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I Play the Piano By Ear

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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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    disasterland disasterland 18-21, F Aug 9

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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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    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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    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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    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 Nov 14

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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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    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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    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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    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 Aug 15, 2013

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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

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    For me it's just the thought on a 1 on 1 lesson unsettles me and I think I'll never be able to play with both hands. Ever.
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