by: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/30/12 04:01 PM

I am back from the US, and back on the piano bench! It was a great trip, and I was fairly lucky weather wise. I just missed the big snow in Seattle, although I did catch the floods in the Willamette Valley in Oregon. Our family was high and dry though. Missouri gave me pretty good weather for January. No snow or ice! I visited my Mom for her 82nd birthday. Now I can't wait to get back up to speed with my piano pieces!
Posted by: Lyn in AZ

Re: MOYD 2012 - 02/01/12 11:29 AM

Played everyday in January.
One down and 11 more to go!
I've really gotten more practice time in this past month than I had previously.
Even on the "playing" days I've done a few scales for warm up.
Posted by: polyphasicpianist

Re: MOYD 2012 - 02/02/12 02:02 AM

Only did 2.5 hours today, I debated on doing more but my practising wasn't going as well as it should and since it is now midnight and I don't really foresee it getting any better in the next hour and a half I figured I may as well stop before I do more harm than good. I really shouldn't have put off my daily practice to so late an hour today. I also missed my Sunday practice, definitely not happy about that either.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 02/02/12 02:10 AM

Originally Posted By: polyphasicpianist
Only did 2.5 hours today, I debated on doing more but my practising wasn't going as well as it should and since it is now midnight and I don't really foresee it getting any better in the next hour and a half I figured I may as well stop before I do more harm than good. I really shouldn't have put off my daily practice to so late an hour today. I also missed my Sunday practice, definitely not happy about that either.


Did you miss Sunday due to being away or sick? if so you go on the excused list - otherwise on the "Back on the Wagon".
Posted by: polyphasicpianist

Re: MOYD 2012 - 02/02/12 02:28 AM

I just didn't practice on Sunday. I knew I was going to have a pretty terrible day at work (which started in the afternoon) and I just wasn't motivated to do much of anything prior to leaving for work, which included practising.

I am pretty sure this doesn't warrant putting me on the "excused" list for Sunday, nor would I want it too. Does that mean I 'fell off the wagon' on Sunday and then on when I did my Monday practising I was 'back on the wagon' (I am kind of unfamiliar with the MOYD terminology)?

I think I am going to start a blog which just lists everything I practice each day and for how long. I find it far too easy to cheat MOYD (if you don't mind me saying so). A blog might help circumvent this.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 02/02/12 06:16 AM

Originally Posted By: polyphasicpianist
I just didn't practice on Sunday. I knew I was going to have a pretty terrible day at work (which started in the afternoon) and I just wasn't motivated to do much of anything prior to leaving for work, which included practising.

I am pretty sure this doesn't warrant putting me on the "excused" list for Sunday, nor would I want it too. Does that mean I 'fell off the wagon' on Sunday and then on when I did my Monday practising I was 'back on the wagon' (I am kind of unfamiliar with the MOYD terminology)?

I think I am going to start a blog which just lists everything I practice each day and for how long. I find it far too easy to cheat MOYD (if you don't mind me saying so). A blog might help circumvent this.


That's right, you can't be "excused". You fell off the wagon. smile
I will put you back on smile

As far as it being easy to "cheat"--- we work on the honour system. If someone doesn't report, ...well, we won't know -but they will. I figure anyone who "cheats" at MOYD is to be pitied rather than chastised.

There are a number of people who don't bother reporting in on missed days - but then they don't put the MOYD badge in their signatures either - so they aren't cheating, they are just not reporting.

We're a support group, not a policing entity smile

And for those of you just tuning in, while our friend PPP sets his (her? sorry, I have no idea) bar high at 4 hours per day, that is by no means the standard.

Our goal is to get to the piano every day.
Most find that if you sit down thinking -ok, I'll get in at least 10 minutes of scales.... you inevitably manage to do a bit more and as the year progresses, it pays off.
Posted by: BeccaBb

Re: MOYD 2012 - 02/02/12 12:05 PM

One month down, 11 more to go! Yesterday was a rough piano day for me. Instead of practicing I just played through the songs I knew and tried to play through those that I'm working on.Taking the day off of practice and just playing around instead of accomplishing something seems to help me with my frustration levels.
Posted by: polyphasicpianist

Re: MOYD 2012 - 02/02/12 10:11 PM

Originally Posted By: casinitaly
. . . while our friend PPP sets his (her? sorry, I have no idea) bar high . . .


its

grin
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 02/03/12 02:38 AM

Originally Posted By: polyphasicpianist
Originally Posted By: casinitaly
. . . while our friend PPP sets his (her? sorry, I have no idea) bar high . . .


its

grin


As you wish it, so it shall be! smile
Posted by: polyphasicpianist

Re: MOYD 2012 - 02/03/12 04:31 AM

Well here is that practice blog I said I would create, documenting everything I practice and for how long. There is only one entry so far, but I've got to start somewhere. Feel free to leave comments on it.

http://polyphasicpianist-practiceblog.webs.com/apps/blog/
Posted by: orangemint

Re: MOYD 2012 - 02/04/12 01:12 PM

I am so happy to find Piano World. What better way to start my posting than signing up for MOYD 2012? I don't know how much time I will be able to play every day, but would love to at least play every day! I already have an out-of-town trip planned sometime in early April, but I will do my best to make the "excused list".
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 02/04/12 01:14 PM

Originally Posted By: orangemint
I am so happy to find Piano World. What better way to start my posting than signing up for MOYD 2012? I don't know how much time I will be able to play every day, but would love to at least play every day! I already have an out-of-town trip planned sometime in early April, but I will do my best to make the "excused list".



Welcome - and good luck!
Posted by: polyphasicpianist

Re: MOYD 2012 - 02/05/12 02:52 AM

I only managed 3 hours today. I think perhaps because I tend to split my practicing into two hour blocks, and the second block tends to get put off until late at night. I will have to try and avoid such a scenario in the future. Procrastination can be quite persuasive.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 02/05/12 03:13 AM

Becca - we have to enjoy days of just playing, not "practicing"---after all, that's the end goal isn't it? smile

PPP your practice log is a great idea. I know a lot of people like to keep a log. Personally I just use my lesson list to be able to look back and see what I've been able to get through over any given period. I can't be bothered to keep a daily log - but that's me.

For those just starting to look at the thread - please note that polyphasicpianist's 4 hour goal is self-imposed - that's a personal objective and no one should think it is "standard MOYD" requirements! There is no set daily time for MOYD at all. NONE. Nor do you have to keep a log - though many do!
Posted by: mikel il52

Re: MOYD 2012 - 02/06/12 03:58 PM

Sign me up. I try to get some practice in everyday. Not always as much as I would like to.
Posted by: BeccaBb

Re: MOYD 2012 - 02/06/12 04:18 PM

LOL good point Cas! I think I forget that sometimes!

I'm still plugging away. My arm is sore so my practice has gone down from 2 hours to one with lots of breaks. *sigh* I started yoga and have aches everywhere now! LOL

Welcome Mike!
Posted by: BeccaBb

Re: MOYD 2012 - 02/10/12 02:03 PM

Heya all. Hows everyone doing?

Tues and Wed were tough days for me this week! I managed to squeak in scales only because I broke my piano! It's now fixed and I'm back to my 1-2 hour practice a day but boy did that suck! I did scales just so I wouldn't have to go on the excused list! LOL I had to play them in the lower registar to avoid my broken hammer spot.

Ah well it's over with now.
Posted by: Michael Steen

Re: MOYD 2012 - 02/10/12 03:18 PM

Well, I'm impressed with polyphasicpianist, but I ain't nowhere near 4 hours--and am not likely to be.
However, instead of keeping a log this year (which got to be a pain last year), I'm simply using my chess clock to keep track of the total time spent.
I set a minimum goal of 30 minutes for the days when I can get to the piano, and currently I'm averaging well above that. The great thing about the clock, though, is that I can play in 15, 20, 30 minute "chunks" and it adds up. I don't have to sit there and plug away forever. If I have 15 minutes before dinner, I have a nice little chunk where I can polish things up.
It's working well.
Posted by: PianoStudent88

Re: MOYD 2012 - 02/10/12 03:45 PM

I have found the MOYD has sometimes gotten me to the piano when I would rather have just blown it off. For a while I was thinking maybe I would withdraw, because I wasn't sure I like having that external pressure on my playing. I think I'm getting more used to it now and internalizing the mantra of playing every day, so it feels more like me telling me to get some practice in, even if only a few minutes of half-hearted runthroughs, and not some outside force.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 02/14/12 08:43 AM

Sounds like everyone is doing really well.

Michael Steen: I think working in "chunks" of time works well for a lot of us. I tend to do that too. 15 minutes can be a great amount of time to focus on a wee problem area.

Becca - good for you - we all have days where we don't have a lot of time to spend at the piano, but just making a point of doing something can help us stay in the groove!

PianoStudent88 - I agree with you - "me" telling me to play - that's what it is all about. I am feeling pretty pleased about being at the start of my third year of playing every day (with only 1 sick day, and some travel days as legitimate non-playing days).
Yesterday I almost didn't make it... I've got a cold and REALLY wasn't in the mood. But I did a bit and was glad to have made the effort.
Posted by: joyoussong

Re: MOYD 2012 - 02/14/12 10:25 AM

Yes, those 15-minute practice chunks can be really useful. One of the benefits of MOYD has been that on days when time is short (usually every Wednesday, bcz of my schedule) I've learned to sit down for 15 minutes & FOCUS on one small problem, & often fix it.
Posted by: jaojr

Re: MOYD 2012 - 02/14/12 10:36 AM

I am new to the piano and the forums, and I just now found this thread. Please sign me up. I have missed two days in 2012 so far, but my goal is to keep it at just those two days. Thanks much.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 02/14/12 11:07 AM

Originally Posted By: jaojr
I am new to the piano and the forums, and I just now found this thread. Please sign me up. I have missed two days in 2012 so far, but my goal is to keep it at just those two days. Thanks much.


Welcome Jaojr, I'll put you on the "excused" list --- remember that you can be excused if you are sick or away from home - but if you forget, or run out of time, or skip a day you "fall off the wagon" and have to get back on smile

Hope you enjoy being in the MOYD 2012 group!
Posted by: Legal Beagle

Re: MOYD 2012 - 02/15/12 10:27 AM

CAS: I need to go on either the excused list or the back-on-the-wagon list, whichever is appropriate. Missed yesterday because I was out of town and didn't get back until after midnight. Thanks.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 02/15/12 11:17 AM

Originally Posted By: Legal Beagle
CAS: I need to go on either the excused list or the back-on-the-wagon list, whichever is appropriate. Missed yesterday because I was out of town and didn't get back until after midnight. Thanks.


LB, out of town qualifies as excused.
Posted by: Stubbie

Re: MOYD 2012 - 02/15/12 08:20 PM

Please add me as a late signer upper for MOYD2012.

I have not missed a day this year, so far. Between MOYD and my spiral bound notebook log tapping its little accusing, guilt-inducing toes, I think I'm set.
Posted by: MaryAnn

Re: MOYD 2012 - 02/15/12 08:28 PM

I've been dreading coming here to 'fess up, but I have an unexcused absence from last week. I blame the 日本酒. I didn't even have that much, but I couldn't practice with the room twirling :-( I'm really mad at myself for not even getting through two months. March is full of travel, so there will definitely be missed days then. I've been practicing really hard since. I am making progress, which is the important thing...
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 02/16/12 02:27 AM

Ok, MaryAnn, you are back on the wagon smile Your travel for March will be "excused" just give me the dates when you get back.

Welcome Stubbie - generally if folks tell me they've been playing every day I put them on the "pure" list - if they don't specify, I put them on late start.
Posted by: Yuki_Kiki

Re: MOYD 2012 - 02/21/12 05:18 AM

Please sign me up, Thanks!! And I have been playing every day smile
Posted by: polyphasicpianist

Re: MOYD 2012 - 02/23/12 02:07 AM

I have been shirking my MOYD duties, averaging only about two hours a day for the past couple of weeks. I have excuses, but I shall spare them since nothing short of a zombie apocalypse technically should suffice. Anyway, both as a sort of a punishment and extra incentive to work harder, I shall fasten to my PW signature a badge of shame (seen below). I intend to wear this badge for each day I fail to live up to my own set standards of practice.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 02/23/12 02:22 AM

Dear dear Polyphasicpianist,

Will you permit me to say a few words?

First of all - MOYD has no place for shame. It is a place of encouragement and support to keep up with a realistic objective - to get to the piano once a day.

I fear that your self-imposed 4-hour schedule is one that is self-defeating unless you are a full time music student or training for a musical profession.

Please don't beat yourself up - by all means have goals - but make sure your goals are realistic. If you set goals you can't consistently meet you are setting yourself up for "failure". I put it in quotes because I personally can't consider 2 hours a day a failure.

If you've been playing every day - you are MOYD, pure and simple.

In MOYD there is no set time frame.

My reason for writing to you like this is two-fold.

In the first place, I really do think you are beating yourself up. Of course I don't know your circumstances, but nonetheless, for the average player in this thread 4 hours is pretty much unthinkable. As you are discovering, it is challenging for you too.

In the second place, I really feel responsible for following up on all your posts with a disclaimer that MOYD is NOT about 4 or 3 or 2 or even 1 hour a day - it is about getting to the piano every day and playing or practicing.

I don't think you have any need to wear a badge of shame, and honestly, I think you're generating a bit of a negative spin on the fundamental concept of MOYD.

I don't mean to be unkind, not at all - I admire your drive and determination. I just don't like to see you putting yourself down with a badge of shame, and I really want to avoid any confusion that gives newcomers the idea that they have to try to reach specific amounts of time at the piano.

I wish you success in meeting your goals - I just think that maybe you have to assess what is truly realistic for you.

Good luck - and don't wear that badge of shame, please - you have nothing to be ashamed of. Not even in jest.
Posted by: polyphasicpianist

Re: MOYD 2012 - 02/23/12 03:25 AM

Well, much to my chagrin, I took down my badge of shame out of respect for your thoughtful post Casinitaly. But I really can not be content with my two hours. Is four hours realistic? I don't fully know at this point. Sometimes it is and sometimes it isn't. But what I do know is that it is too early to conclude such a question with any real certainty, and that it would be unwise to stop trying in light of a few failed failed attempts. If playing the piano teaches us anything, it is that effort, more often than not, only releases it reward after a person has refused to quit, and I simply refuse to quit.

With that being said, I do understand that MOYD is about just getting to the piano, as opposed to being at the piano for X amount of time. I realise I may be inadvertently creating a rather stressful atmosphere here. Four hours a day is not an easy goal to reach, and I can't pretend that it is. However, I am not entirely sure what I can do about this insofar as MOYD is concerned. I suggested other alternatives on a previous thread, but that met with disapproval for the most part. If anyone has any suggestions I am more than willing to hear them out.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 02/23/12 04:15 AM

Hi again PPP, thank you for accepting my words in the spirit they were intended.

