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I Play the Piano By Ear

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    disasterland disasterland 18-21, F Aug 9, 2014

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    Chords And Tunes

    I've been playing piano for at least 5 years, and though I read notes, most of my songs are played by ear. I often take a song or tune I like, break it down into simple notes, and turn those notes into chords for the left hand. Then, I fill in the rest of the tune with my right...
    Thelonephilosopher Thelonephilosopher 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 8, 2013

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    Playing Piano Is A Better Habit...and Cheaper...than Smoking

    I have played a piano since I was about 6...We would go to my relatives houses and if they had a piano...that's where I would be for the duration of the visit...Unless they had cats or kittens..A piano has gotten me through my up and down life...When I am happy I can make songs...
    rowenbumble rowenbumble 56-60, F 1 Response Apr 25, 2012

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    Blind Person Playing Piano

    Before I went blind at 16 I loved the piano. It was easy and had a lovely sound. Then I went blind. I learned to play piano by ear. My mom would play and I would repeat. I can do many things I thought I couldn't after I went blind.
    ChattyTara ChattyTara 18-21, F Apr 10, 2013

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    20 Years

    I've been playing piano by ear since I was 5 years old. My mother spent countless hours playing her organ while she was pregnant with me so I feel I had a head start.  I write music and lyrics and am currently expanding my repertoire with Beatles music. I have .midi files if...
    duckia duckia 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 17, 2009

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    Playing By Ear

    It's true, after hearing something, I can usually get to playing it on the piano pretty quickly without ever reading sheet music for it. As a matter of fact... I can't even read sheet music yet. But, I do it all the time, and my friends think it's great if I figure out how to...
    brandov brandov 13-15, M Aug 9, 2009

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    It's funny how different ears have different

    sensitivities. My partner has a really good ear for hearing timbre, i.e. she has really good voice recognition and can tell who is speaking straight away, and she can tell what instrument is playing really easily, etc. Other people just hear really WELL, as in they can hear even...
    crystalchampagne crystalchampagne 22-25, F 1 Response May 29, 2014

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    Misery -- the Beatles

    I am proud, if not a little arrogant, to say that I taught myself how to play "Misery" by The Beatles in less than 1 minute last night. No, I am not exaggerating. I'm so awesome. :-D
    duckia duckia 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 25, 2009

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    Piano

    I've learned every single evanescence song on piano. Even if it didn't involve the piano, I'd make it acoustic myself. I had finished My Immortal when I was only 6 years old. I've been playing since I was actually 3 years old. Not because my mom wanted me to, but because I've...
    sparklylesbian508 sparklylesbian508 18-21, F Aug 15, 2013

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    Lux Aeterna

    There is something about playing this song that drives a deep emotional pull threw my soul. I don't know why, but it carries meaning with me and every time my fingers reach for the keys, I feel that pull yet again.It's a beautiful song and I've been learning it by ear for a...
    pandapuzzle pandapuzzle 18-21 Dec 12, 2012

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    I've been doing this

    for about three years now. If you give me a song, I can hear it and play it within 15 minutes or so.
    RussianApple RussianApple 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 14, 2014

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    You Hold The Keys

    When I started piano, I thought I'd never make it through, I thought it was so hard. And then one day I sat down, thinking that my dream was going to go down the drain of being a singer and musician. I started tapping on the keys the tune, 'Nobody knows the trouble I've seen...
    underthescars underthescars 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 22, 2012

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    Well, I'm learning how to play it professionally. I can play by ear and kind of read music but I know I need to learn and practice more in order to be a professional pianist. I got...
    losingNemo losingNemo 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 1

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    I'm almost 14 and a grade 7 in piano. I've played it for 7 years and I just love playing it. Sometimes I use it as an escape to get rid of all my stress and worries but usually I...
    ohheyyitsrae ohheyyitsrae 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    I have grade 5 out of 8. wish I'd finished the lot. had more time in the past to study/practice.
    mysmugcat mysmugcat 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    oddly enough I love rock metal music but I'm so drawn to a piano I would like to learn it someday. I've tried guitar and bass I hated it and I don't mind drums I would like to...
    RatxInxAxCage RatxInxAxCage 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 9

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    I would really like to be able to sit down and know how to play an instrument. I played piano for a year but didn't really like it. There's a band at my school but I never joined...
    camryn00 camryn00 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    I love musicians and bands that are heavily influenced by the piano :) I love Elton John, Billy Joel, Coldplay, Regina Spektor, etc. do you know of any good piano tunes/bands...
    ERMAHGERD1 ERMAHGERD1 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 17

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    I like to play EP tag. My version. Five questions to friends which they can answer anyway they like. I don't know her yet that much, but I feel there's more to the eye than she is...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 5 hrs ago

