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    My wonderful new piano was delivered this week!

    A beautiful new upright, after playing only on a digital keyboard since I restarted lessons as an adult. And just in time for the holidays! It's so nice to finally have a real instrument!
    Harmonium1923 Harmonium1923 46-50, M 4 Responses Nov 15, 2015

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    I haven't been able to play

    or even open my piano for the last 3 years due to some complicated circumstances. I miss it so much that it makes me cry. But I'm too scared to even touch it, thinking I've probably lost my touch and finger muscles, and since I dropped out of music college when I was 20 it's...
    BlueJinx BlueJinx 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 11, 2015

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    I've been playing the piano

    for 5 years now. I just love the sound as I play. I have written my own music and even played in a show. Even without the support of certain people missing in my life, I will continue to play.
    NeoxExor NeoxExor 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 5, 2014

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    I don't sweat often when I play the piano,

    but when I do, I'm trying to play Animenz. .-.
    dabram71 dabram71 16-17, M 3 Responses Jan 16

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    I have played ever since I can remember.

    I love to do anything musical but piano is by far my favorite instruments. What's your favorite instrument?
    katiephillips katiephillips 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 27, 2015

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    Magic.

    My sister is wonderful pianist; she has her master's degree in music and her technique is spot on.  My grandfather bought her her first piano when she was a child to learn on and I guess because we already owned it it made sense for me to take lessons as well.   My...
    annalea annalea 26-30, F 7 Responses Apr 25, 2010

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    amyisthebest amyisthebest 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 23

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    I just learned how to play Let it go from

    Frozen on piano by ear in 10 minutes, sorry for bragging but yeaaaaa
    MussiociZinni MussiociZinni 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 7, 2014

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    Not Very Well. ...

    Not very well. I took lessons when I was little. I can read music and I know what all of the keys are, so with a little time I can pick out a piece. But I am by no means accomplished.
    wanderkid wanderkid 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 15, 2007

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    Like guitar I learned without training I play

    using my intelligence and doing so I have learned how to play a harmonic song
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 22, 2015

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    When i cant sleep i love to play my piano.

    Creating songs eases my mind and all my troubles seem to fade away.
    PaperTowns PaperTowns 22-25, F Nov 30, 2015

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    Not very well, it has to be said,

    but right now I am putting a lot of effort into getting more into good practice (scales and exercises, bleurgh!). By the time I am about 75 years old I might with luck be able to play the whole of Beethoven's Appassionata without coming to near-grinding halts every time the...
    islaisla islaisla 18-21, F Oct 23, 2015

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    hi! does anyone play only contemporary pop,

    rock, and other styles of music on the piano here???:)
    nilagirl nilagirl 46-50, F 9 Responses Dec 7, 2015

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    Learn it, Live it, Love it...

    I have been playing since I was four, so twelve years now. I love everything about playing the piano just the feeling of being able to play such a form of art, expressing myself. I play the violin also, but the piano I prefer by a long shot, I recently sustained a broken arm...
    Chasing4flowers Chasing4flowers 18-21, F 1 Response May 28, 2011

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    i had lessons for 8 years.

    I have played in front of 200+ people when i was 6 years old at my piano teachers church at a christmas mass. we played a duet of silent night together. I started to write music when I was 13 and stopped suddenly - I now enjoy my keyboard and am starting to play again after all...
    ronisme1 ronisme1 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 31, 2015

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    Something I used to be able to play,

    and never that well. Lol.
    WearOutKyd WearOutKyd 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 12, 2015

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    My Favorite Pieces

    I had studied piano as a child (4-9), but afterwards was mostly self-taught. Didn't have many opportunities to play for 20 years. Now I bought a piano and am back in business. Was amazed how quickly the ability came back after I started practicing, and started learning new...
    SleeplessKnight SleeplessKnight 41-45, M 6 Responses Jun 16, 2013

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    Life is like a piano,

    the white keys shows happiness, the black keys shows sadness, but as you ventured on life's journey remember that the black keys also makes music.
    SPieterse SPieterse 18-21, F Oct 24, 2015

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    https://soundcloud.com/vixkit/romeo-and-cinderella-piano
    Vixkit Vixkit 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 26, 2015

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    I'm going through a dispute with this random

    college professor over a piano that's near his office. I've been given full permission to play it whenever the room it's in isn't being used, but this profs. room is literally just through the wall. Today he walked in as I was playing for a friend, and asked me to stop. I told...
    dabram71 dabram71 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 20

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    Since my childhood I am playing piano,

    and I think I am playing it very well but one of my big wishes it´s to play it one day professional. I had to teach me everything myself because there was never money for a professional teacher. But I really miss it to play professional the compositions of Mozart, Haydn and van...
    Loretta78 Loretta78 36-40, F Jan 10

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    Been playing for 9 years.

    ... Words can't express my love for that instrument <33
    MissImaginaryy MissImaginaryy 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 1, 2015

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    I Miss Playing...

