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I Used to Play the Piano

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    I started playing piano

    when I was about 4. My parents got one for my brother, and so I wouldn't be jealous, they put me in lessons too. I surpassed my brother. And for about 10 years I played. But it got too much for me. I stopped playing. I may return to it sometime, but I'm enjoying my time off...
    fireraven23 fireraven23 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 3

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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 Fingers Dance Always Made My Head Sway Always Made Me Cry Tears Of Happiness Always Made Me Smile Always Made Me...
    ILeo ILeo 18-21, M 6 Responses Sep 15, 2013

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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 my fingers on the keys, the coordination, reaching the octaves, and finding an inspirational part of a piece...
    Lucidblue Lucidblue 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 26, 2011

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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 the advanced keys too like the black ones
    PRETTYGIRLHATESTHEWORLD PRETTYGIRLHATESTHEWORLD 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 30, 2010

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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 placed it in the basement. No, they didn't think I played badly! It was the only place for it, since the huge...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 7, 2009

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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 real coaching before, but must've had some time to figure out where the notes were.  They were a bit...
    Koala1964 Koala1964 51-55, M 4 Responses Jan 13, 2009

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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 Tightening In My Throat Of Nervousness The Shivers Of Anticipation Of What Was To Come The Blood In My Body Rushing To My Brain A Euphoria Of...
    ILeo ILeo 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 23, 2013

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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 do. I always felt like a fake. I would get so bogged down in errors. There were lots of good moments though...
    soulshadow soulshadow 36-40, F 4 Responses Sep 23, 2008

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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 being the rebellious teen didn't want to do anything they wanted me to do, even if I once loved it. I just wanted to...
    KeasbeyNights KeasbeyNights 22-25, M Feb 15, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    in my spare time on weekdays and weekends, I love to play the piano at home for a couple of hours. Also, I give music lessons to elementary and advanced piano students.
    jillpeterson jillpeterson 41-45, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    http://vocaroo.com/i/s1ee5kDpxEJZ Its bad audio but im trying hard to play so it doesnt shake.
    shortfry3 shortfry3 13-15, F Apr 11

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    I started classical piano lessons at age nine and attended my first recital less than a year after, where my clammy hands somehow manage to shake out Schubert's "Serenade". The...
    girlwithhat girlwithhat 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I moved out of my parents house not to long ago and a few months ago I was given a full sized piano by my god parents cause they knew I wanted to learn. With the help of a friend...
    avey10 avey10 18-21, F Apr 2

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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 3 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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    Currently, I play string bass a cello. i decided that it's high time I learn to play the piano and I have to admit... I'm struggling. With both my stringed instruments, I was able...
    TheBlasphemousOptimist TheBlasphemousOptimist 18-21, F Apr 14

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    I've written songs for as long as I can remember. My first songs were written for voice and piano. I eventually started playing guitar too, but I find the piano much more...
    lotusdrum lotusdrum 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    rather numb too. but its ok. play the hand you are dealt rather than waste time wishing you had a royal flush. sometimes folding is the only option.
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Clarinet, piano, guitar and I used to play tenorhorn in a town band :) I can also play ukelele a bit. I'd like to learn mandolin next and I've always fancied having a try on harp.
    SlushyAseSparkles SlushyAseSparkles 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    And I'm sick of those who are saying that I'm wasting my time when I'm playing video games. I'd say, they are the one who are wasting their time trying to distract me from playing...
    panopticonett panopticonett 22-25, M 5 hrs ago

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    been playing guitar for just over twenty years, and have just bought an electronic piano, and am trying to learn, but it's very slow going!!!
    scottie1974 scottie1974 41-45, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I played when I was younger but stopped because I lost interest, and I wish I kept at it
    Raewyn95 Raewyn95 18-21, F Mar 26

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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 a week ago

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    Let's play "would you ****, marry or kill me?"Yes, I am that bored and avoiding work big time ;ppP.S. Ignore the bathroom background ;DDD
    GRda GRda 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    resident evil revolution 2, it's been a long time since I played such an amazing game even thought the end was kinda sad I really loved it what do you guys think if it ?
    turki2550 turki2550 16-17, M 3 hrs 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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    Is it weird that lately I have this social anxiety about playing online nowadays? I always feel stalked by every lonely gamer guy ever spamming me friend invites, wanting sammiches...
    NapalmNinja NapalmNinja 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 3

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    Used to play Hockey as a kid. I just got back in contact with a guy who used to tease me for being the only girl on the team. Hockey was the reason I have accepted myself for who...
    TenderBeauty TenderBeauty 26-30, F Apr 9

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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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    The person I used to be. I canĀ“t even really remember who that was? I see pictures of it and I see the things I used to write and the way my mind worked. I know that was me. But I...
    xBambi xBambi 22-25, F Apr 5

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    Yes, I used to play a online video game called World of Warcraft. I started playing it because my ex was playing it. We always had a bumpy relationship. Wow saved me, saved me from...
    Angrybird3245 Angrybird3245 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    I first joined Second life several years ago because a lady-friend of mine had it and wanted me to check it out. I played a little but at the time my PC could barely handle it...
    lastleafoffall lastleafoffall 26-30 1 Response Apr 15

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    played for thirty years near enough, retired from playing now, and spend my time coaching kids now, love the game!!!
    scottie1974 scottie1974 41-45, M Apr 2

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    I don't know who I am anymore. I just had a baby six weeks ago and she's the most amazing thing that has ever happened to me. They always say there has to be a storm to get a...
    ChloesMommy15 ChloesMommy15 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    This experience I'm writing about I'm sure has happened to many other guys and gals. During my early part of my career in the military we lived in a co-ed dorm (early 1980s). Many...
    badcom55 badcom55 56-60, M 4 days ago

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    They weren't that fancy like how they are now but I had so much fun playing with it! Those legos used to freak me out but they did brought alot fun to my childhood. They were made...
    JJJamesss JJJamesss 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 2

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    i remember i used to play that game constantly. over and over again.
    Ang012685 Ang012685 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 9

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    haven't played in years!! used to enjoy!!
    scottie1974 scottie1974 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 15

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    well i dont have my long hair n e more but it used to turn me on when a girl played with my hair lol i think imma grow it out again
    chaspowell chaspowell 18-21, M Apr 17

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    I guess you could call it that. we purchased 'this old house' back in 2007. : ) she's nearly 100 years old, a beautiful brick house, with a big front porch, I had merely glided...
    leosdisciple leosdisciple 56-60, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I've... Broken... And I realize it... I don't see value in other people anymore. I legitimately want to be rude, mean and overbearing just to cause others pain which I've begun to...
    WytW0lf WytW0lf 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 27

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    and i used to get grounded because it was getting dark and i was still outside when it was getting dark.
    ThePastIsDead ThePastIsDead 41-45, F 8 Responses Mar 30

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