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I Play Viola

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    Started Violin at 3 years old and then saw the light at 5 years old. I am 18 now and that means that, as i write this, i will have been playing for 14 years roughly. Completely in...
    MrMusicMan21 MrMusicMan21 22-25, M Mar 4

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    Getting Back Into It - Hi.. I played all through HS and college and am recently re discovering how wonderful and transporting playing is. So far, practicing a few hours a day and...
    Martha1982 Martha1982 26-30, F Jul 29, 2013

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    Group Forming Now! - "chamber music" group with several viola forming now. First meeting/practice late September, first 'performance' sometime in January-- Vermont area. Write me
    Martha1982 Martha1982 26-30, F Aug 3, 2013

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    Oh Wow, Who Knew?! - Did anyone else know that Jimi Hendrix played the viola before the guitar? If that isn't proof that the viola is a fantastic instrument, I really don't know...
    Yellowrhapsody Yellowrhapsody 16-17, F 5 Responses May 19, 2008

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    Loving It - i've been playing for two years now. i love the way it sounds i love the way the music speaks deeper than just to my ears i love the way i can lose myself when i play i...
    SecretIsOut SecretIsOut 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 19, 2013

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    Viola Player, Sad But True - Ive played viola for about 5 years now, I started when I was in the sixth grade. Ive only ever had two, the one I loaned out for my years in middle...
    Mexicat96 Mexicat96 16-17, M Apr 13, 2012

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    symphony - take out the bow, tighten the hair, watch the wood bend.  unwrap the rosin, rub it onto the delicate fibers.  carefully pick up the viola, cradle it...
    de6789 de6789 22-25, F 14 Responses Jul 8, 2008

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    My Viola's Name Is Franz -  I've got to get something off my chest- I was a violinist first. Please don't hold it against me! I saw the light and converted. I love...
    moonsnail moonsnail 26-30, F 6 Responses Jan 11, 2009

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    That's Vee-oh-laa Not Vy-oh-laa! - I love the viola. Yeah, I'm a nerd, but it really is one of the most gorgeous instruments in the musical world. Unlike the violin, which goes so...
    Yellowrhapsody Yellowrhapsody 16-17, F 3 Responses Feb 15, 2008

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    The First Time We Met Lol - It was in 6Th grade at an H&H music convention at my school. They had all the orchestra instruments laid  out on tables.  And that's when...
    oaktree89 oaktree89 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 7, 2008

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    Favorite Piece? - My favorite so far is: Hindemith's Sonata Op. 25 for viola solo. What is your suggestion for the best piece to learn next in detail?
    Martha1982 Martha1982 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 30, 2013

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    Only "girl Viola" - 5th year playing! so fun! and all the other violas are awesome as well. Im the only girl in the viola section in my grade's orchestra and some people...
    LilOrange LilOrange 13-15, F Oct 16, 2011

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    Since age 12-13 in 7th gradeʕ •ᴥ•ʔ. I'm pretty sure i could make you tear up or maybe even cry. Maybe.
    Yogurtree Yogurtree 18-21, F Mar 6

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    Violas Are Amazing! - I first started playing viola when I was in fourth grade, that makes it 2 years now. I caught on pretty quickly, I guess you could say it's it's in my DNA, my...
    reinventlovex3 reinventlovex3 13-15, F Mar 22, 2012

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    Viola Loves!!! - Go violas! :D weeeeeee!!!!
    charfactor20 charfactor20 18-21, F Nov 15, 2013

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    I've just barely started to learn how to play the viola. However, I hope to master it in the future!
    AiKii AiKii 16-17, F Jan 31

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    I also play saxophone as well O: but when I am in Jazz band I usually play clarinet because there are too many saxophone players c:
    NefelibataAggression NefelibataAggression 18-21, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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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 17 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 4 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    BEST THING IN THE WORLD! Makes me so sleepy! My ex use to play with my hair all the time. I would get so excited when he told me to lay down on his chest or take my hair down lol...
    93rp 93rp 18-21, F 6 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I'd love someone to be laid in bed with me right now just playing with my hair until I fell asleep 😌
    SlightlySparkles SlightlySparkles 22-25, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    This is the nicest feeling in the world! :-) I always fall asleep though when people play with my hair, lol.
    1234Ideclareathumbwar 1234Ideclareathumbwar 18-21, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Were Looking for someone to play with online this evening.
    jjCOUPLEjj jjCOUPLEjj 36-40, M 1 hr ago

