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#2598296 - 12/27/16 03:38 AM MOYD 2017  
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It is time to make the commitment for 2017! So, take the plunge and commit to MOYD (Master of Your Domain) 2017. Join in - play every day - and see how much it helps improve your piano skills!

MOYD is a personal challenge where you commit to playing the piano for some amount of time every single day. It might be a few hours, it might be a few minutes - it doesn't matter - as long as you sit down and touch those keys!!!

It doesn't matter if it is a grand, an upright, or a digital. Nor does it matter if it is your piano or any other. If you are traveling and you come across an available piano and play for five minutes, it counts! Any piano, anywhere, for any amount of time will do the job.

If you miss a day you must come here and say so. Please report AFTER the fact. We only need to know when you DID miss playing - not that you "might not be able to play".

2017 will be the 13th year of MOYD on ABF.

MOYD RULES

1. Participating in MOYD requires you to sit on the piano bench and play something at least once daily. That's it. There is no minimum amount of time required. Five minutes counts... but more is better. Simply get to the piano everyday, let it become a habit, and see what good things happen to your piano skills.

2. If you are away from home (for business, or for personal reasons) , you don't have to practice/play that day. You go to the 'Excused list".

3. If you are sick, you don't have to practice/play. You go to the 'Excused list".

4. If you are at home, and you are not sick and you miss a day, you have to come here and tell us the sad story of what kept you from playing. Then you go to the "Back on the Wagon list".

5. You may start late - however no new participants are accepted after September 30th. This is a hard deadline in fairness to everyone who has participated all year.

6. Everyone who has reported being away, being sick, falling off and getting back on the wagon, or who signs up late has the right to put the MOYD 2017 badge in their signatures on 31 December 2017.

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.

Signature pictures will be offered to those who are 2017 MOYD winners. Below you will find the 2016 Siggies, for those who participated in 2016.

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So, 2016 MOYD'ers, grab a badge and display it proudly! You earned it with your hard work in 2016. Then, join in again for another year of fun with MOYD!

2017 MOYD participants:
Qazsedcft
Pianoperformance
SwissMS
Birdgolf
Erik123
JazzyMac
Casinitaly
torquenale
hreichgott
gingko2
bSharp[C]yclist
Stubbie
mom3gram
robinjjoy
ajames
Caul shivers
dynomobt
ChopinAddict
SoundThumb
SadieLady
joyoussong
ClsscLib
zillybug
Bsw
Meria
Sundew
michaelvi
Stellaria
Johan B.
barbaram
OrangeredStilton
PatrickBI
Metaresolve
MH1963
Marvelle
attilam
jandz
FreedomAwaits
Finfan
Issabelle1949
Bahamut
Ivojnovic
WiseBuff
Morodiene
Hariharan
Gaspony
AngusOg
BillTheSlink
Palmpirate
Soo
fofig
scorpio
Doc519
Terry Michael
Celdor
MeganR
Dr. Jeff

Excused Days:
Stubbie - Jan 8-14, Mar 16, June 2-5
WiseBuff - Jan 15, 29-30, Feb 15, 16. March 31 April 1-2
Palmpirate - Jan 18, Feb 15-April 24
OrangeredStilton - Jan 19, Feb 8
ClsscLib- Jan 19, Feb 7, Feb 16, Feb 28. Mar 8, April 4,10, 30, May 16, June 4-5, June 8, 21
BSW Jan 21, May 5-7,24-25
barbaram Jan 20, 21, April 14-15
Qazsedcft - Jan 23, Feb 3-10
MeganR - Jan 21-25, April 26- May 3, May 14
SadieLady -Feb 3-6
Casintaly - Feb 5, Feb 6, April 12, April 28-May 1
SwissMS - Feb 4, March 16-21, April 12-15
PianoVibe - Feb 14-15, April 28-May 1, May 3-5
torquenale - Feb 12-17
janz - Feb 21-24. Feb 28-Mar 3, May 19-21
Sundew - Feb 20-23
MH1963 - Feb 24-25, May20
Tone Deaf - April 8-13 June 19-July 8
PatrickBI - Feb 12,17, March 13-25, April 3-13, June 6,11
Morodiene - Mar 11, April 30, May 27
Terry Michael - March 9-17
Piano Vibe - March 20
Stellaria - March 25
fofig - Feb 11-17, March 25-26, April 16, May 27-30 June 17, 21-22
jandz - March 26-31, June 12-13
mom3gram- April 13, April 25-27
gingko April 8-11
pianosuzemn - April 4-7
MH1963 -2/21, 2/24, 3/3, 3/4 3/13-17 3/19, 3/20
hreichgott- April 28-29
CLM Piano Learner May 21-24
zillybug - May 31-June 4, June 8-15
pianosuzemn- Jue 9-11
Trampy - June 19

Late Start:
BrainCramp Jan 21
AprilE Jan 21
alans Jan 23
ghazaleh Feb 2
Emily Thorn - Feb 11
sempiano - Feb 22
pianosuzemn - March 14
Aloyah - April 16
Zilthy - April 16
Simon B - April 16
Marliegh - April 24
CLM Piano Learner - April 24
Trampy - April 30
cmb13 May 1
Rosewood 17 - May 1
wouldloveto - May 1

Back on the Wagon:
Morodiene Jan 2
BillTheSlink - Jan 7
The Pawn Jan 8
Doc519 - Jan 23
motoduc - Jan 24
PianoVibe - Jan 24, Jan 29
Tery Michael - Jan 28
gazaleh - Feb 21
mom3gram - Feb 25, April 10
OrangeredStilton - Feb 25, May 1
PianoPerformance March 20
Finfan - March 25, April 16
barbaram- June 2

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#2598299 - 12/27/16 04:28 AM Re: MOYD 2017 [Re: SwissMS]  
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I'm in!


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#2598300 - 12/27/16 04:35 AM Re: MOYD 2017 [Re: SwissMS]  
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#2598303 - 12/27/16 04:46 AM Re: MOYD 2017 [Re: SwissMS]  
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#2598305 - 12/27/16 05:01 AM Re: MOYD 2017 [Re: SwissMS]  
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I would also like to be a part of this.

