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I Used to Play the Piano

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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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    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 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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    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...
    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 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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    Related Experiences

    I am usually a pretty easy going person with most things. I don't mind people choosing what to do, where to eat, what movie to watch etc. BUT when it comes to pianos I am the most...
    Serenity14 Serenity14 26-30, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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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 22 hrs ago

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    I have been a pianist for over 24 years and would strongly encourage anyone who uses their skills and talents for gigging to learn to sight read. It is one of the most important...
    Serenity14 Serenity14 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Been playing for so many years now. Took 6-7 years of lessons and now I just teach myself. Honestly, I'm not that advanced haha But I can play, by heart, Fur Elise, Moonlight...
    PanicAtTheBlink PanicAtTheBlink 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 3

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    That's the only instrument I played In my life :P
    DysfunctionalPiano DysfunctionalPiano 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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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 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I need some tips on how to bring out the third voice in moonlight sonata first movement. I just can't get it! Any practice techniques?
    mver mver 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 13

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    I've been playing piano for 2 or 3 years now. I love the way it sounds and how your fingers just move from each key so smoothly. I haven't really had piano lessons but I normally...
    basketballislife15 basketballislife15 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    I play piano, clarinet, oboe and just recently started percussion such as vibraphone and marimba. I have played clarinet and oboe for concert band and I played clarinet for...
    HappyHart5 HappyHart5 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    I have been playing piano for 2 years. I am playing mozart and beethoven. They are my favorite composers
    ginny1q1q ginny1q1q 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    It's actually a lot harder than it looks, but i wanna be able to play music when i want so i just have to get use to it. I also wanna play piano.
    elementnov elementnov 22-25 1 Response Jul 11

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    I want to learn how to play the piano part in "how is babby killed" by The Mothership sooo badly! I've only figured out the first few chords. Sadly there aren't any piano tabs or...
    Logivali Logivali 18-21, F a week ago

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    I remember when I was in Elementary School. Just playing everywhere. Until I hit 6th grade. That's when everything changed. A girl changed me. She made me feel like the luckiest...
    justinbartolome justinbartolome 13-15, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I enjoy playing the piano when I am stressed or upset about something. It really helps to take my mind off of whatever the burden is - even though it's temporary. I love to play...
    Beachgirl67 Beachgirl67 46-50, F 3 Responses Jul 5

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    I've been playing the piano ever since I was 6 years old and I absolutely love it. I play both jazz and classical but I have to admit classical is my favourite and by far Frederic...
    lifesimmer lifesimmer 22-25, F 8 Responses Jul 14

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    I really want to learn how to play the piano! It sounds so beautiful and elegant
    lostsoul4888 lostsoul4888 18-21, F Jul 3

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    I would do anything to learn. my mom and sis play and i want to learn but not with them around i just want to learn something like panic! at the disco this is gospel piano version
    OneMorePint OneMorePint 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 11

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    Playing the piano is one of the only things that is like a release and a get away.
    Liverbug2 Liverbug2 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    I started when I was about 10 cuz my dad brought a sun burst fender strat (relic) he still has it it looks so cool and beaten up. I would always like to hold it but I couldn't play...
    Gabriella20xx Gabriella20xx 18-21, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Soft keys of ivory. Long strings of copper. Petals made of wood and cushion. Together colliding in a set of succession. To make the most beautiful sounds. Dark and terrifying...
    Caitlinsmith1636 Caitlinsmith1636 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    ^^the title basically says it all I also wanna learn piano I know a little piano
    LaKira LaKira 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I've been playing since I was 5 years old and now I'm 22. 17 years and I still live this instrument. I remember when I first started, I hate practicing. I would never practice for...
    EllaAfter EllaAfter 22-25, F Jul 2

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    Do the tambourine and claves or clapsticks count? I've played these since I was 7 that was over 15 years ago. I want to learn how ti play guitar and piano, though; I have always...
    JosDor1510 JosDor1510 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    Für Elise is my fav song to play ❤️
    Yasmin8 Yasmin8 13-15, F Jul 4

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    I wanna play and sing Amanda Palmer songs! And Regina spektor. And queen. I need to take lessons right now!
    danielle1423 danielle1423 22-25, F Jul 11

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    I can play very little record taking my grade 3 corner smaller version of a trumpet and piano and I'm a singer as well
    flowerpie flowerpie 13-15, F Jul 17

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    I can play the violin, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano (my fav), and flute
    PaulinaaaO PaulinaaaO 13-15, F Jul 17

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    I am a self taught piano player and i like to learn songs from games and anime and different shows and i just want to play for someone :P
    kraygoth kraygoth 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    I took an interest in guitar about 2 years ago. Now, ever since last year, my uncle teaches me how to play since he knows how. I've learned a lot from him and I'm hoping to one day...
    basketballislife15 basketballislife15 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    if you play with my hair, i will love you forever!!!! O w O)/
    griefseed griefseed 13-15, F 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    These seem to be mostly negative... But my experience is positive. My life isn't perfect but for the past 5 years I've been working on self improvement and I see a change. I'm open...
    FrozenIceAndSnow FrozenIceAndSnow 18-21, M 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I love playing it with my friends, especially if it's with an app which makes the game random and so much more fun! We don't do extreme stuff, but we have a good laugh which is...
    Seblett Seblett 13-15, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    With all the truama I've been through and all the mistakes I've become very angry and irritable and impulsive. I'm not sweet and caring like I used to be and I was so open and not...
    followthem00n followthem00n 18-21, F 1 Response 35 mins ago

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    In the spring I'm taking grade 1 can't wait I love piano although it might be hard
    flowerpie flowerpie 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 6

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    I can easily play any tune by ear. It's just years of practice.
    GemmaWeasley GemmaWeasley 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I used to have a good group of gaming buddies i hung out with, but they all went the way of the wind and dissapeared. Ive got an anxiety disorder so i dont really have any friends...
    shinjorai shinjorai 36-40, M Jul 17

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    Next im gunna write about my first really tingly experience an that was when i use to play football yanoo? I'd been wantin to play for my village team buh there weren't enough...
    hanntiger1 hanntiger1 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    After watching a vid on youtube that had asked about morality plays and the like on the new generation of videogames, there was a question asked if videogames could be a moving...
    JohnnieGirl5 JohnnieGirl5 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I loved wearing tight shorts. It used to accentuate my round bums and I love the way people look at me then. With a cute and beautiful boyish face I used to be teased by everyone...
    spankyboy100 spankyboy100 31-35 Jul 9

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