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I Play the Piano By Ear

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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...
    ImOkayNow ImOkayNow 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 10, 2011

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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...
    duckia duckia 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 25, 2009

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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...
    pandapuzzle pandapuzzle 18-21 Dec 12, 2012

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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...
    sparklylesbian508 sparklylesbian508 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 15, 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...
    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...
    ChattyTara ChattyTara 18-21, F Apr 10, 2013

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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...
    underthescars underthescars 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 22, 2012

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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...
    duckia duckia 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 17, 2009

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    I know it's quite odd that I find piano a lifesaver, but anyways hi. I really enjoy playing piano, technically it's a keyboard but they are very similar. Another instrument I would...
    snowflakekeri snowflakekeri 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I started playing piano since I was elementary. I am still a widower but people says I'm a pro @ it.
    patooooots patooooots 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    I play mainly classical piano and I love it. :) Some of my favourite composers are Kuhlau, Beethoven, Mozart, Scarlatti, Clementi, Haydn... Recently I've been enjoying playing some...
    randomlygenerated randomlygenerated 18-21, F Mar 22

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    Playing maple leaf rag and the entertainer
    Delta465 Delta465 16-17, M 1 day ago

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    I love to sit down and do whatever my hands tell me we're doing and listening to what happens
    thebluebird011 thebluebird011 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 20

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    On Saturday I played piano and sang on a showcase concert sponsored by Steinway pianos. I might go to hell for playing a Mentor Williams tune on a Steinway showcase... But it was...
    FakeIsTheNewReal FakeIsTheNewReal 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    Yes, and I play them when I'm sad or bored. Sometimes I compose to show what I feel. I didn't meant this message to be emotional or something 😂 but it came out so emotional. So...
    justingray justingray 13-15, M Apr 8

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    I was a part of two different bands in high school. The first one I'd actually been a part of since middle school - I sang, played piano, and occasionally played guitar. We...
    ShesAVeryKinkyGirl ShesAVeryKinkyGirl 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    I was trying to play this earlier and man, it's surely waaaaay harder than calculus >:( And no, I don't have drums set. I only have the app. And yes, it's pathetic but this is the...
    kixisback kixisback 22-25 2 Responses Apr 7

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    Mozart..Bach..Billy Joel..Coldplay... I have a baby grand antique piano that my favorite grandmother gave to me when I was 6..the most precious thing that I own.
    Stephanie2211 Stephanie2211 41-45, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    When i was 7 my mom Convinces me to take a piano lesson i was convinced when i was 8 i stopped my mom had a little electric piano so i tried playing on it i have a musical ear so i...
    Nari99 Nari99 13-15, F Apr 1

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    My mom sat me down in fourth grade at the piano because she noticed something. She named children's songs and hymns from church for me to play. And I played the melody of each one...
    Nessybabi Nessybabi 18-21, F Mar 26

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    My friend never touched a piano until last week when we got him a keyboard. He doesn't know sheet music and is learning by ear. Within the past week he has already learned 3 songs...
    byssaa byssaa 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    So Ever since, at the tender age of 5, I was young I wanted to learn to play the piano. An finally I did. I've been playing for 2 years and so on. My high school offers piano...
    sweetchase12 sweetchase12 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    I have played the piano for about 10 years since my childhood. And I was forced to play every day by my grandmother, I really hated it! But now I'm really thanked. Because every...
    zvaleria zvaleria 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 24

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    Playing the piano or keyboard always makes me feel so much better. I also love my guitar but piano is my life.
    amarie0710 amarie0710 22-25, F Apr 1

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    I absolutely love~ it!!! It makes duch a beautiful noise <3 I started out playing in school and slowly learned from there. We had projects and stuff when we had to play certain...
    Awakened92 Awakened92 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    Tagged Again...... Thank you dear friend WindSylph. (I think) Oh what the heck, I have no secrets :) (well not anymore!) 1... My only interest in my life when I was young and...
    PhoenixM4 PhoenixM4 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    I love playing the piano, I wish I had never given it up, I do miss it 😔
    KitKat292 KitKat292 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    Since, childhood i have been waking up at 6am in the mornings :) i have the habit of combing my hair always and looking my self into the mirror, i always saw myself pretty with my...
    shlproy123 shlproy123 26-30, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    My Treasure!!! 🎼🎶 A shiny back it is supreme It stands against my kitchen wall The keys so smooth beneath my fingers So elegant rich and pure. It takes me on a journey every...
    Sandyshaw13 Sandyshaw13 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    I play guitar and piano. Now I'm trying to play the drums and violin. I'm having so much fun. :)
    rinadrummer rinadrummer 18-21, F Apr 9

