, "Master of Your Own Destiny", 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".
2019 will be the 15th 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 2018 badge in their signatures on 31 December 2019.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 2019 MOYD winners. Below you will find the 2018 Siggies, for those who participated in 2018. INSTRUCTIONS FOR ADDING IMAGES TO YOUR SIGNATURE:
1. Place your cursor on the desired icon,
2. right click,
3. go to properties,
4. copy the Url, or copy image address
5. go to your profile page signature box,
6. place cursor,
7. click on "enter an image" paste. ( add [img] before the address and [/img] after. The badge address should read [ img]http://forum.pianoworld.com//gallery/42/medium/10981.png
[/img], without the space after the first bracket).
8. save changes
So, 2018 MOYD'ers, grab a badge and display it proudly! You earned it with your hard work in 2018. Then, join in again for another year of fun with MOYD!2019 Participants:
CLM Piano Learner
Arty Movie- Jan 31, April 22
barbaram - Jan 22, March 22-23, April 20-23, May 4, June 1-4, 8
bSharp(C)yclist - April 12-14, May 27-June 1, July 11-13
Casinitaly - Feb 6-11, April 22, April 24-30
CLM Piano Learner - April 23-29
ClsscLib Jan 3, 8 Feb 14, 27-28, April 6, April 18, May 1, 5, 22-23, June 5, 21, July 11-12, 14-15
Claudemir - April 24-26, July 9-13
Downhill_Fast- May 3-5
Finfan - Jan 10-11, Feb 21-22, July 13-28
ghazaleh - Jan 12,22
greywullf - Feb 15
LadyAcadia- April 27
Lonely Kid - Jan 25
Marcus NH- Jan 25-Feb 3
MeganR- Jan 8-11, May 28-June 1
MH1963 Jan 13-15, March 2
PatrickBl - Jan 18-Feb 2. Feb 27-March 27, April 9, 14-16 May, 5 June 8-15, July 11, 17-18
Pianist@Heart - March 5-28
PianoCats - March 20-22, July 7-8
pianosuzem - Feb 15-18
Snejana - March 29
Stubbie - June 10,27, July 4-12
SwissMS - April 23-June 25
torquenale Jan 16-17, March 4-6, June 14, 19-24
TomLC- April 5-9
Triryche March 11-12, March 19-20
WiseBuff - May 17-19
wouldloveto- March 22, June 29-30, July 20-30
zillybug - March 8
Back on the Wagon
Marcus NH Jan 15
SwissMS- Mar 5
Pianist@Heart Feb 28. March 5, April 4, May 3, May 10, May 24, June 28, July 12
barbaram - March 25
torquenale - May 31Late Starters
Superman2048 - Feb 22
michaelvi March 16
Snejana March 16, April 9
ADWyatt - April 8
PianoStudent88 - May 10
Ilay - June 13
Pau Gasol - July 7