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    Do the tambourine and claves

    or clapsticks count? I've played these since I was 8 that was over 15 years ago. I want to learn how to 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.
    ja131989 ja131989 22-25, F Dec 17, 2014

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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 18-21, F Apr 3, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    End of marching band camp day 3.

    .. Getting more sunburns then I can count but still enjoying it. Start of a good junior year... I hope #lowbrass
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 12

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    junglegirl72 junglegirl72 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    My mother taught me violin

    and guitar when I was younger, and my Uncle gave me piano lessons.
    NoGlassesNoLife NoGlassesNoLife 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 15

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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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    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 am okay at playing the keyboard/piano

    but I need to practice more
    theguywiththeredhair theguywiththeredhair 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Currently, I play string bass a cello.

    i decided that it's high time I learn to play the piano and I have to admit... I'm struggling. With both my stringed instruments, I was able to pick them up and learn very quickly.... piano is proving more of a challenge. I read predominately bass clef; I barely have to think to...
    TheBlasphemousOptimist TheBlasphemousOptimist 18-21, F Apr 14

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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, 2014

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    I play trumpet, 40 years,

    play piano- self taught, sing and live all types of music. mainly jazz.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 21

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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...
    DenKarp DenKarp 18-21, M 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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    My lute is my lady love.

    she knows me better then I know myself! We'd deep conversations about the stars... Why they reflect... why the night looks so different to day. her and I have been around the world together.
    LetMeBeBlunt LetMeBeBlunt 26-30, M Nov 28, 2014

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    I play basically all low brass

    and bass drum and bass guitar
    musicalgreekgod musicalgreekgod 16-17, M May 19

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    I use to play the piano,

    trumpet, drums, but lost most of my talent when I had a car wreck 26 years ago
    stumpy325 stumpy325 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 13

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    musicalgreekgod1 musicalgreekgod1 16-17, M Jul 12

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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 16-17, M Jun 16, 2014

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    I play the guitar and piano.

    Tried violin and I find it the most challenging, still trying to play it LOL.
    Blueskipper Blueskipper 22-25, M Nov 2, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    maddie32 maddie32 31-35, F 6 Responses Aug 16

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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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    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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    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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    Piano, Bass, Ukulele

    and the triangle:P
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 21

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    Back in school, middle through high school,

    I played the trumpet and trombone. I have always loved those instruments. The only downside is playing those instruments requires a lot of breathing and blowing, but back then (and now still) I was a fairly heavy cigarette smoker (about 2.5 packs per day by the time I was in 7th...
    html92 html92 22-25, M Jan 28

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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 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 25, 2014

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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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    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 Jul 6, 2014

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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 22-25 Jun 25, 2012

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    This one time at band camp.

    .. Hahaa. Yeah, that's me. LOL.
    KaskadingKoquette KaskadingKoquette 26-30, F 5 Responses Apr 3, 2014

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    I played trumpet for 8 years in school

    and I still play it when I graduated but I'm teaching myself to play electric gutair
    SupersayianGod SupersayianGod 18-21, M Apr 3

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    I play guitar. XD Kind of a popular instrument,

    But I love mine. I used to be in a band too, but for various reasons we disbanded and all. I miss my band, Water on the firewall. No records or promotions or anything. we died a local band.
    Schizotistic Schizotistic 22-25, M Jul 6

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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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    Cheshirecupacat Cheshirecupacat 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 28

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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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    I play percussion, guitar,

    ukulele, and piano.
    Thegirlwhonevertalks Thegirlwhonevertalks 13-15, F 1 Response May 3

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