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I Play the Banjo

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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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    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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    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 1 Response Oct 17

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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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    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 3 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 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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    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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    I want to roll play serving a woman or younger guy as a slave here on EP. I'm straight and prefer to roll play with straight guys but if its roll play only we can rp sexual.
    littleweewee123 littleweewee123 41-45, M 7 hrs ago

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    Well, Father told me he would teach me. I played miniature Golf. I picked balls for him and watched him play. I wish he was alive, may be he would teach me to Play. My Fav. Golf...
    blackjackmike blackjackmike 56-60, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    yes it turns me on so much to have my hair played with. if my hair dresser knew what she did to me she would blush lol
    drachenReiter drachenReiter 31-35, F 9 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    One of my favorite things to do is make themed playlists. It must be why my son gave me the movie "Hi Fidelity" a couple of years ago.
    tvCorinne tvCorinne 51-55, T 11 hrs ago

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    Who's wanting to play then?
    samsenate samsenate 22-25, M 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    The Arrow writers! Ugh, stop playing with my heart. It hurts. These Olicity feels run deep, and I can't deal with all this emotion.
    BrokenHeartedOlicityShipper BrokenHeartedOlicityShipper 70+, F 3 hrs ago

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    Yes, I like playing video-games a lot. I've been through two major gaming eras so far. 90's and 2000's. 2011 onwards, you know about it, the era is still on. In this present era...
    M3MC M3MC 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    Yes, I like playing video-games a lot. I've been through two major gaming eras so far. 90's and 2000's. 2011 onwards, you know about it, the era is still on. In this present era...
    M3MC M3MC 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    Hard to believe it was nearly two years ago now :O I always loved football buh in my school, girls weren't aloud to play (uugghh? i mean HELLO?? equality? :O) Anyways, there was a...
    hanntiger1 hanntiger1 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 7

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    So yeah, I think most people enjoying playing games, whether they be board games, card games, or video games. I myself mostly play video games and board games, especially seeing as...
    Darkreaper0020 Darkreaper0020 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 9

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    When I was around four or five my mom bought me a synthesizer/keyboard. I played it everyday! I even took piano lessons up until I was fourteen. I play by ear. The thing is...I can...
    roxrockman roxrockman 26-30, F Nov 22

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    For almost 10 years now, I've been playing the violin. It's my companion; whenever I am feeling down I play it, when I'm happy I play it. The thing is, my violin is playing me. My...
    Dandywishes Dandywishes 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    I remember the first game I fell in love with.You may not have heard of it, but it's called Transformers Prelude to Energon, although the box just ends the title at Transformers...
    CoolManMcGoodName CoolManMcGoodName 16-17, M 2 Responses Dec 1

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    This question is mainly for gold players and up - but anyone feel free to add their input is it better to pick one or two champs - and ONLY play those champs? (unless you have no...
    MeowOnMe MeowOnMe 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 27

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    Playing only Normal modes since I can't play together with my best friend in ranked mode. I hate playing it alone because I will always end up with dumb as h3ll teammates. When...
    Zim0 Zim0 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 29

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    I play the blues on my trumpet. I have an opportunity to play in a dance band and look forward to opportunities to play "ad lib" solos. My solos are based on the blues scales...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M Nov 26

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    I recently bought a Colecovision Flashback and yesterday I ordered an Intellivision and Atari Flashback. The old games are so much more fun to play. I have never been able to get...
    Dreamer19845 Dreamer19845 26-30, M Nov 28

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    2 things: 1) why do people feel the need to waste my time? we're NOT going to win, stop having high hopes and just surrender. It's literally just wasting not only my time, but...
    MeowOnMe MeowOnMe 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 2

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    I believe in parallel play. Some children play cooperatively and other children play side by side. I think something can be gained by side by side activities. Much of the world is...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M Dec 5

