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#1072177 - 12/06/05 12:46 PM MOYD: It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!
Cindysphinx Offline


Registered: 02/14/03
Posts: 6416
Loc: Washington D.C. Metro
OK, you adult piano players. It's time to get serious about daily practice. And you know what that means . . .

*MOYD!*

MOYD, for those who aren't well and truly sick of it by now, means "Master Of Your Domain." We stole it from Seinfeld, fair and square.

It is a challenge/contest where we each pledge to get to the piano for some amount of practice every single day. MOYD participants keep up this daily practice as long as they can. Anyone who misses a day must come here and declare that they are "out" of MOYD. [edit:We will then move them to the bottom of the MOYD list along with the date they "fell off the bench," whereupon they can resume daily practice and hope to do better next time.]

The details:

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. Just get to the bench every day, it will become a habit, and good things will happen to your piano skills.

2. If you are away from home, you don't have to practice.

3. If you are sick, you don't have to practice.

4. If you are "out" because you miss a day, you come here and tell us the sad tale of woe that kept you from practicing. In the past, the reasons people failed to get to the piano usually boiled down to "I forgot."

5. MOYD starts January 1, 2006.

So. Are ya in for 2006? I am!

[edit: Oh yeah. I'm declaring Frank the 2005 MOYD winner unless someone else steps up and says they're still in for 2005.]
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#1072178 - 12/06/05 12:52 PM Re: MOYD: It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!
Monica K. Offline

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Count me in. Do we have to sign up for the practice log, too? Or just report here when, I mean "if," we fail?
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#1072179 - 12/06/05 12:58 PM Re: MOYD: It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!
Cindysphinx Offline


Registered: 02/14/03
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No, the practice log is totally separate from MOYD.

If you want in on MOYD, just post to this thread. It's all on the honor system.

And if there's anything pianists have lots of, it is honor! \:D
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#1072180 - 12/06/05 01:18 PM Re: MOYD: It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!
Euan Morrison Offline
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Registered: 12/01/05
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Loc: Edinburgh
Count me in!

(January 1st itself might be a problem for me as we are having guests round and stuff like food etc has to be prepared, but i will try my best!)

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#1072181 - 12/06/05 01:45 PM Re: MOYD: It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!
yellowville Offline
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Registered: 09/17/05
Posts: 246
Loc: Ithaca, NY
Count me in, too, Cindy. I've found the threat of public humiliation to be a great motivator! \:D
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#1072182 - 12/06/05 01:48 PM Re: MOYD: It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!
markb Offline
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Registered: 10/29/04
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Loc: Maryland
I'm out.

Oh, damn. That's what I said last year. I really need to come up with some new material.
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#1072183 - 12/06/05 02:46 PM Re: MOYD: It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!
Margareth Offline
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Registered: 10/04/05
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Loc: Estonia
I'm in. I think MOYD's a good idea! It's fun for myself to see how long can I go without missing a day.

=)Maka
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#1072184 - 12/06/05 03:10 PM Re: MOYD: It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!
Cryptkeeper Offline
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Registered: 03/29/04
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Loc: Belgium
Well, I guess I'm in. Don't expect to last long but i'll do my best.
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#1072185 - 12/06/05 04:18 PM Re: MOYD: It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!
MayneAttraction Offline
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Registered: 11/25/05
Posts: 37
Loc: Maryland
You can count me in \:\) I think this is a great idea. Practice makes perfect!
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#1072186 - 12/06/05 04:23 PM Re: MOYD: It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!
SAS Offline
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Registered: 12/11/04
Posts: 640
Loc: Austin, TX
I'll give it another shot this year!

Mark, you big chicken. You just don't want a girl to beat you. \:\)

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#1072187 - 12/06/05 04:30 PM Re: MOYD: It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!
derekrs Offline
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Registered: 06/06/05
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I'll try for 2006. Does a lesson count getting on the bench to play?
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#1072188 - 12/06/05 05:01 PM Re: MOYD: It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!
PerformingYak Offline
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Registered: 11/16/05
Posts: 205
Loc: Lightning Ridge, Australia
I don't think the away from home rule should count if there is a piano in the vacinity of your whereabouts.
And as for the sick rule.... flu doesn't count unless you are hallucinating from a fever. \:\)
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#1072189 - 12/06/05 05:11 PM Re: MOYD: It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!
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Here we go again!
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#1072190 - 12/06/05 08:31 PM Re: MOYD: It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!
Copper Offline
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Registered: 06/17/05
Posts: 1056
Loc: Virginia
I'm in.

I'm usually pretty good about getting in at least a few minutes, but some extra motivation couldn't hurt.
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#1072191 - 12/06/05 08:32 PM Re: MOYD: It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!
Cindysphinx Offline


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Hmmm. I don't think a lesson should count. We're talking about motivating yourself to get to the bench.

Besides, doesn't everyone cram for an hour before a lesson anyway? ;D
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#1072192 - 12/06/05 08:35 PM Re: MOYD: It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!
Cindysphinx Offline


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 Quote:
Originally posted by Euan Morrison:
Count me in!

