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I Play the Banjo

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    I Love the Banjo.

    I can play a lot of instruments in a very basic way, so learning the banjo was not a horrible task. I borrowed one from a friend to use in a year 12 theatre studies performance exam. I had it at my house for a week, and I loved it. A year went by until I bought my own, and...
    dontneedtobehappy dontneedtobehappy 18-21, M Oct 30, 2008

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    5-String

    I play the 5-string banjo. I picked it up the summer after my senior year of high school and LOVE it!!  It's a blast to play.  I get funny looks sometimes when I mention it, but hey--It's freakin awesome to play. SO much fun.
    filthydieseltech filthydieseltech 22-25, F 8 Responses Jan 3, 2009

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    Im Learning Bluegrass Banjo

    I am learning bluegrass banjo now...... Never listened much to bluegrass but found the instrument fascinating. I’ve been playing for about 2.5 years and in my second year of lessons….   I play a Goldtone BG-250   Check out banjohangout.org its great site...
    zeyphr zeyphr 46-50, M Oct 17, 2010

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    It Is Never Too Late To Learn

    I like Bluegrass, Newgrass, and modern [Bela Fleck, Alison Brown]. So, tired of not playing, three years ago I decided to teach myself via online or other lessons. Now, it is enjoyable to play Scruggs style and am now feeling comfortable with different licks and improving my...
    GTR1400 GTR1400 61-65, M Jun 8, 2012

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    Learning Later In Life.

    I grew up in the midwest.  When my family (mothers side) got together, there was always music.  My uncles all played instruments.  They would rotate playing guitar, fiddle, mandolin, and banjo.  My mother was the vocalist.  Loved the music, but never lived near any of the...
    steelhead01 steelhead01 70+, M 2 Responses Jun 12, 2012

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    Me And My Banjo

    I have always loved the sound of the banjo. I love the Pogues, they are a mix of traditional Irish music witth a hint of punk layered with a rock/blues topping. If You like the Dropkick Murphys, then You will like the Pogues. Ever since i first heard "fairytale of New York" and...
    ScottyUsmc ScottyUsmc 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 28, 2013

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    I prefer to play as a Sorceress or Amazon. I'm currently playing both in Hardcore mode. Hopefully I don't die!
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    Playing Call Of Duty Ghosts! So addicted!
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    I'm a girl player and I play whenever I'm bored really. Plus it's heaps of fun when I team up with someone I don't really know. Cause like its fun to learn about that person and ya...
    DevilPony DevilPony 13-15, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Does anyone remember this?!?! I used to play it and I met some really cool people..
    NobodyCaresOkai NobodyCaresOkai 13-15, F 30 mins ago

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    Piano player! I have been playing the piano growing up as a hobby so just for fun not professionally and never taken exams for it!I enjoy playing classical music, music from films...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    One of the instruments i play is ofc the guitar. Strumming isnt really what i like so i play fingerstyle (playing the melody and harmony at the same time). I also like figuring out...
    theysayitsjustme theysayitsjustme 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 16

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    The good old 80s. I started elementary school in the fall of 1986. We didn't have cable TV, VCR or a computer in our house, back then. In fact we didn't get a VCR and a computer...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 3 Responses Aug 10

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    Every time I stop playing WoW, a friend convinces me to start playing again, but after I start playing again, they stop playing. I love playing WoW, but I hate having no friends to...
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    There was a little gang of us deviant kids on my block and the next one over also. The older kids would look after the young ones and we learn to hopscotch, jump rope, play with...
    KawaiiDemon KawaiiDemon 18-21 Aug 20

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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...
    WomanlyQueen WomanlyQueen 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    I love playing sports, such as basketball, volleyball, and soccer. I don't play on any teams or in school. I usually just play basketball for fun with my uncles and/or my brothers...
    musicislife15 musicislife15 13-15, F Aug 2

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    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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    Playing the piano is my passion in life. I play for hours each day and I never get tired of playing. I took piano lessons for a short time in kindergarten but I've been playing by...
    harmony4850 harmony4850 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    I used to play this game I don't remember exactly why I stopped playing it I think it had something to do with my friends computer not allowing her to play anymore. And then my...
    Autumnflowers Autumnflowers 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 10