I really do admire your determination - and maybe you do need to give your target more time to see if it is realistic or not.

I have an idea. How about a sort of compromise?

I will go to the first page of MOYD and create a new category - I will call it "MOYD with a twist" smile

This can be a slot for anyone who has a special target for their daily activities. The target doesn't have to be disclosed or discussed - (so no stress for anyone) - but you can report in as necessary that you fell off the wagon and are getting back on....and I hope that I won't be seeing too many reports! :):)

Would that work for you?

Really the point of all this is to help and encourage people to reach their goals, - if that will help you, then.... well, why not? It isn't as though it creates extra work.

Would you like that?
Posted by: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2012 - 02/23/12 05:29 AM

Well, so far, other than my trip to the states, I have been faithfully practicing every day. I will admit that one day was only 15 minutes, because we went on an overnight skiing trip. While everyone else was breakfasting, I slipped off for a short rendezvous with my piano. It was all I could do before the train. But, that balances out my 4+ hour practice days when its such fun that I just can't get enough piano!
Posted by: polyphasicpianist

Re: MOYD 2012 - 02/23/12 11:14 PM

Originally Posted By: casinitaly
Hi again PPP, thank you for accepting my words in the spirit they were intended.

I really do admire your determination - and maybe you do need to give your target more time to see if it is realistic or not.

I have an idea. How about a sort of compromise?

I will go to the first page of MOYD and create a new category - I will call it "MOYD with a twist" smile

This can be a slot for anyone who has a special target for their daily activities. The target doesn't have to be disclosed or discussed - (so no stress for anyone) - but you can report in as necessary that you fell off the wagon and are getting back on....and I hope that I won't be seeing too many reports! :):)

Would that work for you?

Really the point of all this is to help and encourage people to reach their goals, - if that will help you, then.... well, why not? It isn't as though it creates extra work.

Would you like that?



Sounds Great! Lets do it.
Posted by: PianoStudent88

Re: MOYD 2012 - 02/24/12 12:16 AM

I didn't contribute to polyphasicpianist's original thread about wanting to go beyond the minimum MOYD requirements, but having watched this in operation now, I don't think MOYD with a twist makes sense. In the context of MOYD, I feel no cheerleading sympathy at all for someone beating themselves up for practicing two hours a day. I think MOYD is about just getting to the piano, and if someone wants group motivation to do something else or more, it would work better on a different thread.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 02/24/12 02:09 AM

Originally Posted By: PianoStudent88
I didn't contribute to polyphasicpianist's original thread about wanting to go beyond the minimum MOYD requirements, but having watched this in operation now, I don't think MOYD with a twist makes sense. In the context of MOYD, I feel no cheerleading sympathy at all for someone beating themselves up for practicing two hours a day. I think MOYD is about just getting to the piano, and if someone wants group motivation to do something else or more, it would work better on a different thread.


PPP did try to start a different thread, but there were no takers. I'm trying to offer a compromise.

I see your point - but I see that it is important to PPP too.

However, if there is strong feeling against this idea then that's a problem too.

hmmmmmmm a bit more thinking on this one is required perhaps..
Posted by: PianoStudent88

Re: MOYD 2012 - 02/24/12 09:30 PM

casinitaly, I have recovered from my ill humor of last night. If the Twist works for you and polyphasicpianist, and no-one else objects, then I won't object either.

Separately: I got to play a clavichord for a very teeny bit tonight. A fascinating instrument. I wonder if this counts for MOYD smile .
Posted by: jotur

Re: MOYD 2012 - 02/24/12 10:13 PM

I've been reading this, too, tho I don't participate in MOYD simply because it's not my style to play every day. I do have goals, and I keep track of them. I don't personally feel a need to find a way to use MOYD "with a twist" in order to keep track of them or to share them with others, tho that's just me. MOYD is MOYD, to me, and it's been around a long while. I think it's a kick that people do this to encourage each other.

I've read casinitaly's clarification, each time ppp posts, that MOYD isn't about how much time, and for sure not about 4 hours a day, but about getting some time each day. And I can see that it needs to be clarified each time, because some people come to the thread late and may not read the whole thing, and be confused about the basic premise of MOYD.

So for one thing I think it is ppp's responsibility to MOYD to clarify, if he's posting about specific numbers of hours, that he's fallen off his personal wagon, and not off an MOYD wagon, so that others will not mistake the "particular amount of time" as a general MOYD thing, rather than the "at least a little" time that really is MOYD's. I don't think casinitaly should have to do that.

And I really don't see a need for a category for one person. :shrug: If no one else was interested in Extreme MOYD (I think that was the proposed name) then - oh well. MOYD as it is can work for ppp if he sets his own goals and reports when he's off the wagon. He could, in fact, simply report that he's off the wagon without going into what his particular goals were, and treat MOYD just like everyone else does. "I'm off the wagon today - I was just lazy laugh " or "I'm off the wagon - work took a huge amount of time, but hope to be back on tomorrow." That would work, too, and he wouldn't have to explain, in order to be responsible to MOYD, that his personal wagon is 4 hours/day.

So I think, if ppp took the responsibility of doing the clarifying about his personal goals, and - for his sake as well as others - used MOYD as encouragement to get back on the wagon and not punishment for falling off (I'm with casinitaly on this - the encouragement is the thing), then the separate category wouldn't be necessary.

JMO, of course, and since I only lurk on this group, it's worth about what you paid for it laugh

Cathy

Posted by: PianoStudent88

Re: MOYD 2012 - 02/24/12 11:18 PM

jotur, that makes sense.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 02/25/12 03:55 AM

Pianostudent88 - thanks for coming back with a different perspective. (and wow, playing a clavicord? what fun. In my MOYD book, that counts (and I guess therefore...it counts wink )


Jotur/Cathy - that was a very thoughtful and logical post. I really like the way you laid everything out so thoughtfully.

Personally I think this could work very well, and at the same time keep things simple and not create confusion on the fundamental premis of MOYD which is simply to get to the keypboard.

PPP - are you still with us - does this work for you?
It seems like a very good option to me.
Let us know.
Posted by: Derrek

Re: MOYD 2012 - 02/27/12 08:26 PM

I was out of the country on vacation last week. Just had my first practice session since returning. It felt great (both the vacation and the practice session).
Posted by: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2012 - 03/03/12 12:33 PM

My husband had surgery last week and was in the hospital for two days. So I had two days when the only practice I did was playing through a couple of pieces from memory for a total of about five minutes at the end of each day. He is doing very well, and should make a speedy recovery. He hopes to be back to skiing before the snow is gone!
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 03/03/12 01:24 PM

Originally Posted By: SwissMS
My husband had surgery last week and was in the hospital for two days. So I had two days when the only practice I did was playing through a couple of pieces from memory for a total of about five minutes at the end of each day. He is doing very well, and should make a speedy recovery. He hopes to be back to skiing before the snow is gone!


Glad your husband is going to make a speedy recovery! That's wonderful.

As for only getting in 5 minutes - hey, you got to the piano (at what must have been a stressful time!) I hope those 5 minutes added a smile to your day.
Posted by: polyphasicpianist

Re: MOYD 2012 - 03/03/12 09:53 PM

Originally Posted By: casinitaly
PPP - are you still with us - does this work for you?
It seems like a very good option to me.
Let us know.


Yeah, everything is good. I haven't had a chance to get onto PW in a few days, but I seem to be back on track, or "on the wagon" as MOYD lingo would have it.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 03/04/12 05:17 AM

Originally Posted By: polyphasicpianist
Originally Posted By: casinitaly
PPP - are you still with us - does this work for you?
It seems like a very good option to me.
Let us know.


Yeah, everything is good. I haven't had a chance to get onto PW in a few days, but I seem to be back on track, or "on the wagon" as MOYD lingo would have it.


Welcome back "on the wagon" smile
Posted by: WiseBuff

Re: MOYD 2012 - 03/04/12 01:38 PM

SwissMS,
I'm glad your husband is home and mending...that kind of worry is tough. I'm impressed you got the 5 minutes in...good for you.
Posted by: MaryAnn

Re: MOYD 2012 - 03/13/12 09:26 PM

Hi Casinitaly, I missed March 5-12 ( except 9 and 11, where I squeezed in a bit of practice on the hotel piano) and will miss March 17-21. Both are work trips. I have been "practicing" fingering of the minuet I'm working on away from the piano, and reading the Charles Cooke book about effective practice, just to keep my head on the piano...
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 03/14/12 03:26 AM

MaryAnn - great idea to do some brain work on the fingering when you can't actually get to the piano!

I almost missed yesterday - I had a super long day and came within inches of just not playing, I was pooped. However, I decided I would just run through my scales or something...and ended up playing for about half an hour. smile
Posted by: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2012 - 03/16/12 11:38 AM

My husband made a quick recovery, so we went on a ski trip Tuesday through Friday. I was unable to practice piano Wednesday or Thursday. We are going again next week for the same Tue-Fri so I will miss those same two days. The skiing was great, and now my legs are happy that I am back on the piano bench!
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 03/16/12 03:36 PM

Originally Posted By: SwissMS
My husband made a quick recovery, so we went on a ski trip Tuesday through Friday. I was unable to practice piano Wednesday or Thursday. We are going again next week for the same Tue-Fri so I will miss those same two days. The skiing was great, and now my legs are happy that I am back on the piano bench!


Great to hear your hubby is doing so well!!!!
Posted by: thumper49

Re: MOYD 2012 - 03/19/12 10:04 PM

Hello. I need to be excused today for illness. Hope to be back at the keyboard tomorrow. Too queasy today to focus on a score, alas.
Posted by: polyphasicpianist

Re: MOYD 2012 - 03/19/12 11:08 PM

Well I have been slow but surely getting the hand of this four hour thing. Certain days give me trouble (specifically Sundays and Friday) - so I still have to think out a good strategy to work in an extra two hours, but I am confident I can figure something out. Also, I have been completely neglecting my practice log - this is something I hope to remedy starting tommorow.

DISCLAIMER: I have set my own daily challenge, for personal reasons, which is quite different than the standard MOYD objective. The MOYD objective still is and always will be to simply get to the piano once a day, every day for as little as 5-10 minutes or as much as you like. I have self-imposed a fixed amount of time per day as a personal goal. No one in MOYD is obliged to be at their piano for any specific amount of time.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 03/20/12 03:12 AM

Thumper49, hope you feel better soon!
PPP - good luck with your strategy!

I've had a head cold all week and have really been doing the minimum.
Posted by: raptor

Re: MOYD 2012 - 03/20/12 07:41 AM

So far no missed days this year, but some days were late night last minute practice sessions due to too much happening during the day.

Will be learning the next part of Für Elise tomorrow! Can't wait!
Posted by: jotur

Re: MOYD 2012 - 03/20/12 10:55 AM

polyphasicpianist - your disclaimer made mrsmile - great spirit! Thanks.

I know how it goes to neglect the practice log. It took me two days to catch up after this weekend.

I'm pretty sure that if 4 hours a day is a possibility for you you'll figure out a way to do it. And if it doesn't turn out to be a possibility I'm pretty sure you'll know why, and what your priorities have to be at this stage that make it not possible, and you'll have a plan for practicing as efficiently as you can to get what you can from the time you have. Seems to be the way you work.

Cathy
Posted by: MaryBee

Re: MOYD 2012 - 03/20/12 12:53 PM

I just realized that this MOYD thing has become a part of my life, so much so that I don't even think about it anymore. When I started, there were some days when it would take a lot of effort to sit down at the piano and start practicing, and the only reason I did it was because of MOYD. Now it's more like eating dinner; it's just something that I do everyday -- often looking forward to it, almost always enjoying it, and never considering skipping it.
Posted by: Rusty Fortysome

Re: MOYD 2012 - 03/20/12 01:19 PM

SIGN ME UP!

...I do this anyway. Have been for almost a couple years, aside from when I am out of the house for travel or extended periods of the day for biz. I'd say I played piano about 97% of the days in the year, usually over 2 hours a day.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 03/20/12 01:20 PM

ok Rust you're in! Welcome to MOYD.
Posted by: Doug F

Re: MOYD 2012 - 03/20/12 03:32 PM

Hi Casinitaly, I will need to be excused from 3/29 until 4/8. Taking a trip to sunny Florida (from sunny and hot upstate New York) to see family.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 03/20/12 06:04 PM

Originally Posted By: Doug F
Hi Casinitaly, I will need to be excused from 3/29 until 4/8. Taking a trip to sunny Florida (from sunny and hot upstate New York) to see family.


Done! Have a safe trip, and fun with the family.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 03/20/12 06:06 PM

Originally Posted By: MaryBee
I just realized that this MOYD thing has become a part of my life, so much so that I don't even think about it anymore. When I started, there were some days when it would take a lot of effort to sit down at the piano and start practicing, and the only reason I did it was because of MOYD. Now it's more like eating dinner; it's just something that I do everyday -- often looking forward to it, almost always enjoying it, and never considering skipping it.


It is for me too - the only reason I've been close to missing this week is that I've got a head cold and have zero energy frown . Usually playing is one of the highlights of my day. This week it is a matter of determination smile
Posted by: Stubbie

Re: MOYD 2012 - 03/20/12 08:58 PM

I will need to be excused for 3/22-3/27. Off to Seattle for a wedding. If I get my act together tomorrow and get packed and the house in order, I might get in a few minutes on Thursday morning before we leave.

f Okay, that is probably wishful thinking on my part, especially the 'get organized' part.
Posted by: polyphasicpianist

Re: MOYD 2012 - 03/21/12 11:50 PM

Sorry, I got some unexpected and rather distressing personal news yesterday and my practising both yesterday and today suffered because of it - I definitely failed to hit my mark. Hopefully, tomorrow will bring better things.
Posted by: thumper49

Re: MOYD 2012 - 03/22/12 01:28 AM

Thanks, Cheryl. Have been back at the keyboard for two days now. Hope your cold is clearing up. smile
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 03/22/12 04:29 AM

PPP - I'm sorry to hear you had such distressing news. I wish you well with whatever it is.

Thumper, good for you! - and thanks, my cold is on its way out the door, finally! It has been a long week. Last night was the first time in a week that I really enjoyed playing...and that says a LOT.
Posted by: Yuki_Kiki

Re: MOYD 2012 - 03/23/12 06:47 AM

I am going to travel by Mar 26-Apr11, please put me on excuse list. Thanks! I am going to miss my Piano ,never leave it for that long. But I am going to Salzburg, Mozart's hometown smile Hope to find a place for me playing. Heehee.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 03/23/12 08:02 AM

Have a great trip Yuki Kiki - You'll have to post some pics when you get back!
Posted by: PianoStudent88

Re: MOYD 2012 - 03/23/12 08:08 AM

I will be out of town at a conference Mar. 26 to Mar. 29. What are the odds of finding a piano in a Las Vegas casino?
Posted by: jotur

Re: MOYD 2012 - 03/23/12 06:47 PM

Well, I hope WiseBuff follows us over here. Great news, Karen!

