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* Alan from ''LightNovel/MyNextLifeAsAVillainessAllRoutesLeadToDoom'' is incredibly gifted at playing the piano and violin, to the point that people say that he had been blessed by the god of music. Given that he had spent most of his childhood living in the shadow of his twin brother, he quickly came to embrace music once his talent was discovered. The brothers' relationship started to improve soon afterwards.


** It's later revealed that [[spoiler:Reiko's ex-boyfriend Hikaru Souma]] was a musician -- a flute player. And he was quite TallDarkAndHandsome. [[spoiler:He actually [[PosthumousCharacter was killed]] in a [[DeadlyPrank prank that went horribly wrong]]... ''and this is what triggers all the murders'', as the killer of the week is Hikaru's long-lost father Takumi, aka the director of the music hall that hosts a lot of the action, [[LoveMakesyouEvil seeking tp punish those who caused the death of the son he never knew]].]]

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** It's later revealed that [[spoiler:Reiko's ex-boyfriend Hikaru Souma]] was a musician -- a flute player. And he was quite TallDarkAndHandsome. [[spoiler:He actually [[PosthumousCharacter was killed]] in a [[DeadlyPrank prank that went horribly wrong]]... ''and this is what triggers all the murders'', as the killer of the week is Hikaru's long-lost father Takumi, aka the director of the music hall that hosts a lot of the action, [[LoveMakesyouEvil seeking tp to punish those who caused the death of the son he never knew]].]]


* ''Manga/DGrayMan'': [[TheHero Allen]] can play the magic piano of the 14th aboard the original Noah´s Ark.
* ''Manga/SailorMoon'':
** Michiru plays the violin and the piano. In fact, many of her scenes have her introduce herself... violin melody first.
** Michiru's girlfriend Haruka is seen playing the piano alongside Michiru and she does it rather nicely.
* ''Manga/NodameCantabile'':
** Roughly ''half'' of the cast, most notably [[http://www.jasms.de/anime/nodame/kiyora.jpg Miki]] [[http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i276/miharuyuki/fall%202006%20anime/cast06kiyora.jpg Kiyoura]].
** Nodame herself, if she wouldn't make silly faces while playing. There are many fans who find her silly faces cute, though.
* ''Manga/YourLieInApril'':
** Kousei was already a ChildProdigy pianist that inspired many people by his piano playing before event in the series began. Though in the start of the series he's got HeroicBSOD and somewhat lost his edge, he starts to become this again when he returns to playing piano and tries to overcome his obstacles with the help of Kaori. [[spoiler:He finally fully become this after the death of Kaori, making Hiroko, Nagi, and even Koharu stunned by his practice performance.]]

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%% * ''Manga/DGrayMan'': [[TheHero Allen]] can play the magic piano of the 14th aboard the original Noah´s Ark.
%% * ''Manga/SailorMoon'':
%% ** Michiru plays the violin and the piano. In fact, many of her scenes have her introduce herself... violin melody first.
%% ** Michiru's girlfriend Haruka is seen playing the piano alongside Michiru and she does it rather nicely.
%% * ''Manga/NodameCantabile'':
%% ** Roughly ''half'' of the cast, most notably [[http://www.jasms.de/anime/nodame/kiyora.jpg Miki]] [[http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i276/miharuyuki/fall%202006%20anime/cast06kiyora.jpg Kiyoura]].
%% ** Nodame herself, if she wouldn't make silly faces while playing. There are many fans who find her silly faces cute, though.
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* ''Manga/YourLieInApril'':
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''Manga/YourLieInApril'': Kousei was already a ChildProdigy pianist that inspired many people by his piano playing before event in the series began. Though in the start of the series he's got HeroicBSOD and somewhat lost his edge, he starts to become this again when he returns to playing piano and tries to overcome his obstacles with the help of Kaori. [[spoiler:He finally fully become this after the death of Kaori, making Hiroko, Nagi, and even Koharu stunned by his practice performance.]]



