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I Play Piano

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    DysfunctionalPiano DysfunctionalPiano 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 26

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    When I was under 10 years old,

    my grandmother was the one who taught me how to play the piano. I picked up fast, I learned differently. More doing than seeing, if that makes sense. I always knew how to play just by site reading, also play backs. Picking up the beats as well was easy too. A few years as I got...
    WomanlyQueen WomanlyQueen 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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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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    I have been a pianist

    for over 24 years and would strongly encourage anyone who uses their skills and talents for gigging to learn to sight read. It is one of the most important tools you can have. As we all know a pianists job doesn't just consist of learning and playing a piece. Usually it's...
    Serenity14 Serenity14 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 26

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    I have been playing piano

    since I was just a wee lass. I was four when I picked it up. I have played in front of hundreds of people and I'm not too bad. I've always been very musically talented and piano isn't the only instrument I play. It's just my favorite and the one I'm the best at. Too bad I can't...
    GirlFromChicago GirlFromChicago 18-21, F 1 Response May 30

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    Practising right now.

    Grade 3 in less than two weeks, so excited!!!
    NTC123 NTC123 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 13

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    Check out my youtube video pleaseeeeee.

    <3 Enjoy! http://youtu.be/Rhb3a8uFiO0
    SarahLovesUnicorns SarahLovesUnicorns 16-17, F Apr 19

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    I just got my dream keyboard

    for a third of what it goes for used, a (microkorg), but a key doesn't work should I return it?
    tarkovsky tarkovsky 26-30, M 2 Responses May 11

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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 was wondering: have any of you

    who play the piano (or other instruments, or sing) pledged Sigma Alpha Iota ? It's called an "international academic fraternity for women". I've been a member since 1979, in college. I haven't been active, has anyone been involved ?
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 3 Responses Aug 14

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    I wish I can have my own Piano.

    I want to play piano. And play it very well.
    Frozzen Frozzen 16-17, F Jul 31

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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 have been playing the piano

    for over 30 years. I have earned a bachelors degree in music with emphasis in piano and organ. On weekends I love giving music lessons. On Sunday mornings, I love playing both the piano and organ at our church's multiple services. In my spare time, I love to play the piano at...
    mombacktothebeach mombacktothebeach 41-45, F 2 Responses May 13

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    Has anyone ever played Mendelssohn's Op.

    30 No.6 Venetian Gondellied? I learning it!! It makes me cry... The piece is so sad to me.
    Dapperness Dapperness 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 24

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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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    I have been playing the piano

    since age 6 and the organ since age 16. For years, I have played these musical instruments for both pleasure and professionally.
    heatherandbarbara heatherandbarbara 36-40, F 1 Response May 3

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    Went to a music store yesterday to look at

    keyboards. It was difficult. I found one that would suffice, it had good action and weighted keys, but it still was painful to play. My boyfriend liked all the super fancy keyboards with all the different voices, beats, recording ability, and suggested I get one of those. I told...
    Serenity14 Serenity14 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 28

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    I am pretty good at piano

    and I would say I am musically inclined. I wanna make music when I'm older and playing piano definitely helps and it's a ton of fun
    Brewedtea Brewedtea 16-17, M May 1

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    It Relaxes Me

    I like to play piano because it lets me rest from my thoughts. It is one of the few activities in which I can totally clear my mind and only focus on what I'm doing. I find it relaxing to put all of my thoughts and emotions into a song because it relieves me of that burden and...
    Thelonephilosopher Thelonephilosopher 16-17, M 3 Responses Oct 8, 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 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 3

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    I've been learning to play piano

    for my senior project and tomorrow I'm going to be playing after school. I chose the song River Flows In You - Yiruma I'm afraid I'm going to mess up and I've never performed on stage. Does anyone have any tips or experience with messing up?
    crocslol crocslol 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 1

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    Well, learning at home actually.

    My sister plays it and got one for her birthday, so I like to practice from time to time, when I'm tired of my guitar. I know where the notes are (music theory level 3 😁) and handle pretty well the songs she brings from class, but I notice a big difference in finger agility...
    Thebestofrita Thebestofrita 16-17, F Jun 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 16-17, M 2 Responses Jan 7

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    well I should say .. I wish I could still play

    the piano. It was a long story. Too high competition to go into the university here and I gave up on it. So wish I could play the four seasons.. too bad.. now it is just a dream
    SwanLake78 SwanLake78 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 2

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    I am usually a pretty easy going person with

    most things. I don't mind people choosing what to do, where to eat, what movie to watch etc. BUT when it comes to pianos I am the most picky, uptight person there is. I absolutely despise playing on keyboards only because it isn't acoustic. The feel isn't right, the sound, no...
    Serenity14 Serenity14 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 22

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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 8 Responses Jun 16, 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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    I like to play salsa piano style

    and its derivatives more than anything else.
    hythloday hythloday 36-40, M Jul 31

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    Just A Genuine Love For Piano

    I love playing piano. It can be full of emotion. A good pianist can play anything with just a sound of piano, and that's why I love the intrument so much. No messing about, you can just play, and it makes you feel great. So yes, I Play Piano.
    TheOrdinaryGuy TheOrdinaryGuy 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 9, 2012

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    It saved my life. I was In a bad place

    before I started...I was going to comit suicide....the. Music was introduced to me...I was about 15, and i sat Down at a piano...a day before I was going to kill myself...but I found I had a natural talent...I sat down and played... I had distracted my self long enough to get...
    Bowviokey Bowviokey 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 15

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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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    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 need some tips on how to bring out the third

    voice in moonlight sonata first movement. I just can't get it! Any practice techniques?
    mver mver 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 13

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    I like to express my anger by playing piano.

    .. It's better than yelling and rage quitting :T
    DysfunctionalPiano DysfunctionalPiano 13-15, F Jun 23

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    Been playing for so many years now.

    Took 6-7 years of lessons and now I just teach myself. Honestly, I'm not that advanced haha But I can play, by heart, Fur Elise, Moonlight Sonata, The Entertainer, Heart and Soul, Don't Stop Believing, Closing Time, Someone Like You, Say Something, Let Her Go, Let It Go, and...
    PanicAtTheBlink PanicAtTheBlink 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 3

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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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    Piano has a beautiful sound they way your

    fingers move along all the keys its an escape an other world expressive and an amazing feeling piano makes everything sound so beautiful so peaceful
    adorablegamer adorablegamer 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 26

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I have no idea why but I'm in love with playing

    Silent Hill Alessa's Harmony <3
    drs0307 drs0307 16-17, F Aug 2

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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 7 Responses Apr 25, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    not very good still learning.

    I don't take lessons I've been teaching myself. so it's difficult for me.
    swegmoney swegmoney 13-15, F 4 Responses Jun 18

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    For some reason every time

    after a great work out I always come home to play my piano and it relaxes me way more I'm bless that I have time to do the two major things that I love playing piano and having a great work out and being able to help others
    fitbodylover fitbodylover 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 10

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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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    Playing maple leaf rag

    and the entertainer
    Delta465 Delta465 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 15

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    Related Experiences

    In total, there are many usages for piano: play in a concert, play in a party, for a dance group,....... But, with me, I just divide it into 2 different kind: play a song; and play...
    Longnhat5 Longnhat5 13-15, M Aug 5

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