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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...
    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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    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 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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    I want to learn the piano and want to know are there better digital versions of learning to play piano? I want to have a well rounded approach (not just play songs) so from...
    LockieLeonard LockieLeonard 46-50, M 2 Responses Oct 5

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    Well i've been playing for more than a year now, and playing piano is just amazing. Even though my keyboard is 12 years old, doesnt have all the keys, and no pedal! it is my baby...
    nekokitty13 nekokitty13 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 9

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    Any musicians out there have any good tips for me as im preparing to audition for a band? I look so stupid cause I play piano and or keyboards. I have to send a video to the...
    Jennerrous Jennerrous 36-40, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Such a promising carrier ended by mental illness and other handicaps. my mother was a church organist and music teacher so we always had a piano and orgain in our home. I was under...
    ADF37 ADF37 56-60 Sep 27

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    Sometimes, I sit down and can just about play anything. Sometimes, I sit down and can't play a C scale. Piano is a strange love-hate relationship.
    dabram71 dabram71 16-17, M Oct 16

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    A friend gave me a piano and it means the world to me. I'm in love.
    ijustneedtoletitout ijustneedtoletitout 31-35, F Oct 5

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    I'm learning to ya crossing field from SAO. It's pretty freakin hard tho. ;P
    dabram71 dabram71 16-17, M Oct 3

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    What is music theory and it's important to know them?
    fruities fruities 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 13

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    I have a fantastic teacher :) she's always excited to teach and just generally awesome
    dabram71 dabram71 16-17, M 2 days ago

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    how much does the baby steinway and son usually cost?
    fruities fruities 22-25, F 16 hrs ago

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    I really want to learn how to play an accordion. I play piano, drums, guitar, and bass. I could be a one man band but I'm not really good at all. I'm average on bass. Bass is my...
    strawberriful strawberriful 18-21, M Oct 1

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    Was coerced into piano lessons in 3rd grade and been playing ever since. Mostly classical to start but then I started playing clarinet and saxophone (mostly tenor, a little...
    mrafeeky mrafeeky 22-25, M Oct 8

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    I never played the piano for almost 11 months now just because I am suffering from depression, my grandpa died without hearing me play and he was the reason why I even started to...
    MaryJay712 MaryJay712 16-17, F Oct 9

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    I love playing my piano. I miss the good Ol days of playing where I practice four hours a day
    BigRalphie74 BigRalphie74 36-40, M Oct 3

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    I want piano shops to be useful to me! I'm a musician but I'm rubbish at piano (been trying to learn properly for ages). I'm not sure I'll ever do it. Oh and I own 2 of them.
    splashUK2014 splashUK2014 41-45, M 2 Responses Oct 15

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    I hate all of my "friends" being only 14 i have been treated like crap, need to fix anything related to a computer? Call jp, the project we were supposed to give this morning? Its...
    JPwolf JPwolf 13-15, M 4 days ago

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    It is something I've done since I was a child. Along the way I learned to play many other instruments, but the piano is the one I really connect with. In a way, my music was the...
    dadhereforyou dadhereforyou 51-55, M Oct 13

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    I lied, I AM a piano. Do you hear me, I'm a piano, haha, A FRIGGIN PIANO!!!! ARE YOU HAPPY, HUH, ARE YOU HAPPY NOW, FATHER!?!?!?!? AAAAAHHHH!!!!!!
    Nix0 Nix0 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 14

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    I've been playing poker for about two years and I just love playing it. Whether it's on a game or real poker I love playing it.
    TheUnspeakable TheUnspeakable 18-21, M 5 hrs ago

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    I've been playing guitar for 25 years. I can play bass guitar. I can also play a bit of piano and a bit of harmonica
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    I play guitar and piano. I play both electric and acoustic guitar! I want to be a Christian musician and play my music from my Lord and Savior!!!
    zzzkt12crazzy zzzkt12crazzy 16-17, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I don't know if any of you will read this but anyways. Hi, i am Melanie, 15 years old, and i used to be a really happy girl. Probably the happiest you've ever seen. I've never...
    MelanieLeClair MelanieLeClair 13-15, F 8 Responses Oct 6

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    I was a teacher who administered corporal punishment. I was a teacher and later headmaster, mainly at a coeducational prep school for boys and girls aged 8 to 13. I started...
    oldmanjimbo oldmanjimbo 70+, M 13 hrs ago

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    Yes....as a teenager/twenty-something I used to cut. It was a long time ago and the urge has loooong passed.
    Anch0rMan Anch0rMan 41-45, M 12 hrs ago

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    When I play, it's only me and my music getting lost through time.
    MaryJay712 MaryJay712 16-17, F Sep 30

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    Love that I am able to play all of the old pokemon games on my PC thanks to emulators ^_^
    Ezria96 Ezria96 18-21, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    i could easily c---m just by playing with them ;)
    TiTiFreaky TiTiFreaky 18-21, F 6 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    People always tell me " if you're a girl and you play ps4 you're most likely lesbian" no ***** you just mad that I can beat you in Call Of Duty.
    lexinwonderland lexinwonderland 13-15, F 6 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I have been inspired to start playing the drums. Part of my inspiration goes to the band, Dream Theater, who is just a phenomenal band. Especially, Mike, he inspired me to go for...
    devcom devcom 22-25, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Have you ever played random sexual dares? It's really great! You throw a nude party with equal numbers of cute girls and guys and draw names and tasks. Mine was to sit there spread...
    LucyWood1996 LucyWood1996 18-21, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Being one of the few things I am actually talented at, I love playing yugioh and it's become basically the only thing which challenges me to get better, due to the constantly...
    Chael666 Chael666 16-17, M 31 mins ago

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    Thought I would resuscitate an old story Hockey Is Part Of The Canadian Fabric I play hockey. Grew up in a small town...learned how to skate in its ditches. Used to play hockey...
    quianominorleo quianominorleo 36-40, M 2 Responses Oct 17

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    Ignore how horrible I looked with my bleached hair in 2006. 2006- I would have been 9 which means I was really into all this nerdy stuff like comic books and friggen pokemon...
    LandonS LandonS 16-17, M 5 Responses Oct 13

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    Missing Battlefield 4 and FFXIV so so much! But I got a hot date with Fallout 3 tonight. I'm already hooked. I have a hard time sitting right down and playing video games...
    LockRobster LockRobster 26-30, F 8 Responses Sep 26

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    When I was younger I had a friend who's hair I used to play with and who played with mine. She used to spend time running her hands through it, plaiting and twirling it before...
    lclaire2014 lclaire2014 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 9

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    I forgot when last time someone played with my hair though lol but i really love it when someone played with my hair. I like to play with a man short hair too btw, I used to run my...
    Rinkika Rinkika 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 25

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    I play the guitar since 10 years and i still have anxiety when playing in public. I feel like my hands are shaking and sometimes i forgot what i used to play. I play it very well...
    Bagh8 Bagh8 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 15

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    I've been playing for almost 3 years now on the NA server. I started when Chung, Add, Ara, and Elesis didn't exist. There were no third job paths and F rank was a thing. The cap...
    LifeIsAChoice LifeIsAChoice 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    There's just something hauntingly beautiful hearing the Bagpipes play...that few seconds just before the player starts gives me goose bumps... When the first notes of Amazing...
    blommetjies blommetjies 31-35, F Oct 14

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