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I Play the Piano By Ear

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 22-25, F Apr 10, 2013

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    One thing people don't understand is playing it

    by ear is not mental. For me it is muscle. My fingers know where to go and I have to trust them so they feel right at certain notes.
    LeaderOfThePack LeaderOfThePack 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 19, 2015

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

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    supergirl805 supergirl805 22-25, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    In Southern California? Want to make videos or play games? I have 2 free groups on FB (& Tagged, Yahoo & Google Groups) forming. Comment/message for links & questions. Film group...
    supergirl805 supergirl805 22-25, F 4 hrs ago

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    In Southern California? Want to make videos or play games? I have 2 free groups on FB (& Tagged, Yahoo & Google Groups) forming. Comment/message for links & questions. Film group...
    supergirl805 supergirl805 22-25, F 4 hrs ago

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    I have since I was about 10 so over 40 years now. I don't play as much lately as I've lost the drive. it'll come back it always does. My main guitar is either a Black Les Paul...
    nunos nunos 51-55, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Mmmm playing with my belly in the morning when I get up is so fun. Especially if I've overeaten the day before. It's just so jiggly and squishy
    Fallenangel226 Fallenangel226 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    Can any guys or woman help pleasure me through role playing ? I'm super horny !!
    thathornywoman thathornywoman 36-40, F 6 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I play three instruments--piano, violin and organ. Today I'm going to write about my experience playing the violin. I've played the violin for 7 years already. When I started off...
    122333a 122333a 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    I am a 50 year old straight male who is married with a teenage son. I wear stud earrings in both ears mainly because I want to and think I look cool and trendy with my earrings...
    guywithearrings50 guywithearrings50 46-50, M 3 days ago

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    I love playing the piano I can express my passionately and it takes my mind off things. Message me if you play piano
    charlotte8482 charlotte8482 13-15, F 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    Love videogames. Ever since I was a little kid I was always fascinated by watching my neighbor play on his SNES. When I got my N64 back in 1997 I became hooked. I remember my first...
    Kosmoz Kosmoz 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    I used to play soccer all the time and played competitively on my school team. I remember practicing hours and hours over the summer between 7th and 8th grade so that I'd get more...
    AngelEyes907 AngelEyes907 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    One of those things I'd like to try out... maybe you'd like to be patted on the head and told what a good girl you have been? Scratched behind your ears? Lie right next to me on...
    Inj3ction Inj3ction 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    so you know what I find interesting is almost all the posts on here are prominently featuring an interest in sexually themed role play, but role play can be soooo much more than...
    kirakun kirakun 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    Everyday I play for at least 1-2 hours unless I'm travelling/am away from home. Some days if I have more time I can go at it for hours. Learning to play guitar was one of the best...
    Humbuckerzz Humbuckerzz 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    This is a post that I found on one of my Facebook gamer groups earlier today. I have no problem with men. This, I have a problem with. These guys are clearly idiots. Anyone else...
    FatalOrca FatalOrca 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I bought a really nice workstation and then hurt my finger. It's been sitting there for 9 months now. I'm looking forward to the day I can play again.
    LucyCanuck LucyCanuck 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I was always fascinated with the melody produced by the piano. I would sit in church and watch the pianist hands throughout the whole song. I have a grand piano at home and up...
    purplepas purplepas 41-45, F a week ago

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    Two years ago I started to take piano lessons. My piano teacher told me to go conservatoire so many times, but I only wanted to play the songs that I want to play; then she offered...
    Nonotu Nonotu 22-25, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    One of the only things that makes me "truly" happy and I'm very good at it. Lots of things make me happy but to play and bring total joy and relaxation....piano!!!
    Spirit24 Spirit24 22-25, M a week ago

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    I like to play but I wouldn't consider myself a Gamer. I play video games from time to time like The Witcher which I still haven't beat. Until Dawn, Beyond two souls and Heavy rain...
    Mars000 Mars000 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    to be 10 again playing doctors and nurses with my sister
    Homeboat Homeboat 61-65, M 2 Responses Feb 1

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    Wish I could go back and do it all again for the first time when everything was new and exciting. Everything was a mind blowing experience. Seeing buddies little guys exposed and...
    omgwut omgwut 41-45, M 6 Responses Feb 1

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    Every since I was a child, I played or watched, video games a lot. I was a game addict. I got up early before school and play. I was always the top student. But because of the GTA...
    Nonotu Nonotu 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    When i was a child and teenager, i always went outside to look for fun activities. I grew up in the States and specifically in Denver, Colorado. I had it all back then and as i...
    vabeachfemale vabeachfemale 51-55, F 12 Responses Jan 31

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    I love music, I play piano, guitar, organ, drums and sing. music is one of my passion in life, its a great way to express yourself. I have been told whenever I am performing...
    looking4chemistry looking4chemistry 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 31

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    My father had his left ear pierced in the Navy.(Needless bit of history) When I was 12 everyone was talking about getting their ears pierced, so I started thinking "yeah it would...
    rowenbumble rowenbumble 56-60, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    Are you feeling mad sometimes, and don't know why? Do you ever get frustrated at times a bit easily, at someone, something, and look back in hindsight and wonder why that had...
    vvonderwoman vvonderwoman 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    I am living in a city and it is almost difficult to play in the mud. Earlier today I went to a soccer pitch, and there were puddles as it was raining. The soil (basically sand...
    anthonyshorts anthonyshorts 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 28

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    It was a while ago when I had my birthday, I had been badgering my parents so I could get my ears pierced on my birthday. It was arranged so my best friend could come with.First...
    HiddenWolf86 HiddenWolf86 22-25, F Jan 25

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