I Am a Musician

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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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses May 11, 2015

    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
    3 Responses May 1, 2015

    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
    26-30, M
    1 Response May 13, 2015

    Hey there guys. My name is Myk Williams.

    From Houston TX, I am a musician trying to find my circle. I have my own music plus samples of Katy Perry, Rihanna, John Legend, Beyoncé, r.kelly. I would like to share. My movements. :)
    mykwill2000 mykwill2000
    26-30, M
    Nov 17, 2015

    I song write its my main best ability.

    I am a pretty good writer and ballads are my thing... I sing too.. :3 I love music. But it's hard to write songs when ur not immensely it love or broken...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 13, 2015

    im a visually impaired guitarist

    and pianist. going to be learning the flute.
    oddballgreen oddballgreen
    41-45, M
    1 Response Dec 17, 2015
    laraxoxo laraxoxo
    16-17, F
    Jan 6
    WearOutKyd WearOutKyd
    26-30, M
    5 Responses May 18, 2015

    I was inspired to write a few days ago

    after not really playing much for several months. Here's a short song I wrote.....(no lyrics) it's still a work in progress. http://picosong.com/bX5F/
    SuperMachoNerdMan SuperMachoNerdMan
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Nov 27, 2015

    Well, I'm a vocalist

    and guitarist..at a prog rock band at the moment!
    zezitch zezitch
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Oct 5, 2015

    I am definitely beginning.

    new to cello and choir but i would not trade it for the world. i hope to study it in university some day.~
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jan 3

    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
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 18, 2014

    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
    Apr 25, 2014

    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
    2 Responses Dec 1, 2014

    Well i am not actually a musician,

    however i love singing and my friends tell me that my voice is great. However, i have never worked it out, so i don't really know if i can do much on vocals. Truth is i record myself and i have no idea if i like what i hear. I am not confident enough to let my voice with...
    Neveat Neveat
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 25, 2015

    I bought my first electric guitar yesterday!

    It's a fender squire strat it also came with a fender hard shell case, strap and a decent amp for 150$ :)
    NightGalleries NightGalleries
    18-21, M
    8 Responses Feb 13

    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

    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
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Oct 25, 2014

    can anyone help me find a 10 string mandolin

    nut? all I keep finding is 8 string. I've never filed my own nuts before so I'd rather not just buy a blank nut. but I got this 10 string at an antique shop for $20 and didn't realize how difficult of a piece that would be to find. I really want to play my new mando!!
    nakedofaname nakedofaname
    26-30
    Nov 22, 2015

    I play piano, alto saxaphone,

    and very little guitar
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Feb 6

    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

    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
    6 Responses Jan 18, 2008

    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

    I'm going to be practicing the bari sax

    for hours this weekend for the concert next week. Lord help me!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Jan 9

    I am a vocalist and the classical guitar was my

    instrument. must admit though that I haven't played one in many years. picked up a guitar the other day. Tried to feel it in my arms. Must admit, i do miss playing it.Somehow as I got older, I think I fell in love with other string instruments such as the Cello and the Double...
    TheBlowersDaughter TheBlowersDaughter
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Nov 16, 2015

    Wanna help make music snippets

    for videos? In Southern California (though not necessary)? Want to help make videos or like activities that are geeky/nerdy/sporty/gaming/physical? Got 2 free groups on FB (can be on other sites) forming. Share this post? (Reference my profile or email here). Both need hosts...
    supergirl805 supergirl805
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 14

    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

    I love Ireland ( my guitar )

    so much, we've been together since the 7th Grade i've had so many memories with her :) x
    glyalshmli glyalshmli
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Oct 19, 2014

    I play piano, clarinet,

    flute, organ, and sing
    PapiChocolate PapiChocolate
    16-17, F
    4 Responses May 26, 2014

    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

    I love music. I love playing music.

    But everyone I know sends some mixed messages. My stepdad tells me I have that drive to play that he didn't but in the same breath tells me how hard it is to get into anything that isn't a music teacher. I was supposed to audition for Eastern Regions (basically, if you do good...
    flatbari flatbari
    16-17, M
    2 Responses Nov 19, 2015

    I recorded a song and need followers.

    ..how did I do for this is a Whitney Houston Song COUNT ON ME. http://youtu.be/pgR358weaWY
    mykwill2000 mykwill2000
    26-30, M
    Sep 18, 2015

    I create electronica.