#2598310 - 12/27/16 05:15 AM Re: MOYD 2017 [Re: SwissMS]  
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#2598314 - 12/27/16 05:43 AM Re: MOYD 2017 [Re: SwissMS]  
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I like the green badges!

I'm in again this year. 2017 will be my 8th year!
My husband now checks up on me, it's so much part of the daily routine here!

Thanks for running the show again this year SwissMs, we all appreciate the help in staying on track!


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#2598316 - 12/27/16 05:53 AM Re: MOYD 2017 [Re: casinitaly]  
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I am glad you like the green, Casinitaly! Last night my husband Gary wrote a program to automatically produce all the badges for a year with one click. We had fun working on the program together.

Chairing the MOYD thread also helps me make sure to get the bench everyday!

#2598328 - 12/27/16 07:08 AM Re: MOYD 2017 [Re: SwissMS]  
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Small thing - you misspelled my username (should be Erik123 instead of Eric123)

#2598340 - 12/27/16 08:48 AM Re: MOYD 2017 [Re: SwissMS]  
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I'm in again!

Thanks for the badges and for taking care of MOYD!


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#2598347 - 12/27/16 09:27 AM Re: MOYD 2017 [Re: SwissMS]  
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I'll take the plunge too. Thanks SwissMS!
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Working on:
Beethoven, Diabelli Variations
Corigliano, Gazebo Dances
Beethoven, Trio in E flat Op. 70 no. 2
Queen/Buc, Bohemian Rhapsody for piano trio

I love Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and new music
#2598357 - 12/27/16 10:09 AM Re: MOYD 2017 [Re: SwissMS]  
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I'm in again. Thank you, SwissMS!


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#2598362 - 12/27/16 10:54 AM Re: MOYD 2017 [Re: SwissMS]  
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Thanks, I would like to participate for 2017 smile

#2598379 - 12/27/16 11:56 AM Re: MOYD 2017 [Re: SwissMS]  
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Sign me up!


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#2598384 - 12/27/16 12:07 PM Re: MOYD 2017 [Re: SwissMS]  
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I'm in. Some days this was the only incentive I had to sit at the piano, but once I was there it was easy to stay and practice for a decent amount of time.


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#2598406 - 12/27/16 01:01 PM Re: MOYD 2017 [Re: Erik123]  
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Originally Posted by Erik123
Small thing - you misspelled my username (should be Erik123 instead of Eric123)


Oops! Sorry about that! I fixed it.

#2598427 - 12/27/16 02:22 PM Re: MOYD 2017 [Re: SwissMS]  
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You and Gary are a great team!


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#2598436 - 12/27/16 02:48 PM Re: MOYD 2017 [Re: SwissMS]  
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Count me in! Thank you!


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#2598439 - 12/27/16 03:05 PM Re: MOYD 2017 [Re: SwissMS]  
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I'm in for 2017! Thanks for running this.


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#2598440 - 12/27/16 03:20 PM Re: MOYD 2017 [Re: SwissMS]  
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I would like to join. Thanks smile


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#2598441 - 12/27/16 03:54 PM Re: MOYD 2017 [Re: SwissMS]  
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#2598457 - 12/27/16 05:13 PM Re: MOYD 2017 [Re: SwissMS]  
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I practice regularly, but every single day? That sounds impossible! OK. I'm going to try.

#2598462 - 12/27/16 05:26 PM Re: MOYD 2017 [Re: SoundThumb]  
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Originally Posted by SoundThumb
I practice regularly, but every single day? That sounds impossible! OK. I'm going to try.


You only have to play a little bit each day to qualify for MOYD. Five minutes on the bench counts! So, no pressure...

I think I have everyone added so far. It is nice to see repeaters and new people!

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#2598483 - 12/27/16 06:30 PM Re: MOYD 2017 [Re: SwissMS]  
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I'm in this year from the start. I was a late starter last year, but even so it makes a difference!


In progress:
Moon River, arranged by Phillip Keveren
Beethoven Sonata Op. 49 No. 2 (Allegro, ma non troppo)
Bach Invention 13
Chopin Prelude in E Minor

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#2598486 - 12/27/16 06:51 PM Re: MOYD 2017 [Re: SwissMS]  
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Confession time - I missed 2 days in December :-( Can't remember why I missed December 9 - I know I volunteered at the Symphony in the afternoon, but no idea why I didn't get to practice in the morning. Also missed Christmas day - I had company staying over. But I managed 2 practice sessions on Boxing Day, and I'm going to have time for a 2nd one today. Will I escape punishment???

The above should have been in MOYD 2016 & I've posted it there; thought I had deleted it here. But in any case I'm in for 2017.

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#2598490 - 12/27/16 07:12 PM Re: MOYD 2017 [Re: SwissMS]  
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I'm in. Thanks for all the work you do supporting this, SwissMS!


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#2598492 - 12/27/16 07:27 PM Re: MOYD 2017 [Re: SwissMS]  
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Sign me up again. Thanks for doing this Swiss Miss.
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I'm in again. Good incentive


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I'm in! This sounds fun.

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#2598599 - 12/28/16 06:00 AM Re: MOYD 2017 [Re: SwissMS]  
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I tried some years ago {and failed!} but would love to give this another go.

#2598769 - 12/28/16 05:48 PM Re: MOYD 2017 [Re: SwissMS]  
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#2598773 - 12/28/16 05:55 PM Re: MOYD 2017 [Re: SwissMS]  
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Please count me also.
Thank you Swiss Miss for running this project!


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#2598839 - 12/29/16 12:01 AM Re: MOYD 2017 [Re: SwissMS]  
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I would join, but with college starting next fall there is no way I'll make it. that wont stop me from playing as much as I can when I can though.


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#2598866 - 12/29/16 02:28 AM Re: MOYD 2017 [Re: XenondiFluoride]  
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Have fun with college XenondiFluoride, and enjoy the piano whenever you can!

I have everyone added up to this point.

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SwissMs,

Best wishes for 2017. And of course I will join the MOYD 2017.