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    Another way of playing chords: Instead of playing C + E + G, you can play C + G + C This way is a whole lots better, most pianist play this way.
    Longnhat5 Longnhat5 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 5

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    I played when I was in university over 10 years ago. 7th edition had just come out. I played for a couple years, then transferred to a new university and didn't know anyone who...
    NNDY416 NNDY416 31-35, M Aug 10

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    I've been playing it for five years (ever since I was nine years old) and I love having an instrument to play. I'm not really that great at it, trust me, but if you ever thought of...
    piecestothepuzzles piecestothepuzzles 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 12

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    Play it with me!!!!! Now! If you haven't played before, here is how you do it. You need two or more people to do it properly. 1. Go to the other person's experience group list 2...
    InternationalDarkness InternationalDarkness 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 13

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    I've had the first, the second and the third Playstation console. I've had the first and the second Xbox console and I've had a Gamecube. I also have the old Commodore Amiga system...
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    We were on hols in North Wales at Rob's cottage (Rob is our friend Keiran's dad) the three girls, Hann's mum Julie, Keiran with his mum and dad and our friend Lewis and one day we...
    bethizhere bethizhere 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 14

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    I wish I actually had a real piano to play on... I live I. The UK and have always loved playing piano... Pianos are absolutely fantastic but sadly I don't actually have a piano I...
    sancarn sancarn 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I just got my new pc built last night by our family friend Greg. And I started playing Lone Survivor, an indie survival horror game. If you have any good recommendations for any...
    B2TheZBoy B2TheZBoy 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 2

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    I play everything as long as i know i am playing with somebody. I play on PC only :3
    Potchii Potchii 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 4

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    Today i was home alone. I have a crushed tar driveway so it consists of basically rocks and some sort of sand/dirt. I wanted to play basketball so i did what anyone would do and go...
    Kevinpierce Kevinpierce 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 7

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    I own a wii. I play wii sports resort, Brunswick bowling & tiger woods PGA tour 09 & 11. I even play wheel of fortune or jeopardy. I also play a lot of games on my ipad.
    baraccio baraccio 26-30, M Aug 10

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    Playing xbox with my buddy I play call of duty black ops 2, grand theft auto 5, minecraft, those are my top 3 that I play so if you want my gamer tag message me
    COUNTRYGIRL9658 COUNTRYGIRL9658 16-17, F Aug 11

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    Oh god, I love it when others play with my hair. I don't know why, but a lot of people are attracted to my hair. I guess you could say I have the old "Bieber" hair. You know...
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    I've been playing the violin since I was 8. I also played in the National Orchestra of my country. I stopped playing for a while, now i'm getting back to it. Hopefully i'm not...
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    I have been playing guitar on and off since I was ten, it's one of them hobbies I have always wanted to be totally proficient in but failed, until I found a guy online how gets...
    off2heavenIgo off2heavenIgo 13-15 2 Responses Aug 12

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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...
    Bowviokey Bowviokey 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 15

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    Living with an avid ps4 player I finally gave in complaining about the one word replay I got for hours on end, and bought myself a games console... And to my surprise my younger...
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    Cousins also play ball with me, and they play a post (or more like a training ground dummies), and sometimes even wear shirts, so that I can put that as a real game. Later, our...
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    No surprise. Im a teenage dirt bag half nerd. OF COURSE I PLAY VIDEOGAMES!! They're ultimately a waste of time, but I still love playing them. I love sonic the hedgehog, Zelda...
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    I enjoy playing this game, when I'm playing against bots. When it comes to a match a lot of players blame each other for their faults in an very aggresive way and that made me...
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    That moment you play all your games on your iPhone, you have such a nice highscore, so you quit playing because you can't get further than the best highscore 😞 - bored
    elrenira elrenira 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    I have been taking lessons for about 9-10 years. I would be happy to help teach anyone who wants to learn. I must warn everyone here though, that to play piano well, there are many...
    Profclouseau Profclouseau 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 2

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    It takes me away from the real world. Throughout the songs, it's like I'm in a new world, the song is my world. It feels like I don't have any worries, it feels like I'm free of...
    Anon156 Anon156 22-25