Cathy
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 03/23/12 06:53 PM

Originally Posted By: jotur
Well, I hope WiseBuff follows us over here. Great news, Karen!

Cathy


Should be fine now - she wasn't the only one to get mixed up- I didn't realize that a couple of other posts were actually in the old thread either til a minute ago!

Thanks to Greg for closing it up to help keep things straight smile
Posted by: WiseBuff

Re: MOYD 2012 - 03/23/12 07:56 PM

Was I in the wrong thread?? LOL. It's been that kind of day. But I AM back to the piano
Posted by: Yuki_Kiki

Re: MOYD 2012 - 03/23/12 08:49 PM

Originally Posted By: casinitaly
Have a great trip Yuki Kiki - You'll have to post some pics when you get back!


Hi Cheryl,
Thanks and I will post some photo when I am back smile
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 03/24/12 06:25 AM

Originally Posted By: WiseBuff
Was I in the wrong thread?? LOL. It's been that kind of day. But I AM back to the piano


No worries Wisebuff - someone else had posted in the 2011 thread, (and I hadn't noticed it was the '11)..I replied, then you replied - All too easy to miss, so I asked Greg to close the other thread.

It was a group goof smile lol.

Yuki Kiki - I will look forward to those pics!
Posted by: Cyborg

Re: MOYD 2012 - 03/26/12 10:08 PM

I fell off the wagon last week. Please place me on the BACK ON MOYD WAGON as of March 24th.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 03/27/12 02:01 AM

Originally Posted By: Cyborg
I fell off the wagon last week. Please place me on the BACK ON MOYD WAGON as of March 24th.

Welcome back!
Posted by: Stubbie

Re: MOYD 2012 - 03/28/12 04:29 PM

I'm back from my trip to Seattle and I've already gotten in my practice for the day. And I did manage some practice on the day we flew out.

I did manage to plunk a few keys on a grand piano, but it truly was a plunking of a few keys. The piano was at the place where the wedding we went to was held. It was scrunched into a corner, with the keyboard facing the wall--probably to discourage people like me from having any fun with it. Oh well. Feels good to be back at the keyboard.
Posted by: ClsscLib

Re: MOYD 2012 - 03/28/12 05:20 PM

This is my first year signed up for MOYD -- I first took up piano too late last year to join.

I'm not sure what my posting responsibilities are, but the year is going well so far. I have practiced every day this year with two categories of exceptions.

First, I do travel a fair bit on business, and often there is no piano available. So I do miss the business travel days.

The second category has turned out to be less a problem than I thought. My first instrument (at least before taking up piano) has me committed to a gig with a light opera pit orchestra for several productions a year, and in the week before we open (known to the company as {something like} "heck week"), we all convene at the theater after work from about 6:30 to midnight for dress rehearsals, then later in the week, preview performances and finally the opening shows.

I had thought that I wouldn't do any piano practicing at all during "heck week," but even committed to these 18-hour days, I found that I spent 15-30 minutes at the piano almost every morning before heading to the office (and from there to the theater).

This is kind of a beautiful addiction, isn't it?
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 03/28/12 05:26 PM

Originally Posted By: ClsscLib
This is my first year signed up for MOYD -- I first took up piano too late last year to join.

I'm not sure what my posting responsibilities are, but the year is going well so far. I have practiced every day this year with two categories of exceptions.

First, I do travel a fair bit on business, and often there is no piano available. So I do miss the business travel days.


This is kind of a beautiful addiction, isn't it?


I agree it is a beautiful addiction smile

Your posting responsibilities are to ask to be put on the excused list when you are sick or travelling.
If you miss for any other reason, you should 'fess up, that you've "fallen off the wagon" and get put on the "back on the wagon" list.

I'll just put you on excused with "various dates" for now ok?
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 03/28/12 05:26 PM

Originally Posted By: Stubbie
I'm back from my trip to Seattle and I've already gotten in my practice for the day. And I did manage some practice on the day we flew out.

I did manage to plunk a few keys on a grand piano, but it truly was a plunking of a few keys. The piano was at the place where the wedding we went to was held. It was scrunched into a corner, with the keyboard facing the wall--probably to discourage people like me from having any fun with it. Oh well. Feels good to be back at the keyboard.


Welcome back!!!
Posted by: Gomer

Re: MOYD 2012 - 03/28/12 06:53 PM

I'd like to join in the fun. I currently don't practice every day but know I should and am able. Maybe this little outside motivation will get me "on track" :-D
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 03/29/12 02:17 AM

Originally Posted By: Gomer
I'd like to join in the fun. I currently don't practice every day but know I should and am able. Maybe this little outside motivation will get me "on track" :-D


You're in. Welcome!
Posted by: Andy Platt

Re: MOYD 2012 - 03/31/12 10:42 PM

OK, the right thread! I have to go on the excused list for a week. We're staying with my sister-in-law and no piano. I am trying to memorize some weaker sections though!
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 04/01/12 03:43 AM

Originally Posted By: Andy Platt
OK, the right thread! I have to go on the excused list for a week. We're staying with my sister-in-law and no piano. I am trying to memorize some weaker sections though!

That's a useful way to work on your music while you're away - but frown no piano for a week. That's sad.
Posted by: PianoStudent88

Re: MOYD 2012 - 04/01/12 02:08 PM

Hi casinitaly, I don't see my excused dates Mar. 26 to Mar. 29 on the excused list yet. Did you get them? I was away at a conference.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 04/01/12 03:39 PM

Sorry PianoStudent88 - I missed your post. Thank you for the reminder, your status is now updated!
Posted by: Lyn in AZ

Re: MOYD 2012 - 04/01/12 08:13 PM

Made it every day through February and March. Even on days when I'm tired and think I'll play 15 minutes or so - most of the time it ends up being 30 to 45 minutes.
At this rate maybe I will make it to Alfreds' Level 2 in 2012!
Posted by: CMohr

Re: MOYD 2012 - 04/02/12 05:50 PM

I had to miss March 30, 31, and April 1 due to an unexpected trip out of town to visit my ill mother-in-law. Back at it today.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 04/03/12 02:07 AM

Hope your MIL is doing better, welcome back.
Posted by: CMohr

Re: MOYD 2012 - 04/03/12 12:47 PM

Thanks, Cheryl. It's all very uncertain with my mother-in-law, so we're in a constant "get ready to travel" mode now.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 04/03/12 03:54 PM

Originally Posted By: CMohr
Thanks, Cheryl. It's all very uncertain with my mother-in-law, so we're in a constant "get ready to travel" mode now.

Ah, we went through that in Dec/Jan - that's a lot of emotional stress to be carrying. My best wishes to you and yours at this time.
Posted by: ragtimefordrones

Re: MOYD 2012 - 04/04/12 12:44 AM

Hello everyone!

I'm new here and have been taking lessons for 7 weeks now. Playing piano is great fun so can I sign up?
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 04/04/12 05:36 AM

Originally Posted By: ragtimefordrones
Hello everyone!

I'm new here and have been taking lessons for 7 weeks now. Playing piano is great fun so can I sign up?


Of course you can sign up!
Welcome!
Posted by: cscl

Re: MOYD 2012 - 04/10/12 01:25 AM

I haven't had a lot of AB forum time of late. I've been practicing, but I'm only just getting around to reporting on my mishaps. I did have some excused travel in January and March, but that doesn't matter as I fell off the wagon here and there in the last three months. Could you put me in as back on the wagon as of April 8?

Thanks!
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 04/10/12 02:05 AM

Sure, you're back on! Welcome back!
Posted by: joyoussong

Re: MOYD 2012 - 04/10/12 10:37 AM

I'm still here, still practicing, & haven't missed a day. Though yesterday was almost a miss - after house cleaning all day, I only managed about 15 minutes at the piano while dinner was cooking.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 04/10/12 11:18 AM

Carol, that's great and really, 15 minutes still counts!!! It is the consistency we're after, making sure we play every day.

Good for you!
Posted by: MaryBee

Re: MOYD 2012 - 04/12/12 12:07 AM

Back from an out-of-town visit with my husband's family -- I missed practicing April 6-8. It's good to be back.
Posted by: SolidG

Re: MOYD 2012 - 04/12/12 12:28 AM

Okay, I am in! I would like to sign up.

I am nearly 50 years old and never played before. My (9 year old) daughter takes lessons and my son took them and will be going back in September. We have a digital piano and just purchased a Yamaha C2 because my daughter's teacher said it was time for her to start playing on an acoustic piano. (It arrives on Friday.) I decided that if I am spending that much money on a piano, I am going to learn too. (My wife said she will also learn to play.) Got a couple of Alfred's Adult self-teaching books and have been practicing on the digital for two weeks now. This is actually fun!

So, fifteen minutes a day (minimum) is something I think I can do. Of course, that expensive piano will rarely be used by me since the only time I have to practice is late at night. But at least the digital will be mostly mine now.

So, please sign me up and hopefully this will be continuing motivation to stick with this beyond the depleted bank account.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 04/12/12 02:23 AM

Welcome back MaryBee!

and welcome to SolidG - I bet you'll be getting to that gorgeous acoustic as often as possible on the weekends !

Have fun with your new adventure!
Posted by: Yuki_Kiki

Re: MOYD 2012 - 04/12/12 04:00 AM

I am back from vacation , will get back to my Piano immediately , I miss her a lot smile
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 04/12/12 04:29 AM

Welcome back! Enjoy your music!
Posted by: IreneAdler

Re: MOYD 2012 - 04/12/12 04:48 PM

Hello,

I would like to sign up. I have been back to the piano for about a year now, after taking lessons as a little kid. Now that I just had my first lesson with my new teacher and I figure this will be a good way to remind myself to practice my assigned pieces.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 04/13/12 05:17 AM

Welcome IreneAdler - how exciting to be starting fresh! I remember how "high" I was after my first lesson too.
Posted by: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2012 - 04/16/12 01:50 PM

My two sister-in-laws are coming to visit from the US. I will be traveling to Germany and France with them for the next five days, then I will be home for a few days (I will practice a little those days), and then it is off on the Bernina Express to Italy for two days. So, I will have some excused non-practice days in the next two weeks. Unless I can find a lonely piano along the way...
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 04/16/12 01:53 PM

Originally Posted By: SwissMS
My two sister-in-laws are coming to visit from the US. I will be traveling to Germany and France with them for the next five days, then I will be home for a few days (I will practice a little those days), and then it is off on the Bernina Express to Italy for two days. So, I will have some excused non-practice days in the next two weeks. Unless I can find a lonely piano along the way...


Why don't you let me know when you get home what your exact dates are - or if you want me to just block out the whole 2 week period. For some people it is important to see the specific days. smile

Have a great time. Where in Italy are you going to be visiting? I might have some tips for you! (send me a PM if you like).
Posted by: BeccaBb

Re: MOYD 2012 - 04/16/12 04:43 PM

I need to go on the back on the wagon list please. Work got a little out of hand and then I had minor surgery! So I fell off and got back on quite a few times! LOL (I don't care at all about the dates btw.)

Glad to have time to be back! smile
Posted by: tinman1943

Re: MOYD 2012 - 04/16/12 06:27 PM

Have to confess I missed last Friday. No excuse--just forgot.

I'm getting ready for my piano lesson group spring recital soon.
I've been practicing Bridge Over Troubled Water every day--well, ALMOST every day!
I'm finding there comes a time when I actually feel confident that I "know" the piece.
Now it's just a matter of getting up to speed.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 04/17/12 02:07 AM

BeccaBb - hope you are healing well!
TinMan - back on the wagon with you too!
Posted by: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2012 - 04/17/12 04:18 AM

I will report the exact dates that I miss when I get back from my trip with my visitors. smile
Posted by: BeccaBb

Re: MOYD 2012 - 04/18/12 11:52 AM

Thanks Cas! smile
Posted by: FarmGirl

Re: MOYD 2012 - 04/22/12 09:15 PM

I sign up for this now. I'm on my way to Utah for a week on business. May miss some practice.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 04/23/12 02:35 AM

Originally Posted By: FarmGirl
I sign up for this now. I'm on my way to Utah for a week on business. May miss some practice.

Ok, I've taken note and marked you off for the week - if you do play, let me know and I'll "unmark" the days smile

Have a safe trip!
Posted by: LizAnne

Re: MOYD 2012 - 04/28/12 08:58 AM

Can I join the list, please?
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 04/28/12 10:16 AM

Originally Posted By: LizAnne
Can I join the list, please?


Certainly! Welcome!
Posted by: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2012 - 04/29/12 01:40 PM

I am back from vacation with my visitors, and back to the piano. I missed April 18-21, and April 27. I did manage to find a lonely piano at one hotel, and played through one piece when no one was looking. It was a fun vacation, but I am happy to be back to my piano.
Posted by: banon07

Re: MOYD 2012 - 04/30/12 02:14 AM

I am sooo excited! I was able to buy a gorgeous used 1979 C3 Yamaha Grand, in great condition! Talk about a motivation to play everyday, and great upgrade from a keyboard. Although I might be missing some days in July for vacation…we shall see. Still, my first acoustic piano in 10 years!
Posted by: MaryAnn

Re: MOYD 2012 - 05/07/12 01:56 AM

I missed April 27 - May 4. I was in Shanghai on holiday. I am glad to be back home to my own bed, my kitties, and my piano :-)
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 05/07/12 02:10 AM

Originally Posted By: MaryAnn
I missed April 27 - May 4. I was in Shanghai on holiday. I am glad to be back home to my own bed, my kitties, and my piano :-)

Welcome back!
Posted by: joyoussong

Re: MOYD 2012 - 05/07/12 12:06 PM

I'm still here, still playing every day, though I don't post very often these days.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 05/07/12 01:30 PM

Originally Posted By: joyoussong
I'm still here, still playing every day, though I don't post very often these days.


I was just thinking of you over the weekend, noticing you've been a bit quiet on the forum. Glad you're still around and still playing everyday!
Posted by: JimF

Re: MOYD 2012 - 05/07/12 05:52 PM

Alas, Cheryl, I've got to ask you to ding me for Saturday and Sunday, May 5 and 6. Mrs.F and I were aboard a little cruise to the Bahamas and I couldn't find a way to practice. Listened to lots of great piano work by a talented jazz soloist who treated me to all my favorite old standards. Unfortunately, his piano had a big "do not touch" sign on it so I refrained from the "sneak in at 5am" routine that I had in Vegas last year.

Oh, well. I was back on the bench a few hours after we returned to port this morning.

Jim
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 05/07/12 05:55 PM

Originally Posted By: JimF
Alas, Cheryl, I've got to ask you to ding me for Saturday and Sunday, May 5 and 6. Mrs.F and I were aboard a little cruise to the Bahamas and I couldn't find a way to practice. Listened to lots of great piano work by a talented jazz soloist who treated me to all my favorite old standards. Unfortunately, his piano had a big "do not touch" sign on it so I refrained from the "sneak in at 5am" routine that I had in Vegas last year.