** Though she's fit to the category, Kaori averts this: she plays violin and has elegant appearence, but her style of play is wild and full of energy.
** Takeshi and Emi both are pianists who play quite elegantly, although Emi's style is also very personal and energetic.
* ''VideoGame/KiniroNoCorda'':
** Kahoko Hino plays the violin with the help of magic, and manages to attract a hoard of {{bishounen}} while she's at it.
** The {{bishonen}} are music players as well, so they're {{gender flip}}ped examples.

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%% ** Though she's fit to the category, Kaori averts this: she plays violin and has elegant appearence, but her style of play is wild and full of energy.
%% ** Takeshi and Emi both are pianists who play quite elegantly, although Emi's style is also very personal and energetic.
* ''VideoGame/KiniroNoCorda'':
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''VideoGame/KiniroNoCorda'': Kahoko Hino plays the violin with the help of magic, and manages to attract a hoard of {{bishounen}} while she's at it.
%% ** The {{bishonen}} are music players as well, so they're {{gender flip}}ped examples.well.



* Haji, a male example from ''Anime/BloodPlus''. He carries a cello and knows VERY well how to play it.

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%% * Haji, a male example from ''Anime/BloodPlus''. He carries a cello and knows VERY well how to play it.



* ''Manga/GunslingerGirl'':
** Henrietta. She carries her main gun in a violin case a la [[TheMafia the Mafia]], and plays the violin quite well. However, she is only eleven years old.
** Claes loves to play the piano, but being one of Henrietta's, she is only a child herself.

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%% * ''Manga/GunslingerGirl'':
%% ** Henrietta. She carries her main gun in a violin case a la [[TheMafia the Mafia]], and plays the violin quite well. However, she is only eleven years old.
%% ** Claes loves to play the piano, but being one of Henrietta's, she is only a child herself.



* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'':
** Shinji Ikari plays the cello. Although it doesn't particularly make him more attractive than usual to the viewers, hearing his performance does elicit [[PetTheDog some rare genuine niceness]] from Asuka as she notes he's really skilled with it.

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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'':
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''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': Shinji Ikari plays the cello. Although it doesn't particularly make him more attractive than usual to the viewers, hearing his performance does elicit [[PetTheDog some rare genuine niceness]] from Asuka as she notes he's really skilled with it.


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* Quon Kisaragi from ''Anime/RahXephon''. She's the MsFanservice of the show.

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%% * Quon Kisaragi from ''Anime/RahXephon''. She's the MsFanservice of the show.



** The first part of ''Evangelion: Death and Rebirth'' has several of the Children playing instruments.

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%% ** The first part of ''Evangelion: Death and Rebirth'' has several of the Children playing instruments.



* ''Manga/KurobaraAlice'':
** Dimitri was an opera singer in the past.
** Dimitri's beloved Agniezska was a really good pianist [[spoiler:before dying]].
** Asuza was a music teacher who played the piano pretty well.
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'':
** Trowa plays the flute, while Quatre plays the violin. He is also a skilled piano player, bonding with Noin over a sonata that he plays [[spoiler:in the Sanq Kingdom school.]]

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%% * ''Manga/KurobaraAlice'':
%% ** Dimitri was an opera singer in the past.
%% ** Dimitri's beloved Agniezska was a really good pianist [[spoiler:before dying]].
%% ** Asuza was a music teacher who played the piano pretty well.
%% * ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'':
%% ** Trowa plays the flute, while Quatre plays the violin. He is also a skilled piano player, bonding with Noin over a sonata that he plays [[spoiler:in the Sanq Kingdom school.]]



* In ''Manga/{{Bokurano}}'', teenaged Takami "Komo" Komoda is a talented pianist. In the manga, it's a plot point: [[spoiler: she actually manages to ''win her battle without pìloting Zearth'', as she and her father lure her rival pilot in her last recital and get him killed]].

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%% * In ''Manga/{{Bokurano}}'', teenaged Takami "Komo" Komoda is a talented pianist. In the manga, it's a plot point: [[spoiler: she actually manages to ''win her battle without pìloting Zearth'', as she and her father lure her rival pilot in her last recital and get him killed]].