Best regards,

Johan B


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#2598934 - 12/29/16 08:03 AM Re: MOYD 2017 [Re: SwissMS]  
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Year 4 for me - I love it!
Thanks so much for managing MOYD for us!

#2599076 - 12/29/16 04:55 PM Re: MOYD 2017 [Re: SwissMS]  
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I'm in for 2017. I have the debilitating condition of only having time to play for a half-hour a day at 4 (FOUR) in the morning, so let's see how long that motivation holds up.

Spoiler alert: I've missed three days in a row now, from not being willing to crawl out of bed in time.

#2599200 - 12/30/16 01:18 AM Re: MOYD 2017 [Re: SwissMS]  
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Please sign me up SwissMS. Sometimes MOYD is the only thing that keeps me on the straight and narrow.

Thank you for running the MOYD show for 2017.

Patrick

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- J.S. Bach: Invention #8 in F major
- J.S. Bach: WTCI Prelude #9 in E major
- Chopin: Waltz, Op 70 No 1 in G-flat major

Analyzing:
- Haydn: Sonata No. 44 in G minor
#2599453 - 12/30/16 09:43 PM Re: MOYD 2017 [Re: SwissMS]  
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Please include me SwissMs. This past year has had far too many distractions for me.
Taking part in the MOYD 2017 will help me regain some discipline, and focus for the Spring 2017 RCM exam.
Nothing exciting, just grade 2.

Peaceful, Healthy New Year to All.



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Yes! Please sign me up again! I love MOYD. It has really kept me focused.


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#2599518 - 12/31/16 04:34 AM Re: MOYD 2017 [Re: MH1963]  
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I have everyone added up to this point. May you all have a very happy New Year, with lot's of fun at the piano!

#2599545 - 12/31/16 07:23 AM Re: MOYD 2017 [Re: SwissMS]  
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#2599551 - 12/31/16 07:51 AM Re: MOYD 2017 [Re: SwissMS]  
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Trying to add the badge. I'm not seeing an "enter an image" button or selection in my profile update? Do I have to change something to see it?


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#2599579 - 12/31/16 10:27 AM Re: MOYD 2017 [Re: SadieLady]  
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Originally Posted by SadieLady
Trying to add the badge. I'm not seeing an "enter an image" button or selection in my profile update? Do I have to change something to see it?


There is no button on the profile page. Just enter something like this in the Signature Box. Replace the link below with the image link you want to use.

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#2599765 - 12/31/16 10:52 PM Re: MOYD 2017 [Re: SwissMS]  
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Hi Swiss MS. I got a 2015 badge but had to back out in 2016. I'd like to try to redeem myself in 2017. My arthritic hands are behaving themselves and it feels like I can give it another try. So please count me in. Thank you for this great motivator.


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#2599794 - 01/01/17 03:16 AM Re: MOYD 2017 [Re: SwissMS]  
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I'm in. 2017 is going to be my year!


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#2599796 - 01/01/17 04:03 AM Re: MOYD 2017 [Re: ThePawn]  
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Welcome back Marvelle! Hopefully 2017 will go better for you.

Welcome ThePawn!

#2599814 - 01/01/17 06:57 AM Re: MOYD 2017 [Re: bSharp(C)yclist]  
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Thanks bSharp[C]yclist, that worked.

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Originally Posted by SadieLady
Trying to add the badge. I'm not seeing an "enter an image" button or selection in my profile update? Do I have to change something to see it?


There is no button on the profile page. Just enter something like this in the Signature Box. Replace the link below with the image link you want to use.

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Beethoven Sonata Op. 49 No. 2 (Allegro, ma non troppo)
Bach Invention 13
Chopin Prelude in E Minor

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#2599818 - 01/01/17 07:56 AM Re: MOYD 2017 [Re: SwissMS]  
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I can attest to this working, as a new entrant: I had severe difficulty getting out of bed at 4am today, but the thing that motivated me was that I'd have to come back here and report a miserable failure on the first day of MOYD'17, just because I was feeling sleepy.

Don't worry, I'll abide by the rules and not post every day wink

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I am glad MOYD is already working for you! I can attest to its power. I came home late on Friday, exhausted from a grueling trip. As I was heading to bed, MOYD called me. So I sat down and played for 1/2 hour. I felt so much better after playing!

#2599854 - 01/01/17 11:43 AM Re: MOYD 2017 [Re: SwissMS]  
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Sounds fun. I'm in as well. smile

#2599856 - 01/01/17 11:53 AM Re: MOYD 2017 [Re: SwissMS]  
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#2599905 - 01/01/17 01:47 PM Re: MOYD 2017 [Re: SwissMS]  
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I'm in as well. Now how do I get the icon for 2016 into my sig?


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#2599927 - 01/01/17 02:34 PM Re: MOYD 2017 [Re: Finfan]  
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Looks like you figured it out! I have you added for 2017.

#2600014 - 01/01/17 07:27 PM Re: MOYD 2017 [Re: SwissMS]  
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I will do my best to get off my butt and do it!!! There are no excuses, none!!! Oh, and I did play today, 1/1/2017. So, it's a start, right?

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#2600090 - 01/01/17 11:59 PM Re: MOYD 2017 [Re: SwissMS]  
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#2600178 - 01/02/17 07:19 AM Re: MOYD 2017 [Re: SwissMS]  
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#2600179 - 01/02/17 07:25 AM Re: MOYD 2017 [Re: SwissMS]  
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Count me in again. I'll have several away dates but want to keep up the daily relationship with my piano.


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#2600218 - 01/02/17 10:34 AM Re: MOYD 2017 [Re: SwissMS]  
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Please add me for 2017, however, I did already miss a day yesterday LOL! I had lots of company over and I meant to practice when the children went to bed, but totally forgot and fell asleep! :|


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#2600448 - 01/02/17 10:52 PM Re: MOYD 2017 [Re: SwissMS]  
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Please count me in for 2017 as well. Thank you.

oooh! look at my shiny new badge!


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#2600467 - 01/03/17 12:30 AM Re: MOYD 2017 [Re: SwissMS]  
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I would like to be counted in as well. Hope to post a recital some time this year.

