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I Am a Musician

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    Getting ready to play my kindie music at a

    community winter festival .....
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 2 Responses Feb 7

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    Im only sixteen, but I have plans to compose

    music or teach music. Maybe be a playwrite. Maybe some of each. I just want to have music every day of my life!
    Takemetomywonderland Takemetomywonderland 16-17, F 2 Responses May 18, 2014

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    I thought it would be fun to arrange a cover

    song, so I did, lol. It's called "True", a tune by Spandau Ballet in 1983. I don't really do music anymore and put it on my dad's youtube channel he said it was ok. I like the challenge of finding the same instruments and settings. Although this cover isn't perfect I hope you...
    TammyTamTam TammyTamTam 18-21, F Apr 24

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    So I forgot my Christmas songbook

    for my kids Xmas daycare party today!! Faked it and broke the record for Santa song guitar solos!! Music is fine. Lyrics not so much "Frosty the snowman he loves to ...play in the snow ...making snow angels..." Lmao
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 3 Responses Dec 1, 2014

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    Well today was symphonic band's last performance

    for the semester until we go to Europe. Not everyone is going though because several are graduating. 1 friend in particular is leaving to Michigan where is going to get married. I am not good at goodbyes. I will miss him. I will miss a lot of the people not coming back. If it is...
    mstenorsaxplayer mstenorsaxplayer 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 26

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    As a Musician and having played in bands

    and having spent many hours in a recording studio throughout my life Im now really fed up with bands toiday and their ''sub standard recordings''. They seem to be appearing everywhere, sites like soundcloud and reverbnation are saturated with sub standard recordings. I'm not...
    musica5 musica5 31-35, M 2 Responses Apr 8

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    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 18

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    When I play gigs in front of smaller audiences

    I get more nervous and wonder what they are thinking observing, maybe analysing and criticising. When the audience is much larger I feel lees aware and therefore less nervous. The first set is often the more precarious but by the time the second set gets going I am much more...
    dpc2014 dpc2014 51-55, M 3 Responses Feb 18

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    Life is like a piano.

    The white keys represent joy. The black keys show sadness. As you go through life remember, the black keys make music to.....
    Hiddenmusician Hiddenmusician 13-15, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I, myself, am a musician

    and I consider myself to be a musical artist. I read a book about musical expression through marimba and it quoted a philosopher. "But then, no artist is normal; if he were, he wouldn’t be an artist. Normal men don’t create works of art. They eat, sleep, hold down routine...
    MarimbaJake MarimbaJake 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 25, 2014

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    "I don't want to work--I just want to bang on

    the drums all day..."--Todd Rundgren I know that feeling so well. Skipping Social Studies and running to the band room to practice...Beating the fool out of a snare is great therapy!
    singstothewind singstothewind 46-50, F Feb 20

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    So about a week ago I joined a band looking

    for a drummer and I couldn't be happier I've finally found five people Clover Tino John and Dylan who have the same passion for music as I do
    JoeyAshton JoeyAshton 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 2

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    Me and my brother are working on our album "Age

    of love " you can check it out on soundcloud under the name MusicMythology. Let me know what you think XLoriX
    XLoriX XLoriX 22-25, F May 10

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    I play the guitar and trumpet

    and sing. I have a 6-string and a 12-string guitar. I don't play a lot and am not very good, but I'm good enough to make people who don't know any better think that I'm good. :) Would love to actually play in a bad someday.
    Xeno08 Xeno08 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 27, 2013

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    Kendles Kendles 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 28

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    Music Is My Life.

    I'm a musician. I have been since I was about 5 or 6 years old. I've played around with piano since I was 8 or 9, but still not very good. I started bassoon(my life) about 7 or 8 years ago and it's about the only thing in my life that always makes me happy. I've picked up sax...
    barefootbassoonist barefootbassoonist 22-25, F 5 Responses Sep 23, 2007

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    I am a blind rapper and okay singer from Philly.

    I just got my first mic two days ago and I was hoping for some tips. If you want to hear my test of the mic let me know
    RicanPenguin RicanPenguin 18-21, M Mar 27

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    I play piano, clarinet,

    flute, organ, and sing
    CisumSixela CisumSixela 13-15, F 4 Responses May 26, 2014

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    Anyone interested in making a song with me.

    I rap but I would like if someone can sing a verse and the chorus for me.
    4everbored 4everbored 16-17, M 1 Response May 16

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    WearOutKyd WearOutKyd 26-30, M 7 Responses a week ago

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    I perform in a piano ensemble concert tomorrow!

    Hopefully it will go alright, especially since none of us have practiced playing the songs together...we just have to wing it and hope for the best :)
    PhantomPower PhantomPower 18-21, F 5 Responses May 1

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    thekoi thekoi 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 23

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    Technically I call myself a recovering one

    though. Bass for 26 years, guitar for 25 years and I've dabbled with drums for 24 years...haven't owned a kit for 22 years though. Mostly self taught, play more by feel than theory even though I do grasp some theory. I consider myself recovering due to spending 23 years...
    CrypticK76 CrypticK76 36-40, M 1 Response May 9

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    Being a musician is the best thing in the world

    I'm not even kidding! As soon as you pick up that guitar or pen and paper or start singing, it's like your worries just flow out with the song (most of the time.) I'm 15 and my biggest dream is to become a musician, I will do everything I can to make sure that dream becomes...
    musicislife00 musicislife00 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 29, 2014

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    I didn't write this song,

    but I had to arrange it because it's such a beautiful tune by Spandau Ballet. I made it instrumental though cause I can't sing. Hope you enjoy : ) My dad was proud to have it on his youtube channel thank God lol. I don't have one yet or a google plus yet. My dad is part of a...
    TammyLot TammyLot 18-21, F 5 Responses May 10

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    JoeyAshton JoeyAshton 18-21, M Feb 24

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    I'm terribly terrified to go on stage tonight.