Oh, well. I was back on the bench a few hours after we returned to port this morning.

Jim

Consider yourself dinged! Sounds like you and Mrs. F had a lovely time! Welcome back!
Posted by: Eglantine

Re: MOYD 2012 - 05/07/12 06:27 PM

I may have to miss some days this week owing to working hours on new client project. I think it's going to be work, sleep and eat only (although I hope not).
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 05/08/12 02:15 AM

Originally Posted By: Eglantine
I may have to miss some days this week owing to working hours on new client project. I think it's going to be work, sleep and eat only (although I hope not).


Good luck with the project - hope you don't miss any days! Let us know at the end of the week.
Posted by: Lyn in AZ

Re: MOYD 2012 - 05/08/12 01:23 PM

I'm going to be gone from May 10th to the 27th our youngest granddaughter is graduating. These will be the first days I've missed since the first of January. I really feel like I'm improving - so much so that I uprgraded from my 76 key keyboard to a digital piano! yippie

Thanks for helping me to keep on track.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 05/08/12 05:06 PM

Originally Posted By: Lyn in AZ
I'm going to be gone from May 10th to the 27th our youngest granddaughter is graduating. These will be the first days I've missed since the first of January. I really feel like I'm improving - so much so that I uprgraded from my 76 key keyboard to a digital piano! yippie

Thanks for helping me to keep on track.


We're all in it together, helping each other Lyn!
What a lovely reason to be away from your piano time! Congratulations to your granddaughter!
And congrats to you on your improvements and your upgrade!
Posted by: BeccaBb

Re: MOYD 2012 - 05/08/12 05:30 PM

Hiya Cas. Can I be excused for today and possibly tomorrow? Work has foobared my hands. I can barely hold my tea cup or move the mouse. (typing is heck even.) I need a few days to let them heal up. I think I just overdid it or something and my carpal tunnel is on the rampage.

Thanks... I'll post back when I can use them again.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 05/08/12 05:36 PM

Originally Posted By: BeccaBb
Hiya Cas. Can I be excused for today and possibly tomorrow? Work has foobared my hands. I can barely hold my tea cup or move the mouse. (typing is heck even.) I need a few days to let them heal up. I think I just overdid it or something and my carpal tunnel is on the rampage.

Thanks... I'll post back when I can use them again.


Ciao BeccaBb,sorry to hear you're in pain. I hear you. I've had too much computer time this past week too and I feel it.
(not as much as you are though!!!)

I'll put you out today and tomorrow, just update me when you're back and I'll fill in any days as necessary.
Take care!
Posted by: BeccaBb

Re: MOYD 2012 - 05/09/12 12:48 PM

Thank you Cas. My hand is a bit better today (I can type!) so I'm going to practice lightly today. I will not overdo it. smile

Last night I got the worst cramp ever in my right hand. It lasted about an hour and then just trailed off.... it feels better today but still I will be cautious. So back to it!
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 05/09/12 04:54 PM

Originally Posted By: BeccaBb
Thank you Cas. My hand is a bit better today (I can type!) so I'm going to practice lightly today. I will not overdo it. smile

Last night I got the worst cramp ever in my right hand. It lasted about an hour and then just trailed off.... it feels better today but still I will be cautious. So back to it!


Becca - glad you're feeling better, but it sounds like you really need to take it easy.

Maybe do some massage of your arm - play with only left hand for a few days, and really really cut back on how much time you spend at the piano. If you're feeling tension at all when you are playing try to focus on relaxing when you play.
Check out if there are adjustments you can make to keep your arm relaxed when working at the computer.
I realized well after I had a serious problem than 85% of my problem was from the computer and playing the piano aggravated the problem. Fixed the computer problem and then had to heal and fix the piano problem too.

Be careful!
Posted by: Eglantine

Re: MOYD 2012 - 05/13/12 04:10 PM

In the end I only missed Saturday this week, owing to a conference, but made up time on other days.

Take it easy, Becca!
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 05/13/12 04:31 PM

Originally Posted By: Eglantine
In the end I only missed Saturday this week, owing to a conference, but made up time on other days.

Take it easy, Becca!



Great, thanks for the update!
Posted by: IreneAdler

Re: MOYD 2012 - 05/13/12 05:14 PM


I missed almost all of last week the 4th to the 11th as I was sick with a nasty flu, but I am back now trying to make up for the lost practice time.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 05/13/12 05:20 PM

Originally Posted By: IreneAdler

I missed almost all of last week the 4th to the 11th as I was sick with a nasty flu, but I am back now trying to make up for the lost practice time.


Glad you are feeling better!
Posted by: LizAnne

Re: MOYD 2012 - 05/16/12 06:24 PM

Hi. I will need to be excused until Sunday (19th). I'm off to a conference and sadly a piano is not among the hotel room amenities.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 05/17/12 02:38 AM

Originally Posted By: LizAnne
Hi. I will need to be excused until Sunday (19th). I'm off to a conference and sadly a piano is not among the hotel room amenities.


Done! Safe Travels!
Posted by: FarmGirl

Re: MOYD 2012 - 05/20/12 09:05 PM

I am sitting in a plane going to Salt Lake City again. So I may not practice one whole week again (sigh).
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 05/21/12 02:12 AM

Originally Posted By: FarmGirl
I am sitting in a plane going to Salt Lake City again. So I may not practice one whole week again (sigh).


After all the work you've been putting in on your pieces, what a shame!!! Let me know when you get back... who knows? There may be a piano available to you at the hotel.

Have a good week.
Posted by: Eglantine

Re: MOYD 2012 - 05/21/12 03:39 AM

Farmgirl, I read your first sentence as "I am singing in a plane"!! Too early in the morning!
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 05/21/12 04:17 AM

Now I have that music in my head...."I'm singing in a play, just singing, in a plane, what a glorious feeling, I'm ....flying again! " lol...
Posted by: Lyn in AZ

Re: MOYD 2012 - 05/26/12 10:33 AM

We got home earlier than we had planned - didn't want to be on the road over the memorial day weekend.
So I'm back home and started playing yesterday.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 05/26/12 10:55 AM

Originally Posted By: Lyn in AZ
We got home earlier than we had planned - didn't want to be on the road over the memorial day weekend.
So I'm back home and started playing yesterday.



Welcome back! Have fun playing!
Posted by: JimF

Re: MOYD 2012 - 05/26/12 03:47 PM

Hi Cheryl,

Forgot that I needed to ask you to put me on the excused list for May 21 and 22. A quick post-recital jaunt to Disney and Universal didn't offer up any piano opportunities. But the practice routine is back now that I've retruned to the land of the Muggles.

Jim
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 05/27/12 05:06 AM

Disney, Muggles...you've mixed your fanstasy genres wink - ah no, it is all magic, isn't it? smile
Posted by: happykah

Re: MOYD 2012 - 05/27/12 08:01 PM

Late to the party, but sign me up!
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 05/28/12 02:20 AM

Originally Posted By: happykah
Late to the party, but sign me up!


Welcome Happykah!
Posted by: JimF

Re: MOYD 2012 - 05/28/12 08:16 AM

Quote:
Disney and Universal didn't ......


something new in orlando
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 05/28/12 08:53 AM

Originally Posted By: JimF
Quote:
Disney and Universal didn't ......


something new in orlando


Ah! I missed that you had also said Universal.

We just saw an add for "Harry Potter world" Europe on a dvd that we watched last night. It looks like loads of fun!
...but no pianos!
Posted by: WiseBuff

Re: MOYD 2012 - 05/29/12 09:15 AM

It's a beautiful day in Colorado...Friday June 1 Until June 9th I'll be in Washington DC...half Teaching Professor Conference and half vacation. I'm taking some music but doubt there will be a piano. I'll see if the rollup fits in my suitcase. I've downloaded a piano book on playing for pleasure to my Kindle so I can read something piano related while I'm out. I get back on Saturday and then take off again the next week to go to Pittsburgh for an Ethics conference. THEN I'm home for the summer.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 05/29/12 09:25 AM

Originally Posted By: WiseBuff
It's a beautiful day in Colorado...Friday June 1 Until June 9th I'll be in Washington DC...half Teaching Professor Conference and half vacation. I'm taking some music but doubt there will be a piano. I'll see if the rollup fits in my suitcase. I've downloaded a piano book on playing for pleasure to my Kindle so I can read something piano related while I'm out. I get back on Saturday and then take off again the next week to go to Pittsburgh for an Ethics conference. THEN I'm home for the summer.


So you are out June 1-9, then 11-15?
Glad you're having a beautiful day.The sun is shining here too!
Posted by: WiseBuff

Re: MOYD 2012 - 05/29/12 10:31 AM

Yeah...Cas it may be less than that but I'll let you know if I end up playing on travel days.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 05/29/12 10:31 AM

Ok, great. I'll watch for your update.
Safe travels!!!
Posted by: SolidG

Re: MOYD 2012 - 05/31/12 07:52 PM

Forgot to let you know that I did not have a chance to play on May 26 and 27 due to the holiday weekend. (No piano available where we went.) I will also be away this weekend, June 2 and 3 for a family function in Atlanta and it is unlikely I'll get to play.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 06/01/12 05:04 AM

Ok - you're updated. Enjoy your time with your family!
Posted by: PianoStudent88

Re: MOYD 2012 - 06/01/12 09:53 AM

Put me on the back on the wagon. I missed practicing yesterday (5/31/12) because I had a 14 hour day at work, and I have a visitor, so by the time I got home at 11 p.m. I didn't want to keep them awake by practicing.
Posted by: Rusty Fortysome

Re: MOYD 2012 - 06/01/12 10:22 AM

I've been doing this for 2 years.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 06/01/12 10:22 AM

Originally Posted By: PianoStudent88
Put me on the back on the wagon. I missed practicing yesterday (5/31/12) because I had a 14 hour day at work, and I have a visitor, so by the time I got home at 11 p.m. I didn't want to keep them awake by practicing.


I'm sure everyone appreciated your thoughtfulness!

Rusty.... smile Good for you!
Posted by: hnp

Re: MOYD 2012 - 06/07/12 12:55 AM

I want to join!
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 06/07/12 02:30 AM

Originally Posted By: hnp
I want to join!


Welcome!
Posted by: WiseBuff

Re: MOYD 2012 - 06/09/12 06:34 PM

Can your fingers itch to play the piano and your mind long for the sounds of Chopin and Beethoven? We had a fabulous vacation in Washington DC absorbing as many sights and sounds of the city as we could. I had my music with me and played silently on the breakfast table (my husband probably likes that better). So I had no piano on Friday June 1 until today June 9 (except for June 7 when I played at a friend's house). I'm leaving again on Tuesday for Pittsburgh.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 06/10/12 04:35 AM

What a wonderful trip ---and yes, I can well believe longing for your piano and music....I will be piano-less for a stretch this summer and am not looking forward to it. frown

Let me know your exact dates when you get back from your next trip - safe travels!
Posted by: LizAnne

Re: MOYD 2012 - 06/10/12 08:47 PM

I don't think I'm cut out for MOYD. For me, being master of my own domain means being able to say no, I don't feel like it tonight. Still playing 29 days out of 30, but the pressure to play on that 30th day makes it a chore, not a fun hobby.

Remove me from the list, please? No offense, it just isn't for me. smile
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 06/11/12 03:23 AM

Originally Posted By: LizAnne
I don't think I'm cut out for MOYD. For me, being master of my own domain means being able to say no, I don't feel like it tonight. Still playing 29 days out of 30, but the pressure to play on that 30th day makes it a chore, not a fun hobby.

Remove me from the list, please? No offense, it just isn't for me. smile


No offense taken. I think your perspective on being master ofyour own domain is 100% valid - we've had discussions on that before. As long as we're having fun at whatever regime we've imposed on ourselves...that's what counts!
Posted by: joyoussong

Re: MOYD 2012 - 06/11/12 11:26 AM

I'm still playing every day. Most days, 45 minutes - an hour of actually practicing; occasionally, 10 minutes or so of playing something fun.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 06/11/12 12:53 PM

Originally Posted By: joyoussong
I'm still playing every day. Most days, 45 minutes - an hour of actually practicing; occasionally, 10 minutes or so of playing something fun.


Good for you Carol!

I find that there are some days I'm just not in the mood to practice, so I just "play" and that makes me smile.
Other days I'm in the mood to dig in and get over the stumbling blocks of new pieces.

It all adds up, doesn't it?
Posted by: joyoussong

Re: MOYD 2012 - 06/11/12 02:25 PM

Yes, it does. & I'm always amazed when a piece starts to come together.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 06/11/12 03:23 PM

Originally Posted By: joyoussong
Yes, it does. & I'm always amazed when a piece starts to come together.


I wish my current pieces were coming together. I've abandoned that keyboard for this one, out of pure frustration tonight!!! grrr

I'll try again tomorrow! (of course!!!!)
Posted by: WiseBuff

Re: MOYD 2012 - 06/16/12 07:28 AM

Greetings all
Just got back from my first time to Pittsburgh and it's a lovely place. The ethics conference was inspiring (I was in over my head on a lot of it so it encourages me to study and think). The conference was held on the campus of Duquesne University and I thought to call the school of music and see if I could use a practice room. They were so kind and welcoming. I had the use of a Steinway everyday there on campus and my colleagues understood me missing an hour of conference to attend to my need to play the piano. No days missed on this trip.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 06/16/12 11:55 AM

Wisebuff, that sounds like a truly wonderful conference!...and joy of joys, a Steinway to play every day! Wow.
Posted by: mcasl

Re: MOYD 2012 - 06/17/12 03:24 PM

I'm definitely out, please remove me from the list. Let's hope 2013 will be better for my practice.
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: MOYD 2012 - 06/17/12 04:07 PM

I need to go on the "excused" list for several days. I'm having surgery tomorrow and don't know how long I'll be out of action. (Nothing life-threatening: a Heller myotomy and Dor fundiplication for the medically minded of you).
Posted by: WiseBuff

Re: MOYD 2012 - 06/17/12 04:57 PM

Monica
Life threatening or not...surgery takes its toll. Blessings to you.
Posted by: Little_Blue_Engine

Re: MOYD 2012 - 06/17/12 09:16 PM

Has anyone ever had a busy week and then had the nagging feeling they may have forgotten to practice or play one day just because you can't remember what you played for sure?
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 06/18/12 02:36 AM

Mcasl --- sorry you're leaving us, but we'll welcome you back whenever you feel like returning.


Monica - best wishes for your surgery - and quick recovery. I looked up your medical terms and ok, your surgery may not be life threatening, but as WiseBuff said, any surgery takes a lot of energy out of you and put you under a certain amount of stress. Do come on line when you feel up to it and let us know how you are doing.