* As befitting of young {{Ojou}}s, [[ThoseTwoGuys Arisa and Suzuka]] of ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' both take violin lessons.
* [[{{Ojou}} Haru]] from ''Manga/{{Ojojojo}}'' plays the violin.

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%% * As befitting of young {{Ojou}}s, [[ThoseTwoGuys Arisa and Suzuka]] of ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' both take violin lessons.
%% * [[{{Ojou}} Haru]] from ''Manga/{{Ojojojo}}'' plays the violin.



* ''Manga/KaguyaSamaLoveIsWar'':
** Fujiwara is a skilled pianist, enough so that a guidance counselor asked if she was considering attending a conservatory when she graduates. She prefers to view it as a hobby though.
** Maki and Kashiwagi both took cello lessons when they were younger ([[IrritationIsTheSincerestFormOfFlattery the latter having done so to mimic the former]]). Kashiwagi definitely still plays, but it's unknown if Maki does.

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%% * ''Manga/KaguyaSamaLoveIsWar'':
%% ** Fujiwara is a skilled pianist, enough so that a guidance counselor asked if she was considering attending a conservatory when she graduates. She prefers to view it as a hobby though.
%% ** Maki and Kashiwagi both took cello lessons when they were younger ([[IrritationIsTheSincerestFormOfFlattery the latter having done so to mimic the former]]). Kashiwagi definitely still plays, but it's unknown if Maki does.



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* Both main characters (Hiroki and Sayuri) in ''Anime/ThePlacePromisedInOurEarlyDays'' play the violin. She plays a certain song for him, he later learns her song and plays it himself.
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%% [[folder:Films -- Animation]]
%% * Both main characters (Hiroki and Sayuri) in ''Anime/ThePlacePromisedInOurEarlyDays'' play the violin. She plays a certain song for him, he later learns her song and plays it himself.
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* Kara Milovy (played by the hotty tottie Maryam d'Abo) from ''Film/TheLivingDaylights''.

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%% * Kara Milovy (played by the hotty tottie Maryam d'Abo) from ''Film/TheLivingDaylights''.



* Madeline in ''Film/ElectricDreams''.
* Daigo from ''Film/{{Departures}}'' plays the cello.
* Tamsin in ''Film/MySummerOfLove'' plays the cello, in a case of CastTheExpert.

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%% * Madeline in ''Film/ElectricDreams''.
%% * Daigo from ''Film/{{Departures}}'' plays the cello.
%% * Tamsin in ''Film/MySummerOfLove'' plays the cello, in a case of CastTheExpert.



* Fenchurch from ''Literature/SoLongAndThanksForAllTheFish''

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%% * Fenchurch from ''Literature/SoLongAndThanksForAllTheFish''



* ''Series/Studio60OnTheSunsetStrip'' has an example.
* Emma from ''{{Series/Heroes}}''.
* ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' had a couple, notably a cellist he meets at the airport.
* ''Series/{{Wings}}'': Helen is a cellist.

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%% * ''Series/Studio60OnTheSunsetStrip'' has an example.
%% * Emma from ''{{Series/Heroes}}''.
%% * ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' had a couple, notably a cellist he meets at the airport.
%% * ''Series/{{Wings}}'': Helen is a cellist.



* Jane Spofford in ''Theatre/TheWitchesOfEastwick''.
* Male example: Thomas Jefferson in ''1776''. Martha Jefferson's one scene is the song "He Plays the Violin" [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dh6DJEn2J9o&feature=related Hear it here]].
* Used in Creator/WilliamShakespeare's ''Theatre/TheTamingOfTheShrew''.
* This trope was so conventional in Elizabethan England that Ben Jonson in fact {{parodied}} it in Comedy of Manners ''Every Man in his Humour''.
* Deconstructed in ''Creator/George Bernard Shaw'''s [i]Don Juan in Hell[/i] where he points out that Donna Anna's mother made her learn how to play half a dozen pieces on the harpsichord "which she hated as much as you did" so she could convince some unsuspecting man that she was an angel of harmony that would fill his home with music, but never touched the instrument after she was married. She replies that a married lady with a large household to run hasn't time "to sit at the spinnet with no support for her back."

