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I Used to Play the Piano

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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 2 days ago

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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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    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 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I'm almost 14 and a grade 7 in piano. I've played it for 7 years and I just love playing it. Sometimes I use it as an escape to get rid of all my stress and worries but usually I...
    ohheyyitsrae ohheyyitsrae 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    I have grade 5 out of 8. wish I'd finished the lot. had more time in the past to study/practice.
    mysmugcat mysmugcat 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    oddly enough I love rock metal music but I'm so drawn to a piano I would like to learn it someday. I've tried guitar and bass I hated it and I don't mind drums I would like to...
    RatxInxAxCage RatxInxAxCage 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 9

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    I would really like to be able to sit down and know how to play an instrument. I played piano for a year but didn't really like it. There's a band at my school but I never joined...
    camryn00 camryn00 13-15, F Feb 23

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    I love musicians and bands that are heavily influenced by the piano :) I love Elton John, Billy Joel, Coldplay, Regina Spektor, etc. do you know of any good piano tunes/bands...
    ERMAHGERD1 ERMAHGERD1 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 17

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    I miss playing the piano so much hopefully soon I can start playing again :(
    IsMyStory IsMyStory 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    i'm in fact a pro at it. now while i can't really play any specific songs i find that writing my own songs is a much better strong suit of mine. maybe sometime i'll play for you...
    Sladetgx57 Sladetgx57 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 19

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    For a person of my age, I have lived a lot of years. Many of them good, many of them bad. I miss a lot of things about the me I used to be, but in order to move on and embrace the...
    silenthawk silenthawk 46-50, M 16 hrs ago

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    I play alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, clarinet*, piano, and a few battering percussive instruments. I guess you could say I have a talent for music. *Clarinet is my favorite by...
    WillowE WillowE 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 22

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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 2 days ago

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    I only started playing in October 2014, but I love it. I'm progressing fairly well (if I don't say so myself;)) and hope to be in a band one day when I'm ready.
    thesoundoftruth01 thesoundoftruth01 18-21, F 17 hrs ago

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    Flight of the bumblebee. This is such a cliché piece for marimba, but damn, it's so much fun to play.
    MarimbaJake MarimbaJake 18-21, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    wow, Rayman Legends has so much more content then I thought. Normaly I wouldn't play this game but hey, it's free.
    MondRubberduck MondRubberduck 16-17, M 3 hrs ago

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    if you ever want to play just ask Iove this game
    Novembermannn454 Novembermannn454 13-15, M 1 hr ago

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    I haven't really thought why.. But when I have my period... Piano music is so soothing.
    Rovigatti Rovigatti 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    In my long distant youth I used to play tennis, squash and table tennis, and have turned out for various cricket and football teams, mostly just to make the numbers up when they...
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    I found myself in a bit of a rut with the guitar playing recently. For a long time now I've been mostly a solo acoustic player. So I've mixed it up... set up my electric...
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    A guy I recently met decided we should hangout, he seemed really cool and so I agreed, considering he only lives right down the road, and I had nothing else to do. We are actually...
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    It makes me laugh when people give other people **** for being "noobs" in ARAM. Last time I checked, ARAM is where we play as champions we haven't used before? Dumbass.
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    I started playing video games with my little brother when I was younger. We used to to bond 007 on the Nintendo 64. Now on the Wii my favorite game is Mario go kart, and on the ps3...
    londepV londepV 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 21

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    Played for about 2 years...wasn't ever very good though lol
    ellajade ellajade 13-15, F Feb 21

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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 6 days ago

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    I've been playing guitar since I was 12 years old, my first guitar was a cheap acoustic bought at a flea market, but it did the job, my Dad played and was good, when he was younger...
    wetsec wetsec 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 5

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    single bodymind, the hunter/killer functionwithout waste, a force in focus.pure,no fear or anger,only the clear-eyed passionless action of muscle-memory,reflex to an aim.Knifedance...
    sumnerkagan sumnerkagan 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 5

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    RyRyOfAwesomeness RyRyOfAwesomeness 16-17, M Feb 7

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    so I've just started a new character in skyrim. I've beaten the game many times, I've been to almost every location, and I have the game of the year (legendary) edition, and I've...
    Redmoon383 Redmoon383 16-17, M Feb 9

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    When you look back over who you are now and who you once was, it can either be rewarding or heartbreaking... I am so disappointed in myself. I've turned into everything I once...
    ItsThatGirl0x0 ItsThatGirl0x0 16-17, F Feb 10

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    Anybody get majoras mask on 3ds yet? If so, is it worth the money? I used to have it on n64 back in the day.
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    GrimReaperAtYourDoor GrimReaperAtYourDoor 22-25 Feb 23

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    One day when i was in 10th grade i stayed after school and i forgot my gym shirt in the locker room so i went there and grabbed my shirt and in the locker next to mine there was a...
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