LBE.....We'll give you the benefit of the doubt smile
Posted by: FarmGirl

Re: MOYD 2012 - 06/18/12 02:46 AM

Originally Posted By: casinitaly
Mcasl --- sorry you're leaving us, but we'll welcome you back whenever you feel like returning.


Monica - best wishes for your surgery - and quick recovery. I looked up your medical terms and ok, your surgery may not be life threatening, but as WiseBuff said, any surgery takes a lot of energy out of you and put you under a certain amount of stress. Do come on line when you feel up to it and let us know how you are doing.

LBE.....We'll give you the benefit of the doubt smile



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Posted by: ThePawn

Re: MOYD 2012 - 06/19/12 12:18 AM

I want to join. I started up lessons with a wonderful teacher back in January of this year. My practice habits are erratic and not often enough. I am hoping that the accountability I have as a part of MOYD will keep me straight and that I can become a student worthy of the teacher I have been blessed with.

Jason
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 06/19/12 05:43 AM

Hi Jason, - Welcome to PW and MOYD. Lovely to hear you have a super teacher and you're keen to make progress.

Once you start seeing some changes, you'll be even more inspired. Check out some of the threads in the Adult Beginner forum for tips on how to get the most out of your practice sessions!
Posted by: piano_deb

Re: MOYD 2012 - 06/20/12 03:34 PM

It's possible to join mid-year??

Count me in, starting today.

smile
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 06/20/12 05:15 PM

Originally Posted By: piano_deb
It's possible to join mid-year??

Count me in, starting today.

smile


Yes, anyone can sign up at any time until 30 September.After that you have ot wait til the new year to join in .

Welcome to MOYD piano_deb!
Posted by: Little_Blue_Engine

Re: MOYD 2012 - 06/21/12 01:07 PM

OK, I need an excused day. There's no piano at Cub Scout camp and I was there from Tuesday afternoon until about 3 hours ago so I missed one day.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 06/21/12 04:31 PM

Originally Posted By: Little_Blue_Engine
OK, I need an excused day. There's no piano at Cub Scout camp and I was there from Tuesday afternoon until about 3 hours ago so I missed one day.


Scout camp? smile I remember my Girl Guide camping days very well - both as a child and as a leader.....wonderful times. Possibly even worth missing a day of piano wink
Posted by: Little_Blue_Engine

Re: MOYD 2012 - 06/21/12 09:08 PM

Originally Posted By: casinitaly
Originally Posted By: Little_Blue_Engine
OK, I need an excused day. There's no piano at Cub Scout camp and I was there from Tuesday afternoon until about 3 hours ago so I missed one day.


Scout camp? smile I remember my Girl Guide camping days very well - both as a child and as a leader.....wonderful times. Possibly even worth missing a day of piano wink
I was never in Girl Scouts and I've never been much of a camper but both of our boys have done Cub Scouts and since the youngest is "Mama's boy" I've gone to stay with him for half of resident camp for two years now. The camp has an awesome staff and they feed us really well smile. I'm going to miss them but I'm really going to enjoy my bed and having the bathroom fifteen feet away instead of having to take a buddy and hike half way across camp. Its also going to be great not to be sticky. It was about 95F most of the week and really humid.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 06/24/12 12:40 PM

Originally Posted By: Little_Blue_Engine
Originally Posted By: casinitaly
Originally Posted By: Little_Blue_Engine
OK, I need an excused day. There's no piano at Cub Scout camp and I was there from Tuesday afternoon until about 3 hours ago so I missed one day.


Scout camp? smile I remember my Girl Guide camping days very well - both as a child and as a leader.....wonderful times. Possibly even worth missing a day of piano wink
I was never in Girl Scouts and I've never been much of a camper but both of our boys have done Cub Scouts and since the youngest is "Mama's boy" I've gone to stay with him for half of resident camp for two years now. The camp has an awesome staff and they feed us really well smile. I'm going to miss them but I'm really going to enjoy my bed and having the bathroom fifteen feet away instead of having to take a buddy and hike half way across camp. Its also going to be great not to be sticky. It was about 95F most of the week and really humid.


hmm, I hear you. I enjoyed my camping days, but now I'm more of a cottage lover. I prefer a bed, an indoor toilet, and screens to keep out the skitters. smile
Posted by: MaryBee

Re: MOYD 2012 - 06/29/12 08:51 PM

I'm back from vacation. Please put me on the excused list for June 10-23. It was great to be gone, but it's also great to be back. After two weeks without, hearing my piano again left me breathless.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 06/30/12 01:52 PM

Welcome back MeryBee --- sounds like your piano missed you too!
Posted by: JimF

Re: MOYD 2012 - 07/01/12 08:18 AM

Hi Cheryl.

Please ding me for June 23rd and 24th. I was out of town and had no piano access.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 07/01/12 01:53 PM

Originally Posted By: JimF
Hi Cheryl.

Please ding me for June 23rd and 24th. I was out of town and had no piano access.


Ding!

I'm going on the excused list myself. We were away overnight: I managed to play the morning before we left (love my silent feature)... and was going to play last night when we got back, but came down with a bad headache - too much sun I think.
Posted by: ThePawn

Re: MOYD 2012 - 07/02/12 12:13 AM

Please ding me for June 27th. I worked some overtime last week but it was really poor planning on my part that caused me to miss practice on that day cry

Jason
Posted by: joyoussong

Re: MOYD 2012 - 07/02/12 12:57 AM

Another completed month of stars on my calendar.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 07/02/12 02:19 AM

Jason - Ding!

Carol - good for you! What satisfaction!
Posted by: Stubbie

Re: MOYD 2012 - 07/02/12 02:52 PM

I will be away from piano opportunities July 3 through July 8.

P.S. I'll be playing my ear worms instead.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 07/02/12 03:51 PM

Originally Posted By: Stubbie
I will be away from piano opportunities July 3 through July 8.

P.S. I'll be playing my ear worms instead.


Ear worms...ewwww. Otherwise... have a nice time!
Posted by: ThePawn

Re: MOYD 2012 - 07/04/12 11:23 PM

Yikes! I need a ding for last night. I fell asleep in my recliner before I got around to practicing. The next thing I remember was waking up at 2am to crawl in my bed. On a positive note, I am definitely practicing more since joining this wonderful thread. I hope everyone had a great 4th of July grin

Jason
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 07/05/12 02:35 AM

Great to hear MOYD is making a difference for you, as it does for so many of us!

Happy (belated) 4th of July to you too.
Posted by: IreneAdler

Re: MOYD 2012 - 07/08/12 12:31 AM

I need to put my name down on the excused list for July 5th and 6th, as I had a bad cold. I returned to piano today and I was quite horrified to find a bit of dust had settled on my beloved piano; I immediately set about giving it a thorough dusting. Dust on a piano is a terrible thing.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 07/08/12 09:24 AM

Hope you are feeling much better Irene..and I agree, dust on a piano is a terrible thing!
smile
Posted by: Stubbie

Re: MOYD 2012 - 07/08/12 09:23 PM

Back from our travels and I'll do piano practice as soon as my husband finishes--he beat me to it!

Had good ear worm music the entire time away, namely, the pieces I've been working on.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 07/09/12 02:12 AM

Originally Posted By: Stubbie
Back from our travels and I'll do piano practice as soon as my husband finishes--he beat me to it!

Had good ear worm music the entire time away, namely, the pieces I've been working on.


Welcome back!
Posted by: joyoussong

Re: MOYD 2012 - 07/13/12 01:12 AM

I'm going to be on holiday from Sunday the 15th till Sunday the 22nd. I'll practice before I leave on Sunday, & maybe on the 22nd, & I'll take my music with me & maybe get to play a bit while I'm away, but probably not much - better put me on the excused list.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 07/13/12 04:23 AM

Originally Posted By: joyoussong
I'm going to be on holiday from Sunday the 15th till Sunday the 22nd. I'll practice before I leave on Sunday, & maybe on the 22nd, & I'll take my music with me & maybe get to play a bit while I'm away, but probably not much - better put me on the excused list.


Ok, Carol, I've put you excused from 16-22...let me know if I need to tweak that for you later.

Have a happy vacation!
Posted by: BeccaBb

Re: MOYD 2012 - 07/14/12 02:31 PM

Hi everyone! I'm so far off my wagon it's a speck of dust in the distance! LOL... I'll let you know when I hop back on. Very crazy around here with boyfreind moving in, new job and acoutsic piano bit the dust. frown I have a new digital on layaway for Sept, until then i have to set up my little Casio. So put me on hold!

Becca
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 07/15/12 03:50 AM

Ok, I'll take you off the list for now - just post again when you're ready to hop back on the wagon.

Good luck with all the changes in your life!
Posted by: cscl

Re: MOYD 2012 - 07/16/12 07:34 PM

Hi everyone,

I'm going to go ahead and withdraw this year. Maybe I'm just an every other year MOYD person? smile

We're moving from the Chicago area to the Boston area in August, and they're packing up my grand right now. My piano will be gone from now through just about the time of the August ABF Recital in mid-August. I hope it makes the journey gently and well cared for... I've got my old digital to keep me going in the meantime, but I'm not doing MOYD-worthy practicing these days! If I think it's worthwhile to get back on the wagon, I'll let you know. I'll keep practicing though!
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 07/17/12 02:34 AM

Originally Posted By: cscl
Hi everyone,

I'm going to go ahead and withdraw this year. Maybe I'm just an every other year MOYD person? smile

We're moving from the Chicago area to the Boston area in August, and they're packing up my grand right now. My piano will be gone from now through just about the time of the August ABF Recital in mid-August. I hope it makes the journey gently and well cared for... I've got my old digital to keep me going in the meantime, but I'm not doing MOYD-worthy practicing these days! If I think it's worthwhile to get back on the wagon, I'll let you know. I'll keep practicing though!


I hope your piano has a safe, comfy journey too!
All playing/practice is MOYD worthy - that's the point. It doesn't matter what you do, as long as you do something.

However, I can understand this is a hectic time for you and you don't need MOYD niggling at you.

We will be ready to welcome you back anytime!
Posted by: polyphasicpianist

Re: MOYD 2012 - 07/22/12 02:57 AM

Well, I have been out of commission, at least insofar as my personal MOYD standard is concerned for a while, adjusting to my new job among other things. But I think I have got the 4 hour thing licked at this point, and just to cement it I made a promise to myself that if I could manage practicing 4 hours a day for 30 days between now and the 1st of September, I would allow myself this as a present.



Isn't she beautiful. blush

DISCLAIMER: I have set my own daily challenge, for personal reasons, which is quite different than the standard MOYD objective. The MOYD objective still is and always will be to simply get to the piano once a day, every day for as little as 5-10 minutes or as much as you like. I have self-imposed a fixed amount of time per day as a personal goal. No one in MOYD is obliged to be at their piano for any specific amount of time.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 07/22/12 04:22 AM

Beautiful... but she'll probably mess with your piano time smile
Posted by: raptor

Re: MOYD 2012 - 07/22/12 03:00 PM

Please put me on the excused list for the 26th July to 5th September. I will be on a long holiday in Japan. I am bringing a small midi keyboard to practice on, but will be unlikely I'll be able to practice every day.

On my first week, I'll be doing a jam session with some Japanese friends to make a cd of video game arrangements with me available to play piano and violin parts. We'll record a CD and sell it at a Japanese convention together. It'll be a lot of fun! The rest of the time is sightseeing, attending concerts and lots of shopping!

Feels horrible to break my everyday of practice habit from the beginning of the year, but it can't be helped this time.
Posted by: CMohr

Re: MOYD 2012 - 07/22/12 07:23 PM

I missed a few days of piano work due to a kind of vacation, do some heavy work for Mom-in-law trip. I'm exhausted, but happy to have helped. I missed July 22, 25 and 28. (I did take my keyboard, but the practice was sporadic).
Posted by: IreneAdler

Re: MOYD 2012 - 07/22/12 10:51 PM

Casinitaly,

I have a question for you about MOYD, my sister who plays violin, and she was wondering if she can sign up for MOYD as well?
As she recently commented that I was being very diligent about practicing every day; then I said how MOYD really helps to remind me to practice and I have noticed such a leap in my playing since I started MOYD. She doesn't really play the piano at this point in time, but we play popular music together and are begining to work on simple duets. I think with more consistent practice schedule she will be an even better accompanist, and besides I know her teacher would pleased if she did practice every day.

Posted by: joyoussong

Re: MOYD 2012 - 07/23/12 07:12 PM

I'm back! As it turned out, I didn't leave till the 16th, practiced before I left, played my cousin's piano for a bit on the 17th, & played when I got home yesterday. So I missed July 18-19-20 & 21.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 07/25/12 07:00 PM

Raptor , have a fun trip! Carol, welcome back!
CMohr, your hands were helping hands instead of playing hands, that't not a bad thing!

Irene, I think it is great that your sister wants to be in a MOYD frame of mind. I hesitate to say yes, because I don't want to open the floodgates for other requests that are not piano related.(Perhaps there would not be many requests, but this is "piano world" and the focus should be piano..... On the other hand, I like to be flexible. How about a compromise?
We could change your listing to Irene Adler-duo, and your sister will have to uphold her end of MOYD or fess up?

I am not on line much in this period so don't worry if it takes me a few days to reply we can count the start date as per your first request.
Posted by: JimF

Re: MOYD 2012 - 07/26/12 03:49 PM

Hi Cheryl,

Been away again. This time Woodinville, WA for my nephew's wedding, and then out in the Cascades in the middle of nowhere.
Got to the bench at my sister's place one day (a beautiful 1906 Steinway grand) and the next at the rehearsal dinner venue (a not so hot Hallet and Somethingorother). Unfortunately, that leaves July 22nd, 23rd, and 24th out in the woods. Please ding me appropriately.

Hope you are having a good Summer,

Jim
Posted by: IreneAdler

Re: MOYD 2012 - 07/26/12 05:57 PM

Casinitaly,

The compromise works perfectly for me, I appreciate it. Now, that we both are going to practicing every day it will be exciting to see the what comes of it, hopefully we can get to the cool pieces for piano and violin much faster as there are so many amazing ones.
Thanks again! smile
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 07/26/12 06:12 PM

Jim, sounds like a pretty good time away from home even if you did have to miss a few days.

I am having a great summer so far, thanks, and it is just going to get better.
Yesterday my 11 yr old niece and I were playing for each other, playing duets and working on an original composition!


Irene Adler, glad you are happy with the compromise, I will change your name on the list to reflect this ! I hope we get to hear some of your duets!
Posted by: MaryAnn

Re: MOYD 2012 - 07/28/12 11:35 PM

Hello everyone! Long time no see (or hisashiburi desu, as they say in Japan). I'm had an absolutely insane month or so. I've been trying to practice every day, and have mostly succeeded, but have had probably 4 days where I didn't accomplish that. Anyway, just wanted to say hello, and fess up to missing a few days.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 07/29/12 03:44 PM

Welcome back MaryAnn, I will mark you as out for a few days.
Posted by: Tararex

Re: MOYD 2012 - 07/31/12 06:36 PM

Please put me down as "off line" from July 21st to 31st. Had a rare opportunity to take a few days off work and took advantage before it disappeared.

