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I Play the Banjo

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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...
    filthydieseltech filthydieseltech 22-25, F 8 Responses Jan 3, 2009

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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...
    ScottyUsmc ScottyUsmc 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 28, 2013

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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...
    steelhead01 steelhead01 70+, M 2 Responses Jun 12, 2012

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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...
    dontneedtobehappy dontneedtobehappy 18-21, M Oct 30, 2008

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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...
    GTR1400 GTR1400 61-65, M Jun 8, 2012

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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...
    zeyphr zeyphr 46-50, M Oct 17, 2010

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    Music performance has been part of my life since I was a child. But ten years ago, when I started my own business, I got busy and just stopped cold. I have a basement full of...
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    I play 9 different instruments. 3 kinds of saxophone, trumpet, clarinet, bass guitar, guitar, banjo And flute
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    I would so love the challenge. I may not be a good leader with men of flesh and blood but with miniature wood/plastic forces, I can be a very deadly commander indeed. No arrogance...
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    "Soft Melody"I love the sound of the flute, so soothing and seemingly ethereal. I've been playing the flute for over a year now and I enjoy every minute of it.This song by the...
    SweetRhapsody SweetRhapsody 36-40, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Has any one played the fountain of immorality map for minecraft? Or Funland those are fun maps to play.
    TheCrazyBunny TheCrazyBunny 13-15, F 6 hrs ago

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    I play video games and my favourite developers are Rockstar Games and 2K Games. No, I'm not a geek. I exercise and workout daily.
    AReallyNiceGuy AReallyNiceGuy 13-15, M 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Just now I love playing and singing 'the scientist' by Coldplay! And also riptide by Vance joy :)
    KT98 KT98 13-15, F 7 hrs ago

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    Downloading winrar lets me finally use the roms to play Pokemon with nuzzlelock on it. I was using winzip and couldn't use it after the trial expired, then I remembered about...
    dannyc450 dannyc450 18-21, M 3 hrs ago

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    I wouldn't call myself a gamer, but I do love playing video games when I have the time^^ My favorite game ever would have to be Alice : Madness Returns :)
    Annafromwonderland Annafromwonderland 16-17, F 5 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I grew up on Mario and Pokémon. Up until recently I have only owned Nintendo gaming systems and I played a lot of online games and I played Diablo III like crazy when it came...
    imryll imryll 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 22

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    When I was a little ...I remember going over to my cousins house and right when I got there i remember he would challenge me to play video games with him. In the beginning i would...
    NefelibataAggression NefelibataAggression 18-21, F 10 Responses 2 days ago

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    I may be somewhat young, but memories of playing outside will stick with me forever. My backyard was awesome! It was big enough for us to set up volleyball, baseball, football, or...
    JustAnotherHuman34 JustAnotherHuman34 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    Ya, kinda sad but true. Not much of a gamer here at all, I don't play any other games but runescape really. I like the community there, and pretty much only play on weekends. I've...
    BeatTheBest BeatTheBest 16-17, M Mar 21

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    Match Report I am in my school junior football team, what my American friends call soccer. It is for girls 16 years and younger. This time of year, we would normally be...
    yulico yulico 13-15, F Mar 23

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    I think the first time I experienced playing guitar was when I was younger and had my neighbours boyfriend give me 'a lesson', basically I think he showed me some chords and things...
    KT98 KT98 13-15, F Mar 29

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    I have been for a few years. I take lessons every week. It is fun. I play soft rock/folk on the acoustic and some classic rock (not very well) on the electric. My son started...
    imjustaguy13 imjustaguy13 46-50, M 3 Responses Mar 30

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    I absolutely love~ it!!! It makes duch a beautiful noise <3 I started out playing in school and slowly learned from there. We had projects and stuff when we had to play certain...
    Awakened92 Awakened92 13-15, F Apr 10

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    i like playing grand theft auto 5 & call of duty black ops 2 & modern warfare 3. i like also playing classic old playstation 2 games like grand theft auto sanandreas or driver...
    basketballjones75 basketballjones75 36-40, M 2 days ago

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    I have never played a stringed instrument before, so learning to play the ukulele has been a challenge, but fun! I have been playing for about a month now, and can play a few songs...
    ashlee2184 ashlee2184 26-30, F Mar 18

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    Now this might sound strange but I like playing videogames, a lot. I can be really geeky about them sometimes. From games such as Metal Gear Solid with it's tactical espionage to...
    xlevinus xlevinus 18-21, M Mar 21

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    I love to play virtual world games. I play IMVU and Woozworld. But my best friend MAKES me play woozworld -.- :P But I like to play other games like World of Warcraft, Call of Duty...
    AshIsTheName AshIsTheName 16-17, M Mar 21

