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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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    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 70+, M 2 Responses Jun 12, 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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    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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    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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    i LOVE my DOLLS! mostly belle and rapunzel!!! i play with them all the time and take them with me when i leave
    sophieprincess sophieprincess 16-17, F 6 hrs ago

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    Next im gunna write about my first really tingly experience an that was when i use to play football yanoo? I'd been wantin to play for my village team buh there weren't enough...
    hanntiger1 hanntiger1 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    What with my nude lyrical dancing an my nude life modellin, mum got a call a few weeks back askin if I’d be interested in auditioning for a part in a play?! It’s got a nude...
    hanntiger1 hanntiger1 18-21, F Jul 14

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    Have you been beginning like NFL (Nfl)? If the answer is yes, you may need to try fantasy football. A lot of the fans of NFL are into this virtual game. So far, huge numbers of...
    easonzc easonzc 22-25 Jul 16

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    I have played the violin for a good portion of my life. As long as I can remember to be truthful. My family have always been the musical sort: I played the violin, my brother...
    Wattouat Wattouat 18-21, F Jul 4

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    Okay..maybe I'm not being completely accurate. *blush*. I'm a 49 year old female. I first started playing guitar at 15..well..trying to play guitar. I never got anywhere. At 23...
    Misfitbrokentoy Misfitbrokentoy 46-50, F 5 Responses Jul 5

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    I mostly play by myself, sometimes my lil brother comes down to play one-on-one, I'm getting an online pass for three months, I play on my Xbox console and I play shooter games...
    diaperedsammy diaperedsammy 18-21, M 5 days 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...
    JohnnieGirl5 JohnnieGirl5 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I've been playing since I was 5 years old and now I'm 22. 17 years and I still live this instrument. I remember when I first started, I hate practicing. I would never practice for...
    EllaAfter EllaAfter 22-25, F Jul 2

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    So, my friend just told me be started playing ranked 3 days ago, and got putt into silver 2... I'm happy for him yet I'm pissed off at the same time... Because to be honest, he's...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 13

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    I have been playing since I was 8. Played numerous games that its hard to count lol lets say its a very addictive hobby but also helps with stress release. I like the horror genre...
    Anthromorphic Anthromorphic 22-25, F 6 Responses Jul 14

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    I play piano, clarinet, oboe and just recently started percussion such as vibraphone and marimba. I have played clarinet and oboe for concert band and I played clarinet for...
    HappyHart5 HappyHart5 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Okay, question involving Borderlands 2. I have only played 45 minutes or so of the original Borderlands (friend brought it over). Sense December, I have owned Borderlands 2, but...
    SteeredAxe SteeredAxe 13-15, M 4 Responses Jun 25

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    I have role played ever since I was a child, so I am a veteran at it now. People nowadays are ignorant of what role-playing is supposed to be about, and I miss the days when I...
    MasaKimura4 MasaKimura4 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 27

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    Just little school against school matches. Today we played against a Highschool (They were HUGE) and I had a stuffed knee so I could kind of play but my game was low. So the girls...
    RawrImmaDinosaur RawrImmaDinosaur 13-15, M Jun 30

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    Ok... So Imma big nerd... I just played my first encounter of DnD. I've wanted to play for awhile now, but never knew anyone that played. I'm excited though... Me and my...
    dukelostboy25 dukelostboy25 26-30, M Jul 1

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    Even though I'm a quiet person, I definitely have a playful side and like to be silly sometimes. Especially, if I'm with a guy, I love to play fight, play wrestle, have playful...
    texaschic35 texaschic35 31-35, F Jul 1

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    I like to play RPG games mostly, such as the Mass Effect trilogy, Heavy Rain, and Fallout 3/NV. I also like many other games like Red Dead Redemption, Skyrim, L.A Noir, Saints Row...
    TheTshirt TheTshirt 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 3

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    Is soccer for *******? I live in Australia and i really like playing soccer but everyone here thinks soccer is for *******, i really enjoy playing soccer but all my friends are...
    ThunderKuntz ThunderKuntz 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 4