Returned home from travel last night and dear husband lol'd when I threw down the suitcase and sat at my piano to play even before noticing him. blush
Posted by: Little_Blue_Engine

Re: MOYD 2012 - 07/31/12 09:41 PM

I was off the wagon for a day this past Sunday. No real good reason really, just realized before bed that I hadn't played anything and instead of going back to the living room I decided to just go to bed. I suppose I could blame it on a stressful week and the "whatever like it matters" attitude I developed by then.
Posted by: PianoStudent88

Re: MOYD 2012 - 08/02/12 06:50 AM

I'm away at a conference today through Saturday. Mark me as off the wagon today; I had time to sit at the piano before leaving for the airport, but didn't think to do so.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 08/02/12 02:21 PM

Originally Posted By: PianoStudent88
I'm away at a conference today through Saturday. Mark me as off the wagon today; I had time to sit at the piano before leaving for the airport, but didn't think to do so.


Well, technically you are off the wagon for today, and then on the excused list for tomorrow til Saturday!
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 08/02/12 02:22 PM

Originally Posted By: Little_Blue_Engine
I was off the wagon for a day this past Sunday. No real good reason really, just realized before bed that I hadn't played anything and instead of going back to the living room I decided to just go to bed. I suppose I could blame it on a stressful week and the "whatever like it matters" attitude I developed by then.


Oh, I know that feeling... I hope your new week is less stressful and you feel less "whatever-ish" now.
Posted by: pg2

Re: MOYD 2012 - 08/07/12 02:42 PM

hi

I have to report that I have only been at the piano for a very few minutes at a time since May1

I had a medical procedure done and it went all wrong as in ceased to breathe.

I have spent all this time recovering. But I did try when I could. I simply was not able to sit there or anywhere for that matter.

This past week they did it again. This time it went better although I'm very fatigued but carrying on anyway. So I'm back in the saddle so to speak.

yahoo!
Posted by: PianoStudent88

Re: MOYD 2012 - 08/08/12 10:27 AM

pg2, how frightful! Glad to hear you're recovering.

casinitaly, mark me as off the wagon Sunday, August 6. I got back from my trip after a 2 1/2 hour flight delay sitting on the tarmac, and immediately turned into a couch potato in front of the Olympics. I'm back on now.
Posted by: PianoStudent88

Re: MOYD 2012 - 08/10/12 10:26 AM

Off the wagon again on Thu. Aug. 9. Got home too late and didn't want to wake up my guest. Hoping to be back on the wagon today. Feeling discouraged in my lessons and not really wanting to practice.
Posted by: Little_Blue_Engine

Re: MOYD 2012 - 08/19/12 03:11 PM

I need to be excused for Saturday(yesterday). I spent the entire day with the family at Cedar Point grin yippie. By the time we got home it was Sunday already.
Posted by: ClsscLib

Re: MOYD 2012 - 08/21/12 07:14 PM

pg2, welcome back!

Today and yesterday were effectively "no practice" days for me -- out of town at business meetings till all hours. I DID get a few minutes at a poor hotel piano yesterday, and a minute or two at a piano store this afternoon. Not really practicing, though. Can't wait to get home to my own piano tomorrow night!

Otherwise still on track for the year.

Cheers to all.

P.s. -- Did get back to the hotel piano after a business dinner and played scales and memorized tunes for about a half hour or more, so today wasn't a total waste. Don't you hate it when work interferes with your piano playing?
Posted by: chanya

Re: MOYD 2012 - 08/22/12 04:43 PM

Can I still join? If yes, please sign me up.

Thanks,
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 08/25/12 11:22 AM

Hi Everyone, I've been away for a few weeks, so I had to get caught up today!

Chanya - welcome, you are on the list!
ClsscLib - it doesn't matter how long you are at the piano, the point is to get to the bench, and you did. No updates necessary!
Pianostudent88, hope you are feeling better about your music situation now.
LBE, great reason to miss playing!


I missed a few days in July, and then almost all of August as I was travelling.

Today it was great to get back to the piano!!!
Posted by: joyoussong

Re: MOYD 2012 - 08/25/12 11:28 AM

Welcome back Cheryl!
Posted by: PianoStudent88

Re: MOYD 2012 - 08/25/12 11:31 AM

I'm going to be away for some days this coming week. I'll let you know exactly which ones when I get back. I'm planning to at least practice on the day I leave and the day I come back, unlike the last trip I took!
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 08/26/12 03:59 PM

Originally Posted By: joyoussong
Welcome back Cheryl!

Thanks Carol!
Posted by: ThePawn

Re: MOYD 2012 - 08/26/12 05:07 PM

Hi Cheryl,

I came here to confess that I did not practice Thursday night. It was my fault due to poor management of my time. I am holding out my hands so that you can pop them with a ruler or something shocked

Jason
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 08/27/12 05:35 AM

Originally Posted By: ThePawn
Hi Cheryl,

I came here to confess that I did not practice Thursday night. It was my fault due to poor management of my time. I am holding out my hands so that you can pop them with a ruler or something shocked

Jason


Ah, Jason, no corporal punishment here smile Not having the joy of getting to the piano is punishment enough.
Posted by: ThePawn

Re: MOYD 2012 - 08/31/12 12:30 AM

Hey Cheryl,

I need to be excused for today. I just got through working a nearly 16 hour day. I am dog tired. Gotta go to bed and get back up to go to work again in about 6.5 hrs.

Jason
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 08/31/12 06:49 AM

Sounds like a rough day! Hope you sleep well!
Posted by: AmandaJ

Re: MOYD 2012 - 08/31/12 04:32 PM

I just started reading this thread last Sunday and thought it was a great idea. I've been making sure to get at least 10 min a day in. Where as before if I couldn't sit down and actually practice for a while I'd put it off. Already seeing a difference smile

Don't know if it's too late to officially join, but just thought I'd chime in cause I think it's great!
Posted by: PianoStudent88

Re: MOYD 2012 - 09/01/12 03:26 AM

I got back a day later than I expected. So mark me down as no playing due to travel for 8/27-8/30.
Posted by: joyoussong

Re: MOYD 2012 - 09/01/12 11:38 AM

I had such a horrible time @ my lesson this past Thursday - absolutely NO communication between brain & fingers - that I came home feeling totally hopeless & not ever wanting to go near my piano again. But, OTOH, I didn't want to screw up my perfect daily practice record ... So, yesterday, MOYD got me to the piano in the morning to play a lot of Hanon & a couple of scales. By late afternoon, I attempted 2 or 3 really easy pieces that, as it turns out, I can still play reasonably well. I'm not quite ready to return to the 2 teacher-assigned pieces that I botched so badly on Thursday... maybe later today or tomorrow. But I think, thanks to MOYD, the crisis has passed.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 09/01/12 12:19 PM

Amanda, cut-off day for sign-up is 30 Sept, so no worries, you are "in" smile Welcome.

Pianostudent88 - done!

Carol - yipee! It is great that MOYD was such a great help to you! We all have days where we question our abilities, the important thing is to get past the questioning and on with the playing, as you did!
Posted by: BeccaBb

Re: MOYD 2012 - 09/01/12 01:02 PM

Okay I'm gonna restart! I've been practicing most days (one or two missed) since my last post in here, so I think I'm ready. smile Sign me back up please! smile
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 09/01/12 01:05 PM

Originally Posted By: BeccaBb
Okay I'm gonna restart! I've been practicing most days (one or two missed) since my last post in here, so I think I'm ready. smile Sign me back up please! smile


Welcome back Becca!
Posted by: BeccaBb

Re: MOYD 2012 - 09/01/12 01:11 PM

Thanks smile
Posted by: CMohr

Re: MOYD 2012 - 09/01/12 05:09 PM

Cheryl, I missed August 25th - 30th for any piano practice due to a trip to visit family, and do more heavy duty mother-in-law help. Thanks if I can be excused for those days.
Posted by: alsoTom

Re: MOYD 2012 - 09/02/12 07:09 AM

I think I need to sign up to this one. I want to nail the routine.
Posted by: FarmGirl

Re: MOYD 2012 - 09/02/12 12:09 PM

Cheryl, I'm writing this from Phoenix airport. I'm on my way to Lake Tahoe with my out door loving but not music loving husband. I cannot practice until I come back on 9/9.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 09/02/12 04:51 PM

CMohr, family visits and helping out --- some of life's priorities indeed.

AlsoTom --- Welcome!

FarmGirl - safe travels and enjoy your lake time with your hubby!
Posted by: WiseBuff

Re: MOYD 2012 - 09/03/12 08:12 AM

It wasn't intended to be a break but the weekend schedule just didn't allow me to drag my keyboard out in the RV and get in a few minutes of piano time. We were at a dog show and our breed (GSD) was 8 AM which means 6 AM for bathing and grooming. Our girl won her first points on Saturday and we enjoyed the moment and then stayed to watch groups which takes up all afternoon (I'd never done that marathon before). Exhausting but the win was nice.

ANYway we were out of town for two days Sep 1-2 and I'm BACK on my piano routine. Missed my piano for sure. I think a little Mozart sounds good this morning.
Posted by: BeccaBb

Re: MOYD 2012 - 09/03/12 09:09 AM

Cas, can I please be excused for yesterday? I found out my step-father died, a huge family fight has started and I spent the rest of the day throwing up. I was just too sick to get anywhere near the keys. I'm better today so I will practice what I can.

Thanks, Becca
Posted by: WiseBuff

Re: MOYD 2012 - 09/03/12 10:18 AM

BeccaBb, So sorry to hear of your loss and for the family dysfunction and hope that piano takes you to a better space
Posted by: AmandaJ

Re: MOYD 2012 - 09/03/12 11:08 AM

Yay:) I'm glad I'm in. I do need to be on the "excused" list for yesterday. I was incredibly sick. Haven't been that sick in a long time. Having a light breakfast and hoping for a better day - including some piano smile
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 09/03/12 11:30 AM

Wisebuff - sounds like a good weekend, congrats on your girl's showing!

Becca...my condolences on your loss, I'm sorry that your family is reacting in this way and hope that things improve very very soon.

Amanda, hope you are feeling better.
Posted by: Andy Platt

Re: MOYD 2012 - 09/03/12 02:50 PM

I went on the excused list from August 17th till today (Sept 3rd). It felt good to have my practice today - memory is definitely the issue, some of the pieces have slipped quite badly but are coming back quickly.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 09/03/12 04:36 PM

Welcome back Andy! Have fun getting those pieces back under control!
Posted by: ClsscLib

Re: MOYD 2012 - 09/04/12 10:20 PM

Asking to go on excused list for next couple of days... Going straight from work to past-midnight rehearsals in operetta pit orchestra. Expect to be back practicing not later than Saturday.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 09/05/12 03:00 AM

Originally Posted By: ClsscLib
Asking to go on excused list for next couple of days... Going straight from work to past-midnight rehearsals in operetta pit orchestra. Expect to be back practicing not later than Saturday.


Ok!
I'm curious, what insturment are you playing in the orchestra?
Posted by: ClsscLib

Re: MOYD 2012 - 09/05/12 11:44 AM

Originally Posted By: casinitaly
Originally Posted By: ClsscLib
Asking to go on excused list for next couple of days... Going straight from work to past-midnight rehearsals in operetta pit orchestra. Expect to be back practicing not later than Saturday.


Ok!
I'm curious, what insturment are you playing in the orchestra?


I play the double bass, which I've played since the late '60s. At points in my life I've played at a fairly high level, though now I just play in the pit for light opera productions to keep my hand in.

By contrast, since starting piano late last year -- and though by anyone's standards, I am a rank beginner -- I've become a total piano fanatic and now consider it my first instrument. First in terms of commitment, though not nearly so in skill.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 09/05/12 04:38 PM

Originally Posted By: ClsscLib
Originally Posted By: casinitaly
Originally Posted By: ClsscLib
Asking to go on excused list for next couple of days... Going straight from work to past-midnight rehearsals in operetta pit orchestra. Expect to be back practicing not later than Saturday.


Ok!
I'm curious, what insturment are you playing in the orchestra?


I play the double bass, which I've played since the late '60s. At points in my life I've played at a fairly high level, though now I just play in the pit for light opera productions to keep my hand in.

By contrast, since starting piano late last year -- and though by anyone's standards, I am a rank beginner -- I've become a total piano fanatic and now consider it my first instrument. First in terms of commitment, though not nearly so in skill.


Ooooh, double bass...Rich sounds!!!
I've played bass clarinet and guitar, but nothing has every grabbed me the way piano has either.

You say operetta.... are we talking Gilbert and Sullivan by any chance?
Posted by: Little_Blue_Engine

Re: MOYD 2012 - 09/06/12 04:42 PM

I need to be "back on the wagon" as of today. I've had about a week or 2 stretch of spotty piano work and a couple days in a row when I never even touched it. I need to get back in the groove.
Posted by: BeccaBb

Re: MOYD 2012 - 09/06/12 05:37 PM

Thanks Cas and WiseBuff. I'm thankfully to far away to be in direct line of fire. Been keeping up with practice. Doing what I can. Will be glad when this week is over!
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 09/07/12 11:31 AM

LBE, up on the wagon with you!

Becca.... glad you are out of the danger zone!
Posted by: ClsscLib

Re: MOYD 2012 - 09/07/12 02:48 PM

Originally Posted By: casinitaly
Originally Posted By: ClsscLib
Originally Posted By: casinitaly
Originally Posted By: ClsscLib
Asking to go on excused list for next couple of days... Going straight from work to past-midnight rehearsals in operetta pit orchestra. Expect to be back practicing not later than Saturday.


Ok!
I'm curious, what insturment are you playing in the orchestra?


I play the double bass, which I've played since the late '60s. At points in my life I've played at a fairly high level, though now I just play in the pit for light opera productions to keep my hand in.

By contrast, since starting piano late last year -- and though by anyone's standards, I am a rank beginner -- I've become a total piano fanatic and now consider it my first instrument. First in terms of commitment, though not nearly so in skill.


Ooooh, double bass...Rich sounds!!!
I've played bass clarinet and guitar, but nothing has every grabbed me the way piano has either.

You say operetta.... are we talking Gilbert and Sullivan by any chance?


The opera group for which I play specializes in light opera of the late Victorian period, so over time we cover the entire Gilbert & Sullivan canon. We just did a double bill of "Trial by Jury" and "The Sorcerer" in June and will play Iolanthe next March.