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    I've never played anything online but I've recently come across titanfall on Xbox live.. I'm in love :)
    aquagrl aquagrl 31-35, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    i'm in fact a pro at it. now while i can't really play any specific songs i find that writing my own songs is a much better strong suit of mine. maybe sometime i'll play for you...
    Sladetgx57 Sladetgx57 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I never had a chance to learn it. And I regret it. I really wish I would have learnd to play violin or piano. Maybe one day, when I have a lot of time for myself, I'll make a try...
    Brokenshadowwings Brokenshadowwings 31-35, F Feb 2

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    I play alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, clarinet*, piano, and a few battering percussive instruments. I guess you could say I have a talent for music. *Clarinet is my favorite by...
    WillowE WillowE 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I haven't really thought why.. But when I have my period... Piano music is so soothing.
    Rovigatti Rovigatti 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    I've been playing guitar since I was 12 years old, my first guitar was a cheap acoustic bought at a flea market, but it did the job, my Dad played and was good, when he was younger...
    wetsec wetsec 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 5

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    Well; It's a big commitment and isn't it a big mess when it doesn't work out.. I think too many people jump into "marriage" too quickly.. So here's 25 reasons not to marry/settle...
    TheMightyAphrodite TheMightyAphrodite 41-45, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    In my long distant youth I used to play tennis, squash and table tennis, and have turned out for various cricket and football teams, mostly just to make the numbers up when they...
    Wyesman Wyesman 70+, M 3 Responses Feb 18

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    I've been an expert at the instrument for years now..... And I love to play it! Just randomly drumming out some famous song I heard by ear.
    FoxyThePirate FoxyThePirate 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 3

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    I don't care how popular you are... What I do care about ...how down to earth you are. I want someone whose not counting how many friends they have...but cherishing the few close...
    submissivelittlewoman submissivelittlewoman 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 8

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    The Internet has become a priority of people for almost everything. No matter if you are talking about home business, entertainment, news or information, the internet plays a very...
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    What Video Game Character Is based On You? Quiz..I took this quiz thought it was interesting and that id share it here since it has to do with video games lolhere's what i got lol...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 17

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    Jamie T - If You Got The Money   Jamie T - If You Got The MoneyIf you've got the moneyI think it would be funny oh ohohTo take your girl,spend a bit of your cash for me...
    S74rxed S74rxed 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    I have the weirdest family, the Randougshaes. Carlos Randoughshae just turned 100 days old and still has life left in him, his wife is 52 days old, their oldest child is 9, their...
    RyRyOfAwesomeness RyRyOfAwesomeness 13-15, M Feb 7

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    Any boys wanna trade or play truth or dare?
    jenkins12345 jenkins12345 16-17, M Feb 14

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    It always feels great to have pals who share similar interests with us. Recently , at a family gathering amidst random talks, I happened to pop up a question if there was anyone...
    nithikarevula nithikarevula 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 11

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    I love minecraft! I have been playing mc for over a year by now. I first found out about it when I was over my friend Olivia's house (We have same name) And she let me use her...
    Fairygirltwin Fairygirltwin 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    When I was in 3rd Grade I played the violin and it wasn't very fun. All we did was pizzicato and it was very annoying because I wanted to move fast in playing so I can learn. At...
    RyanFiletMignon RyanFiletMignon 13-15, M Jan 29

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    Earlier today everything in reality seemed bland kind of like how I imagine what a normal average everyday class citizen thinks. Sometimes reality hits you and you realize that...
    pwhite83 pwhite83 31-35, M Feb 5

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    I am constantly playing GTA V. And when I don't play GTA V, I play a lot of other games. With a collection of over 200+ games, it's hard to not have a game to play :P I don't think...
    Reven21 Reven21 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 5

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    I hate playing zilean. I mean, I love playing him - but not when I have selfish or incompetent people on my team. I should have had about 15-20 more kills this game - but every...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F Feb 18

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    There's this one person I know, who has only played ONE champion, for about a year and a half. Just one. That one champ. For that long. Ever. I just don't understand how someone...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    if anyone is questioning weather they are an angel or not, read the boom Earth Angel Realms by Doreen virtue. this is the most updated edition of the book. it will help you decide...
    EricaRaex3x EricaRaex3x 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    I actually I love to play girls basketball games. When I was in high school and in college, I played on their sports teams. I played both center and forward. I stand at 6'3" and...
    dianefisher dianefisher 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    Hey girls and boys lol Anyone wanna play some BF4, Halo, Cod, GTA, or Left 4 Dead? Or any other game you guys want to play that maybe I might have! :) let me know by the way I...
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    I play flute how ever I do play clarinet also and at school I play clarinet and flute and if you go on YouTube and look up Arabian dances band song that clarinet solo is the...
    Javier09 Javier09 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 11

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    I played guitar since I was in 5th grade. The guitar is not even mine, its my sister's guitar. I stop playing guitar every year because I was lazy and sometimes busy. I played so...
    Jordan112798 Jordan112798 16-17, F 3 Responses Feb 13

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