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    men! drums are my favorite instrument. I want to learn how to play the drums so bad
    OrangeCaramel OrangeCaramel 18-21, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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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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    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...
    NefelibataAggression NefelibataAggression 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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    Match Report I am in my school junior football team, what my American friends call soccer. It is for girls 16 years and younger. This time of year, we would normally be...
    yulico yulico 13-15, F Mar 23

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    I think the first time I experienced playing guitar was when I was younger and had my neighbours boyfriend give me 'a lesson', basically I think he showed me some chords and things...
    KT98 KT98 13-15, F Mar 29

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    I have been for a few years. I take lessons every week. It is fun. I play soft rock/folk on the acoustic and some classic rock (not very well) on the electric. My son started...
    imjustaguy13 imjustaguy13 46-50, M 3 Responses Mar 30

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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 a week ago

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    i like playing grand theft auto 5 & call of duty black ops 2 & modern warfare 3. i like also playing classic old playstation 2 games like grand theft auto sanandreas or driver...
    basketballjones75 basketballjones75 36-40, M 1 day ago

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    *pfftthpth pfftthpth* Is this thing on? On my, it looks like there are a lot of you out there? Are you all here to hear five things about me? *shouted from the back* Somebody said...
    dandydan1999 dandydan1999 51-55, M 3 Responses Mar 17

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    I have never played a stringed instrument before, so learning to play the ukulele has been a challenge, but fun! I have been playing for about a month now, and can play a few songs...
    ashlee2184 ashlee2184 26-30, F Mar 18

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    Now this might sound strange but I like playing videogames, a lot. I can be really geeky about them sometimes. From games such as Metal Gear Solid with it's tactical espionage to...
    xlevinus xlevinus 18-21, M Mar 21

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    I love to play virtual world games. I play IMVU and Woozworld. But my best friend MAKES me play woozworld -.- :P But I like to play other games like World of Warcraft, Call of Duty...
    AshIsTheName AshIsTheName 16-17, M Mar 21

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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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    I spent most of my life outside or pining to be outside. The tree in my backyard is more familiar than the walls of my bedroom. The woods were always better than any playground or...
    BleedingOrchids BleedingOrchids 13-15, F Apr 5

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    Whoever knows Minecraft do like this post. I was playing on the Uberminecraft multiplayer server playing cops n robbers. When i joined a game, i spawned in the lobby. [Note that...
    Som3son3 Som3son3 26-30, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I have a really hard time containing my negative feelings....there are little things that just **** me off about some of my teammates/coaches and I realize this is normal. Here are...
    saturnsdaughter saturnsdaughter 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I have a shoulder length hair and I am not cutting it until it grows well. People always tell me I have a nice, soft, and shiny hair. I don't know about that, but they like petting...
    wherethehealingbegins wherethehealingbegins 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I love playing video games with my friends and when I play I usually play like 7-20 hours. My parents don't understand that it's what I like doing and I want to start being a...
    Mehsy Mehsy 16-17, M 4 Responses Mar 17

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    Computers and electronics ruined it all for the younger generation. It's easily addicting. And I, who am addicted to technology am admitting to this. Playing outside is rare...
    Philli8807 Philli8807 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 20

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    For all the bass players out there who feel underestimated and mocked down: We're not just bass players, we're THE bass players!! We're the soul of the band, because they feel us...
    ThelaughingSky ThelaughingSky 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 21

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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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    I love Legos I have this huge box of Legos that I play with, you're never too old to play with Legos :) I love that you can create your own little world, it's like I'm the ruler...
    MINIONPOP MINIONPOP 16-17 Mar 24

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    I have a Xbox, Xbox 360, Playstation 1, Playstation 2, PSP, and game boys. I've decided to sell my ps2, Xbox, and Playstation 1. I'm really gonna miss them but I want to continue...
    blackxrosexyuuki blackxrosexyuuki 18-21, F Mar 25

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    I played so many video-games in the past 16 years, i've lost count. So far i'm sticking with free2play games (cause they are free :3 ). Right now i'm playing Planetside 2 (MMOFPS...
    Oti91 Oti91 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 27

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