    It's a style all my own with influences more in alternative hip hop. When i get the equipment i will be adding vocals to it. I had a lot of fun creating this song (and recreating after a computer crash) and i hope you have fun listening to it! PM me for link Thanks!
    trollfysics trollfysics
    22-25, M
    Dec 30, 2015

    I'm a euphonium player

    and aspiring music therapist. I've been playing euphonium for about three years and I've just finished my first season marching my rookie year in a drum and bugle corps this summer. Being a musical performer hasn't just changed my identity, it is my identity.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Dec 3, 2015

    My Swan, the nudist drummer,

    Told me to check out his Hero, Neil Peart.Doing so right now, I thought I'd share with u guysa cute hilarious video of Rick who learns how to drum from Neil Peart of RUSH. (originally aired: November 07, 2006).I think i love Neil's personality as well as his talent of course. I...
    TheBlowersDaughter TheBlowersDaughter
    36-40, F
    Nov 22, 2015

    I just have this problem with my ability to

    handle jealousy when I'm around other musicians. Most of my friends are in bands, play guitar etc. but I never feel proud or happy for them whatsoever,I just feel constant envy of their talents because I believe they're more talented than me. And so I can appear quite sarcastic...
    amyxmae amyxmae
    18-21, F
    7 Responses May 29, 2015

    I started playing guitar

    when I was 15 years old. I had been playing drums for a couple of years at that point, but I really wanted to start writing songs, and it's hard to do on the drums. I played guitar religiously and wrote songs from 15 to 22. When I got sick, it completely messed up my motor...
    thecraziestpanda thecraziestpanda
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Mar 21

    When I was 7, my brother handed me a guitar

    and said, "Show me watcha got." I strummed, and it sounded horrible. But...at that very moment, I fell in love with that instrument. I was determined to learn everything about it. A couple of days later, my grandma went and bought me my very own. I was so excited. I started...
    ExploreroftheUnknown ExploreroftheUnknown
    18-21, M
    6 Responses Mar 15

    the recent song that I wrote All we wanted was

    some quiet all we wanted was to fall asleep all we got was just some riots all we got was fear to walk in the street when I try to think about a better place it's hard for me to find they need to realize that we're not in a race it would be best for human kind just stop and we...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Oct 11, 2015

    Well, I play the guitar

    and sing a bit. Acoustic guitar, 'unplugged' is best. I have written songs, some of which are posted as 'poems'.
    TValentine TValentine
    56-60, M
    Mar 30

    recording Guitar, synth

    and bass tonight for a new track.
    JakH20 JakH20
    18-21, M
    Mar 31, 2015

    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.....
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses May 19, 2015

    I am 21 years old, i dabble in many things

    but have mastered none of them. Creating music is one of those. None of my peer groups share this interest and i would love to meet fellow artists/musicians/authors to bounce ideas and have a good time as we go through this life.If you are a philosophical human you have my...
    trollfysics trollfysics
    22-25, M
    Dec 29, 2015

    And music saved my life.

    I discovered my love for the piano at the age of 16 when I was experiencing my lowest point in life. I taught myself to play by ear and two years later I knew I had to pursue this professionally. My mind has opened up I. Ways I didn't think we're possible, and I regained control...
    justbnatural justbnatural
    22-25, M
    5 Responses Jun 29, 2015

    Musics not about showing off,

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

    A stranger saw me practicing ukulele in my car

    today (waiting in a parking not driving mind you) and looked at me as if I was a green alien with antenas, sitting next to a pink flamenco.... I saw in his eyes that he will never see the world in the same way again. With a bit of luck I've ruined his life forever.... ;)
    Sealotus Sealotus
    31-35, F
    1 Response Oct 2, 2015

    So what do you do? Answer,

    im a musician. Oh I see. Are you making any money doing that? Not yet. Why don't you go get a real job? Do you have any skills? Have you considered going back to school? Well im a flunk. My mind can't comprehend mathematics and the education system says I can't earn a...
    Jackson2222 Jackson2222
    26-30, M
    1 Response Nov 18, 2015

    Getting ready to play my kindie music at a

    community winter festival .....
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Feb 7, 2015

    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
    22-25, M
    4 Responses Jul 17, 2014

    As a child I was always fascinated by the piano

    and astonished how a person could create such amazing sounds by sitting behind one. My father always put my older sister down when she expressed interest in playing. She always had a unique ability. Ever since she was little she composed pieces, though simple, that were always...
    justbnatural justbnatural
    22-25, M
    9 Responses Jul 7, 2015

    I spent the day practicing music between my

    guitar and my flute. I'm finally getting somewhere with Albert Perilhou's Ballade. I will make it to Juilliard someday.
    AngelEyes907 AngelEyes907
    18-21, F
    Jan 24

    Looking for a young British male,

    Undiscovered Acoustic Guitaristto collaborate with meOn a few projectsDo Contact meFor more detailsWith Love,MuffyMeowxoxo
    Muffylicious Muffylicious
    36-40, F
    Oct 8, 2015

    Today I just got into a band.

    . yay me!! And it happend so Spontaneously!! :) so excited!!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Sep 3, 2014

    Been playing guitar since I was 16,

    lead is not my strong point
    ProtectHer88 ProtectHer88
    26-30, F
    Mar 23

    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
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Feb 18, 2015

    A couple of weeks ago,

    a man called me a musician. I was alone in a small art gallery and the owner came out to do something. He walked past me, saw my ukulele in my backpack and said, ?Oh! A musician!? He smiled, ?Nice ukulele.? and walked off. I?ve never been called a musician. I?ve never really...
    awfullyscaredofeverything awfullyscaredofeverything
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 14, 2015
    WearOutKyd WearOutKyd
    26-30, M
    Sep 28, 2015
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