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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 real coaching before, but must've had some time to figure out where the notes were.  They were a bit...
    Koala1964 Koala1964 46-50, M 4 Responses Jan 13, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I'm not an expert or anything, I'm just learning. I got a piano for Christmas in 2014 and I'm in piano class, and I've watched some tutorial videos so I'm getting there. I can play...
    Alyssasaurous Alyssasaurous 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 5

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    Been playing for 9 years.... Words can't express my love for that instrument <33
    MissGorgeous MissGorgeous 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 1

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    I really want to play this . . . I've done other songs that are similar in a way, but I've never heard something so melancholic, yet invogorating. 
    BrokenWingedDove BrokenWingedDove 16-17 4 days ago

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    I just love the beatiful sound of it
    Jayroame Jayroame 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 9

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    If barely knowing 3 songs is good then I'm pretty good :P
    DoorMattress DoorMattress 13-15, M 2 Responses Jan 21

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    I want to play piano but we don't have money to pay for lessons and I have a short memory
    hope02345 hope02345 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I want to learn how to play the piano. I had a friend in Jr. High whom I used to walk home from school with. I would walk her to her piano teacher's house, and I would continue on...
    MsInvis MsInvis 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 2

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    I love music. But that's not just it. A person who can play the piano can create music. To me he is a creator. Imagine pressing some reeds and creating a music out of thin air. It...
    waterflame waterflame 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    Piano is so beautiful. I wish I learned how to play the piano or the violin. My mother tried to give me lessons but when you are a child you don't care. Sigh
    NewBeginnings5 NewBeginnings5 22-25 1 Response Jan 4

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    I wish I could. However, I have no talent in music. I took one year of guitar classes in high school and I tried really hard I use to practice every day and yet nothing got stuck...
    malu1835 malu1835 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 21

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    The piano since I was 5 or 6, violin since I was 11 I believe, guitar, and a bit of flute and clarinet. The piano and violin are my specialties. The two instruments I love to...
    EllaAfter EllaAfter 22-25, F Dec 31, 2014

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    When I was in Minneapolis, I went to Shout House duelling pianos, it was awesome. I enjoy some classical as well, don't really know of much. Especially like Fur Elise. It's kinda...
    paulstin paulstin 26-30, M Jan 15

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    I play in various bands, I remember playing a concert band and the piece of music was in piano, soft, I accidentally blurted out and red-faced myself.
    barehugger barehugger 61-65, M Jan 3

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    I had a friend online that I played with and I was not available enough to play with him so that didn't really work out. I have a close friend that has an account but he has not...
    vault101 vault101 26-30, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I have to be honest I don't like all kinds of classical music. But I've recently discovered yiruma. The music is really beautiful. Makes me want to learn to play his songs. It...
    liveurbestlifenow liveurbestlifenow 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    I started out with the Tenor Sax. Now I also play flute, piano and electric guitar. I love them all. :)
    AwakeinSleep AwakeinSleep 18-21, F Jan 12

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    I have always envied people who can play instruments and have wanted to learn the piano for a very long time. I'm told that I could be very good at it because I have quite long...
    TheNarratorGrim TheNarratorGrim 18-21, M Jan 17

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    i love my guitars I have 10. and I am currently making my 11th one from scratch, they make me so happy I also play the drums and piano but guitar is my life :) <3
    anonymousgirl5567 anonymousgirl5567 18-21, F 10 Responses Jan 19

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    I remember I used to play outside all the time. I even woke up early. I was hardly inside and was always in the yard with my dog. I had my own little table outside which I called...
    EnjoyTheSilenceX EnjoyTheSilenceX 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 16

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    I'm so different from who I was last summer. I am really pursuing a relationship with God like never before. I used to just live life day by day, mildly concerned at the very real...
    1forHIM 1forHIM 22-25, F 5 hrs ago

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    I love playing board games. I think it's because I was an only child and couldn't play them as a kid.
    ShyGirlie78 ShyGirlie78 36-40, F 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    i havnt been able to play. i dont know why i just cant bring myself too. maybe its a good thing
    Pigmaginny Pigmaginny 22-25, M Jan 1

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    When I was a kid, me and the kids I live near would have a street hockey game every sunday after church. Now we all play nhl15. I live on a farm with 2000 acres of land and about 5...
    LandonS LandonS 16-17, M 2 Responses Jan 20

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    It helps calm me and to cope with stress. I don't know if it helps but you can always hear my singing. "Sing us a song, you're the piano man. Sing us a song tonight, because were...
    TheFrontierman TheFrontierman 13-15, M Jan 12

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    I love playing with my n*pples. It's the best feeling for me.
    Zeilu Zeilu 18-21, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    I just had a PlayStation 3 , I know ps4 is the trend , but if their is anybody who their ps3 game CDs is occupying the space you need for your ps4 CDs , and you want to give them...
    abosiemeka abosiemeka 26-30 21 hrs ago

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    Me and my friends are doing truth or dare and I love you guys so I wanted to see your play on it because I want to do it when we pick it out of a hat so there is Gerard Frankie...
    AwesomeBandsBeAwe AwesomeBandsBeAwe 13-15, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    Any dirty mind girl want to play with Daddy ?
    daddywantsyoou daddywantsyoou 26-30, M 6 hrs ago

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    I just bought 3 new games: bang!, once upon a time and mobscenity. Has anyone ever played them?
    ShyGirlie78 ShyGirlie78 36-40, F 1 hr ago

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    I used to play guitar and i used to go to class but my parents out of blue stop me from going to class and i was really sick after and i couldnt practice and i forgot everything i...
    Pbehnaz Pbehnaz 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I really love DotA I've been playing 6 years or so. I play 4 years in Asia when I'm in VietNam and then I stopped playing for like 2 years and play in US. I realized there are a...
    11f3 11f3 18-21, M Jan 13

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    Should Cells be used in class? ---------------------------------- Well... it depends. It depends on what you're using it for. Yeah, there are quite the plethora of us who sneak a...
    HannahMarieX HannahMarieX 18-21 Jan 14

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    I like to age play. I can't really decide what age I want to be. I feel like 8, 10, or 13 are my first choices. I haven't done age play for a while, I used to have an older sister...
    RaigaKurosuki RaigaKurosuki 16-17, M 4 days ago

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    It's been a few years since I played anything, but I just got a used ps3 for christmas so I'm playing the Tomb Raider reboot. I've played every game in the series, and this one is...
    Chaosforthefly Chaosforthefly 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    I have not played since my Grandmother died. I played for her all the time. Losing her made me never want to play again.
    Themusicinmysoul Themusicinmysoul 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 22

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    I enjoy playing Runescape. I find the Roleplaying server (I'm only f2p) nice and quiet, and most people that are there are friendly. The new systems, though, are weird. I used to...
    YuEvans YuEvans 18-21, F Jan 1

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    I used to play it with my dad played since 2005
    Lukeyi Lukeyi 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 6

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    When younger and before my Mom divorced him my Stepfather, a couple of his brothers, and one of his nephews used to play with me especially on hunting trips. Read my other story "I...
    Michelle1976 Michelle1976 36-40, T Jan 3

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