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I Play Piano

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    kaloe108 kaloe108 16-17, F Dec 2, 2013

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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...
    rella27 rella27 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 6

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    I walked into a piano store the other day

    and reminisced about playing. I miss sitting in front of a piano and playing for the sake of enjoyment. The muscle memory is still there, but barely.
    cinfulella cinfulella 22-25, F Jan 15

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    I Love My Old Upright...

    I took lessons for a year when I was 13 but over the years forgot how to read music. I am learning again. I had a severe illness that made me temporarily forget and be unable to do many of the things I used to do. Now I play the piano every day again. I make up my own stuff and...
    TolstoiFan TolstoiFan 41-45, F Feb 25, 2012

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    I Am Learning To Play Piano

    I am in my third year of learning using the "Adventures in Piano" series along with the Suzuki method... and I love it! I have an awesome teacher and my own piano and a keyboard that I have borrowed from a friend in case I don't get to practicing until later at night ( I live in...
    pianostudent pianostudent 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 17, 2012

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    Today I'll Do Something Different.

    Today was no different from any other. Got up, showered, had a cup of coffee and a few hand rolled cigs,same as any other day. LISTENED TO SMOOTH JAZZ ON FM. Mid morning had my first joint of the day, "Today should different", I thought to myself but how"? I'll do something in...
    derekdob derekdob 56-60, M 1 Response Jul 19, 2013

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    I have taken piano lessons already

    for 4 years. I am not crazy about it, but it is kinda cool playing it ;)
    crazypeanut crazypeanut 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 3

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    If you play piano, there are certain songs

    that you HAVE to know. If you want to get every girl in the room to stand up and sing, you play "Love Song" by Sara Bareilles and/or "A Thousand Miles" by Vanessa Carlton. If you want everyone in a room to stand up and sing, it's "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey!
    MrTimothyMcNeil MrTimothyMcNeil 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 30

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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 9 Responses Jun 16, 2013

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    Music=life

    Does any other musicans or music lovers feel the same out there? I play the piano about an hour a day and I absolutely love it. It helps me gather all of my thoughts and just think clearly about everything. I love playing the baby grand piano that's at my church, lights dimmed...
    beautifulbaby069 beautifulbaby069 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 7, 2012

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    I play mainly classical piano

    and I love it. :) Some of my favourite composers are Kuhlau, Beethoven, Mozart, Scarlatti, Clementi, Haydn... Recently I've been enjoying playing some pieces by Chopin, too. I really love it, but I wish I could be a bit more inventive/improvisational. I get a tiny bit jealous of...
    randomlygenerated randomlygenerated 18-21, F Mar 22

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    D flat a,k.a. .....Db

      I want to know ..What are some of your favorite chords in the key of D flat ( Db )?  
    ichooselife ichooselife 36-40, F 6 Responses Oct 1, 2009

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    I've been playing piano

    since I was 5 years old ! I'm 21 now ! I love it it's beautiful! I also play guitar ✌️❤️
    Liveandlovefree Liveandlovefree 22-25, F Dec 11, 2013

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    I'm Sorry Piano...

    The piano becomes an amplifier of my emotions. My friends say that I rarely play lively songs since most of the time I play music pieces that would make you cry. My favorites are OST from different Asian movies and music sheets of Yiruma. In fact one of my favorite piece is Kiss...
    JaeRin JaeRin 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 7, 2013

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    Recently

    I have just finished learning this song! It's called Andaluza and it's so beautiful. I am so glad my teacher chose this for me because when I close my eyes while playing/listening to it, everything else is gone. Thanks for reading! :)
    Leighchick Leighchick 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 2, 2013

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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 3 Responses May 27, 2013

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    My Music Is My Voice.