#2600481 - 01/03/17 01:39 AM Re: MOYD 2017 [Re: SwissMS]  
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I'm in! Just acquired a piano and can't wait to get started.

#2600690 - 01/03/17 03:47 PM Re: MOYD 2017 [Re: SwissMS]  
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I have been waiting for this thread to show up. Wasn't able to log on Jan. 1st or 2nd, but I am here now. I actually have played every day since getting my new digital around mid-December. I love the piano. I tried MOYD back in 2013, but within two months of buying my then new Casio PX-350 Grandma's cats destroyed it by "marking their territory" right on top of the keyboard. Did Grandma offer to replace it? No! I had to make payments on that sucker until 2014. Since all the cats are dead now (don't look at me like that it was old age, and that's my story and I am sticking to it) I knew I had to replace it and get back at learning to tickle the ivory. Sign me up please!


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#2600891 - 01/04/17 04:21 AM Re: MOYD 2017 [Re: SwissMS]  
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I'm aiming for another year of keeping on track!
Even looking back and seeing all the breaks is neat. It is also great to realize the progress that's made when I have been away from the keys from time to time.
2017 will be a year of solidifying pieces for me I hope!


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#2601229 - 01/05/17 08:27 AM Re: MOYD 2017 [Re: SwissMS]  
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I'd like to join in. Consistency is a problem for me -- and I had already decided to keep better practise notes. This will help keep me accountable!

So far so good for 2017. smile

#2601250 - 01/05/17 10:40 AM Re: MOYD 2017 [Re: SwissMS]  
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Hi guys,

Really new here but enjoying a lot the forum. I am on over 40 adult piano student. Life is busy, but I do need to get more consistent as well.

I do travel a lot for personal and professional reason, but I will try to get daily time on the piano for 2017.

Let's see...

thanks for this

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I have everyone added to this point. Welcome to all the new members!

#2601273 - 01/05/17 11:59 AM Re: MOYD 2017 [Re: SwissMS]  
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Sorry for the late entry, please add me. Happy New Year to all!


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#2601277 - 01/05/17 12:06 PM Re: MOYD 2017 [Re: SwissMS]  
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Forgot to say thank you SwissMS for the effort... (we might both have some acquaintance with Swizterland... ;-) )

#2601825 - 01/06/17 11:26 PM Re: MOYD 2017 [Re: SwissMS]  
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Can't believe I did it this quick, but I fell off the wagon yesterday. I have a sleeping disorder and was tired all day and fell asleep around 5:00pm planning to play later, but my planned fifteen min. nap turned in to sleeping until 3:00am this morning. I am back on the wagon though as I have spent about 3 hours with Piano for All. I had been neglecting PFA in favor of learning some basic Christmas tunes. Since Christmas is now over I am back on PFA. Please put me in the "Back on the Wagon" list.


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#2601851 - 01/07/17 03:24 AM Re: MOYD 2017 [Re: SwissMS]  
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I'd love to join in this year! I think I was too shy to join in for last years even though I was a month before the Sept. cutoff, so I'm forcing myself to go this year!

I'm looking forward to trying to be more active on these forums instead of just lurking, all the advice here is amazing!

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I'd love to join! MOYD sure pays off. Playing everyday has made me so much a better player I'm so happy I joined last year! Thank you!


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BillTheSlink - You are back on the wagon as of today! I hope you are feeling better soon.

Doc519 and Terry Michael, welcome to MOYD!

#2602078 - 01/07/17 11:52 PM Re: MOYD 2017 [Re: SwissMS]  
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I have a question on the rules. I now have an IPad that has apps for music theory, sight reading, and ear training. Do those count as practice? If so I could continue to practice when traveling even though I don't have a keyboard available.


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#2602081 - 01/08/17 12:20 AM Re: MOYD 2017 [Re: Finfan]  
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Originally Posted by Finfan
I have a question on the rules. I now have an IPad that has apps for music theory, sight reading, and ear training. Do those count as practice? If so I could continue to practice when traveling even though I don't have a keyboard available.


After you travel, you can come back and just say those days you were out of town. You'll be put on the excused list (according to the first post). People have lives, and there will be times that you can't play smile

#2602082 - 01/08/17 12:44 AM Re: MOYD 2017 [Re: SwissMS]  
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Put me on the Back on the Wagon list as well. A long day at work this past Tueday complete with unwanted overtime got me.

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#2602106 - 01/08/17 04:15 AM Re: MOYD 2017 [Re: ThePawn]  
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Finfan - as bSharp[C]yclist said, you need to actually be sitting at a piano for it to count as MOYD. Travel days are excused days, which a keep a list of in the first post of the thread for everyone. It is expected that people will have days traveling or sick when they cannot play.

ThePawn - I will put you Back on the Wagon today. I hope your workload lightens up!

#2603136 - 01/11/17 05:37 AM Re: MOYD 2017 [Re: SwissMS]  
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Please add me in for 2017. I must admit it's not going to be easy this year. I've got so much to do and to learn but piano is still the highlight of the day smile


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Celdor - I added you to the list. Hopefully piano will be a happy relaxation after everything else on your plate!

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I need to be excused for Jan. 8-14. I was visiting my mother and had no piano for practice. Had there been a piano, you can be sure my mom would have been all over me to practice. smile


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I will add Jan 8-14 to your excused list Stubbie! Your Mom sounds like a good parent! grin

#2604795 - 01/15/17 08:41 PM Re: MOYD 2017 [Re: SwissMS]  
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Hi, although I'm late in replying to this thread, I've been MOYD every day of 2017 thus far (although will have to ask for a few excused days shortly)

Thanks!


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I have added you to the list MaganR!

#2605054 - 01/16/17 05:19 PM Re: MOYD 2017 [Re: SwissMS]  
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Hi,

Please add me for 2017. I was happy with how this worked out in 2016. I missed the last few days of 2016 and the first few days of 2017 due to travel - however I did get to briefly play in a recently opened piano store in my home town, as well as on an unexpectedly nice piano at the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport.

