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I Used to Play the Piano

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    About Age 5 - The family went to see The Sound of Music.  When we arrived home, apparently I sat down at the piano and began playing one of the tunes from it.  I'd had no...
    koalaguy koalaguy 46-50, M 4 Responses Jan 13, 2009

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    Memories! - I use to play piano. My favorite pianists that I looked up to were Chopin and Beethoven... Chopin more so, though. And when I was 13, my parents got me an piano and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 7, 2009

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    I Miss It... - I Miss It The One Thing That Actually Made Me Happy Always Cheered Me Up Always Gave Me Goosebumps And Butterflies Always Made My Soul Get Fired Up Always Made My...
    ILeo ILeo 18-21, M 6 Responses Sep 15, 2013

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    Forgot It All - I used to play the piano, for a good 5-6 years actually. I don't know why I gave it up. Maybe it was because it was something my parents wanted me to do, and me...
    KeasbeyNights KeasbeyNights 22-25, M Feb 15, 2010

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    Longing - I played the piano for 12 years. After many years of lessons, I did play it a little bit for my own enjoyment, finding tunes to play around with. I loved the feeling of...
    Lucidblue Lucidblue 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 26, 2011

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    P i a n o - I used to play the piano. I was 5 when my parents bought it. I liked the high black keys. I made "Chinese music". I began lessons...it was ok...something to...
    soulshadow soulshadow 36-40, F 4 Responses Sep 23, 2008

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    I Remember The Cold Feel Of The Keys... - I Remember The Cold Feel Of The Keys Below My Fingertips The Goosebumps Traveling From The Back Of My Hands To The Back Of My Neck The...
    ILeo ILeo 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 23, 2013

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    Me 2 Sophmore Year - lol yea at my highschool in tenth grade with a bunch of ghetto kids lol trying to play piano as an elective aww that was cute I liked it haha I learned some of...
    PRETTYGIRLHATESTHEWORLD PRETTYGIRLHATESTHEWORLD 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 30, 2010

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    I Play My Piano For Me - I play the piano in my front room for me and my wife. I play for no one else. I may never play for others. I play the trumpet all the time for others. I am...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M Jul 22, 2012

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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 2 days 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 πŸ˜‚ 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 5 days 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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    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 Apr 10

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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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    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 πŸ˜”
    KitKat292 KitKat292 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 20

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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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    I would so love the challenge. I may not be a good leader with men of flesh and blood but with miniature wood/plastic forces, I can be a very deadly commander indeed. No arrogance...
    baseCharlie baseCharlie 18-21, M 10 hrs ago

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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 1 day ago

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    "Soft Melody"I love the sound of the flute, so soothing and seemingly ethereal. I've been playing the flute for over a year now and I enjoy every minute of it.This song by the...
    SweetRhapsody SweetRhapsody 36-40, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Has any one played the fountain of immorality map for minecraft? Or Funland those are fun maps to play.
    TheCrazyBunny TheCrazyBunny 13-15, F 2 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 play video games and my favourite developers are Rockstar Games and 2K Games. No, I'm not a geek. I exercise and workout daily.
    AReallyNiceGuy AReallyNiceGuy 13-15, M 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Just now I love playing and singing 'the scientist' by Coldplay! And also riptide by Vance joy :)
    KT98 KT98 13-15, F 4 hrs 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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    The Demise of the Pinafore.Pinafores were such versatile useful garments for women and girls. But now they have all but passed into history.I guess part of the demise of pinafores...
    margaret3 margaret3 61-65, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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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 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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    So, this kid is telling me that Sona is **** compared to Thresh... LOL okay, have you seen my scores??? I've never seen a thresh get scores like mine. Just because Thresh is used a...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 8 Responses Apr 1

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    I have been playing video games ever since I was a little girl. The passion has grown with me. I love to play Nintendo games and any RPG-maker horror games I can get my hands on...
    MellifluousMilkshake MellifluousMilkshake 18-21, F Apr 7

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    My Life Of Drug Addiction By: An Addict named brad In the beginning, I shot myself in the head. Three times. With a nail gun. As I remember, it didn’t really hurt all that...
    sober4life sober4life 41-45, M 2 days ago

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    Oh my Lord, sweet Jesus! I love playing pranks more than anyone in the world. I have done the basics like cling-filming the toilet, so when they go for a wee it goes all over them...
    CharleighBrazil CharleighBrazil 16-17, F Mar 24

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    I play soccer. I play every day of my life, literally. Im on a club team in SoCal, and they are one of the highest ranked teams. But i am not what i used to be. A year a go...
    maleyhiller maleyhiller 16-17, F Mar 26

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    I used to play a few like world of Warcraft, Star Wars the old republic and startrek online which I am still playing can be fun to get your mind off the troubles you may be having...
    savagedman savagedman 36-40 1 Response Apr 4

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    I used to be a full on bodybuilder who counted carbs, wen to the gym and all that. I used to think fat was such a gross and repulsive thing and that I could never live that way...
    Johnsmith110 Johnsmith110 22-25, M 14 hrs ago

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    Heeey , i started playing runescape 9 years ago !! I used to be always free πŸ˜• Butt .., at 2010 summer i joined membership !! And i got my 99's ! Firemaking , Fishing , Cooking...
    ameer12345 ameer12345 36-40, M Mar 20

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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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    Thank you Poseybloom... There were some things I would have liked to keep secret :) haha 1... I have a slight OCD. Clean bath towels must be folded in a certain way and stacked by...
    PhoenixM4 PhoenixM4 46-50, F 6 Responses Mar 29

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    :):):)Dear nelladell ... here are my random Fives.* Vacant hours fill me with joy and me can sit for hours on a bus stop or railway station to watch the movements of buses and...
    mejj mejj 36-40, F 4 Responses Mar 30

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    It's just so relaxing. :) I am really weird and when I was younger and they did lice checks at my school the nurse used these really long q-tips that didn't have a cotton tip on...
    EmptyAgain EmptyAgain 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 7