But we also play many other European and American operas (all in English with projected supertitles). This week we're doing John Philip Sousa's last operetta, "The Glassblowers (or The American Maid)." We've also done Donizetti's "Elixir," Offenbach's "La Belle Helene" (which I completely loved), Strauss II, Lehar, Victor Herbert, and others.

It's funny that when I was a *serious* orchestral musician I couldn't stand light opera, Strauss waltzes, Tchaikovsky, and other music I considered "non-serious." Now there's nothing I'd rather be playing.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 09/08/12 09:12 AM

Gilbert and Sullivan is one of the things I miss about not living in Canada. My hometown has a theatre troupe that specializes in G&S, and I would go every year.

I envy you the fun you are having bringing these (and other great works) to life!
Posted by: ClsscLib

Re: MOYD 2012 - 09/08/12 10:43 AM

Originally Posted By: casinitaly
Gilbert and Sullivan is one of the things I miss about not living in Canada. My hometown has a theatre troupe that specializes in G&S, and I would go every year.

I envy you the fun you are having bringing these (and other great works) to life!


"Bringing them (back) to life" is almost literally true in a few cases. The current show, Sousa's "The Glassblowers," had been lost for almost a century and was only quite recently re-discovered. Musically, it's not in the same class as Sullivan or Offenbach or even Lehar, but it's still a cute and sweet show with some very nice songs. Our company has been getting some fantastically gifted singer/actors in the past couple of years, and it's really exciting to accompany them in presenting this seldom-heard music.

Judging by the response of our opening house last night, the audience enjoys it too.
Posted by: FarmGirl

Re: MOYD 2012 - 09/09/12 12:27 PM

I'm finally on my way back to Phoenix Az. Home again! Say hi to my doggars and piano. Lake Tahoe and its surrounding area is beautiful but nothin' like home. I really hope that it will be a safe flight. Thanks
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 09/09/12 01:12 PM

Originally Posted By: FarmGirl
I'm finally on my way back to Phoenix Az. Home again! Say hi to my doggars and piano. Lake Tahoe and its surrounding area is beautiful but nothin' like home. I really hope that it will be a safe flight. Thanks


Welcome back! I do indeed wish you a safe, uneventful trip!
Posted by: MaryAnn

Re: MOYD 2012 - 09/10/12 12:46 AM

I missed on Friday due to a party/BBQ that happened right after work. I would have felt much better on Saturday if I had left the party early to practice piano!

Maybe only FarmGirl will appreciate this: I was enjoying grilled sanma at the BBQ, so almost worth missing piano for :-)
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 09/10/12 05:23 AM

Originally Posted By: MaryAnn
I missed on Friday due to a party/BBQ that happened right after work. I would have felt much better on Saturday if I had left the party early to practice piano!

Maybe only FarmGirl will appreciate this: I was enjoying grilled sanma at the BBQ, so almost worth missing piano for :-)


I had to google sanma....that could be pretty tasty smile
Posted by: MaryAnn

Re: MOYD 2012 - 09/10/12 08:41 PM

it's very tasty. In Japan, it's served with shredded daikon (the giant white Japanese radish), soy sauce, and yuzu (though in Okinawa we used shikwasa, a lime-like citrus fruit).

Sorry for the OT post. I am back on track with practice, though because of left wrist pain, I'm going to have to switch to right hand only practice. :-(
Posted by: FarmGirl

Re: MOYD 2012 - 09/10/12 11:10 PM

MaryAnn, I miss grilled samma. I can get the fish here but won't cook it at home. American home is not made for the smokey fish cooking. I love yuzu too. In short, I haven't had it for a long time. I am getting green with envy now. It must be nice to be close to the beach too.

My only consolation is that I may be able to have some good Japanese food in Hawaii in November - my youngest brother is getting married there.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 09/11/12 02:14 AM

I don't think a few OT posts do any damage.... it is all about building up a rapport so that we can cheer each other on, isn't it? I don't think we need to restrict that to days sitting at the piano smile

We don't get much in the way of smoked foods here either, or BBQ, which I love. It can be weird not living in your own country...no matter how long you are away there are some things you just don't stop missing.
Posted by: WiseBuff

Re: MOYD 2012 - 09/11/12 07:42 AM

Good morning all
I missed a day of playing this weekend (Sep 8)when we were in the mountains camping (well...in our RV). Instead of refreshed on return, I've been sluggish on my energy for playing since I've been back(might be class prep that is overwhelming). Hope to find the groove again since I want to have my Mozart piece ready for fall piano recital with my teacher's adult group and the Denver PW group.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 09/11/12 01:29 PM

Ok Wisebuff - Good luck getting your piece up to snuff for the upcoming events!

(another Denver piano party?... Man, I want to be in Denver for a while, you guys have all the fun! )
Posted by: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2012 - 09/12/12 11:24 AM

Hello everyone. I just returned from a two week trip to visit family in the US, so I need to go on the excused list from August 29-September 11th. While I was there I did play around a little everyday with an unweighted, short Casio keyboard. Boy, did that feel strange. It was kind of fun playing around with all the other voices though. I don't think I could call it practice though!
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 09/12/12 11:34 AM

Originally Posted By: SwissMS
Hello everyone. I just returned from a two week trip to visit family in the US, so I need to go on the excused list from August 29-September 11th. While I was there I did play around a little everyday with an unweighted, short Casio keyboard. Boy, did that feel strange. It was kind of fun playing around with all the other voices though. I don't think I could call it practice though!


Dear SwissMS.... If you got to the keyboard every day, you were playing piano every day (yes, digital unweighted short keyboards count too!).... the point isn't to "practice" every day, but to either practice or play every day. The amount of time, or what you do is totally up to you!!
You don't have to go on the excused list.

oh.. btw.... Welcome back!
Posted by: happykah

Re: MOYD 2012 - 09/13/12 09:48 PM

Well, I missed a couple of days of practice-no good reason-just got busy and before I knew it two days had passed! I'll climb back on the wagon and try to keep my focus.
Posted by: ThePawn

Re: MOYD 2012 - 09/13/12 10:48 PM

I missed practicing last night as well. Blah! Time got away from me.

Jason
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 09/14/12 04:53 AM

Ok, everyone is back on the wagon!
Posted by: IreneAdler

Re: MOYD 2012 - 09/14/12 09:39 PM

I need to add my name to the list as I didn't practice yesterday as I knicked my left thumb with a knife while cutting apples,and by the time I fixed it up I was not motivated to practice "Moonlight"; ironically its the left hand, in the third page, is the one I need to work on. I will see how it goes tonight as missed playing yesterday.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 09/15/12 07:00 AM

Originally Posted By: IreneAdler
I need to add my name to the list as I didn't practice yesterday as I knicked my left thumb with a knife while cutting apples,and by the time I fixed it up I was not motivated to practice "Moonlight"; ironically its the left hand, in the third page, is the one I need to work on. I will see how it goes tonight as missed playing yesterday.


Ouch! I hope your finger heals quickly so that you can work on "Moonlight".
Posted by: MaryAnn

Re: MOYD 2012 - 09/18/12 09:00 PM

I had a bad week at the piano. I guess you could say it's excused, since my left wrist is bothering me, and I can't play both hands right now. The other time this happened, I had some things to work out on my right hand, so I carried on practicing, but I didn't have any priced at that stage right now.

I almost cancelled my lesson, but then I decided the way forward was to do some right hand work with my teacher. I took my scales, cadences and arpeggios book and we worked on that for awhile, which was good because we talked a bit about theory, something we hardly ever do. Also, she worked on relieving tension as I played, so I won't get my right hand in trouble, too. (My teacher's English is excellent, but I think she struggles to describe technique type things in detail in English) Then we worked on the rest of the RH fingering for Erster Verlust.

I'm really happy that I went. Now I have plenty to be getting on with while my wrist is recovering.
Posted by: Luna

Re: MOYD 2012 - 09/18/12 09:33 PM

Could you add me to the MOYD list? (I'm getting in just under the wire!) Thank you.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 09/19/12 08:52 AM

MaryAnn, hope your wrist is better soon -- good that you did some theory work!

Luna, welcome to MOYD
Posted by: piano_deb

Re: MOYD 2012 - 09/20/12 02:16 PM

Well, I stopped by to confess that I fell off the wagon weeks and weeks ago and to bow out of MYOD ... but it looks like it's not to late to stay in?? Thank goodness! Count me in again, then, please.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 09/20/12 04:04 PM

You're back on the wagon Deb!
Posted by: BeccaBb

Re: MOYD 2012 - 09/27/12 07:00 AM

Hiya! I'm going home for a funeral today and won't be back till Sunday. I'm bringing a kids toy keyboard with me to try to practice fingering on, but I may not have time while I'm down there. When I get back I'll let you know if I need to be excused for a day or two. smile

Have a good weekend everyone and keep up the flying fingers!
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 09/27/12 07:10 AM

Hi BeccaBb, condolences on your loss. I hope that things go peacefully for you over the weekend.
Posted by: piano_deb

Re: MOYD 2012 - 09/30/12 05:48 PM

Originally Posted By: casinitaly
You're back on the wagon Deb!

*thump*

Darn. I missed four days this week. I didn't play Wednesday or Thursday because I was very tired from a rough work schedule, plus my piano was so out-of-tune I couldn't bear to hear it. (Really. It was that bad.) I had a tuning scheduled for Friday, anyway, so I thought a couple lost days wouldn't be bad. And then I had a major car problem Friday afternoon and couldn't be home for my tech. Rescheduled for today, and finally, it's all done! Dampp-Chaser installed last week, tuning this morning, the instrument sounds fantastic, and ... well, no more excuses for me!

*scrambling back on the wagon*
Posted by: BeccaBb

Re: MOYD 2012 - 10/01/12 07:44 AM

Hi Cas, I'm back. I need to be excused for Sat, and Sun. Between the trip and being sick I had no chance to get near keys. Uck.

Glad I'm home!
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 10/01/12 07:45 AM

Welcome back, again, Deb smile

Becca, you're updated.
Posted by: ClsscLib

Re: MOYD 2012 - 10/03/12 04:19 PM

Requesting excused absence -- biz travel today. Otherwise on track.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 10/03/12 04:58 PM

Originally Posted By: ClsscLib
Requesting excused absence -- biz travel today. Otherwise on track.

Duly noted!
Posted by: BeccaBb

Re: MOYD 2012 - 10/04/12 04:21 PM

Hi Cas. I need to be excused (again) for yesterday and the day before. I have a lovely case of "nu-moan-ya" and haven't managed to do much of anything other than sleep or hack my lungs out. I will try to work a bit at the keys today.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 10/04/12 04:22 PM

Originally Posted By: BeccaBb
Hi Cas. I need to be excused (again) for yesterday and the day before. I have a lovely case of "nu-moan-ya" and haven't managed to do much of anything other than sleep or hack my lungs out. I will try to work a bit at the keys today.


That doesn't sound very good Becca..... I hope you feel better soon!
Posted by: BeccaBb

Re: MOYD 2012 - 10/04/12 04:24 PM

Thanks Cas! and me too! I've never had this before and it's nasty. I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy!
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 10/04/12 04:32 PM

Originally Posted By: BeccaBb
Thanks Cas! and me too! I've never had this before and it's nasty. I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy!


My hubby has had it twice!! Second time round I had to give him injections at home every morning - that was stressful for both of us...and I'm not sure who felt worse about it!

Get well soon,
Posted by: PianoStudent88

Re: MOYD 2012 - 10/05/12 08:45 AM

I was away on a business trip with no piano on 9/30 and 10/1.

I've had five other days recently where I missed playing, the most recent one being 10/3. Back on the wagon as of last night 10/4.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 10/05/12 10:57 AM

Originally Posted By: PianoStudent88
I was away on a business trip with no piano on 9/30 and 10/1.

I've had five other days recently where I missed playing, the most recent one being 10/3. Back on the wagon as of last night 10/4.


Ok, up you go , back on the wagon!
Posted by: Little_Blue_Engine

Re: MOYD 2012 - 10/13/12 09:02 PM

I'm off again, been off for at least 3 weeks maybe longer. There's been some playing but not anywhere near daily. I've been trying to get back at it and have actually managed to forget parts of things. I think I'm going to continue to slack off a bit so I'm off the list for this year.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 10/14/12 05:04 AM

Originally Posted By: Little_Blue_Engine
I'm off again, been off for at least 3 weeks maybe longer. There's been some playing but not anywhere near daily. I've been trying to get back at it and have actually managed to forget parts of things. I think I'm going to continue to slack off a bit so I'm off the list for this year.


I think we all have periods where we feel less up to maintaining daily practice/playing. Sometimes MOYD is an incentive, sometimes the opposite.

Hope you find your groove soon, whatever it may be!
Posted by: FarmGirl

Re: MOYD 2012 - 10/20/12 12:47 PM

Hi I'm off to my business trip to UK tonight.
I won't be back until next Saturday night.
Although I may have access to a piano, I doubt if I can practice.
I have meetings back to back and I presume having to go out to eat with the folks I work with. So please excuse me for 7 days. Thanks
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 10/21/12 11:30 AM

Safe travels Farm Girl - I'll watch for your update! I hope you do find a place to play during the week, that would be great!
Posted by: CMohr

Re: MOYD 2012 - 11/02/12 07:57 PM

Cheryl, I've missed a lot of days. Sept. 29 through Oct.15 we were visiting my mother-in-law and returned home to find out my mom had a major set back and had to have surgery. While this is all going on, hubby and I both came down with the cold of the century which lasted over 2 weeks. I tried to practice, but it's difficult when I was coughing so hard and long that my eyes were watering and I couldn't see the music. I finally did get some practice in, but now we have to travel again to see my mother-in-law. I'm not sure how long we'll be away. We just need to see her as often as possible right now. My mom's doing OK for the time being. Needless to say, the Nov. recital is out for me. I hoping to be able to record something for the Christmas thread, though. Will keep you posted. Thanks!
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 11/03/12 04:51 AM

Originally Posted By: CMohr
Cheryl, I've missed a lot of days. Sept. 29 through Oct.15 we were visiting my mother-in-law and returned home to find out my mom had a major set back and had to have surgery. While this is all going on, hubby and I both came down with the cold of the century which lasted over 2 weeks. I tried to practice, but it's difficult when I was coughing so hard and long that my eyes were watering and I couldn't see the music. I finally did get some practice in, but now we have to travel again to see my mother-in-law. I'm not sure how long we'll be away. We just need to see her as often as possible right now. My mom's doing OK for the time being. Needless to say, the Nov. recital is out for me. I hoping to be able to record something for the Christmas thread, though. Will keep you posted. Thanks!

CMohr, I'm so sorry to hear that both your mom and your mother-in-law have been so unwell. I'm glad your mom is doing ok now and hope that continues to be the case. It sounds like your MIL is in much worse condition, and that has to be very hard to bear.
Posted by: raptor

Re: MOYD 2012 - 11/05/12 12:01 AM

I've dropped off for quite a while after coming back from a 5.5 week long Japan trip. I have been excused for that, but for some reason after coming back, I've been feeling unmotivated to practice and it's a struggle to restore my routine of practicing every day.