Thank you,

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Aloha! Missed one day (January 15)on the return from a wonderful vacation to Kailua Kona, Hawaii. We rented a weighted digital yamaha for a week and when the others were sleeping early in the morning, I was watching the dark turn to light and playing the piano. The full moon on the ocean at 4 AM is amazing.


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#2605202 - 01/17/17 02:51 AM Re: MOYD 2017 [Re: WiseBuff]  
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I have you added Dr Jeff.

WiseBuff -Ah, sunrise playing in Hawaii...that sounds pretty wonderful! I rented a weighted digital when I first visited Spain last spring as well. It worked out well!

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Originally Posted by WiseBuff
Aloha! Missed one day (January 15)on the return from a wonderful vacation to Kailua Kona, Hawaii. We rented a weighted digital yamaha for a week and when the others were sleeping early in the morning, I was watching the dark turn to light and playing the piano. The full moon on the ocean at 4 AM is amazing.
Oh, my. I'm jealous!


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I missed reporting out for Wednesday 18th Jan. Not that I really minded - we went to hear Emanuel Ax at the VSO playing Beethoven's Emperor! What a treat! I got in a bit of practice before we left and when we got back so it was only one day. Facing a much bigger absence next week which I'll report in for as soon as plans are finalized.


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Originally Posted by WiseBuff
Aloha! Missed one day (January 15)on the return from a wonderful vacation to Kailua Kona, Hawaii. We rented a weighted digital yamaha for a week and when the others were sleeping early in the morning, I was watching the dark turn to light and playing the piano. The full moon on the ocean at 4 AM is amazing.
Oh, my. I'm jealous!

Me too!


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Oh boy, I forgot entirely: could I file an entry on the Excused list for Thursday? Must've been a 24-hour bug or something similar, since I'm feeling much better today, and managed to get a good half-hour in at the piano.

I'm feeling fairly good about this Bartok piece, and I've got my new recording position set up, so I'll see how a recording turns out over the next couple of days.

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Palmpirate - I have added Jan 18 to your excused list. It sounds like a very worthwhile miss! I hope you enjoyed the concert!

OrangeredStilton - I added the 19th to your list. I hope you are feeling better!

ClssiLib - I added Jan 19th to your list as well.

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I missed practice Saturday Jan 21 as I was out of town and had no access to a piano. travel days Friday Jan 20 and today but did manage to get some time in both days


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Braincramp and AprilE I have added you to our late starter list. Welcome!

Bsw I added Jan 21 to your excused list.

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Hi SwissMS, please add me to the excused list for 20/21 Jan as I was away for the weekend
Thanks!

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In the essence of accountability, I missed practice yesterday. It was planned, worked a 15 hour day and had to help the mother in law in the evening so I got to eat dinner and go straight to bed when I got home. Regardless, I'm back on the wagon if that doesn't count as excused! haha.

This thread is wonderful. I don't have issues practicing or getting myself to the piano, but there have been 3 days where not wanting to come over here and hang my head low has put me behind the keys for 5 minutes playing a repertoire piece. (Hanon be damned!)

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I've read about this forum for several years and only returned to the piano yesterday after months of absence. Really can't imagine my being successful at this but want to try and believe in a little work every night.
So please count me in. Two nights so far,two nights of hood practise.

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Missed a day yesterday (Jan 23). My mom was visiting me from far away and the only time I had to talk with her before she left for another city was after I got back from work, which is my usual practice time, and I couldn't practice later when everyone is asleep since the piano is in the guest room.

Edit: Happy Birthday SwissMS! Thanks for all your work managing the MOYD.

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barbaram - I added Jan 20/21 to you excused list. I hope you had a nice weekend!

Doc519 - That sounds like an awful long day! I will put you back on the wagon Jan 23.

alans, I have added you to our late start list. Welcome to the group!

Qazsedcft - I added Jan 23 to your excused list. Thanks for the Happy Birthday!

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I'm not coming to excuse myself, SwissMS, but to wish you a very Happy Birthday. smile


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Haven't missed a day this year at the piano, but I have missed a lot of time online.


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¡Muchas gracias Albunea! ¡Fue un día divertido!

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motoduc and PianoVibe I have added you to our group. Welcome!

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Please excuse me for 1/21 through 1/25. I was on a work trip. I reunited with my piano within the hour after returning home. smile


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I missed two days this week. I hate myself. Working till midnight and 2am every night this week due to deadlines. Ugh. But, the GOOD news is, I played for Two hours tonite. Please excuse me for the unfortunate time missed.


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Hi,

I needed to catch an early train for a work related trip, yesterday (27/1). I arrived a bit early at the station and there was a piano available as in most of stations and airports here in Paris, so I sited to play but the piano (a Yamaha upright) was in miserable conditions, couple of key broken half of the key not damped etc.

So I just played one Bach Minuetto...

Then I had no piano for the rest of day...

Does it count?

PS It remains not clear to me why they do not put digital pianos. I know they are not as appealing as acoustic one but they are definitely more resistent....

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#2609274 - 01/28/17 06:39 AM Re: MOYD 2017 [Re: fofig]  
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fofig - Five minutes counts, even if it is on a poor piano!

MeganR - I added Jan 21-25 to your excused list. I hope it was a good trip.

Terry Michael - Those sound like some very long days! I will put you back on the wagon.

PianoVibe - It is hard to keep the piano going with work days! I will put you back on the wagon as well.

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Terry Michael, I sympathize. Nothing bothers me more than work interfering with my piano study!

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Left Denver on Thursday Jan 26 for my annual board meeting in NYC. Thursday afternoon and Friday I rented a piano practice room for two hours each day. Great experience. Musicians everywhere...all rooms were full with singers and every imaginable instrument. Once inside my assigned room however I could just focus on my work.

Saturday however, I was in meeting all day and then dinner. Sunday was travel all day and falling into bed exhausted.

Missed January 29 and 30.


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I need to be excused from ebony and ivory Feb. 3 thru Feb 6th. Parrot Head Beach Ball for Alzheimer's!


