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I Play the Piano By Ear

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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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    My Secret Love...

    The first time I started playing the piano was when I was 6 years old, I didn't have lessons I self taught myself, I did the same with the other instruments I play. I remember that as soon as my finger hit that piano key, I fell in love with the sound. I started to learn...
    ImOkayNow ImOkayNow 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 10, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    I want to learn how to play the piano part in

    "how is babby killed" by The Mothership sooo badly! I've only figured out the first few chords. Sadly there aren't any piano tabs or whatever out to help me along. I wish I knew how to play better.
    Logivali Logivali 18-21, F 2 days ago

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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 May 29

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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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    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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    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 Oct 8, 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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    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 2 Responses Aug 15, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I am usually a pretty easy going person with most things. I don't mind people choosing what to do, where to eat, what movie to watch etc. BUT when it comes to pianos I am the most...
    Serenity14 Serenity14 26-30, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Been playing for so many years now. Took 6-7 years of lessons and now I just teach myself. Honestly, I'm not that advanced haha But I can play, by heart, Fur Elise, Moonlight...
    PanicAtTheBlink PanicAtTheBlink 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 3

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    I need some tips on how to bring out the third voice in moonlight sonata first movement. I just can't get it! Any practice techniques?
    mver mver 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 13

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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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    I have been playing piano for 2 years. I am playing mozart and beethoven. They are my favorite composers
    ginny1q1q ginny1q1q 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    It's actually a lot harder than it looks, but i wanna be able to play music when i want so i just have to get use to it. I also wanna play piano.
    elementnov elementnov 22-25 1 Response Jul 11

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    I enjoy playing the piano when I am stressed or upset about something. It really helps to take my mind off of whatever the burden is - even though it's temporary. I love to play...
    Beachgirl67 Beachgirl67 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    I've been playing the piano ever since I was 6 years old and I absolutely love it. I play both jazz and classical but I have to admit classical is my favourite and by far Frederic...
    lifesimmer lifesimmer 22-25, F 7 Responses Jul 14

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    I really want to learn how to play the piano! It sounds so beautiful and elegant
    lostsoul4888 lostsoul4888 18-21, F Jul 3

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    I would do anything to learn. my mom and sis play and i want to learn but not with them around i just want to learn something like panic! at the disco this is gospel piano version
    OneMorePint OneMorePint 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 11

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    Playing the piano is one of the only things that is like a release and a get away.
    Liverbug2 Liverbug2 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    Soft keys of ivory. Long strings of copper. Petals made of wood and cushion. Together colliding in a set of succession. To make the most beautiful sounds. Dark and terrifying...
    Caitlinsmith1636 Caitlinsmith1636 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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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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    My ears where at 5/8" but I had to take them out when I went into teaching. I miss them!
    threeforagirl threeforagirl 26-30, F 3 hrs ago

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    Do the tambourine and claves or clapsticks count? I've played these since I was 7 that was over 15 years ago. I want to learn how ti play guitar and piano, though; I have always...
    JosDor1510 JosDor1510 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    It's been a dream of mine for years. Whenever I try to teach it to myself I always fail lol I just wanna be able to play as a hobby and maybe even write some of my own music for...
    sailorantares sailorantares 18-21, F Jun 26

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    Für Elise is my fav song to play ❤️
    Yasmin8 Yasmin8 13-15, F Jul 4

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    I wanna play and sing Amanda Palmer songs! And Regina spektor. And queen. I need to take lessons right now!
    danielle1423 danielle1423 22-25, F Jul 11

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    I can play very little record taking my grade 3 corner smaller version of a trumpet and piano and I'm a singer as well
    flowerpie flowerpie 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    I can play the violin, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano (my fav), and flute
    PaulinaaaO PaulinaaaO 13-15, F 6 days ago

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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
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    In the spring I'm taking grade 1 can't wait I love piano although it might be hard
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