    I've played piano for years. I'm not exactly what you consider smart.... I cant read music, so I have to play by what I hear. For me, playing piano, writing poetry, drawing .... that's my way of talking. Of telling people what I feel, what I think, and what I desire. Piano...
    Huyana Huyana 18-21, F Jan 5, 2013

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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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    Playing maple leaf rag

    and the entertainer
    Delta465 Delta465 16-17, M 3 days ago

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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 19-21, F 1 Response Jun 15, 2007

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    I love to sit down and do whatever my hands

    tell me we're doing and listening to what happens
    thebluebird011 thebluebird011 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 20

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    Fantasie Impromptu By Chopin

    Does anyone play this piece too? :)
    AresEsrevni AresEsrevni 16-17 1 Response Jul 13, 2013

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    I'm In Love With Piano Music

    Playing piano is my hobby. I like to play songs by Evanescence, Three days Grace, Metallica -Nothing else matter, Green day - wake me up when September ends and other. At the moment i'm in love with this song Ludovico Einaudi - divenire....this is a really great song....i cannot...
    ColourfulSoul ColourfulSoul 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 12, 2011

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    Escape

    An escape, Of the greatest kind, Into a world of wonder, Of harmonious melodies, And ragged dynamics.
    PortableInsanity PortableInsanity 16-17, F Oct 23, 2013

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    I don't play but have been wanting to play piano

    for a very long time now. I'm learning to play the piano for my senior project but don't know where to start. :(
    crocslol crocslol 18-21, M 4 Responses Jan 1

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    I've been classically trained to play piano

    since I was nine. :3 I still continue to play but I write my own pieces and remix new songs.
    DezSheeran DezSheeran 13-15, F Jan 2

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    Razzzy Razzzy 16-17, F Jan 25

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    The Choice Of Giving Up

    I hated piano a lot when i was 6 years old. I hated music, i hated practicing, and i hated the criticism i got back then. All i cared for was figure skating. I loved the thrill and adrenaline. I wanted to quit piano, but my mom forced me not to. She told me that i'll thank her in...
    Dapperness Dapperness 16-17, F Sep 21, 2013

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    I have been playing the piano

    since age 6. I have progressed to playing the organ as well. I give lessons to others on these musical instruments when I have time to do so.
    Barbaradressedup Barbaradressedup 41-45, F 5 Responses Mar 2

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    "if Music Be The Food Of Love....

    ...Play on" I've been around pianos all my life. My mother can play it, my sisters can play it, some of my friends could play it. But it wasn't until I was 11 or so that I started wanting to learn. In music class at high school one day, I heard my friend playing on...
    Emptysoul30 Emptysoul30 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 14, 2009

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    Have any of you done Certificate of Merits?

    I have an evaluation today! I'm really nervous! D: I have four pieces to perform to the evaluator, i have to sight read, then a theory exam, and a listening test. Wish me luck folks! T^T
    Dapperness Dapperness 16-17, F Mar 15

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    My Favorite Thing To Do

    I have been playing piano since I was about 9.  I play by ear mostly, though I can also read guitar/piano music in a crunch.  When I was younger, I would bang out melodies on my neighbor's piano and write silly kids songs when I could work out chords.  when I was 15, I got my...
    NMBtruth1 NMBtruth1 41-45, M 1 Response May 19, 2011

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    I know it's quite odd

    that I find piano a lifesaver, but anyways hi. I really enjoy playing piano, technically it's a keyboard but they are very similar. Another instrument I would love to learn to play is harpsichord, a beautifully mistaken item. It looks like a piano, but is actually toward more...
    snowflakekeri snowflakekeri 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    Recital Day... Yesterday at my recital i

    played a jazz/romantic piece called A Special Someone. I always get stage fright even though i've been performing there for 5 years. It's weird. I ended up messing up because i got nervous, but to the point i had to improvise a part. The mistake wasn't noticeable though. I was...
    Dapperness Dapperness 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    missishaeve missishaeve 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    Memories

    My mom forced me into piano lessons at the age of four. I hated it! While all of my friends were outside playing, I was inside practicing everyday. My parents have both passed away now, so I find myself every once in a while trying to squeeze in an hour just to show them my...
    Jammie73 Jammie73 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 7, 2013

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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...
    SecretsofWillow SecretsofWillow 18-21, F 1 Response May 28, 2011

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    Hello Fellow Piano Lovers

    Hello everybody! I have been reading your stories and they make me smile. The piano is truly a fantastic and wonderful instrument. Versatile, independent and yet so wonderful as an accompaniment, expressive, and truly a fine instrument. I have been playing since I was 3 and am...
    Serenity14 Serenity14 26-30, F Jun 23, 2013

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    Stress Release

    I try and play for at least 30 minutes every day. Usually at night, once the children are in bed. I like to play clasical music and easy listening pop, older stuff mostly, although I have been playing Adele's Music a lot fairly recently because it's such a pleasure to play and...
    RobertaSunset RobertaSunset 36-40, F 3 Responses Jun 17, 2012

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    MakaylaCorlisa MakaylaCorlisa 13-15, F Jan 7

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    Passion For Piano

    I absolutely love to play the piano. It's my passion in life, I love music. I love to play music and know that others are enjoying the sounds I am creating. I can't wait until I graduate and can teach and pass the wonderful gift of music on to others! I wish everyone in the...
    TwistedVixen TwistedVixen 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 29, 2010

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    I used to loved sitting on the bench next to my

    dad while he played. He would teach me little parts to play so that I would feel included, but sometimes he would have me do the major parts to see if I was paying attention. He doesn't play much anymore, but when he does! He had professional lessons when he was a kid, so by the...
    klic klic 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 15, 2013

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    What Got Me Started

    Flashback to 2003, 12 years old. I had been rather sick during most of the year and feeling pretty down. I put on Fantasia (an childhood favorite movie) and watched the opening piece: "Toccata and Fugue in Dm" by Bach. For some reason, that piece really entertained me. I did some...
    farhneh farhneh 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 18, 2012

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    Grateful My Parents Made Me Take Lessons!

    I was forced to take eight years of piano lessons. I hated every minute of it. I can guarantee my teachers did, too. I was that awful kid who would talk back and never practice. Basically a teacher's worst nightmare. I went through four different ones. ha. But now I am so glad my...
    hanniejoy hanniejoy 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 27, 2012

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    I started playing piano

    since I was elementary. I am still a widower but people says I'm a pro @ it.
    patooooots patooooots 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    I Miss Playing A "Real" Piano...

    I was raised in a very musical environment. My mother was a piano teacher, and she also sang and played guitar. She had many friends that were also musicians, some very well-known locally. I think I grew up thinking everyone was artistic in some way, and that music was just a...
    Kerosene13 Kerosene13 26-30, F 5 Responses May 23, 2011

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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 16-17, M 2 Responses Jan 7

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    Since I Was Little

    i have been playing the piano since i was little. although the drums is my main instrument i still have time to play that and the guitar.
    AnikiMomo AnikiMomo 18-21 4 Responses May 18, 2007

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    My teacher is letting me play her all-time

    favorite piece, Clair de Lune. I'm so excited! :)
    Dapperness Dapperness 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 23

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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 22-25, F 8 Responses Apr 25, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    On Saturday I played piano and sang on a showcase concert sponsored by Steinway pianos. I might go to hell for playing a Mentor Williams tune on a Steinway showcase... But it was...
    FakeIsTheNewReal FakeIsTheNewReal 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    Yes, and I play them when I'm sad or bored. Sometimes I compose to show what I feel. I didn't meant this message to be emotional or something 😂 but it came out so emotional. So...
    justingray justingray 13-15, M Apr 8

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    I was a part of two different bands in high school. The first one I'd actually been a part of since middle school - I sang, played piano, and occasionally played guitar. We...
    ShesAVeryKinkyGirl ShesAVeryKinkyGirl 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    When i was 7 my mom Convinces me to take a piano lesson i was convinced when i was 8 i stopped my mom had a little electric piano so i tried playing on it i have a musical ear so i...
    Nari99 Nari99 13-15, F Apr 1

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    So Ever since, at the tender age of 5, I was young I wanted to learn to play the piano. An finally I did. I've been playing for 2 years and so on. My high school offers piano...
    sweetchase12 sweetchase12 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    I have played the piano for about 10 years since my childhood. And I was forced to play every day by my grandmother, I really hated it! But now I'm really thanked. Because every...
    zvaleria zvaleria 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 24

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