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Just quickly posting to say I successfully completed January - sat at the piano every single day! Thanks in a really big part to this thread -- on the few days where I was less than excited I remembered this commitment and made myself sit on the bench and open a book. Without fail - I stayed for much much longer than 10 minutes!

1 month down, 11 to go!

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Wisebuff - I used to rent an "overflow" practice room for the Zurich Conservatory to practice after my lesson. It was not expensive (for Zurich), and it was a great experience. It was incredible listening to all the music around me - violins, singers, and of course very good pianists! I will add Jan 29-30 to you excused list.

SadieLady - I added Feb 3-6 to your list. Have a good time!

Soo - Congratulations for your first month of MOYD. It works!

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Please put me on the excused list for today . I have the flu and I am feeling totally wiped out.



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Just dropping in to say thank you MOYD2017. Getting into daily habit despite life stuff was personal achievement. Not sure I am doing well with the 40 piece goal 😝, but I am okay with it, as new habits take time...


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Echoing Pianoperformance's sentiment: since my regular play-time slot is 4am, it takes a disturbing amount of motivation to get me out of bed and to the piano, and fear of ending up Off the Wagon has been at least half of my motivation in these winter months.

And yeah, I'm at three out of "40" pieces for the year; it's not happening, but I am at least making progress.

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Casinitaly - I am sorry to hear that you have the flu! That is totally miserable. I will put you on the excused list for Feb 5.

OrangredStilton - Don't count yourself out of the 40 piece challenge yet! Three pieces for January is quite respectable. 40 pieces is less that 4 per month!

I missed a day Saturday, Feb 4, because we were in Cordoba for our anniversary. 23 years together!

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Happy anniversary SwissMs!

Please excuse me again today. 6 Feb.
I am better than yesterday but exhausted and have had headaches all day.

Two days in a row! Except for vacation time that's never happened before!


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Happy anniversary SwissMs, and I hope you are feeling better soon Cheryl!

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Thanks Barbaram smile

I need to be excused for yesterday, 7 Feb also.

I am still under the weather, but I will get to the piano later today, even if only for scales and arpeggios!



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Happy Anniversary SwissMs and GMajor...glad you could go and celebrate. Casinintaly, hope you're starting to feel better. A bad bug has been going through campus and my family too. Keeps folks down for a week or so. I'm drinking vitamin C and zinc hoping to avoid it.


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Thanks for the anniversary wishes everyone!

Casinitaly I will add Feb 6 to you list. I hope you are feeling better soon!!!

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I had to miss practicing Feb. 7, but it was for a good cause. I was downtown working from very early until dinnertime, at which point I left my business meeting to join my wife and SiFi and his better half for the Yuja Wang/Leonidas Kavakos recital at Strathmore. Didn't get home until very late, knowing I'd have to leave today by 6am. So no practice last night -- but tons of inspiration!


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ClsscLib - That sounds like a long day with a great ending! I will add Feb 7 to your list.

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Originally Posted by SwissMS
ClsscLib - That sounds like a long day with a great ending! I will add Feb 7 to your list.


Thanks. This was my first time seeing Yuja live. She's amazing, and for once we had great seats -- fourth row center.

It was an unusual recital: Four violin/piano sonatas. They all had formidable piano parts.

FWIW, I thought Yuja overshadowed her violin partner, but that's no shame on him. She's an exceptional musician.


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ClsscLib - That sounds like a long day with a great ending! I will add Feb 7 to your list.


Thanks. This was my first time seeing Yuja live. She's amazing, and for once we had great seats -- fourth row center.

It was an unusual recital: Four violin/piano sonatas. They all had formidable piano parts.

FWIW, I thought Yuja overshadowed her violin partner, but that's no shame on him. She's an exceptional musician.


A review of the recital for any who might be interested:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/music/yuja-wang-leonidas-kavakos-team-up-triumphantly-at-strathmore/2017/02/08/eaa7b9c8-ee19-11e6-a100-fdaaf400369a_story.html?utm_campaign=MK17-02-09(Kavakos-Wangsurvey)&utm_content=version_A&utm_medium=email&utm_source=wordfly&utm_term=.fbc9334d40ad

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I have not practiced since last Friday. frown I have been moving from Poland to Canada and it took me a few days to settle. I don't have a piano yet but I plan to get one tomorrow and restart my MOYD, and if I don't then I'll come back here to confess.


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Welcome to Canada, Qazsedcft, I hope you are happy here!


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Qazsedcft - Congratulations on your adventure in moving to Canada. Moving countries is a big deal, and does indeed take time away from piano. I was piano-less for weeks last fall in my move to Spain. I will add Feb 3-10 to your excused list. Have fun piano shopping!

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Welcome to Canada, Qazsedcft, I hope you are happy here!


I'd be up there too if Trudeau hadn't built that wall.


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I guess I'm quite late but I'd like to join the fun smile

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Welcome Emily Thorn! I will add you to our late starters list.

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In the interests of full accountability, I'd like to be excused for Feb 8: some kind of bug had me laid up in bed at my usual practice time.

Back to it yesterday and today, making progress with my current piece wink

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Hi guys,

I am just arrived in the alps today and I will be skiing for the whole week I hoped there was a piano in the hotel but this does not seem to be the case.

So I will be probably not playing from the 11/2 to the 18/2 since I will no piano.

Thanks
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I'm sorry, I have not played feb 14 and 15 due to flu (lost a private lesson too).
Feeling better today, I have restarted practicing.


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Wow! a lot of flu bugs going around it seems!

OrangeredStilton I will add Feb 8 to you excused list.

Pianoe Vibe I will add Feb 14-15 to yours.

fofig- I hope you are enjoying skiing! Switzerland received a lot of snow this year. It should be fun! I will add Feb 11-18 to your list.

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24-hour whirlwind business trip kept me "off-keys" for 2/16. Back at it tomorrow!


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ClsscLib- I will add 2/16 to your list.

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Please add Feb 15 and 16 to my list of absences. I was in Phoenix at a workshop on Student Success and although I took my music, there was no piano available. Probably not enough free time to touch one anyway.


