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I Used to Play the Piano

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Just started last year, and took my Grade 2 piano exam a week ago. feeling that I am a little too slow. If possible, I would immediately skip to Grade 5 to save the trouble of...
    littleowlet littleowlet 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I took no exams, only started learning last october. Would have started earlier if I could have. Anyway I take a class every week with a good instructor and practice at the...
    aeinhardt aeinhardt 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 11

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    This is something I've always wanted to achieve but other things always got in the way. Anyone got any tips for someone learning I can play an octave with one hand and I have a...
    JackH19 JackH19 18-21, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I don't ... But I want too!
    MissKakarot MissKakarot 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 12

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    Too bad I don't play Piano, I love Pachelbel I can listen to Cannon in D for hours
    TristanIseut TristanIseut 26-30, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm practice violin by myself... It's really hard thou I had a guitar in 2009 but it broke I give it to my nephews to play but they broke the strings and write stuff on it. It was...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F Mar 18

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    Here it goes, I have a thing with pianos. I love it. I like it. I'm not actually a professional pianist or keyboardist or whatsoever they call it; but whenever I play it - I can...
    styleup styleup 18-21 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I began playing the piano at age 7 and the organ at age 16. I have a double major in college. One is music/piano and the other is mental health technology. I love playing older...
    femaleatherpiano femaleatherpiano 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 8

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    Lol I didn't finish my other post like this. In band, I play clarinet, I used to play trumpet, but I converted, and I Really REALLY want to learn the piano, they're really...
    SweetcakesJr SweetcakesJr 13-15, F Mar 17

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    Mainly my voice (still an instrument!), but I used to play my piano all the time, dabbled with guitar and now focus on learning the cello.
    JanelleBelle JanelleBelle 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I miss playing the piano so much hopefully soon I can start playing again :(
    IsMyStory IsMyStory 16-17, F Feb 28

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    I'd like to pursue this again someday. I've started and stopped the flute, guitar, and piano for various reasons, but I love making music. My paternal grandmother could play...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    I took lessons for a while, but because of financial reasons I couldn't continue. Though I long for the day when I can play with confidence these songs: 1) Against All Odds (Take...
    halfblind79 halfblind79 31-35, M Mar 3

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    Check out Ludivico Einaudi especially divenire, nuvole bianche and Ancora! Also Yann Tiersen: Comptine d'un autre été and Rue des cascades!! Galop-marche by Albert Lavignac...
    jlove987 jlove987 16-17, F Mar 15

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    I learn violin, piano, and conducting. I can also play viola and I'm dying to learn cello, French horn and oboe.
    Hymph Hymph 22-25 Mar 17

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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 21 hrs ago

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    Alternative rock nights on the guitar if its not classical music on the piano.
    AcousticAnne1 AcousticAnne1 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 7

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    Its so beautiful. I wish I knew how to play. But its alright. I get to listen to it live all the time. Im blessed
    NewBeginnings5 NewBeginnings5 26-30 2 Responses Mar 8

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    I've needed an instrument since I quit piano when I was 12. After 3 awful instructors, I figured out it just wasn't right for me. I've taken voice lessons, but that didn't include...
    BriImani BriImani 18-21, F Mar 17

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    I do it's beautiful though I don't play myself
    shannonsjourney shannonsjourney 18-21, F Mar 18

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    In the end, when it really came down to it, you just weren't there. You learn who your real friends are in a crisis. In the future, I'll pay close attention to those who actually...
    GracefullyFaceless GracefullyFaceless 22-25, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I have been playing pokemon since I could read which was around 3 years old and my favorite generation is the second generation. I feel like a dam nerd haha
    RedDog123321 RedDog123321 18-21, M 4 hrs ago

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    Unless it's Settlers of Catan or Cards Against Humanity. Those games I will play. Otherwise keep your childish antics far from me
    Etherealrose Etherealrose 18-21, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Play World of Warcraft..................
    goodnites25 goodnites25 22-25, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Love Playing The Sims Game
    goodnites25 goodnites25 22-25, M 2 hrs ago

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    I used to play it in the playground and everything 😂 oh god... My brother still has the power ranger suit somewhere..
    NobodyCaresOkai NobodyCaresOkai 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 8

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    I play footsie all the time lol. I used to do it with my gf daily, I'll do it with my brother at the dinner table or if we're in the living room sitting on the couch or chair...
    ethan96 ethan96 18-21, M Mar 15

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    I used to play with it all day long since i was 7 until i was 12...i had my own imaginary world playing with it ...no stupid "friends"...never needed to worry about future...i...
    anderlr anderlr 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 15

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    I used to be really weirded out when someone told me they play D&D. But I'm so glad I tried it! I rolled up a bard for the first time and I'm so excited to use her! Talking to my...
    TheKristaJo TheKristaJo 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 11

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    I used to play truth or dare as a kid and into teenage years. I remember the boobs i got to see and suckle like it was yesterday. So much fun, so dirty. Who wants to play?
    colby21 colby21 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    yeah,other kids played with their toys but i loved to play with my hands and fingers even though i had lots of toy!
    Amirmohammad Amirmohammad 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 27

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    Nothing like going back to games you used to play when you was younger to put a smile on your face. :)
    TheNameIAlwaysWanted TheNameIAlwaysWanted 16-17, T 2 Responses Mar 6

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    I currently have Sims 3. It's cool. The only sad thing is, since nothing interest me for long or gives me any joy like it did before, I dont play it as much. I used to be...
    shhyoudontknowme shhyoudontknowme 16-17, F Mar 14

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