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I Play An Instrument

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    Ode to the Musician!! - AFTERNOON DOWNTOWN  (Nashville Tennessee, this spring on a stolen stroll into the Broadway Honky Tonks)  Free for today from my daily grind. ...
    DrewBerry DrewBerry 46-50, F 16 Responses Jul 12, 2008

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    Guitars - I've always wanted to play the guitar, not that I can, but I really do want to. It's something that I've always felt I've never pursued. I have the opportunity, just not...
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 28, 2007

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    Guitar! - I love to play! I have been playing all the time lately and noticing improvement! If I have my guitar with me and I am with my friend and were walking to school we will...
    tomtombear tomtombear 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 5, 2008

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    Organ - I have played the pipe organ for years. It is a big challenge to try and do this well, so there are many very mediocre performers. There is quite a lot to do. First, there...
    sichtbar sichtbar 46-50 3 Responses Nov 25, 2008

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    Instrumental Junkie -   I am. I can't help it. I am so addicted to music that I want to play anything anytime. I go nuts at yard sales - but I'm somewhat picky - it has to be...
    Jamminman Jamminman 41-45 4 Responses Jul 14, 2008

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    I Play A Few - Hey, so I play a few instruments; I play acoustic and electric guitar, I play congos, drums and African tribal, I use to play piano and I plan on relearning cuz I...
    DLakey DLakey 16-17, F Jun 10, 2013

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    I play the ukulele, I have been since I was about 5. I love it, its became apart of me, wherever I go I take it with me, just to play. I go to nursing homes and play for them a...
    DaniiLuv DaniiLuv 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 3

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    My Bass - There is something special about owning a guitar. Playing songs of your favorite bands, and making new riffs gives an awesome feeling that I can't explain. I hope to join...
    MJIzReal MJIzReal 16-17, M Oct 5, 2013

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    My Instrument - im pretty sure everyone who ever picked up a guitar says they can play one, but i can,i learned when i was 6 to me i dont think im good but a few friends who heard...
    archangle909 archangle909 18-21 Nov 3, 2012

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    Three, Actually - I am self-taught in piano, alto saxophone and clarinet. Music has always been a huge part of my life. I have been singing since I could talk! And yes, I...
    TopazSkye TopazSkye 26-30, F 2 Responses May 10, 2009

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    Maybe Too Many! - Started playing piano when I was about 6... Loved it at first, and then got kind of bored, by 11 I hated it... Didn't look at any instruments again till I was 15...
    DrAleksi DrAleksi 41-45, M Jun 23, 2012

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    Looking For The Right One - I am trying to place a musically inclined exchange student from Sweden. He goes to a special school in Sweden for the musically talented, so the type...
    somatics somatics 36-40 Jul 15, 2012

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    Part Of My Life - I play The violin and piano and when I start playing, it's like everything else melts away and doesn't matter. All the stress disappears for just a moment and...
    StayBeautiful12 StayBeautiful12 13-15, F Jul 15, 2012

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    My Instruments - I've got two guitars, an acoustic and an electric, and an electric bass. I am a decent guitarist and bassist. My family also has a piano but I'm pretty terrible at...
    Wraither Wraither 22-25, M 4 Responses Nov 11, 2007

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    Well it's more like I want to learn guitar I'm teaching myself :P I did play saxophone in 6-7 grade though it was fun I'm in 8th now
    TheUnbrokenGirl TheUnbrokenGirl 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 25

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    Music Throughout Life... - I grew up with a father who was a pretty incredible guy. I suppose there are a lot of people who idolize their dad, and I am no exception. My dad...
    SailN SailN 46-50, M 7 Responses Mar 31, 2012

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    I Used To Play The Trumpet - I was pretty good in high school but I had to quit when I left for basic training. I got out of the Army because I wanted to raise my kid in civilian...
    emgrimm2011 emgrimm2011 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 24, 2013

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    Pianist - My first post here on the site, so thought this was an Apt starting point. I'm a pianist, I love playing. I write more Ambient Piano-y stuff, music that I imagine people...
    TheOrdinaryGuy TheOrdinaryGuy 18-21, M Aug 8, 2012

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    I Play Guitar! - I have played guitar ever since I saw my father play it in our small basement when I was six. My parents signed me up for lessons and bought me a small cheap...
    Queenfan10 Queenfan10 16-17 Apr 24, 2012

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    It Frees Me - I currently play two instruments them being the saxophone and the piano. I love them both and have taught myself the piano for the most part and have had some help...
    Retrogamer01 Retrogamer01 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 7, 2012

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    ArabellaP ArabellaP 16-17, F Jul 15, 2012

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    Several Actually. - Here's a descriptive list of all the instruments i play. :P Bass Guitar. -I started playing when i first saw my cousins old bass sitting in the corner of the...
    ScarletDreams ScarletDreams 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 28, 2010

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    3 Instruments :O - When I was little I looked up to my brother a lot so obviously when he started playing the cello then so did I. I've since stopped having cello lessons but I...
    giffgaff2 giffgaff2 22-25, M Feb 9, 2013

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    Old Guy - My first instrument was the Recorder (or block flute); its probably my best instrument still; its the only instrument I can sight read the music for.  I got an...
    poqui poqui 41-45, M Nov 22, 2007

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    Didgeridoo - I play a few instruments already, but after going to Australia last summer I bought home a lovely Australian eucalyptus Didgeridoo ('cause why not). - And it is the...
    Blemin Blemin 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 19, 2013