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#2615806 - 02/18/17 03:56 PM Re: MOYD 2017 [Re: SwissMS]  
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Please put me on the excused list fot Feb 12-17; I've been skiing with my family.


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Originally Posted by SwissMS

fofig- I hope you are enjoying skiing! Switzerland received a lot of snow this year. It should be fun! I will add Feb 11-18 to your list.


Skiing was great and in fact, almost as good as the time in switzerland!

I managed to come back in time to spend some time at the pinao on the 18th. So my off perios was 11-17.


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WiseBuff - I added Feb 15-16 to your list.

torquenale - I added Feb 12-17 to yours. I hope you had a great family vacation!

fofig - I corrected your dates.

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Hi!
unfortunately I could not practice on Feb 19
I always practice piano in the morning, before going to work. Yesterday, we had an audit at work. so, I had to study some documents in the morning (instead of playing piano)
I got back home at 6 pm. I had enough time but I was mentally tired. I could not do anything. not playing piano, nor cooking! confusedI just wanted to rest!
but good news is that I am off today and I can practice double!

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I also need to be added to the excused list for Feb 21-24, please. Not only am I in Las Vegas (and far away from my beloved Boston), but I have the flu to boot. So on the road and sick. Count me as doubly unable to play. Or function really. Ugh.

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Dear SwissMS,
Please add me to the list of MOYD2017 partecipants also for this year. Thanks a lot...and kindest regards.
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ghazaleh - Work does so get in the way of good piano practice! I will put you back on the wagon today!

jandz - Traveling and sick! yuk! I hope you feel better soon. I will put Feb 21-24 on your excused list.

sempianist - Welcome! I will put you on our late starter's list.

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Somehow I managed to forget to practice yesterday. Got right back to it today.


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I can only plead forgiveness: I've missed four days this week, through a combination of:

- Sleeping late so I miss my 02:30 alarm;
- Not wanting to practice something that's unfamiliar (basic improv).

Terrible, I know, but I'm working through it; I might get a recording of how my improv sounds in the next couple of days.

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I missed 2/24/17 and 2/25/17 due to surgery for a broken wrist.

I'm planning to spend extra time working on chords. One handed practice isn't much fun, but I'll find something to do.

The injury is my right hand and I'm open to suggestions on what I can practice with just my left hand.


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mom3gram - These things happen. I will put you Back on the Wagon Feb 25.

OrangeredStilton - Slumps happen and life has a way of getting in the way of practicing sometimes. I will put you Back on the Wagon Feb 25.

Oongawa - Big time ouch! It sounds like you will be down for a while. I hope your wrist heals soon! I will add Feb 24-25 to your excused list.

Today we have to move out of our temporary apartment, but our place is still three weeks away from completion. I am going to try to have our rental piano moved into the place I have rented for the next three weeks, but I will not know if it will work out until tomorrow. I hate to think I might be without a piano for three weeks! cry

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I was ill last week so may I be excused please SwissMS for the 20th and 23rd February. I did sit on the bench on the 22nd but doubt that my unfocused plonking was productive.

Hope you wrist heals quickly Oongawa. I had to take 2 weeks off last year after surgery. Frustrating!



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Well here I am again. I need to be excused from 2/28 - 3/3 for yet another trip. At least I'm not sickly this time. Thanks, SwissMS!

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Hi SwissMS, I will need to be excused from June 19 - July 8, 2017. Am giving notice well in advance since I may forget to when the time comes. I'll be busy exploring Newfoundland/Labrador with a side trip to St. Pierre and Miquelon; the only bit of France left in North America. FYI, the currency used is the Euro. Thanks


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Sundew - I hope you are feeling better! I will add Feb 20-23 to your excused list.

jandz - I added Feb 28 - Mar 3 to you list. Have a good trip.

Tone Deaf - Well, that is way in advance! I will add June 19- July 8th to your list. You can let me know if the days need to be adjusted after the trip. You never know - you might find a piano along the way! You sent me to Wikipedia to research those French islands. I had no idea France had a presence in North America.

I successfully completed our move to another apartment without missing a day at the piano. I was so tired after packing and carrying, but MOYD made sure that I made it to the bench!

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Well done on surviving the move (I hate moving!!) AND keeping up your MOYD commitment SwissMS!

I completed February successfully -- but March is going to be trickier. Some holiday and work will be ramping up -- but I'm determined to make it 3 months in a row if at all possible. smile

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Well done on the move SwissMS, and I'm guessing that you managed to get your rental piano moved too given that you made it to the bench afterwards- kudos!

ToneDeaf, your trip sounds great. I had no idea about St Pierre et Miquelon, I'm feeling a little bit educated!

Oongawa, sorry to hear about your wrist and good luck with the recovery. Someone played a piece for the left hand alone in an ABF recital a while ago, I remember it being a lovely piece in it's own merits - might be more interesting than chords.


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Just to add to the above - it was Cat_W in May 2015 who played the piece for left hand alone:

http://recitals.pianoworld.com/wiki/index.php/Nocturne_-_for_left_hand_alone_-_Wunder,_Patrick_M._-_Cat_W_(Katharina_Wittfeld)_-_Recital_38_May_2015

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Had to miss yesterday, 2/28, due to work travel. Back at it today!


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Thank-you MOYD!

Was so busy yesterday, I was heading for bed when I realized I hadn't practiced all day. First time this year. Couldn't let that happen, so turned around and put it some time. Whew...that was close.

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ClsscLib - I will add feb 28 to your list.

Way to go SoundThumb! MOYD does work!

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Greetings. I am afraid I have to report in for absence since Feb 4th. Unexpected turn of events meant thoracic surgery scheduled next week so this was an opportunity to take a trip. Of all the most unlikely candidates for the dreaded lung cancer I had to be the one, totally healthy, clean life style and never smoked. I doubt I'll be back at the keys for a while. I did play yesterday and was amazed how much difference letting pieces 'rest' can make! Still need lots of work though and I look forward to that challenge just as soon as I can start playing again. MYOD Fro 2017 will have to be a miss but I shall enjoy reading how you all are keeping up with things!


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Palmpirate that is just awful. I hope you have a speedy recovery from surgery and that the news is positive.