    I did wanna do it. I don't feel great about it. I'm scared to death and I feel so confused cause I don't get stage fright. This is a big gig and im scared so I guess that's normal. Ugh I hate throwing up nervous! I'm throwing up and getting sick from this. Idk why? I can play...
    Jennerrous Jennerrous 36-40, F 9 Responses Dec 9, 2014

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    Starting up my youtube channel

    officially: Acoustic Guitar Interpretations, mostly. View/Subscribe if you're interested. I won't spam this, I promise. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2ify-x0BSc
    TwentyTwoReasons TwentyTwoReasons 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 5

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    Musics not about showing off,

    its to reach and connect with others when words fail ><
    Sevii Sevii 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 30, 2014

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    Today I just got into a band.

    . yay me!! And it happend so Spontaneously!! :) so excited!!
    ella209 ella209 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 3, 2014

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    I play the drums, piano

    and guitar. Music is one thing that has always just helped me relax, feel different emotions stronger then i've felt before. It has helped me grow as a person. It is the one place i go to escape from the world and my problems, sometimes i even go to my music to think of...
    coldavenue coldavenue 18-21, M 4 Responses Jul 17, 2014

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    My student had been accepted to her college of

    choice, and was offered five figures in scholarship awards for her first year of study. I used to think that playing music was the best feeling in the world. But now I know different: watching your student play music is the best feeling in the world.
    FakeIsTheNewReal FakeIsTheNewReal 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 13, 2014

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    I play the flute. Yes it seems like a feminin

    instrument, but trust me, it's not. Anyone else plays the flute?
    BudderNinja11 BudderNinja11 13-15, M 3 Responses Mar 7

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    I play the fiddle, the mandolin,

    the cello, the bass, the guitar, the banjo, the piano, the flute, the pennywhistle, the harpsichord, and I sing
    msharleenquinzel msharleenquinzel 18-21, F 7 Responses Oct 25, 2014

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    I am self taught. I play bass,

    a little guitar and I used to do screaming style vocals for a metal band in high school.
    jakeyxedge jakeyxedge 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    Drum And bass mostly,

    also a little guitar and keyboards. I've been known to sing a little too :-)
    drumthing drumthing 36-40, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    recording Guitar, synth

    and bass tonight for a new track.
    JackH19 JackH19 18-21, M Mar 31

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    A Night At The Bar With The Pitches.

    So a C, an E-flat, and a G walk into a bar. The bartender says, "sorry, but we don't serve minors." So E-flat leaves, and C and G have an open fifth between them. After a few drinks, the fifth is diminished and G is out flat. F comes in and tries to augment the situation, but is...
    CyberPunk1 CyberPunk1 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 18, 2013

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    I know that music is an expression; Therefore,

    it's a language that can be use for communication. Music can make us cry, happy, sad, and excited, and There are many experiences in the past where music was use for this exact purpose. As such, I know that music has both a natural side as well as spiritual. So, in my growth as...
    growingwisdom growingwisdom 22-25, M 1 Response May 13

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    I am a female musician

    and play the piano and organ instruments. I have been playing the piano since age 5 with my mother. She started me with professional lessons at age 6 and when I turned 16 I started to play the organ. I graduated from college with a bachelors and masters of fine arts degrees...
    karenathome karenathome 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 9, 2014

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    I have been studying in the international

    conservatoire (music school)for 10 years. And i need 2 more years and i will graduate as a guitarist Im studying this not as a main major in my life;it started as a hobby and i didn't know I'm ganna reach this stage Now I'm finding a lot of trouble to manage my time between...
    Bagh8 Bagh8 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    It's been a year since I gigged last.

    couple years ago I was in four bands and gigged all the time. I miss it. jonesing to gig again.
    jpchaney jpchaney 46-50, M 2 Responses May 3

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    hi peoples :) i am a music ed major at a tiny

    little school called lee university. i love music so i decided to do something in that field. i have no idea what yet, but something. i just want to learn everything i can about music. if God didnt put music in my life, i dont know where id be now. well, time for work. bye :)
    mstenorsaxplayer mstenorsaxplayer 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    Music Is Not Only Guitar and Singing

    What is music? I suppose it is, like all art, a way to express yourself. Well at least that is what they say. I guess I somewhat agree. Not totally though. When I listen to music, no matter what kind, I can only hear the inside of it. The notes. Pitches. Rythm. Harmonies...
    eleria eleria 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 18, 2008

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    It equally the most fulfilling

    and disappointing thing in my life. I've played a number of musical instruments throughout my life starting with flute, baritone, guitar, various percussion, piano (though I wouldn't rate myself) synths, lap steel and a brief foray into dj mixing. Playing in a band is one of...
    chinawhite007 chinawhite007 26-30, M 7 Responses May 11

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    Sometimes I Miss It

    I used to sing in front of thousands of people about 4 times a weekend ten years ago. I started singing professionally about 12, i was a bit of a prodigy. I began singing at about 4, could harmonize read music & play piano at 7. It is strange how much better people treat you when...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 14, 2013

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