    I am finding myself in a place in my life where I wonder where everything went...I wonder what happened to all the things that used to mean something to me.  I played piano for 12 years, taking lessons, exams, playing in festivals.  I used to play because I enjoyed...
    Lucidblue Lucidblue 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 28, 2010

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    Don't ever stop playing,

    you'll regret it.
    MaryJay712 MaryJay712 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 27, 2014

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    I'm not an expert or anything,

    I'm just learning. I got a piano for Christmas in 2014 and I'm in piano class, and I've watched some tutorial videos so I'm getting there. I can play "my heart will go on", some of "skyscraper", a little of "all of me", and the intro to "say something". Can't wait to go to...
    Alyssasaurous Alyssasaurous 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 5, 2015

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    My dad used to let me sit on the bench with him

    when I was a child, doling out small melodies when I could. As I got older, he would give me little challenges, just to see if I had been paying attention. He rarely plays now, according to my mother. But, whenever I'm over, he makes sure we spend at least half an hour...
    chyah chyah 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 13, 2015

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    Learning the theme song from The Office.

    I love that show❤️❤️
    Cheetos156 Cheetos156 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 3, 2015

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    Sometimes, I sit down

    and can just about play anything. Sometimes, I sit down and can't play a C scale. Piano is a strange love-hate relationship.
    dabram71 dabram71 16-17, M Oct 16, 2014

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    Scary But How?

    I'm not really liked at school but I don't know what I did to make everyone hate me. so they spread rumors about me and made it worse.. So everyday I go to the music room to play on the piano, and I'm playing A River Flows In You by Yiruma and a female walks in and hears me play...
    Cuddleswrathchild Cuddleswrathchild 18-21, M 2 Responses May 27, 2013

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    This is something I've always wanted to achieve

    but other things always got in the way. Anyone got any tips for someone learning I can play an octave with one hand and I have a good ear but that's about it
    JakH20 JakH20 18-21, M Mar 21, 2015

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    I honestly don't think piano is all

    that fun, I play it and I practice it only as a necessity because no matter what college or conservatory I go to I'll be forced to take piano classes and the sooner I can waive that requirement the better (though I would still need to play piano for ensembles at times) and...
    HyacinthMay HyacinthMay 13-15, F Jan 20

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    I have seven years of experience!

    I quit two years ago due to lack of interest... my teacher kept making me play and enter all kinds of contests etc, pushing and critiquing excessively. My parents grew tired of my complaints and let me quit. My parents made me start piano so I could appreciate music, because my...
    UrbanRonin UrbanRonin 16-17, M 5 Responses Sep 5, 2015

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    Been playing piano since I've been a little boy.

    I'm not a professional, but when I need a break from the computer, work and stress the computer is a great stress relief. The piano and music in general speaks to my romantic soul.
    TheRedTie TheRedTie 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 13

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    I bought a really nice workstation

    and then hurt my finger. It's been sitting there for 9 months now. I'm looking forward to the day I can play again.
    LucyCan LucyCan 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Note to ANYONE who knows

    or is around/near a piano player: Whilst a piano player is playing, particularly if the song he/she is playing either slow and sad, or really fast, DO NOT EVER try and talk with him/her, make noises that he/she can hear OR touch/get close to the piano player. If you do, you will...
    dabram71 dabram71 16-17, M 3 Responses Dec 9, 2014

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    is it possible for someone with interest to

    learn how to play without a tutor, and when is it too late for it.
    SimplyBryan SimplyBryan 22-25, M 6 Responses Jul 21, 2015

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    It has been so long since I played.

    .. Gotta refresh everything...
    Genesol Genesol 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 7, 2014

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    Got my Piano all moved in.

    ... and thanks to my boyfriend and 3 other big burly guy friends of his, I didn't even have to help....it's awesome...He worked tirelessly making the piano bench out of spare parts and nothing, and it looks amazing.check it out:DaveMe 
    SvveetKiester SvveetKiester 41-45, F 9 Responses Nov 30, 2015

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    Who the **** puts five note chords in their

    pieces? IT DOESNT EVEN ADD ANYTHING OVER A FOUR NOTE CHORD!!!
    dabram71 dabram71 16-17, M 3 Responses Oct 7, 2015

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    My mother is a classical pianist.

    Went to Juliard for it. So when my sister, my brother and myself were 4 years old, we all started piano lessons. A woman would come to our house once a week and give us private lessons on our mothers beautiful baby grand. I am trully gratefull for learning how to play as i think...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 6, 2014

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    What is talent to you?

    When I was young I would play rhythms on the piano I'd make up on my own. I'd put them all together and make my own songs. My aunt who is a great piano player decided to start teaching me scales and songs and I'd learn pretty quickly. But she lives in a different sate so I just...
    Victoria569 Victoria569 16-17, F 6 Responses Jun 8, 2015

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    I have been playing for about 6 years

    and I want to make a career out of it.
    laraxoxo laraxoxo 16-17, F Jan 6

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    The piano has been a part of me

    and my life since I started remembering. It is like air that I breathe and a need to play every day. But now I have lost the full use of my left hand, immediate surgery cut it open to save some use. To play is painful, a struggle, mistake ridden, disheartening, but the need and...
    rowenbumble rowenbumble 56-60, F 2 Responses Jul 20, 2015

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    I've only been taking lessons

    for a year. I'm really dedicated to learning to play the piano because it somewhat became my life. I can't live without my piano.
    HeartsBlossoms HeartsBlossoms 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 12, 2015

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    Hi everyone. The following video is of me

    playing the song "Innocence" (arranged by tehisther) from sword art online. Without a doubt, it is the fasted, most fun, most exciting piece I have ever played. While the recording for this video is a little rough, and I make a mistake here and there, I am honored to be able to...
    dabram71 dabram71 16-17, M 4 Responses Oct 11, 2015

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