So far I've had 2 months of on and off practice but not every day. I hope I can get back to the everyday practice because I remember I was looking forward to the practice everyday.

Maybe the reason is because I have forgotten so much after my trip that I struggle more to play the songs I knew and that is unmotivating.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 11/05/12 02:14 AM

Hi Tim, I had a really long break this summer too and it was hard to get back into the swing of things. I didn't have my lessons to help me through some trouble spots and felt totally stalled out - I understand how discouraging it can be to feel you are not only not making progress but maybe even losing ground! Yikes!

I can only encourage you to be patient with yourself - maybe have a look at some pieces at lower levels and have fun playing them and then start working back to those you were playing just before your long break --- look at the weak spots and focus on those, find something small but important to "conquer" and get some inspiration back! Good luck!
Posted by: raptor

Re: MOYD 2012 - 11/07/12 12:34 AM

Thanks casinitaly! Your encouragement helped me get back onto the piano again and working on those forgotten songs. I'm feeling a bit more confident after a nice session back at the piano.

It's still a challenge to get onto the piano but hopefully after a few more days of practice, the habit will come back and I'll feel incomplete without my daily piano practice. laugh
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 11/07/12 02:05 AM

Hey Raptor, I'm so glad I helped! Sometimes all we need is a friendly ear and a gentle nudge eh? I too hope you get to that "I can't have a day without piano!!!" feeling. I don't mean for MOYD purposes,... but for your heart's pleasure!
Posted by: ClsscLib

Re: MOYD 2012 - 11/07/12 06:02 AM

Will have to miss Thursday due to all-day business travel. Otherwise on track!
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 11/07/12 06:36 AM

Originally Posted By: ClsscLib
Will have to miss Thursday due to all-day business travel. Otherwise on track!


Ok! You're on the list for tomorrow, have a safe trip!
Posted by: ThePawn

Re: MOYD 2012 - 11/07/12 11:01 PM

I have missed quite a bit of practice lately and haven't been here to be accountable. I wish to be removed from the MOYD list for this year. The MOYD list starts again on January 1st, correct? If so, I will rejoin at that time. Thanks and good luck to everyone else.

Jason
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 11/08/12 02:15 AM

Ok Jason, I'll remove you from the list and will look forward to seeing you again in January!
Posted by: CMohr

Re: MOYD 2012 - 11/12/12 08:23 PM

Cheryl, I'm back (again) from visiting my mother-in-law. I missed Nov. 4-9. The rest of the year is shaping up to be one of lots of travel. And although my mom is doing pretty well, I'm going to be helping her a lot in the next few weeks. Knowing that I am going to be missing many days, I wonder if I should just chuck in MYOD for 2012? Not only am I missing much practice, but I also am having to cancel some of my lessons. So much of my schedule is unknown, I'm not quite sure if it's fair that I continue MYOD this year. (?)
Posted by: MaryAnn

Re: MOYD 2012 - 11/12/12 08:43 PM

I've gone off the rails so badly I haven't even been reporting the days I don't practice. My left wrist is injured, and I'm having trouble getting proper treatment for it, and it's left me really discouraged. I'm trying to keep up with playing by learning some songs just in the right hand and playing scales and cadences and such, but it's not keeping me inspired. I think until the wrist problem resolves itself, or I at least get a proper diagnosis, my heart just won't be in it. I guess I should just withdraw from MOYD. It was the right thing when I was healthy and could play with both hands. My teacher really loved that I practiced everyday, if only for a short time, and she insisted she could see the results. But now... it's just making me feel guilty on top of already being depressed about this.
Posted by: BeccaBb

Re: MOYD 2012 - 11/12/12 09:12 PM

Mary Ann I'm sorry to hear about your injury. (seems we have a wrist injury epidemic on the forum lately!) I hope you can find out what is wrong with it and heal quickly.

CMohr: don't give up now! there's only a month and a half left to go! No one here will hold time gone against you, most certainly not for every thing that is going on in your life. Hang in there! Even a couple days a week is better than none!
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 11/13/12 06:08 AM

Originally Posted By: CMohr
Cheryl, I'm back (again) from visiting my mother-in-law. I missed Nov. 4-9. The rest of the year is shaping up to be one of lots of travel. And although my mom is doing pretty well, I'm going to be helping her a lot in the next few weeks. Knowing that I am going to be missing many days, I wonder if I should just chuck in MYOD for 2012? Not only am I missing much practice, but I also am having to cancel some of my lessons. So much of my schedule is unknown, I'm not quite sure if it's fair that I continue MYOD this year. (?)


CMohr, I'm glad your mom is doing pretty well and that you are able to help her - and I'm sorry that your MIL is still having troubles. From what you've been talking about here, I suspect they are very serious and that there may not be a happy solution.

Not fair to continue MOYD? Not fair to whom? It is YOUR domain, your practice, your achievement.

The purpose of MOYD is personal inspiration. If it helps you to know that you are playing as often as you can when you are able to - then I suggest you stick with it.
I'll mark you as Nov-Dec various days for travel and you can stop reporting in every time you have to be away. Or if you prefer, I don't mind in the least updating you for the specific days. Your call. Let me know what you want to do.

Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 11/13/12 06:19 AM

Originally Posted By: MaryAnn
I've gone off the rails so badly I haven't even been reporting the days I don't practice. My left wrist is injured, and I'm having trouble getting proper treatment for it, and it's left me really discouraged. I'm trying to keep up with playing by learning some songs just in the right hand and playing scales and cadences and such, but it's not keeping me inspired. I think until the wrist problem resolves itself, or I at least get a proper diagnosis, my heart just won't be in it. I guess I should just withdraw from MOYD. It was the right thing when I was healthy and could play with both hands. My teacher really loved that I practiced everyday, if only for a short time, and she insisted she could see the results. But now... it's just making me feel guilty on top of already being depressed about this.

Hi MaryAnn, I'm so sorry you are still fighting with your injury. I understand how depressing it is... about a year and a half ago I had about 3 months where I was playing a very limited amount of time and minimal amounts with my right hand.

If your lack of playing is making you feel guilty about your MOYD activities maybe it is better to drop it --- MOYD is only worth while when it adds to your pleasure or helps keep you on track.

Given that you can't be on track even if you want to we can look at it 2 ways -- technically you could be excused for being sick - /injured - and we can see if you might be able to pick things up later in December. On the other hand if the result is still that you feel it hanging over your head as a negative factor, then maybe you should just let it go for now.

Do you understand the cause of the injury? Is it from playing the piano or from something else?

Wishing you all the best
Cheryl
Posted by: CMohr

Re: MOYD 2012 - 11/13/12 01:47 PM

Thanks Cheryl! And thanks too, Becca! I guess I've been so frazzled lately, I haven't really thought about there being only a couple months left in the year. crazy I'll stick with it. Hopefully I can squeeze in time whenever I can.

MaryAnn, I'll also add my two cents to your dilemma. Stick with it, even with one hand, all work is good. We are so close to the end of the year. I hope you can get proper treatment and get back to 2-hand practice!
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 11/13/12 04:57 PM

Ok CMohr! I'll mark you absent Nov 4-9 and then let me know if you want specific date accountability or "global coverage" of miscellaneous days.
Glad you are staying with us!
Posted by: Stubbie

Re: MOYD 2012 - 11/19/12 09:27 PM

CAS, I will be out-of-town for Thanksgiving weekend, with no piano at hand.

Though I joined MOYD 2012 this spring, I've been tracking my practice for the past year and have hit my own "fiscal" MOYD year!

Thanks for hosting this thread. Every little bit of encouragement helps!
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 11/20/12 02:57 AM

Stubbie, congrats on your own MOYD year, good for you!

Have a very happy Thanksgiving weekend!

I'm glad that the little updates I do here help with encouragement - that's the goal! smile

cheers,
Cheryl
Posted by: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2012 - 11/24/12 08:48 AM

Hello all. I have been away from the piano since October 8 due to a major health crisis. I have MS, and I had a major relapse that resulted in partial paralysis on my right side. I was completely unable to play piano after the relapse. Thankfully, I have now regained full use of my right arm and hand. I was afraid to try to play, but I finally started playing again on November 20. I have lost a lot of ground, but it feels like I will be back to where I was before the relapse in a few weeks. It really feels good to be making music again!
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 11/24/12 09:01 AM

Originally Posted By: SwissMS
Hello all. I have been away from the piano since October 8 due to a major health crisis. I have MS, and I had a major relapse that resulted in partial paralysis on my right side. I was completely unable to play piano after the relapse. Thankfully, I have now regained full use of my right arm and hand. I was afraid to try to play, but I finally started playing again on November 20. I have lost a lot of ground, but it feels like I will be back to where I was before the relapse in a few weeks. It really feels good to be making music again!


Oh, wow, that is a major crisis. You must have been worried to bits, on top of feeling so very unwell. I am so very very happy to hear thatyou have regained use of your right hand and arm-- what about your legs? I hope and pray you continue to heal and get stronger - welcome back and enjoy the thrill of making music again!
Posted by: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2012 - 11/24/12 01:32 PM

Hi Cas! My legs are still a bit weak, but it looks like I will make a full recovery. Thanks for your good wishes!
Posted by: MaryBee

Re: MOYD 2012 - 11/24/12 03:04 PM

SwissMS, that had to have been scary! That you are recovering well is great news. Welcome back to piano-land, and enjoy your playing. smile
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 11/24/12 06:11 PM

Originally Posted By: SwissMS
Hi Cas! My legs are still a bit weak, but it looks like I will make a full recovery. Thanks for your good wishes!


Ah, that's very good news! Be careful not to over-do things ....take it easy and give yourself time to heal properly!
Posted by: venice1

Re: MOYD 2012 - 12/06/12 05:53 PM

Hi and happy holiday season! Do we need to sign up for the MYOD 2013 season? Grazie.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 12/07/12 07:53 AM

Hi Venice1 --- Auguir anche a te!

Sign up for MOYD2013 will be in a new thread which I will start up before Jan 1 !
Posted by: Bobpickle

Re: MOYD 2012 - 12/22/12 12:34 AM

bump.

Looking forward to 2013!
Posted by: JimF

Re: MOYD 2012 - 12/22/12 07:40 AM

Cheryl,

l just wanted to say thank you for taking care of the MOYD thread all year. It is a great device for keeping me focused on the importance of every day practice. At the first whiff of laziness my thoughts turn immediately to the unhappy prospect of coming here to fess up. More than once that has resulted in getting my butt to the bench when I might have let a day slip.

So, thanks a bunch. Your work here is appreciated by many.

Merry Christmas and a Happy Healthy New Year,

Jim
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 12/23/12 04:56 AM

Jim, thank you so much for your very kind words and good wishes.Best wishes to you and yours for a lovely Christmas and all the best for the new year!

I love being able to contribute in some way to the community here! It keeps me focused too.

The new thread for 2013 will be opened up on the 29th and I look forward to seeing everyone back for a new year of MOYD.



Merry Christmas to all my MOYD friends - and may 2013 be a wonderful year for all of us!!!
Posted by: BeccaBb

Re: MOYD 2012 - 12/23/12 12:55 PM

Merry Christmas to all of you too! I'll second Jim's thank you. smile This thread has done wonders for me. I went from struggling to practice everyday to increasing my time everyday! It helped to know others were trying to accomplish the same thing with many of the same issues!
Posted by: WiseBuff

Re: MOYD 2012 - 12/25/12 04:09 PM

Merry Christmas everyone
One gift this year was a quiet house today (we had the family gathering the last two days) so I could play the piano and play the piano and I think I'll go play some more. The Mendelssohn is very tough for me. I know that playing every day has improved my smoothness, keyboard sense, and speed. Thank you MOYD
Posted by: IreneAdler

Re: MOYD 2012 - 12/25/12 07:43 PM

Originally Posted By: BeccaBb
smile This thread has done wonders for me. I went from struggling to practice everyday to increasing my time everyday! It helped to know others were trying to accomplish the same thing with many of the same issues!



My sentiments exactly, before I joined MOYD I practiced my assigned pieces but I didn't feel like I was making progress to those pieces I had always wanted to play. Now with a new teacher and MOYD I have learned three pieces from the list, that goes ever on, but I am thrilled that I can play those pieces now. I am always finding new pieces on PW; before the "Themed Recital " I had heard of Mendelssohn's Songs Without Words, now I have this new found love of Mendelssohn. Thanks to CasinItaly for creating MOYD!
Posted by: joyoussong

Re: MOYD 2012 - 12/26/12 11:32 AM

Oh no! After getting this far, I missed a day yesterday! In my defence, I think I had (& have) flu. Yesterday, I was dragging myself around to get Christmas dinner on the table. I had a guest coming for dinner, could have cancelled, but decided figuring out what to do with the turkey today, that I should have cooked yesterday, would've been worse than just getting it done yesterday. & dinner was up to my usual standard - although I didn't eat much, & probably wasn't my usual sparkling hostess-self, my friend ate lots & enjoyed it. I'm feeling quite a lot better today, but not well enough to brave the Boxing Day sales, so will definitely spend time at the piano.
Posted by: Oongawa

Re: MOYD 2012 - 12/28/12 01:54 PM

Where is the MOYD thread for 2013? I want to play!

I've practiced every day since I started taking lessons in May (okay, RE-started....).
Only days I missed were when I was traveling, and I can provide a note from my travel agent...
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2012 - 12/29/12 04:45 AM

Hi everyone, just back from out of town so I'll be putting myself on the absent list from 22-28. We went to spend Christmas with family.


Joyoussong - too bad you were sick right at the end, but that's legit - a sick day is an excused day!
BeccaBb, Wisebuff, Irene Adler Oongawa, It is really great to hear how MOYD has been so helpful!

I have to clarify though that I didn't start MOYD, I've just been the "caretaker" for a couple of years. Before me it was Mark.. and before that, honestly I'm not sure. The idea goes back to 2005, I only joined PW in 2010 !

I'll be starting up the new thread later today!
Posted by: BeccaBb

Re: MOYD 2012 - 12/31/12 03:11 PM

Happy New Year everyone!

Last day of MOYD. I plan on playing through midnight.. hehe
Posted by: Cyborg

Re: MOYD 2012 - 12/31/12 09:23 PM

I haven't been on PW in awhile. Regardless, I didn't make it through for the MOYD 2012 list.
Posted by: BB Player

Re: MOYD 2012 - 01/01/13 08:47 AM

Originally Posted By: Cyborg
I haven't been on PW in awhile. Regardless, I didn't make it through for the MOYD 2012 list.


Well then you're in luck Cyborg! It's now time for the 2013 Edition!

Congratulations to all who participated in 2012 and best of luck to the 2013 participants. Get practicing!

Happy New Year to all!