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I Play the Banjo

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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 2 Responses Feb 28, 2013

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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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    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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    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 66-70, M 2 Responses Jun 12, 2012

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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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    what are your best ways to improve your playing.

    i am a bit unstaisfied with my progress during playing. the best would be to take classes but i cannot afford it yet. so u have any good youtube vids to play along?
    Elbslayer Elbslayer 31-35, M Oct 17, 2014

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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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    I like to play waaay to much.
    fetishfat fetishfat 36-40 2 hrs ago

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    Fallout 3 and every other fallout game :) GTA, all of them, I'm not hard to please lol L.A Noir, Heavy Rain, I like call of duty but only to play online. My sisters bbyddy gave...
    XcookiexbakerXx XcookiexbakerXx 18-21, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I love ageplay :) mostly when I role play though I like to do it with daddy/daughter and bro/sis non sexual though
    Nyalovesyou2016 Nyalovesyou2016 13-15, F 14 hrs ago

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    Well I love it.i do enjoy someone giving me massage or a hair style or a hair cut or just simply playing with it :)
    beautyndbeast beautyndbeast 22-25, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    This evening, my daughter told me this "When i am there I have a lot of friends to play with but nothing to play with. When I am home, no one play with me, but I have a lot of...
    howtodienaturally howtodienaturally 36-40, M 1 day ago

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    I play three instruments--piano, violin and organ. Today I'm going to write about my experience playing the violin. I've played the violin for 7 years already. When I started off...
    122333a 122333a 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    I got a new guitar! My acoustic was stolen (like all my other ****) and so I took it as an opportunity to switch to electric and I couldn't be happier with it! It is beautiful! I...
    Lyric8 Lyric8 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Love videogames. Ever since I was a little kid I was always fascinated by watching my neighbor play on his SNES. When I got my N64 back in 1997 I became hooked. I remember my first...
    Kosmoz Kosmoz 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    I used to play soccer all the time and played competitively on my school team. I remember practicing hours and hours over the summer between 7th and 8th grade so that I'd get more...
    AngelEyes907 AngelEyes907 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    That's it. I've done it. I have moved into a Role Play and Age Play situation. I can probably play any age you want but I stress men only. Sorry I'm not a girly girl or into being...
    maturegurl maturegurl 46-50, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I've watch the anime serie first, then play video games (Forbidden Memories, Capsule Monster Colisseum) and 3 years ago I made a quick anthrological study on a Yu-Gi-Oh! club...
    JuPond JuPond 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    so you know what I find interesting is almost all the posts on here are prominently featuring an interest in sexually themed role play, but role play can be soooo much more than...
    kirakun kirakun 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    Everyday I play for at least 1-2 hours unless I'm travelling/am away from home. Some days if I have more time I can go at it for hours. Learning to play guitar was one of the best...
    Humbuckerzz Humbuckerzz 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    This is a post that I found on one of my Facebook gamer groups earlier today. I have no problem with men. This, I have a problem with. These guys are clearly idiots. Anyone else...
    FatalOrca FatalOrca 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I love PlayStation. I have a PlayStation 2 and a PlayStation 3PSN: liltony1992
    Anthony2400 Anthony2400 22-25, M a week ago

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    My first gaming system wad an Atari my dad owned. After that we've been mainly a PlayStation family, but I don't mind playing x box either. I want to try to get into PC games once...
    LivingBetweenRaindrops LivingBetweenRaindrops 18-21, M Feb 1

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    So today I won to games with outrageously aggressive tactical sacrificial play, then decided after losing once to play more positionally. 1.e4e6 2.Nf3c5 3.c3Nc6 4.d4d5 5.Be3c4 6...
    MeadowLark4 MeadowLark4 18-21 Feb 1

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    I like to play but I wouldn't consider myself a Gamer. I play video games from time to time like The Witcher which I still haven't beat. Until Dawn, Beyond two souls and Heavy rain...
    Mars000 Mars000 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    I love playing video games. My dad taught me to play games when I was 2 and I've been playing since. I play ps4 mainly but I'm thinking about getting an xbox one here soon.
    ApparentOrb9045 ApparentOrb9045 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 1

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    So I never I actuality played this game since I never got past level one of the first version and all I did was love to drive around and beat up all the prostitutes and steal their...
    sambular1313 sambular1313 31-35, F Jan 31

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    I need to say I'm learning to play guitar. My dad started to teach me when I was 12 years old however he died before I could learn very much. So I hadn't picked it back up again...
    Christine5377 Christine5377 61-65 2 Responses Jan 27

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    It's not enough to just play Glenn's cds once but over and over and over and over and over and over again. This was the 3rd album that had Bach in it that he made, the playing is...
    Deafning Deafning 36-40, M Jan 25

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    I keep seeing people post in league of legends forums about how they miss team builder and how they're angry that team builder has been disabled and some haven't been able to play...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 23

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    I like to paint my nails and have them long but you can't do that if you play guitar or at least learning to play it.because shorter nails makes for a better playing but I feel...
    KatherineSumpter KatherineSumpter 16-17, T Jan 22

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    I'm going through a dispute with this random college professor over a piano that's near his office. I've been given full permission to play it whenever the room it's in isn't being...
    dabram71 dabram71 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 20

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    When I was at Music School in London playing Guitar we got to play with Wurzel (one of the Guitarists from Mötorhead). We played ‘Ace of Spades.’ He was the nicest guy and I...
    splashUK2014 splashUK2014 46-50, M Jan 19

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    Yes indeed, I do! I love to play fight, play wrestle and have playful arguing matches with a guy. For me, it's alot of fun and I do enjoy it a whole lot. I love to fight and...
    CaliTexan37 CaliTexan37 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 18

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    My husband bought me the equipment and we went to play yesterday evening. At first I wasn't too excited, but wow! Such an amazingly-fun sport that can easily get you into shape...
    anomuser anomuser 26-30, F Jan 18

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    I relish having mine played with, because it happens so rarely. I get to play with other people's belly buttons four times as often as I get mine played with.
    BellyBoySL BellyBoySL 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 18

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    Currently, I know how to play the violin and the piano. But I have a strong desire to learn so much more musical instruments!! I want to learn viola, cello, drums, guitar, and...
    Yoyoko Yoyoko 16-17, F Jan 17

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    im bored and i wanna play the midnight game but this is just a fun little thing i like to play i wouldnt recomend you play it though
    vamp1r3 vamp1r3 13-15, M Jan 17

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    im bored and i wanna play the midnight game but this is just a fun little thing i like to play i wouldnt recomend you play it though
    vamp1r3 vamp1r3 13-15, M Jan 17

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    Yes indeed, I do! I love to play fight, play wrestle and have playful arguing matches with a guy. For me, it's alot of fun and I do enjoy it a whole lot. I love to fight and...
    CaliTexan37 CaliTexan37 36-40, F Jan 16

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