(January 1st itself might be a problem for me as we are having guests round and stuff like food etc has to be prepared, but i will try my best!) [/b]
Jan. 1 is tough for lots of people, what with the hangovers and the travel.

And to that, I say . . .

**TOO BAD!!! GET YOUR BUTT ON THE BENCH ANYWAY!!!** \:D

You know, maybe we should up the stakes. We should bestow a title on the winner.

I suggest "The Markb Prize."
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#1072193 - 12/06/05 09:25 PM Re: MOYD: It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!
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 Quote:
Originally posted by SAS:

Mark, you big chicken. You just don't want a girl to beat you. \:\) [/QB]
Depends on the girl.
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#1072194 - 12/06/05 09:26 PM Re: MOYD: It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!
markb Offline
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 Quote:
Originally posted by Cindysphinx:

You know, maybe we should up the stakes. We should bestow a title on the winner.

I suggest "The Markb Prize." [/QB]
That's what the loser gets.
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#1072195 - 12/07/05 12:18 AM Re: MOYD: It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!
AdagioM Offline
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Registered: 09/25/04
Posts: 723
Loc: Oregon
I'm in.

Since I'm finished with scheduled performances, I haven't been good about practicing. Apparently I need external motivation. MOYD will be a great help!
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#1072196 - 12/07/05 07:57 AM Re: MOYD: It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!
Nina Offline
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Registered: 08/13/01
Posts: 6467
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
I'm in. Also, given the sickness excuse, I think I was also MYOD for 2005! Go me!!!

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#1072197 - 12/07/05 08:54 AM Re: MOYD: It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!
mikhailoh Offline
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Registered: 07/20/04
Posts: 4288
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Ok.. I'm in. I had to drop out last year due to travel, but now I have a portable keyboard I take with me. \:D
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#1072198 - 12/07/05 11:39 AM Re: MOYD: It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!
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#1072199 - 12/07/05 12:15 PM Re: MOYD: It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!
Euan Morrison Offline
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Registered: 12/01/05
Posts: 1588
Loc: Edinburgh
 Quote:
Originally posted by Cindysphinx:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Euan Morrison:
Count me in!

(January 1st itself might be a problem for me as we are having guests round and stuff like food etc has to be prepared, but i will try my best!)
 Quote:

**TOO BAD!!! GET YOUR BUTT ON THE BENCH ANYWAY!!!** \:D [/b]
I'm going to stick that reply on the wall near the piano for motivation!! thanks!

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#1072200 - 12/08/05 06:13 AM Re: MOYD: It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!
ShiroKuro Offline
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Registered: 12/26/04
Posts: 3515
Loc: not in Japan anymore
I am in! Let's see if I can last longer than I did this year! I need to type all my minutes into Mark's log too, I haven't been entering them, but I've kept track. Thanks to the minutes and MOYD competitions, my practice time is longer and more consistent overall. I won't miss 2006's MOYD for anything!
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#1072201 - 12/08/05 07:14 AM Re: MOYD: It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!
dvdiva Offline
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Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 249
Loc: Manila
I'm in! This will be my first time to join, so I hope I can stay in as long as the rest of you! \:\)

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#1072202 - 12/08/05 08:38 AM Re: MOYD: It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!
Lizzy1234 Offline
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Registered: 07/15/03
Posts: 212
Loc: St. Louis
What the heck, I'll give it a try, too. Liz

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#1072203 - 12/08/05 12:34 PM Re: MOYD: It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!
tk Offline
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Registered: 08/13/04
Posts: 695
Loc: Los Angeles County
I am so out of it! I could have sworn I added a post in this thread before now! Guess I need to lay off the nog... \:D

I am in. I would like to at minimum stay in longer than I did last year.

And, markb--you might as well be "in". I think if you were "in" last year you would have beat me. Didn't you practice every day anyway?

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#1072204 - 12/08/05 12:41 PM Re: MOYD: It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!
tk Offline
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Registered: 08/13/04
Posts: 695
Loc: Los Angeles County
Shall we start another list?

The following members hereby declare they are "in" the 2006 MOYD challenge:
Cindysphinx
Monica Kern
Euan Morrison
yellowville
Margareth
Cryptkeeper
MayneAttraction
SAS
derekrs
PerformingYak
markjpcs?
Copper
AdagioM
Nina
mikhailoh
ShiroKuro
dvdiva
Lizzy1234
tk
markb?

Anyone else who would like to join, go ahead and copy and paste the list and add your name to the bottom.

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#1072205 - 12/08/05 01:05 PM Re: MOYD: It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!
Cindysphinx Offline


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It would make my day if markb would have a go this year.

The need to outlast markb would make me get to the bench every day . . .

:come hither look:
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#1072206 - 12/08/05 03:21 PM Re: MOYD: It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!
Frank R Offline
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Loc: Anaheim Hills, CA
Still in since 9/1/03
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