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%% * Jane Spofford in ''Theatre/TheWitchesOfEastwick''.
%% * Male example: Thomas Jefferson in ''1776''. Martha Jefferson's one scene is the song "He Plays the Violin" [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dh6DJEn2J9o&feature=related Hear it here]].
%% * Used in Creator/WilliamShakespeare's ''Theatre/TheTamingOfTheShrew''.
%% * This trope was so conventional in Elizabethan England that Ben Jonson in fact {{parodied}} it in Comedy of Manners ''Every Man in his Humour''.
* Deconstructed in ''Creator/George Bernard Shaw'''s [i]Don Creator/GeorgeBernard Shaw's ''Don Juan in Hell[/i] Hell'' where he points out that Donna Anna's mother made her learn how to play half a dozen pieces on the harpsichord "which she hated as much as you did" so she could convince some unsuspecting man that she was an angel of harmony that would fill his home with music, but never touched the instrument after she was married. She replies that a married lady with a large household to run hasn't time "to sit at the spinnet with no support for her back."



* Helena from ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive'' is an opera singer when she isn't in battle.
* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'': Lunasa Prismriver, [[SelfFanService by the will of some of her fans]].
* Yurika Kirishima, violin-wielding MusicalAssassin from ''VideoGame/RivalSchools''.
* Usami Haru in ''VisualNovel/GSenjouNoMaou'', though she never really gets to play the violin for Kyousuke due to [[spoiler:her trauma and desire for revenge against Maou.]]

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%% * Helena from ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive'' is an opera singer when she isn't in battle.
%% * ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'': Lunasa Prismriver, [[SelfFanService by the will of some of her fans]].
%% * Yurika Kirishima, violin-wielding MusicalAssassin from ''VideoGame/RivalSchools''.
%% * Usami Haru in ''VisualNovel/GSenjouNoMaou'', though she never really gets to play the violin for Kyousuke due to [[spoiler:her trauma and desire for revenge against Maou.]]



** And in ''VideoGame/Persona3'' the Music Club one of the options for the Fortune Arcana to take place for the Male Protagonist.

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%% ** And in ''VideoGame/Persona3'' the Music Club one of the options for the Fortune Arcana to take place for the Male Protagonist.



* Tsukasa from ''[[VisualNovel/SwanSong Swan Song]]'', although only with his left hand.

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%% * Tsukasa from ''[[VisualNovel/SwanSong Swan Song]]'', although only with his left hand.



* Maria in ''VideoGame/RhythmThiefAndTheEmperorsTreasure'', talented young Parisian violinist and Phantom R's love interest.

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%% * Maria in ''VideoGame/RhythmThiefAndTheEmperorsTreasure'', talented young Parisian violinist and Phantom R's love interest.



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* Jigsaw Forte, professional violinist turned ''Webcomic/LastRes0rt'' Executioner.

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%% * Jigsaw Forte, professional violinist turned ''Webcomic/LastRes0rt'' Executioner.Executioner.
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* Codex from ''WebVideo/TheGuild'' was a concert violinist, and plays her violin with the door open to try to get the attention of her attractive neighbor.



[[folder:Web Original]]
* Codex from ''WebVideo/TheGuild'' was a concert violinist, and plays her violin with the door open to try to get the attention of her attractive neighbor.
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** Maki and Kashiwagi both took cello lessons when they were younger ([[IrritationIsTheSincerestFormOfFlatery the latter having done so to mimic the former]]). Kashiwagi definitely still plays, but it's unknown if Maki does.

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** Maki and Kashiwagi both took cello lessons when they were younger ([[IrritationIsTheSincerestFormOfFlatery ([[IrritationIsTheSincerestFormOfFlattery the latter having done so to mimic the former]]). Kashiwagi definitely still plays, but it's unknown if Maki does.


* Fujiwara from ''Manga/KaguyaSamaLoveIsWar'' is a skilled pianist, enough so that a guidance counselor asked if she was considering attending a conservatory when she graduates. She prefers to view it as a hobby though.

