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I Am a Musician

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    So I started playing the Drums

    when I was 19 and played in a number of bands thewout the years until my middle 20s then something major happend.. A hurricaine destroyed the house I was living in. I lost everything.. My car was washed out and everything in the house was Destroyed. Thank goodness I had all my...
    Langdon78 Langdon78 36-40, M Jul 1

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    I had a dream that all the strings came off of

    my bass guitar just as I was about to go on stage. It was awful! That doesn't even happen! Lol
    starling156 starling156 18-21, M Jun 16

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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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    Currently got a mic pointing out my window,

    I'm planning on putting some progy delayed guitar over the sound of the thunder and lightning.
    JackH19 JackH19 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 20

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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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    I've been a musician

    since when I was twenty, when I decided to free myself from the traditional life style. And while most of my friends and relatives had their own little house, their own little car, and worried about taxes and money and clothes, I moved freely without so much as a rucksack with...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 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 6 Responses Oct 25, 2014

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    so my first ambient track "the last planet" is

    on spotify under my artist name "Another Ambient August" :D please check it out and drop a follow and a like :D also check my website: anothetambientaugust.weebly.com and my Facebook : Facebook.com/anotherambientaugust57
    michaelnutty25 michaelnutty25 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 12

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    You know you were in any kind of musical group

    and when the director would get made he would grab the music stand and throw it at the wall
    whenyourinmyshoes whenyourinmyshoes 18-21, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I've had a bass guitar

    for a while but only just now might have time for lessons. I've taught myself all my other instruments except for piano lessons. But I wanna get really good at bass and take proper lessons. Any tips?
    starling156 starling156 18-21, M 3 Responses May 30

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    I have been a musician

    since age 7. I started playing the piano at that age. I played in high school and college concerts. On weekends, I give piano lessons to both females and males alike.
    readytovacation readytovacation 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 14

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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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    At my favorite spot for the weekly rock jam.

    . I'm not in this pic, I stay kinda low key, but I'm loved and appreciated for my unique instrument.
    Rdmthoughts Rdmthoughts 31-35, M 4 days ago

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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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    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 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 19, 2014

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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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    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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    I've been playing music forever.

    Started off tapping out beats on everything, started piano lessons, and between middle school til now I've learned to play the Bassoon, all Saxophones, French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone and learned to sing as well. Music is that very rare something that I feel I'd be lost without.
    GreenEyedFox GreenEyedFox 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 14

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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...
    ChinaWhiteNight ChinaWhiteNight 26-30, M 6 Responses May 11

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    I started in middle school on the tuba.

    When I was 15 I decided I wanted to follow in dad's footsteps and pick up a guitar. I played for the next 17 years and when I found myself starting over after a long soul crushing marriage, I was free to do what I wanted, and the opportunity arose to play bass in a band. I had...
    Rdmthoughts Rdmthoughts 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 23

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    I can't give out names

    but my dad started a band in college that now has a whole underground music scene in New York and influenced a lot of the music there in the 80s. But he didn't go with them when they moved to New York. Good thing, because he met my mom and had a family. He's still friends with...
    starling156 starling156 18-21, M May 30

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    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...
    internallybroken internallybroken 16-17, M Jan 13

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    I've been playing the guitar

    for over 45 years and still play with designer nails on my fingers women are just as good as guys but they look better in spandex
    samara11besc samara11besc 51-55 Jun 18

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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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    I arranged this cover to (TRUE) by Spandau

    Ballet. I hope you enjoy, thanks. It was very difficult finding the right instruments and settings, and a very emotional experience for me. Johnny
    MajorTomComingHome MajorTomComingHome 41-45, M 2 Responses Jun 23

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

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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 have two songs on iTunes!

    ! the last planet and Way Past Andromeda
    michaelnutty25 michaelnutty25 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 20

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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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    I learned music really late.

    I was 26 when I began playing the drums. Now I bass guitar as well.
    BassPlayer77 BassPlayer77 36-40, M 1 Response Jun 29

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    Started at four with the piano

    and then on to the drums at about 5... then writing music and vocals followed soon after
    Spfxartist13 Spfxartist13 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 19

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    I just got a trumpet,

    and I'm very excited about it, I don't care if it's a difficult instrument, I'm gonna own this thing! I'll be the noisiest ************ around.
    Hypersomnia Hypersomnia 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 9

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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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    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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    for people who like music with a meaning!

    https://m.soundcloud.com/musicmythology
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 12

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    Out of practice, but groove harder

    than ever, anyone got this before? :x
    Kendles Kendles 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 15

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    WearOutKyd WearOutKyd 26-30, M 6 Responses May 18

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    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 8 Responses May 29

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    There's no better feeling

    than when you're performing and the music just takes over
    kyleej kyleej 16-17, F Jun 13

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    I just finished my first two songs ever,

    both are techno/dubstep. if anyone wants to listen to them and tell me what they think plz tell me I'll send you them on Skype :)
    Azeazal Azeazal 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 2

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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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    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 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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    So a couple days me John

    and Tino parted ways with Clover and formed a new band called A Walk In The Dark the lineup Is Me as the Drummer John as the Bassist Tino as the guitarist and Drew as our lead vocalist we had our first practice two nights ago and we came up with two In 20 Minutes we well be...
    JoeyAshton JoeyAshton 18-21, M 1 Response May 30

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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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    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 18-21, M 6 Responses Jun 29

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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...