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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

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    in my spare time on weekdays

    and weekends, I love to play the piano at home for a couple of hours. Also, I give music lessons to elementary and advanced piano students.
    jillpeterson jillpeterson 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 22

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    MissKakarot MissKakarot 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 12

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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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    Such a promising carrier ended by mental illness

    and other handicaps. my mother was a church organist and music teacher so we always had a piano and orgain in our home. I was under 5 when she noticed my talent and started me with. piano lessons with a well known teacherin the area.by the time I was 8 I was playing for church...
    ADF55 ADF55 56-60 Sep 27, 2014

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    I have grade 5 out of 8.

    wish I'd finished the lot. had more time in the past to study/practice.
    mysmugcat mysmugcat 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 8

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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, 2014

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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 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, 2014

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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 4 Responses Mar 2, 2014

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    hey guys i was just woendering how u can play

    with each hand independtly coz i can maintain simple variations with one hand while just jamming with the other but i can't just get play freely with both hands together
    CynicalMaster CynicalMaster 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 22, 2014

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    I want to learn the piano

    and want to know are there better digital versions of learning to play piano? I want to have a well rounded approach (not just play songs) so from technical, practice, and theoretical. Can a computer do a better job when learning from books? I don't want to have a teacher.
    LockieLeonard LockieLeonard 46-50, M 2 Responses Oct 5, 2014

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    Well, I'm learning how to play it

    professionally. I can play by ear and kind of read music but I know I need to learn and practice more in order to be a professional pianist. I got a 61-key piano for Christmas and I hate to part from it! Some of the songs I've been learning extensively was the song from the game...
    losingNemo losingNemo 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 1

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    Don't ever stop playing,

    you'll regret it.
    MaryJay712 MaryJay712 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 27, 2014

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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 2 Responses Nov 5, 2014

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    Earlier today, I played my own song called

    "Fading Into Darkness". Each key played reminded me of the struggles in my life. From the loss of my parents to the crushing loneliness. I hope someday, I can relieve myself of the eternal darkness looming inside me.
    NeoxExor NeoxExor 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 10, 2014

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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 took no exams, only started learning last

    october. Would have started earlier if I could have. Anyway I take a class every week with a good instructor and practice at the university music department, I think I'm doing well. Hope someday I'll be able to play some of the things I love.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 11

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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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    Just started last year,

    and took my Grade 2 piano exam a week ago. feeling that I am a little too slow. If possible, I would immediately skip to Grade 5 to save the trouble of going up a grade one by one...
    littleowlet littleowlet 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    So just tried Fantasie Impromptu.

    .. I can only play the first six measures. D': but now my goal is to have most of it done in the summer! :D
    Polliver Polliver 16-17, F 4 Responses May 9

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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 3 Responses May 13, 2014

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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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    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 have a fantastic teacher :) she's always

    excited to teach and just generally awesome
    dabram71 dabram71 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 22, 2014

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    Been playing for 9 years.

    ... Words can't express my love for that instrument <33
    MissImaginaryy MissImaginaryy 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 1

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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
    cherry2015 cherry2015 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 2, 2014

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    Playing the piano has been a creative process

    for me. My father bought me a piano when I was 6. I absolutely loved the instrument. I did not learn to read notes, nor did I study any songs at all. All I did was play with it - it was more of a toy or just a thing to do for entertainment. I played something happy, then...
    TheEquilibrist TheEquilibrist 16-17, F Jun 6

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    Pianoplayer13 Pianoplayer13 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 7

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    Any musicians out there have any good tips

    for me as im preparing to audition for a band? I look so stupid cause I play piano and or keyboards. I have to send a video to the manager by tonight. I'm freaking out cause every video my eyes are closed and it's noticeable to me. Other people say they can't tell cause it's a...
    Jennerrous Jennerrous 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 21, 2014

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    You know that you're playing way too much

    Damien Rice when you get a shoe thrown at your head.
    bluegilledgirl bluegilledgirl 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 21, 2014

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    I'm almost 14 and a grade 7 in piano.

    I've played it for 7 years and I just love playing it. Sometimes I use it as an escape to get rid of all my stress and worries but usually I play it for enjoyment.
    ohheyyitsrae ohheyyitsrae 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    It has been so long since I played.

    .. Gotta refresh everything...
    Misaki7590 Misaki7590 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 7, 2014

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    I wish I had continued with the piano

    as a child but when it got to being a teenager I wasn't motivated by the waltzes and marches style of music. I took up the guitar and mostly taught myself. I have been a guitar teacher and in various bands in fact I was in the studio last night rehearsing for a gig this Saturday...
    dpc2014 dpc2014 51-55, M 4 Responses Sep 16, 2014

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    A friend gave me a piano

    and it means the world to me. I'm in love.
    ijustneedtoletitout ijustneedtoletitout 31-35, F Oct 5, 2014

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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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    Jayroame Jayroame 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 9

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    I'm learning to ya crossing field from SAO.

    It's pretty freakin hard tho. ;P
    dabram71 dabram71 16-17, M Oct 3, 2014

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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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    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 7 Responses Jun 8

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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
    JackH19 JackH19 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 21

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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