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Palmpirate - I am so sorry to hear of your health issues. I wish you the best for the surgery and recovery. Our thoughts are with you.

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Please excuse me (late though I am) for 12, 17 Feb. One a birthday and the other, a trip to Brisbane. I had it in my head that I had MOYDed these, but then I realised that I hadn't. Thank you SwissMS.

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PatrickBI - I have added Feb 12 and 17 to your list.

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Palmpirate - that's terrible news - I hope your surgery is able to remove all the cancer and your recovery is quick and complete!


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Had to miss yesterday due to work travel. Back at it today.

Palmpirate, as someone who has gotten bad news before across the desk from the doctor, my heart goes out to you.

We live in an age of medical miracles. I will hope for the very best for you.


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Please excuse me for this past Saturday, 3/11. I was on a retreat with my church and there was no piano in sight!


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ClsscLib - I added Mar 8 to your excused list.

Morodienc I added Mar 11 to yours.

pianosuzemn - Welcome to MOYD! I will add you to our late starter's list!

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I need to be excused for March 16 due to illness. I'm back at the piano today, though with an abbreviated practice session. It gets old, fast, having to stop every 50 seconds to wipe one's nose!


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Stubbie - I hope you feel better soon! I will add March 16 to your excused list.

We moved to yet another rental apartment on Wednesday. I am currently piano-less until we move into our own place, which was supposed to be completed the 1st of February, then the 1st of March, and now the 1st of April. I still have lessons, and we work on aural and theory. I am learning a lot, and the neighbors are treated to hearing me sing blush, but I miss playing a piano!!

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March 9th I crashed the bike and made a mess of my right pinky:

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After my ER visit, a couple of trips to a hand specialist, and now the beginning of therapy I'm now back at the piano looking for pieces for left hand only. Right hand can only do much but I'm trying to mimic play with it as much as possible.

Please excuse me for March 9th - 17.







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I need to be excused for March 20th, I was outside home all day and night, cannot reach my beloved piano.


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PianoPerformance - Back on the Wagon for you! It sounds like a fun day though!

Terry Micheal - Ouch!! I hope everything is healing well. I will put you on the excused list for March 9 - 17.

Piano Vibe - I will add March 20 to you excused list.

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I am back in business! I rented a keyboard March 22, so I am back to playing everyday. I was piano-less March 16-21. I have a firm move in date for our new place now. My new Bosie will be delivered April 24!

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That is so exciting--can hardly wait to see and hear her!

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Begging forgiveness for 3/24. Extremely difficult day at work followed by the discovery that a contractor came in to finish a project unannounced and left our kitchen in disarray. Practice just didn't happen.


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Well, I wanted to make it three months playing piano every day, but...

I was letting water out of a bathtub Saturday night, and flakes of metal from the drain collar got embedded in the nail of LH2. The dermatologist removed part of my fingernail this morning to get the metal out. LH2 is now wrapped up so securely my coworkers thought I had lost the finger entirely, lol. I am back at the piano tonight doing RH only, but I must ask excuse for March 26.

Hopefully no more freak accidents will derail my MOYD!!


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Stellaria, that sounds painful! I hope it is back to normal soon. I was away today and thought I might not make it home to put in some time, but managed a meagre 10 minutes. Back to normal practice tomorrow.


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Finfan - I can relate to the mess that contractors leave, along with the problems to correct! It sounds like a hard day. I will put you back on the wagon. Hope your remodel goes more smoothly than mine!

PatrickBI - It sounds like a fun trip! I will put you on th excused list for Mar 13-25.

Stellaria - Big Ouch! I hope your finger is better soon! I will put March 26 on your list.

AprilE - Way to go! It is tough getting to piano after a hard day, but you did it!

I am enjoying my portable. My set up is rather comical. The piano is sitting on an over-stuffed chair with the cushion standing up as a music stand. Half the time I am chasing the pedal around with my foot, because it slides on the tile floor. But at least I am playing! I might play really well when I finally get back to a grand piano!

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Hi Guys,

last week I was in Milan for the weekend did not have the chance to play 25 and 26 march. Back on the keyboard now...

thanks!
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Hey SwissMS. Once again on the road but i forgot to email before i left. I'm in Berlin through tomorrow and wont be able to play until i am home and recovered form the time difference. I've been here since Sunday so the dates i need are March 26-31.

Thank You!!

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fofig - Hope you enjoyed Milan! I added March 25-26 to your excused list

jandz - Enjoy Berlin! I have added 26-31 to yours.

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Thanks! I love spending time there. I have yet to truly make the most of it (by heading to Bonn or Salzburg or some other fantastic musical destination) but for this trip I did rent a bicycle. That let me get out and about and really get something of a feel for the city. Regretfully, the hotel we stayed in this time did not have a piano so I was unable to play at all but Berlin itself is just lovely.

Thanks for adding me to the list. I promise I'm back at it starting tomorrow. Over the ocean right now heading home and can't wait to see my Boston again.

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Phew - just managed to squeak through March. I had a few days with really short sessions (company at the house and then illness) - but I did place my fingers on the piano every day in March for a few minutes at least.

jandz - hope you had a safe trip home and are feeling recovered from the jet lag!

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Swiss MS...so glad you have a keyboard to keep your fingers limber for the new Bosie. That is exciting.

FinFan...Kitchen remodel is apparently one of the top stressors...the mess and the contractors. I bet it will be lovely.


Have to add 3 days to my out of town (March 31, April 1 and April 2). We went to a dog show in Scottsbluff where we slogged through cold, rainy and then VERY muddy days at the fairgrounds without a single win for our dogs. AND there was no Internet, as well as no piano in sight. Good thing we like our show friends. So good to be home.

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Had to miss Tuesday 4/4 for a family funeral out of town. Back at it today!


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Wisebuff - Rain + dogs + mud - Sounds like quite an adventure!
I will add March 31, April 1-2 to your list.

ClsscLib - Sorry to hear of your loss, I will add April 4 to your list.

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I spent the day in NYC and was too tired to practice when I got home. Please excuse me for today.


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