This is the official signup and participation thread for the 2020 "40 Pieces A Year Challenge"! We'll use this thread for signups, tracking progress, recordings (if you decide to share them) and discussion.The Goal:
To learn, perform and experience forty piano pieces in a year. The Method:
Pieces can include any genre (e.g., classical, jazz, rock, pop, arrangements). Most of these will be (should be) below your current skill level. These pieces do not have to be completed to a polished final standard. Ultimately, the pieces are for skill building, technique development, rhythm work, sight-reading, exploring new music and having fun.The Rules:
There are no rules. It is up to you on how to craft this challenge. Tracking Your Progress:
Please check in with this thread when you complete your pieces - we'll keep a running total for everyone at the top and edit it as needed. Please feel free to upload any recordings that you're making (this is not a requirement). We are a supportive group, so the more you participate and ask questions, the more you will get out of the challenge!Some Notes About Skill Levels and Competition:
We all have many different backgrounds and skill levels, so this challenge will look different for each one of us. Our goal is to support and foster people's drive to complete the challenge, no matter what skill level. Please be kind and refrain from bringing negative attitudes into the thread, whether towards yourself or towards others! This is about meeting the challenge (and the piano) where you are rather than comparing yourself to others.
For more details about the inspiration and source of this challenge, please read these pieces by Elissa Milne:Where Did the 40 Piece Challenge Begin?The Surprising Power Of QuantitySuggestions for Getting Started