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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, 2014

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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 I saw my viola.  One of the representatives was holding it in the air saying "this is the viola". And it was like...
    oaktree89 oaktree89 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 7, 2008

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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 mom has played violin since she was in fourth grade and she's 53 now! Not to toot my own horn, but my teacher says I have...
    reinventlovex3 reinventlovex3 13-15, F Mar 22, 2012

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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 are like, "ooh harsh" or "THEN YOU NEED TO BE FIRST CHAIR FOR WOMEN KIND!" , I guess the "ooh harsh" people are "sympathetic...
    LilOrange LilOrange 13-15, F Oct 16, 2011

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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 what is! :D
    Yellowrhapsody Yellowrhapsody 16-17, F 5 Responses May 19, 2008

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    IssiHerondale IssiHerondale 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 25, 2014

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    Brahams sonata in E flat Opus 120 No 2 will be

    our first concert piece on October 4. Practicing at least an hour a day all summer! University viola group in NE US. Write to me!
    Martha1982 Martha1982 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 2, 2014

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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 with care.  the wood shines, warm rich wood, the scroll's elaborate craftmanship curls in perfect grooves...
    de6789 de6789 22-25, F 14 Responses Jul 8, 2008

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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 school, and now I own my own. I named it Indigo Montoya. Anyone else find violist jokes sadistically amusing?
    Mexicat96 Mexicat96 16-17, M Apr 13, 2012

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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 my instrument but wish it wasn't so darn hard on my shoulder- I've got plenty of old performance injuries. I don't play a...
    moonsnail moonsnail 26-30, F 6 Responses Jan 11, 2009

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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 love with the Viola and viola playing and am now past grade 8 standard. I am lead viola at 2 orchestras and play with 2 quartets...
    MrMusicMan21 MrMusicMan21 22-25, M Mar 4, 2014

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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 love my viola i dont know how long i'll play, but i've enjoyed playing. Hopefully it'll last :)
    SecretIsOut SecretIsOut 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 19, 2013

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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 high, even the dogs start figidting uncomfortably, the viola is like smooth, silky chocolate to the ears--exactly what music should be...
    Yellowrhapsody Yellowrhapsody 16-17, F 3 Responses Feb 15, 2008

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    Martha1982 Martha1982 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 2, 2014

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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 18-21, F Jan 31, 2014

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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 transporting myself to wonderful bliss again now and then. Also setting up a camber music group stressing Violas this...
    Martha1982 Martha1982 26-30, F Jul 29, 2013

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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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    Last night, I went on a blunt ride with my brother and his friend. The two of them were in the front seats of the car while I was stuck in the back with my brother's friend's drunk...
    babyllove21 babyllove21 18-21, F 9 Responses Mar 31

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    IF YOU LOVE PLAYING GAMES GET PAID TO DO SO AT http://unlimitedoffers.weebly.com/ AND CLICK THE LINK AND GET A 7 DAY FREE TRIAL
    Kyle178 Kyle178 22-25, M 19 hrs ago

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    IF YOU LOVE PLAYING GAMES GET PAID TO DO SO AT http://unlimitedoffers.weebly.com/ AND CLICK THE LINK AND GET A 7 DAY FREE TRIAL
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    IF YOU LOVE PLAYING GAMES GET PAID TO DO SO AT http://unlimitedoffers.weebly.com/ AND CLICK THE LINK AND GET A 7 DAY FREE TRIAL
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    Would anyone like to play truth or dare
    jpkf79 jpkf79 31-35, M 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    I want to go out and play volleyball today lol I'm random
    izzyx15 izzyx15 13-15, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Looking for someone who will role play with me and send me pics when I want.
    lipsyk lipsyk 18-21, M 7 hrs ago

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    I think it's good to play with urself everyday it's know to relieve stress so y wouldn't u? Or even better make love with ur lover!
    Amandaatwsw Amandaatwsw 18-21, F 7 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I would like to play with females only.
    n266459 n266459 36-40, M 1 hr ago

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    When my kids become wild and unruly, I use a nice safe playpen. When they're finished, I climb out. Erma Bombeck
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 1 hr ago

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    I'm a intermediate/pro at Tf2. I've been playing for a number of years.
    MLGnoscoper MLGnoscoper 18-21, M 51 mins ago

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    I've been playing video games for a long time. I played games since I think I was 4 or 5 years old. My very first or should I say my first two games I've played was Duck Hunt and...
    Xemplefied Xemplefied 26-30, M a week ago

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    I've been playing guitar since I was 12 years old, my first guitar was a cheap acoustic bought at a flea market, but it did the job, my Dad played and was good, when he was younger...
    wetsec1 wetsec1 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I list as a favorite game Golf Solitaire which is a card variant on the classic card game of Solitaire and it has the effects of golf plays. I discovered it on Club Pogo which is a...
    blankcheck4urhart blankcheck4urhart 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 16

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    My sister's Yamaha organ is the best. Easy to play with, and finding keyboard notes for my favorite songs online is cool. I have learned playing All of me by Jhon Legend the easy...
    DawnSahour DawnSahour 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    I play rep AA hockey. I'm the goalie (1 of them) on my team. My number is "1". I love that. I played on boys teams before but was scouted for the girls AA team. So for 2 years I...
    MaddietheGoalie MaddietheGoalie 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    I haven't played in a while.... More and more, recently I am longing for the experience of creating music with my finger tips. That kind that touches someone's soul with a gentle...
    tornsin tornsin 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 31

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    I love playing the piano when I have time. It relaxes me when I am playing classical or soft music pieces. I have been playing for 39 years now. I love playing for 2 or 3 hours...
    jillpeterson jillpeterson 41-45, F 2 days ago

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    Only because I had a strict stepfather. I was more of an indoor child who wanted to play the Playstation, but he wouldn't let us play with that much. Now that I am older, I'm...
    Profweird Profweird 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    I just love playing the guitar. am also in a band. me and my friend play electric guitar but I mostly take up the main guitar duties as he's also lead vocals. We also have another...
    dougiecampbell dougiecampbell 16-17, M Apr 12

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    For me it is truly a stress reliever. In some ways a life saver. I was always competitive growing up outside with sports like basketball and football. As I grew older into my teens...
    AvgDudeJ AvgDudeJ 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 13

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    I was all alone, I was feeling rather low I needed someone to lift my spirits up So I dropped in on a dance Just to take a glance And there this sweet lovely thing was She was more...
    TheScorpio1966 TheScorpio1966 46-50, M Apr 15

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