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I Play An Instrument

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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 kinda guitar.And other miscellaneous 'folk' instruments, like reed flutes, and pan pipes, and 'india' flutes, spirit...
    Toby2day Toby2day 51-55, F 1 Response May 10, 2009

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    I play the saxophone

    and bass clarinet. I love playing a wind instrument because I have a large lung capacity. Anyone else? Aha
    Tresifiter Tresifiter 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 6

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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 may drink wine and socialize too. It's a nice escape after a long day. Anything Jazzy or more progressive I...
    TheOrdinaryGuy TheOrdinaryGuy 18-21, M Aug 8, 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 it! I have an ear for music I guess.. My mom signed me up for piano lessons and I was pretty good.. I started playing the sax and...
    ilovenellyxoxo ilovenellyxoxo 13-15 Jan 16, 2013

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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 notice of your skill and musicality, turns while he's conducting, looks at you and smiles.  You know you've pleased him to...
    ANewCreation4Him ANewCreation4Him 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 3, 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 tell my dad, " Dad, when I grow up, I wanna play flute!" later, at my elementary school, the high school band would march by, and I...
    Pebbles1982 Pebbles1982 26-30, F May 9, 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 life. I didn't want to drag her all around the world by myself. I still have my trumpet and would love to start playing it again...
    emgrimm2011 emgrimm2011 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 24, 2013

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    Oriental Charm

    I play the "oud". You know what? I won't say anything else about it. But I strongly recommend you look it up and play some oriental oud music on youtube. It will definitely change your perception of music. I've been playing the oud for twelve years now. And I just can't imagine...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 31, 2013

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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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    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 angry 'cause my left hand was weaker than right. My fingers were in a really bad condition 'cause I'm right-handed . One day I decided to...
    meganza meganza 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 11, 2012

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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 was when I was 13. Granted I did but I still regret not taking that one step further in music. Music has been and is one big part of my life that makes me inspired in...
    karpovich karpovich 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 10, 2012

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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 sit down on the street and jam! We dont care if people are like "what the ****?' so we just play!
    tomtombear tomtombear 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 5, 2008

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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 basement gathering dust, about 2 years ago. My brother helped me with the basics and dynamics, then i taught myself...
    ScarletDreams ScarletDreams 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 28, 2010

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    I Actually Play Two

    I learned to play the piano, by ear, many, many years ago. Just found I had "the gift." These days, I can hear a melody, in a tune, and within a few minutes, I have it sussed out on them ivorys-!!! And I love my "boogie-woogie blues" - I can "jam" along to that awesome rhythm...
    marklovescoffee marklovescoffee 46-50, M Feb 15, 2013

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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 guitar that would work for a young kid. I loved playing but did not like my teacher. So, I continued to play but I taught...
    Queenfan10 Queenfan10 16-17 Apr 24, 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 instruments so so much. I will probably learn the xylophone and use my original instrument Aucostic+ MIDI Guitar to play harpsicord...
    mopey79 mopey79 36-40, M Jan 20, 2013

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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 best thing ever. Why? Well: 1. It makes a huge 'wobbing' sound. - So it's pretty much ye olde Dubstep. 2. You need...
    Blemin Blemin 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 19, 2013

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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 are the stops, which need to be changed all the time, either by grabbing or pushing at them, in the brief...
    unsichtbar unsichtbar 46-50 Nov 25, 2008

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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 anyone wanted to switch to let him know, that's when I switched to Bassoon. now I'm a Sophomore in High School and I...
    StrykarSnake StrykarSnake 13-15, F Feb 3, 2013

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    Guys who play instruments are gods!

    If they sing with a bass vocal range, that is super sexy! Idk why I'm writing this lol. But I think it's true. Omg I love a Capella, I so want to be a part of one group lol! That would be a dream! :)
    Bhavika18 Bhavika18 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 6

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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 still remember a lot of how to play it. I also play the Piano, I'm grade 3 and I like to play guitar as a hobby :) I am...
    giffgaff2 giffgaff2 22-25, M Feb 9, 2013

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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 playing that. I've had music for three years in school and i know how to read notes but I just find it so...
    Wraither Wraither 22-25, M 4 Responses Nov 11, 2007

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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 either be hand-pumped, or pedal-pumped, though I play the portable hand-pumped one. I have a love-hate...
    DarkAngel123 DarkAngel123 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 7, 2011

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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 a band in a couple of years, and let my music take me where it wants.
    MJIzReal MJIzReal 18-21, M Oct 5, 2013

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    Drummer Girl

    I play the snare drum primarly. Ive can play the bass drum as well. Ive played ever since i was little & I LOVE IT.
    swaggdout12 swaggdout12 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 25, 2012

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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 knew from the first time I hear the cello that I was going to be a cellist.... My friend didn't like it at...
    Lovecello Lovecello 22-25, M Dec 18, 2012

