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Welcome to another year of MOYD!! MOYD, "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".

2021 will be the 17th 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 2021 badge in their signatures on 31 December 2021.

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 2021 MOYD winners. Below you will find the 2020 Siggies, for those who participated in 2020.

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

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So, 2020 MOYD'ers, grab a badge and display it proudly! You earned it with your hard work in 2020. Then, join in again for another year of fun with MOYD! Let us all hope for a better, healthier year in 2021

MOYD 2021 Participants:
bSharp(C)yclist
meghdad
EB5AGV
bob44
loydb
MH1963
WiseBuff
Gary Hamilton
Lontra
Sol Finker
trooplewis
Stubbie
Johan B
Mickey_
Maryllis
Nickram
akc42
Pianist@Heart
jotur
KrisR
zillybug
barbaram
wouldloveto
Ojustaboo
Myssk87
Tonya Mac
diminished
Menno
Saan
bradamant
Chili_Time
Mwieczorek223
PatrickBl
Napalm
9Volt
Osho
HarmonySmurf
Snejana
Triryche
motoduc
Rider
Palmpirate
Maira713


Excused Days:

PatrickBl - Jan12
Lontra - Feb 23, Mar 1

Back on the Wagon:
Napalm - Feb 24
jotur - March 8

Late Starters:

Emily2Lame

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Thanks for putting this together, SwissMS. I plan to participate again this year.


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Me too! :-)

Thanks for creating this.

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Please, add me!

Thanks and have a great and musical 2021!!!


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OK, why not, this will be my new year's resolution.

ADDED LATER: in fact I'll go play right now while I have a few minutes

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In for 2021, great idea.

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Yay! Sign me up for another year.
MOYD is great.

I’m still bad but making progress.


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Count me in again! It's such a habit now, it's easy to play every day but I like the comradery of the group.


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Every year I have trouble getting the new icon. When I right click on the icon, it does not bring up "properties". There was some other process I needed to use but it's been a year.


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This will be my first full year learning/playing the piano. Please count me in.

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WiseBuff try this:

Right click on the badge that you want, and then choose "copy image address".

Go to your profile page and paste that link into your signature. Then edit to put [img] before the link adress and [/img] after. It should look like the following without the space after the first bracket.

[ img]http://forum.pianoworld.com//gallery/42/medium/14102.png[/img]

I hope that helps!

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Please add me 🙏

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Count me in.

Thank you for the good work.


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Sounds good, I'm in.


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Sign me up for 2021.


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Hi SwissMs,

Please, sign me up for 2021....

Kind regards,
Johan B


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Hi SwissMS: I'm a SwissMR – and happy to join. :-)


at home: Kawai MP11SE; Yamaha LG800; Yamaha HS7; Ultimate MS-100B; Sennheiser HD558 | office: MP7SE; K&M 18820; Beyerdynamic DT-770 Pro

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Yes, SwissMS, that worked. Thank you so much.


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Please add me for 2021 after I had silently participated in 2020.

MOYD is such a good idea.

Best regards
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Welcome to MOYD:

bSharp(C)yclist
meghdad
EB5AGV
bob44
loydb
MH1963
WiseBuff
Gary Hamilton
Lontra
Sol Finker
trooplewis
Stubbie
Johan B
Mickey_
Maryllis

Let's have another good year of practicing!!

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