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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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 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 a week ago

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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 3 days 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 2 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 7 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 2 days 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 2 Responses Jul 6

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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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    It's been a dream of mine for years. Whenever I try to teach it to myself I always fail lol I just wanna be able to play as a hobby and maybe even write some of my own music for...
    sailorantares sailorantares 18-21, F Jun 26

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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 a week ago

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

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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 11 hrs 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 11 hrs 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 a week ago

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    I'm Brooke. 16 years old. I used to be a straight A student, honour roll etc. I played hockey on three teams and took flying lessons when I could. I had a part time job and I was...
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    i used to hate this game as a kid.. but now its fun.
    danhorse danhorse 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 6

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    I love it. If anyone reading this happens to have used the name 'sparky' and was in the clan 'maximum' message me
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