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* ''Manga/KaguyaSamaLoveIsWar'':
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Fujiwara from ''Manga/KaguyaSamaLoveIsWar'' is a skilled pianist, enough so that a guidance counselor asked if she was considering attending a conservatory when she graduates. She prefers to view it as a hobby though.though.
** Maki and Kashiwagi both took cello lessons when they were younger ([[IrritationIsTheSincerestFormOfFlatery the latter having done so to mimic the former]]). Kashiwagi definitely still plays, but it's unknown if Maki does.



* ''Fanfic/AdviceAndTrust'': As in canon, Shinji is a skilled cello player, and he is later joined by Asuka (Violin), Rei (Viola), and Kaworu (Violin). Shinji even [[spoiler: writes a concerto for Asuka's birthday and performs it alongside Rei and Kaworu.]] And yes, he does get [[GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex other uses]] out of his "musician's hands".

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* ''Fanfic/AdviceAndTrust'': As in canon, Shinji is a skilled cello player, and he is later joined by Asuka (Violin), Rei (Viola), and Kaworu (Violin). Shinji even [[spoiler: writes [[spoiler:writes a concerto for Asuka's birthday and performs it alongside Rei and Kaworu.]] And yes, he does get [[GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex other uses]] out of his "musician's hands".


Applies to all female classical musicians no matter what instrument they are playing. Might apply [[RealMenWearPink to male classical musicians too]]. Compare SittingSexyOnAPiano, where the fetching woman on the piano isn't the one playing it.

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Applies to all female classical musicians no matter what instrument they are playing. Might apply [[RealMenWearPink to male classical musicians too]]. Compare SittingSexyOnAPiano, where the fetching woman on the piano isn't the one playing it.
it. See also ClassicalMusicIsCool, which may be a reaction if the hottie inspires someone to pay attention to the music.

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* {{Invoked}} in ''Literature/TheSecretOfPlatform13''--[[RichBitch Mrs. Trottle]] is nursing a crush on the Astor's suave double-bass player, Rodrigo de Roque. The narration informs us that he's actually a HappilyMarried man named Neville Potts, but smiling flirtatiously is apparently part of his job.


* Kyosuke Kamijou from ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', a male violinist who injures his wrist in an accident before the story starts. Sayaka, having had a crush on him, uses her wish to heal him so he can play again, but doesn't tell him about her role on it. This gives her the bonus of a musical and healing motif to her powers. [[spoiler: Things go wrong when Sayaka learns that soul gems are actually Soul Jars, making her essentially a "zombie". To make matters worse, her friend Hitomi is planning on asking Kyosuke out herself, not knowing that Sayaka has huge reasons to not let him know her feelings... and alongside LOTS of other trouble, [[DespairEventHorizon Sayaka doesn't take it well]]. The witch she becomes is a [[OurMermaidsAreDifferent mermaid]] whose familiars play music that can steal the listener's soul.]]

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* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' has Kyosuke Kamijou Kamijou, Sayaka's longtime friend and one-sided crush. A violin prodigy from ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', a male violinist who injures his wrist in an accident young age, he had some kind of CareerEndingInjury before the story starts. Sayaka, having had series began and became increasingly depressed and unstable as a crush on him, result; Sayaka thus uses her wish [[DealWithTheDevil wish]] to heal him so he can play again, but doesn't tell him about her role on it. This gives her the bonus of a musical and healing motif to her powers. [[spoiler: him. Things go wrong when Sayaka learns that soul gems are actually Soul Jars, making her essentially a "zombie". To make matters worse, her friend Hitomi is planning on asking Kyosuke out herself, not knowing that Sayaka has huge reasons to not let him know her feelings... and alongside LOTS of other trouble, [[AllLoveIsUnrequited downhill]] [[LoveTriangle from]] [[DespairEventHorizon Sayaka doesn't take it well]]. The witch she becomes is a [[OurMermaidsAreDifferent mermaid]] whose familiars play music that can steal the listener's soul.]]there]].


* If singing counts, then Princess Azura from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' definitely fits in. