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I Play the Banjo

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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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    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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    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 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 28, 2013

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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 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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    I play the banjo:D yes I play it and I am pretty good:)
    RoughRiderGirl RoughRiderGirl 18-21, F Jul 25

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    I'm learning to play I walk the line by Johny Cash on my guitar
    andrewj2014 andrewj2014 18-21, M 6 hrs ago

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    Got my ps4 yesterday with Diablo 3 Ultimate Evil Edition. Now I gotta wait to play it until I get off work.
    Lonewolvesinc Lonewolvesinc 31-35, M 6 hrs ago

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    Wanna play? Tell me anything.
    CuriousGurl13 CuriousGurl13 13-15, F 2 Responses 54 mins ago

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    I'm a guitar teacher and therefore love to play guitar. Summer of 2013 I got my dream guitar. I had been drooling over this guitar on eBay for years, but never really had the money...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 8

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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 5 days ago

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    I saw a Wii game in dads car. Just Dance 3 I've had Just Dance 2 and I like it alot I asked dad "Can I have this?" he said "No. It was alot of money" :/ But then he said hes just...
    KovusShame KovusShame 13-15, F Jul 26

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    I started playing my freshman year of high school. I chose music over art class, and everybody in the music class got to choose one of the instruments that the school had. It was a...
    OwlishL OwlishL 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 31

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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...
    AgentSickler AgentSickler 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 11

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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 1 day ago

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    After watching a vid on youtube that had asked about morality plays and the like on the new generation of videogames, there was a question asked if videogames could be a moving...
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    I don't personally play the lottery but my mother does & this is the closest that applies. My mother plays Monday thru Saturday , spending 27 dollars a day playing various number...
    MeepingSophia MeepingSophia 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 30

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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...
    basketballislife15 basketballislife15 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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    Anybody planning on playing firefall when it launches on the 29th? Yeah i know i played the beta too, it lacked a lot of content but from what i hear theyre supposed to have added...
    shinjorai shinjorai 36-40, M Jul 23

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    I've been playing piano for 2 or 3 years now. I love the way it sounds and how your fingers just move from each key so smoothly. I haven't really had piano lessons but I normally...
    basketballislife15 basketballislife15 13-15, F Jul 27

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    Best game I've ever played and I hope to continue playing when I'm out of high school! I play lock! The saying "a hooligans game played by gentlemen" sums up a large portion why I...
    sm1ttay sm1ttay 16-17, M Aug 1

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    So I just got the ps4 for my bday & I'm setting it up. I got The last of us remastered & I watched a lets play on YouTube before I even got the system. My sister plays computer...
    aubreylovell aubreylovell 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 1

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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...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 13

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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 a week ago

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    Okay, I just need someones opinion on this. I just lost a game, because our "support" nidalee went AFK. Not only did she go AFK, she literally sat at base the whole game...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 22

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    I realized I should post something a bit more.. "peppy"(?). SOOOOO, I love playing games. I love getting away for a bit in the game world and meeting others. It's awesome! So I was...
    dragonheartss dragonheartss 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 25

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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...
    Serenity14 Serenity14 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 26

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    Hey what's going on Exp. Ppl anyone playing the Destiny Beta? Would be nice to play with some ppl!!! I'm playing on ps3, since I don't have my xbox 360 at the moment so sorry my...
    insearchformrsright insearchformrsright 16-17, M Jul 26

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    While this game is over a decade old, it still holds my fascination. I have built 3 large regions and have cities that earned 100s of million dollars and gained over 400 thousand...
    billalabama1 billalabama1 61-65, M Jul 26

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    I hate it when I'm banning, and I ban someone, and someone on my team gets mad at me for banning their champ. "You banned my champ wtf" "Why did you ban my champ?" "You didn't...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 27

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    I just finished playing The Wolf Among Us. One of the best few days of my life but now I need to get a new one. Has anyone on here played Dark Souls II ? I've heard a lot about it...
    Tien101 Tien101 18-21 Jul 28

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    I started when I was about 10 cuz my dad brought a sun burst fender strat (relic) he still has it it looks so cool and beaten up. I would always like to hold it but I couldn't play...
    Gabriella20xx Gabriella20xx 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 29

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    est Drive: Unlimited - This was the near-perfect Vacation video game. There is an avatar of you that you can customize and in game, you get flown to Oahu, Hawaii for driving...
    LysanderFremont LysanderFremont 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 29

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    I play with my nips from the time I wake up until I doze off at the end of the day. My nipples are my fave physical attribute. I have 4 sets of nipple clips. I play with them...
    AriaMoore AriaMoore 66-70, F 2 Responses Jul 29

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    I play paintball. Not the recreational kind of play. I play tournament style speedball. It's so much fun, I've put a lot of my hard earned money into it, and then my dad has put...
    Cwins165 Cwins165 13-15, M Jul 30

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    I LOVE to play the violin I play mine at least a few times a night and my piano I am sure my neighbors love me between that and my classical music playing pretty loud most of the...
    Chicgeekgal Chicgeekgal 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 30

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     yers... players everywhere! Yes, I have been played. I have been the other person, I have been the side dish, and I have been cheated on. You name it! I've forgiven cheaters...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Jul 31

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