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    My mom sat me down in fourth grade at the piano because she noticed something. She named children's songs and hymns from church for me to play. And I played the melody of each one...
    Nessybabi Nessybabi 18-21, F Mar 26

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    I spent most of my life outside or pining to be outside. The tree in my backyard is more familiar than the walls of my bedroom. The woods were always better than any playground or...
    BleedingOrchids BleedingOrchids 13-15, F Apr 5

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    Whoever knows Minecraft do like this post. I was playing on the Uberminecraft multiplayer server playing cops n robbers. When i joined a game, i spawned in the lobby. [Note that...
    Som3son3 Som3son3 26-30, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I have a really hard time containing my negative feelings....there are little things that just **** me off about some of my teammates/coaches and I realize this is normal. Here are...
    saturnsdaughter saturnsdaughter 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I have a shoulder length hair and I am not cutting it until it grows well. People always tell me I have a nice, soft, and shiny hair. I don't know about that, but they like petting...
    wherethehealingbegins wherethehealingbegins 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Computers and electronics ruined it all for the younger generation. It's easily addicting. And I, who am addicted to technology am admitting to this. Playing outside is rare...
    Philli8807 Philli8807 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 20

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    For all the bass players out there who feel underestimated and mocked down: We're not just bass players, we're THE bass players!! We're the soul of the band, because they feel us...
    ThelaughingSky ThelaughingSky 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 21

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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...
    randomlygenerated randomlygenerated 18-21, F Mar 22

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    I love Legos I have this huge box of Legos that I play with, you're never too old to play with Legos :) I love that you can create your own little world, it's like I'm the ruler...
    MINIONPOP MINIONPOP 16-17 Mar 24

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    I have a Xbox, Xbox 360, Playstation 1, Playstation 2, PSP, and game boys. I've decided to sell my ps2, Xbox, and Playstation 1. I'm really gonna miss them but I want to continue...
    blackxrosexyuuki blackxrosexyuuki 18-21, F Mar 25

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    I played so many video-games in the past 16 years, i've lost count. So far i'm sticking with free2play games (cause they are free :3 ). Right now i'm playing Planetside 2 (MMOFPS...
    Oti91 Oti91 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 27

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    So ever since i was little my dad forced me to get into the game of soccer. Dont get me wrong i dont know what i would do with out it. But that is just the thing...soccer takes up...
    jessieann0921 jessieann0921 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    The most fundamentally trans-formative decision I ever made was to learn to play. Every aspect of my life has been changed since from who I know, what I have done and future...
    Beaver318 Beaver318 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 29

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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...
    snowflakekeri snowflakekeri 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    There I was, smiling, laughing and playing. Not doing anything wrong. Out of nowhere I was tagged again, this time by Nelladell. What did I do to deserve this nastiness... And more...
    oldfarmguy oldfarmguy 56-60, M 2 Responses Mar 31

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    Lv. 30, NA server, Support main. I'm in platinum 2, so if you're an ADC main in platinum division and needs a support, hmu. ;) Otherwise we can still play normals and I also like...
    kimcx kimcx 18-21, M Mar 31

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    I want more people to play with I have almost every free to play MMO and stuff like Guild wars 2... please messgae me if u want play with me ever
    jessica15utah jessica15utah 18-21, F Mar 31

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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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    Actually quite a few. Growing up near a city with a massive music scene it was kind of inevitable I guess. I grew up playing in them, but when I was younger they never lasted too...
    Grant0306 Grant0306 18-21, M Apr 2

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    I play the ukulele, I have been since I was about 5. I love it, its became apart of me, wherever I go I take it with me, just to play. I go to nursing homes and play for them a...
    DaniiLuv DaniiLuv 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 3

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    I play three instruments. I play flute, ukulele, and guitar. I have played flute for 6 years, ukulele for 1 year, and guitar for 1 year.
    staystrong72700 staystrong72700 13-15, F Apr 3

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    So does anybody play poppy !?...I mainly play top and i believe she's one of the underestimated champs in LOL..she's really fun to play and my guess ..she might be the second best...
    Authentic101 Authentic101 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 5

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    Recently finished playing COD ghosts and battlefield 4 a friend in office gave me NFS run today. I was so exited to play came home early cocked food finished all work tried to...
    niki87 niki87 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    I have been playing video games ever since I was a little girl. The passion has grown with me. I love to play Nintendo games and any RPG-maker horror games I can get my hands on...
    MellifluousMilkshake MellifluousMilkshake 18-21, F Apr 7