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    Maestro Ellie

    My grandma paid for piano lessons when I was nine, and at a recital at a hotel I nervously played something by Chopin. My piano teacher had been a member of Jerry Vale's band - which I certainly respected and Jerry Vale was a fantastic singer, but if I had a buck for every time...
    eleanorssong eleanorssong 56-60, F 1 Response Dec 17, 2011

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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 band and orchestra. It was intimidating to be constantly challenged, but great for practice. My director was easily the best teacher I've ever had, not...
    sunny1124 sunny1124 46-50 Jan 5, 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 also partake in karaoke - because it's FUN! I am currently learning acoustic guitar. Then would love to play the...
    TopazSkye TopazSkye 26-30, F 2 Responses May 10, 2009

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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 love the piano. I use my skills to vent and write some music of my own which is nice since sometimes I can't find a...
    DLakey DLakey 16-17, F Jun 10, 2013

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    Do the tambourine and claves

    or clapsticks count? I've played these since I was 7 that was over 15 years ago. I want to learn how ti play guitar and piano, though; I have always thought these two to be the king and queen of instruments for some reason. In other words I love music and other arts.
    JosDor1510 JosDor1510 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 6

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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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    All The Instruments I Can Play

    i can play: -flute -guitar -piano -saxaphone -trumpet -clarinet -keyboard -bag pipe -ukelele -harmonica
    massiekurr01 massiekurr01 13-15 2 Responses Aug 21, 2010

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    I've been playing piano

    since I was two...when I was seven I had to do an accompaniment for some chick who was singing for a competition. She treated me badly so I transposed so it was too high for her and she embarrassed herself 😂 my mom yelled at me...
    Pm11x11 Pm11x11 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 17

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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 played a few instruments, but not professionally -- he was often the entertainment who played boogie-woogie piano at parties, and...
    SailN SailN 46-50, M 7 Responses Mar 31, 2012

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    This one time at band camp.

    .. Hahaa. Yeah, that's me. LOL.
    MadameMM MadameMM 26-30, F 8 Responses 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 here and there when needed. I'm part of my high school's marching band (oh yeah, those keyboards are fun to move for...
    Chrysx Chrysx 16-17, F Sep 14, 2011

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    Guitar and piano <3 I'm actually in our

    school band playing the electric guitar, so it's really awesome that music helps one in making friends.. Since I really need a wider circle of people to trust..
    CookieMonstuh CookieMonstuh 13-15, M Jun 16

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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 my degree.I used to play the violin but left it as I hated the sound of a badly-played violin (kinda like...
    lntel lntel 18-21 Jun 25, 2012

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    I took guitar lessons

    when I was 15 till I was 18. I love to play the guitar, it relieves so much stress but I haven't played in a while. I also have taught myself to play a song on the piano when I was 10, I know a little piano but I want to know a lot more about it.
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Jun 12

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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 watching such a violent show?!" Well that's how I got in touch with my musical side. I never really paid any attention to what they were doing. I...
    Solarah5300 Solarah5300 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 2, 2012

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    The Oud

    My oud isn't simply a musical instrument for me.I consider it my second organ of speech.I might be wordless from time, but I'm never speechless. What I cannot put in words, I can always vocalize on the strings of my oud.I dated a girl once who'd always she's actually jealous of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 3, 2013

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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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    I play clarinet, alto sax,

    cornet, tuba, trombone, oboe, flute, percussion, Piccolo, French horn, voilin, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, electric guitar, ukulele, and tenor sax. I've learned all these in 6th and 7th grade from my favorite teacher Mrs. Flores. I can say I'm a band geek.
    BlahhHead BlahhHead 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 10

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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. Then I started to try and learn guitar to impress a girl (as you do) and quickly got introduced to the bass guitar...
    DrAleksi DrAleksi 41-45, M Jun 23, 2012

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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 in my life, as I've taught myself. I started the cello when I was seven and still play now. I find it so relaxing to...
    Daydreamz Daydreamz 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24, 2012

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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
    YouAreAllPesants YouAreAllPesants 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 3

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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 me play say im good,i try to think about the negative feed back more so one day i can sound better cause i know what...
    archangle909 archangle909 18-21 Nov 3, 2012

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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 acoustic, kid sized, "Airline" guitar (from Sears) one christmas, in about 1975, when I was 13.  I...
    poqui poqui 41-45, M Nov 22, 2007

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    Related Experiences

    I always wanted to learn how to play a violin. The sound from a violin is beautiful, relaxing and touching. I've been thinking about joining violin classes!
    RinLonelyWolf RinLonelyWolf 16-17, M Jul 6

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    I've been playing since I was 5 years old and now I'm 22. 17 years and I still live this instrument. I remember when I first started, I hate practicing. I would never practice for...
    EllaAfter EllaAfter 22-25, F Jul 2

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    I have played the violin for a good portion of my life. As long as I can remember to be truthful. My family have always been the musical sort: I played the violin, my brother...
    Wattouat Wattouat 18-21, F Jul 4

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    I also make music while I'm working. I improvise. I use al my resources at my disposal and make instruments out of them. Work doesn't always have to be dismal. You can have a live...
    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F Jun 30

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