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    I used to have a good group of gaming buddies i hung out with, but they all went the way of the wind and dissapeared. Ive got an anxiety disorder so i dont really have any friends...
    shinjorai shinjorai 36-40, M 6 days ago

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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 14 hrs ago

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    So yea. I'm a nerd. And For the Horde. I really enjoy having someone else to play with. That helps take my mind off things. So If you play too and want someone else to play with go...
    SillyAzura SillyAzura 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 24

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    I have always loved to play video games especially my first console the Nintendo 64. That was like the best thing ever and I still play it occasionally. Now I have the xbox one and...
    Schmitty15 Schmitty15 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 26

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    I love to role-play about pretty much anything but I guess my favorite is body swap role-play, any body wanna role-play
    Unsellingbook37 Unsellingbook37 13-15, M Jun 30

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    whenever I ask someone who they main, they usually just give me one-three champions. But whenever they ask me, I'm all like... My main supports - sona, nami, lulu, Janna, Soraka...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 1

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    Someone play with me play with me play with me
    rainbowdash110 rainbowdash110 13-15, F 7 Responses Jul 3

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    Anyone play any PC games that I could get intooo and possibly play with other people too? I remember playing Maplestory and Gunzz when I was younger and have kind of distanced from...
    Kayleighpie Kayleighpie 16-17, F 9 Responses Jul 3

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    You guys wanna laugh at my expense? Lol Not too long ago I was over at my boyfriend's place playing Super Mario 3D World or whatever it's called, and it was mine and his cousin's...
    TeddyBearTweaker TeddyBearTweaker 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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    We imagined how we'd dress if there weren't any obligation. What about the clothes that you'd be wearing when you'd go for a walk or jog or may be when you exercise? In the...
    easonzc easonzc 22-25 Jul 6

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    Some of the best riffs I've ever heard were from a friend of mine as we had a jam session. We were both high and he started playing his Gibson, so I go to my house and quickly...
    reelman4372 reelman4372 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 7

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    I love to play truth or dare msg me for kick or snapchat or we could play here. Male 14 will do almost anything anyone can play
    TigerBoy24 TigerBoy24 13-15, M Jul 8

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    Absolutely love the game, until I start hitting Bogies and double bogies, then I swear I hate the game. Then I fall in love with it all over again once the pars and birdies start...
    FreqFlyer76 FreqFlyer76 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 8

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    I have always had this obsession with playing in the rain. In order to play in the rain you have to be carefree. I personally have intense moments in my mind when I play in the...
    introvertpower94 introvertpower94 18-21, F Jul 8

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    I LOVE playing Field Hockey. :) I've been playing since 8th grade....so 5 yrs now. It's a perfect way to relieve stress and aggression. And scoring a goal and is the best feeling...
    Smileeboo Smileeboo 16-17, F Jul 14

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    Played for the first time yesterday in many years, my kids are at that age they can now play it and makes it fun, my kids and I drove through NJ going to several places to play and...
    JackNJ JackNJ 36-40, M 2 days ago

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    The flute is a soothing instrument and very versatile. You can play it in bands and in a symphony. I've been playing it for 6 years and continue to play.
    BookWorm333 BookWorm333 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days 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 1 day ago

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    I play LOL and love it. Guys never believe that they're playing with a girl. Cracks me up.
    Nooneknowsmythoughts Nooneknowsmythoughts 18-21, F 11 Responses Jun 24

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    I LOVE how my soon to be Wife plays with my hair. :) it always reminds me of the story she told me when she was a little girl. She would fall asleep playing with her moms, grandpas...
    PinkUnicorn26 PinkUnicorn26 26-30, F Jun 24

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    I love to see the expression on people's faces, when I tell them I play hockey. They seem to be very confused and shocked when I tell them this, especially when I tell them I play...
    Waffl3s Waffl3s 13-15, F Jun 24

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    Love the game. It's been a while since I played. Would love to get to playing more soon
    indibull69 indibull69 46-50, M Jun 27

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