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I Used to Play the Piano

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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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    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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    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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    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...
    koalaguy koalaguy 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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    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 quite good at the trumpet. Once I am able to play the piano well with out thought or effort, I will consider playing it for...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M Jul 22, 2012

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    I wish I can have my own Piano. I want to play piano. And play it very well.
    Frozzen Frozzen 16-17, F Jul 31

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    For some reason every time after a great work out I always come home to play my piano and it relaxes me way more I'm bless that I have time to do the two major things that I love...
    fitbodylover fitbodylover 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 10

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    It saved my life. I was In a bad place before I started...I was going to comit suicide....the. Music was introduced to me...I was about 15, and i sat Down at a piano...a day...
    Bowviokey Bowviokey 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 15

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    Playing the piano has allowed me to find my quiet place when I need it most. Whenever I just want to be by myself, I play songs on the piano! It really calms me down! :)
    Redhy11 Redhy11 16-17, F Jul 28

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    When I was under 10 years old, my grandmother was the one who taught me how to play the piano. I picked up fast, I learned differently. More doing than seeing, if that makes sense...
    WomanlyQueen WomanlyQueen 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I like to play salsa piano style and its derivatives more than anything else.
    hythloday hythloday 36-40, M Jul 31

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    I was wondering: have any of you who play the piano (or other instruments, or sing) pledged Sigma Alpha Iota ? It's called an "international academic fraternity for women". I've...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 3 Responses Aug 14

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    Went to a music store yesterday to look at keyboards. It was difficult. I found one that would suffice, it had good action and weighted keys, but it still was painful to play. My...
    Serenity14 Serenity14 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 28

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    I have no idea why but I'm in love with playing Silent Hill Alessa's Harmony <3
    drs0307 drs0307 16-17, F Aug 2

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    In total, there are many usages for piano: play in a concert, play in a party, for a dance group,....... But, with me, I just divide it into 2 different kind: play a song; and play...
    Longnhat5 Longnhat5 13-15, M Aug 5

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    I have been taking lessons for about 9-10 years. I would be happy to help teach anyone who wants to learn. I must warn everyone here though, that to play piano well, there are many...
    Profclouseau Profclouseau 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 2

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    When you play piano, don't forget to bring your feelings, emotions into the song, without it, your skill won't attach to the listener's ear. But how to bring feelings into the song...
    Longnhat5 Longnhat5 13-15, M Aug 4

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    I learned how to play piano for 6 weeks & then gave it up. I just wasn't interested in it. Now I wish I didn't give it up.
    baraccio baraccio 26-30, M Aug 7

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    Piano player! I have been playing the piano growing up as a hobby so just for fun not professionally and never taken exams for it!I enjoy playing classical music, music from films...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    Playing the piano is my passion in life. I play for hours each day and I never get tired of playing. I took piano lessons for a short time in kindergarten but I've been playing by...
    harmony4850 harmony4850 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    I love the piano, it's my favorite instrument to listen to. So because of this I decided to teach myself to learn, I managed to get the basics down with a breeze (as a side note I...
    Matchitehew Matchitehew 18-21, M Aug 7

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    My cousins have a piano with the keys written on tape on the keys. I started playing the keys and I loved it. We looked up songs in their key ranges for pianos and it inspired me...
    PeaceBatman PeaceBatman 22-25, F Aug 7

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    So when i was around 10 years old i heard someone in the next room of my school playing the piano and i was mesmerised by it, i immediately took up classes on how to play the piano...
    Zukiiwii Zukiiwii 13-15, M Aug 17

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    Piano, in which is one of the most flexible instrument in the world have been written. The sound of the tone never ends. Piano doesn't have its limitation. If you keep playing a...
    Longnhat5 Longnhat5 13-15, M Aug 2

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    I want to learn because I love music, the piano is calming and it doesn't hurt that Whitney Houston played the piano and she inspires me :)
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Aug 5

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    Been playing since I came from work, today has been a classical day! Love my Piano!
    wenwen14 wenwen14 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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    I am just learning how to play the piano and i wanted to know some songs that are easy to learn..? So far i already know How To Save A Life - The Fray and Apologize - One Republic...
    craziijessy craziijessy 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    http://www.experienceproject.com/stories/Want-To-Learn-To-Play-The-Piano/4636394
    Profclouseau Profclouseau 13-15, F Aug 8

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    I'm a very dull person I mean I love to party and I'm sorta outrageously outgoing but sometimes Id like to have a trait I can put to use like sing, draw or play an instrument like...
    RecklessXO96 RecklessXO96 18-21, M Aug 9

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    Who know Jeff Goldblum could play the piano? http://youtu.be/59AAfRz0yZ0
    P245 P245 46-50, M Aug 9

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    I'm in Grade Two for piano and going strong! doing theory right now, minor keys and such. fun, fun!
    CloakedWanderer CloakedWanderer 13-15, M 4 days ago

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    Another way of playing chords: Instead of playing C + E + G, you can play C + G + C This way is a whole lots better, most pianist play this way.
    Longnhat5 Longnhat5 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 5

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    I LOVE to play the violin I play mine at least a few times a night and my piano I am sure my neighbors love me between that and my classical music playing pretty loud most of the...
    Chicgeekgal Chicgeekgal 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    It takes me away from the real world. Throughout the songs, it's like I'm in a new world, the song is my world. It feels like I don't have any worries, it feels like I'm free of...
    Anon156 Anon156 22-25 Aug 3

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    Now let's talk about emphasizing. The way you emphasize depends on the style( beat) of a song. If the song is 4/4, you can play the chord that have the same time with the style, my...
    Longnhat5 Longnhat5 13-15, M Aug 5

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    No surprise. Im a teenage dirt bag half nerd. OF COURSE I PLAY VIDEOGAMES!! They're ultimately a waste of time, but I still love playing them. I love sonic the hedgehog, Zelda...
    LeonardFinch LeonardFinch 16-17, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I really only play sports games anymore because video games are hitting that too expensive point. So I play games I know I will never get bored of I play madden, nba, nhl, and...
    thatniceguy101 thatniceguy101 18-21, M 11 hrs ago

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    I play these instruments; 1) Violin 2) Viola 3) Piano 4) Guitar 5) Bass And some drums, but not well enough to make it to the list.
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 31

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    I love nothing more than sitting down with other musicians and jamming. In band rehearsals and jam sessions, I'm always the last one still playing. To interact on-the-spot with...
    necxo necxo 18-21, M Aug 3

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    Kinda obsessed with playing Maroon 5 songs :3
    disasterland disasterland 18-21, F Aug 9

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    So when it's raining outside I can sit down and play while I think about life and where I've been for the past few days.
    AcousticLover AcousticLover 16-17, F Aug 13

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    I love playing video games comfortably in my own apt, in the nude, anyone else play video games in the nude?? Or am I the only one?
    Liger21 Liger21 18-21, M 4 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    Been playing for 5 years, Got a lot of friends on WoW. I'd like to have more friends that share my gaming passion closer to home. I'm from Cananda, Alberta. I'm open to playing...
    Midnight721 Midnight721 22-25, M 4 hrs ago

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    I just feel broken. Not used. I'd have to be acknowledged to be used. He just walked out and left again. Always going. He always says where to. But never who with or when he'll be...
    tristaspuella tristaspuella 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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