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Do you play a musical instrument?

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No. I'd like to learn to play the piano or the guitar, but I don't have the motivation or patience to teach myself and probably wouldn't take lessons due to anxiety (unless it was from someone I knew). Also, I live in a condo and worry about annoying the neighbors. I bought a harmonica awhile back, but haven't practiced it because I'm too concerned about the neighbors.

If I ever get a house with a basement, I'm going to make a room that is almost sound proof where I can crank up my stereo and not worry about annoying others.
 

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No, but I wish I did. I love the stringed instruments most, especially the violin.

My dad used to play all sorts of wind instruments: the flute, clarinet, saxophone. He doesn't really do it much anymore, but I really admire that about him.
 

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If music wasn't a part of your life at age five or less, you're not as smart as you could have been. I learned this on national geographic channel.
 

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If music wasn't a part of your life at age five or less, you're not as smart as you could have been. I learned this on national geographic channel.
one of the very few things i really really wish my parents had done differently when raising me was get me to learn piano at a young age.

anyway yes, i played violin for 5 years and flute for 9 years.

i really wish i had continued violin instead of opting for flute when i got into high school because i was better at it. i love strings and i listen to quite a bit of music that has violins.

i used to know some songs on guitar but that was years ago. i really want to start playing something again and my brother left his bass here so i might pick that up. i'll probably just learn some of my favourite bass lines...
 

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If music wasn't a part of your life at age five or less, you're not as smart as you could have been. I learned this on national geographic channel.
Interesting, I remembered the late years of disco (1978-1980) and wanted to play the clarinet at five and the flute at six. I play them both now :).
 

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I've played piano since I was 6 but I suck because I only ever practiced right before my lesson. It can be really fun when I actually put some effort into a song and start to like it though.
 

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I unofficially play the guitar and piano. I suck eggs at both.
 

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I'm working on piano (since one year ago), starting cello, and I took a guitar class this summer. I have to wait until I have a guitar again to get back to that, though, since my old one fell over and broke about 20 minutes before my final!
 

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I always wanted to when I was younger but was never very musically inclined.
 

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No. I wish I did though. I always wanted to learn to play the piano or violin.
 

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No. I played piano as a child, and bass guitar as a teenager. I haven't touched either in years.
 

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I used to play the trumpet in elementary school. I was pretty good! And I liked it. But then I moved and couldn't do it anymore. My family didn't have money for it at the time. When I was playing trumpet...well, my music teacher liked how good I was doing in choir and basically sponsored me so I could be in band, too. Yeah. From then on out I just did choir through middle school cuz it was less expensive. So I guess my voice was my instrument for a while! I tried to pick up keyboard and guitar but no money for lessons and I'm pretty bad at teaching myself things for more than a day haha. In high school my social anxiety came up and I stopped choir.
 

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i'd give my left arm to be able to drum...even though that'd make it harder. It seems my hands and legs are tied to each other so i cant do 2 different movements at the same time

can play guitar but i wish i was better. but like everything else i dont have the patience to put in more work than i have to. usually give up trying to learn a song if i dont get the gist in the first 10 minutes
 
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