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    I tried to resurrect my gameboy the other day and it worked! But when I loaded my old Pokemon game cartridges, they all got wiped out. All my hard work...gone. I just had to start...
    emilesfault emilesfault 16-17, M 5 hrs ago

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    My hair is almost waist-lenght, and I love it when people play with it/ run their fingers through it :)
    Legendaryvivi Legendaryvivi 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I self taught myself the piano, and then ukulele. Now onto guitar! The guitar is actually pretty similar to the ukulele, or for me anyway. It's a lot of fun learning songs. Once...
    HawaiianPunchz HawaiianPunchz 16-17, F Mar 22

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    My grandfather was a jazz pianist - I feel like those piano keys are my birthright.
    FakeIsTheNewReal FakeIsTheNewReal 31-35, F Mar 31

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    There were no Claire's, Piercing Pagoda's, etc. as I was growing up, if you wanted pierced ears most had a girlfriend use an ice cube and a pin. No full-fledged boy was going to...
    CdKimmi CdKimmi 61-65, M 2 Responses Mar 25

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    Recently finished playing COD ghosts and battlefield 4 a friend in office gave me NFS run today. I was so exited to play came home early cocked food finished all work tried to...
    niki87 niki87 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    WELL..... I have been tagged 3 times now for this.... by 3 of my closest friends, so I guess I had better do it.. Here goes... FIVE (more) things about me that you may/may not...
    SweetKiester SweetKiester 36-40, F 7 Responses Mar 24

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    Okay, I was tagged. I have known about this thing for awhile but tagged today by a fellow internet friend of mine username: unlearn I will play a long. I told him I would. Five...
    ashless ashless 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 30

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    I 'll Tell You My Opinion You call me goody two shoes? You say that I have people fooled by my being nice? I believe you implied sweet in your ranting and raving story. I am soooo...
    transiting transiting 70+, F 3 Responses Apr 7

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    I was about 11 when I noticed that guys at my school were getting their ears pierced. At first I didn't like it at all, then as it became more common, I got used to it and slowly...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 days ago

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    In the beginning of the year, a senior in my school and I met in the office. We had a small chat. Then after that every time we've been seeing each other in the hallways lately, he...
    azngirl123 azngirl123 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    ok so growing up my father would always take me and my younger brother on a walk in the woods and I remember have great it was to be out there with him I loved it the fresh air the...
    rynamight rynamight 18-21, M Mar 23

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    I find it difficult to say about myself.But here I go-I was born in north Bengal in India and I am the first- born and the eldest grand daughter.So my grandparents loved me a lot.2...
    mona87 mona87 46-50, F 7 Responses Apr 4

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    Very early in the morning...
    xana8989 xana8989 26-30, F 16 Responses Apr 6

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    Mejj tagged me and so here I go with the 5 things about me I promised to tell in a Tag story to this lovely and supportive friend of mine 1. I'm from a large, international family...
    Literaturegirl Literaturegirl 46-50, F 7 Responses 3 days ago

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    I don't consider myself any type of miracle worker or magician, but I just observe what works, follow my dreams, and put into practice the things I believe. That being said, let me...
    Silenthawk Silenthawk 46-50, M 3 Responses Mar 21

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    I grew up on Mario and Pokémon. Up until recently I have only owned Nintendo gaming systems and I played a lot of online games and I played Diablo III like crazy when it came...
    imryll imryll 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 22

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    Though i dont have piercing in my ears yet, but i wished alot to wear nice earnings there are so many patterns and so many beautiful earnings.. I was so found of it and i bought...
    lostgirlboy lostgirlboy 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 8

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    When I was a little ...I remember going over to my cousins house and right when I got there i remember he would challenge me to play video games with him. In the beginning i would...
    InsaneNefelibata InsaneNefelibata 18-21, F 10 Responses 1 day ago

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    I may be somewhat young, but memories of playing outside will stick with me forever. My backyard was awesome! It was big enough for us to set up volleyball, baseball, football, or...
    JustAnotherHuman34 JustAnotherHuman34 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    Ya, kinda sad but true. Not much of a gamer here at all, I don't play any other games but runescape really. I like the community there, and pretty much only play on weekends. I've...
    BeatTheBest BeatTheBest 16-17, M Mar 21

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