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    I play the piano, my FAVORITE instrument of all time. I could listen to instrumental piano music ALL day, and NEVER get bored! When I was little, my parents got me this Fisher...
    callmequayla callmequayla 13-15 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    " Play In The Rain" Lindsey Buckingham. Oh I was lonely Oh I was lonely Oh can we play in the rain Oh I was crying Oh I was crying On can we play in the rain Let's play!!!!
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 23 hrs ago

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    My babies ;) Learning to play some queens of the Stone Age, love rocking out to 'no one knows' but I haven't quite nailed it yet, Just for fun I'm gonna list all the songs I can...
    Supermassive93 Supermassive93 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 21

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    I'm a 360 gamer and looking for some people to play minecraft with. Very creative, always down for survival mode or creative. I'm down to help with world building and there's lots...
    armoforion armoforion 22-25, M Nov 24

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    four years ago this past summer, I went to the local lake to play in the mud. I found my favorite mud bog and stepped in bare foot. No sooner than I stepped in, my feet and my...
    shoer shoer 46-50, M Nov 25

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    I am a 360 gamer and really want someone to play Minecraft with. I'm not great at it, but I am creative and love to learn more about the game from other people. I'm down to play...
    brendafaith brendafaith 13-15, F Nov 25

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    So I haven't been able to play GTA V in a couple months because my Xbox just wouldn't play it but then my dad fixed my Xbox and I can finally play it and I think I'm about to cry
    zebrelle9 zebrelle9 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 28

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    I'm waiting for my bass guitar to arrive already. I'm so anxious and nervous to start playing. It's crazy! It's like I'm In love all over again. The bass guitar has such a...
    ponycupcake ponycupcake 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 29

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    You know what games I miss, the ones like Star Fox 64, no blood, no brutality, just blowing robots up as a fox, with a frog and falcon wingman, a dog commander, a robot controlled...
    Here2Help383 Here2Help383 16-17, M 4 Responses Dec 3

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    Age of Empires was the first game I played when I wasa kid n I was addicted to it. Then came Age of Empires II n I went berserk. I remember playing that game for 8 hours straight...
    Tien101 Tien101 18-21 2 Responses Dec 12

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    I'm not a virtuoso or anything, I can't circular breathe consistently (though I've done it a few times). I've got four: one Toca, one eucalyptus, one bamboo, and a PVC. I even made...
    SnowCrow SnowCrow 31-35, M Dec 12

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    I'm 14 and I've been playing airsoft for a while but non of my friends play and no one at my field is my age so anyone that lives in Wisconsin and play airsoft message me
    EncryptedKill EncryptedKill 13-15, M a week ago

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    Hi this kevin I play games and at the moment km playing simpsons tapped out on my tablet and I love it. Im very addicted to it though, still pleasure mel or she chats on here with...
    couplemelkevin couplemelkevin 41-45 5 days ago

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    i always wanted to be a professional guitarist..i'm learning guitar on my own since i dont have time to go to a master..i have manages to learn all the basic chords and i can shift...
    ucbenetton ucbenetton 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    I don't always play them how they're meant to be played, though. lol https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GAER78tCMk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1L1S9GbL30
    aresdotexe aresdotexe 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 21

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    It's so cute and fun! I used to play it on my DS in 5th grade and now I recently bought it for my wii. Anyone else still play? :)
    EmiTru EmiTru 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 21

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    Watching my friend playing it makes me want to learn how to play it too. Listening to Yiruma and stuffs gives me so much feels
    dakilangdreamer dakilangdreamer 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    I play League of legends on a daily basis. Mostly for fun but also looking for a duo partner for ranks! Anyone interested in being friends and playing? =)
    Yava Yava 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 22

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    At the moment I only play Ikariam, but I have also played Travian, Travians and Grepolis in the past for a few months to years and I've tried many others. Travians closed in July...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 22

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    Got the kids I'm babysitting out of the way and got to play a pretty good game, commander decks slow us down a little but overall it was great. Now time for spaghetti, probably...
    MoonUnitSpiff MoonUnitSpiff 18-21, F Nov 22

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