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    3 Actually - I started off in 5th grade like ever little kid does here with Clarinet, half way through 6th grade year, my teacher kept saying he wanted more bass sounds and if...
    StrykarSnake StrykarSnake 13-15, F Feb 3, 2013

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    Piano And Cello - I play the piano and cello. I've been playing the piano since I was a toddler, well I didn't really play it- kind of played with it. I've never had a piano lesson...
    Daydreamz Daydreamz 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24, 2012

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    Band Nerd Forever And Always!! - My first memory is of a piano. It seems that after that, my goal was to learn an instrument or so. As a little girl, while watching parades, I'd...
    Pebbles1982 Pebbles1982 26-30 May 9, 2012

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    Miss It Terribly - I actually play a few instruments. Piano, flute, (and piccolo), Oboe, English Horn, Harpsichord, percussion (different ones), Recorders, and sorta a little bit...
    Toby2day Toby2day 51-55, F 1 Response May 10, 2009

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    Some Say I Have A Gift. Others Are Jealous. - I have a gift I was born with. Music. My favorite show when I was little was Tom and Jerry. Now, you might be thinking "Why were you...
    Solarah5300 Solarah5300 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 2, 2012

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    He Smiled At Me. :) - There's no feeling in the world that compares to when you're playing your heart out and loving the music you're playing. That is, until the conductor takes...
    ANewCreation4Him ANewCreation4Him 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    This one time at band camp... Hahaa. Yeah, that's me. LOL.
    MadameMM MadameMM 26-30, F 7 Responses Apr 3

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    Cello - My friend and I started our profile together so this is both of our stories written as one.... I started cello lessons when I was five, my friend when he was eight.... I...
    Lovecello Lovecello 22-25, M Dec 18, 2012

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    Harmonium - Now, I won't be surprised if most of you don't know what that is. :P It's similar to a reed organ, but with pressure bellows that pushes air through the reeds. It can...
    DarkAngel123 DarkAngel123 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 7, 2011

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    I play electric guitar and the saxaphone and im working on the violin lol im not very good at violin im better at the saxaphone
    RavenHearts RavenHearts 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    Trombone Player - It's so soothing to play my tromone. But right now, I'm 8months pregnant with triplets so it's kind of hard to get it in the correct playing position! I just love...
    PregnantQuinn PregnantQuinn 22-25 2 Responses Jun 26, 2010

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    Piano ... One Of The Best Instruments - I started to play 7 years ago. At the begining I took a few private lessons. My first teacher practised with me (my right hand only). I was...
    meganza meganza 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 11, 2012

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    I play the clarinet. I started in 5th grade and now I'm a junior high school. I have wanted to play other instruments, but couldn't since my teacher wouldn't let me. Though I'm...
    bluebell43 bluebell43 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    I play three instruments. I play flute, ukulele, and guitar. I have played flute for 6 years, ukulele for 1 year, and guitar for 1 year.
    staystrong72700 staystrong72700 13-15, F Apr 3

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    Keyboard Percussion - Pretty much like the title says. I mainly play keyboard instruments, i.e., marimba, xylophone, vibraphone, bells, and some auxiliary percussion instruments...
    Chrysx Chrysx 16-17, F Sep 14, 2011

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    I Know How To Play The Piano - I really like music it's fun playing the piano when I spend a month in vacations they have a quarter long tail piano I loved it but when I came to...
    Skinnygrl11 Skinnygrl11 13-15, F Jul 3, 2012

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    I Don't Play My Flute As Much As I'd Like Anymore.. - I began playing the flute in elementary school, continued through high school, and remained first chair in a reasonably sized...
    sunny1124 sunny1124 46-50 Jan 5, 2012

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    And, It All Started With Pirates Of The Caribbean - So, I used to play alto saxophone in sixth and seventh grade, though all that changed when I saw Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead...
    548mitch 548mitch 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 7, 2012

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    I Play A New Instrument. - and IT didn't cost that much!! Hohner diatonic-harmonica & page 4 and can play-in C from : HARMONICA: BEGINNERS START HERE. and I love playing more...
    mopey79 mopey79 36-40, M Jan 20, 2013

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    Part Of My Life - I play The violin and piano and when I start playing, it's like everything else melts away and doesn't matter. All the stress disappears for just a moment and...
    StayBeautiful12 StayBeautiful12 13-15, F Jul 15, 2012

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    Not "an" Instrument.. More! - When I was like 5 I had this tiny electric keyboard and I played songs like twinkle twinkle little star on it.. The notes were perfect. Idk how I did...
    ilovenellyxoxo ilovenellyxoxo 13-15 Jan 16, 2013

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    Lots of Instruments - I enjoy playing music...i play most valved brass instruments - they are all fairly similar except for mouthpiece size. My favorite and the one i play most and...
    Flugelblues Flugelblues 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 20, 2008

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    I Hope That One Day I Can Understand That Of What A True Musician Does. - I am a previous piano player. Gave in about 6 years ago since I wanted to have a normal teenage life, that...
    karpovich karpovich 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 10, 2012

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    Yes. - I play piano and sing. Am classically trained but can also play songs by ear. People tell me I should audition for Idol - maybe I will someday but right now I want to finish...
    lntel lntel 18-21 Jun 25, 2012

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    I Used To - i used to play the violin but i sold it to pay some bills that i needed to take care of. i would like to play violin again and get back to playing better.
    TwitchyTwitch TwitchyTwitch 22-25, M Jul 16, 2012

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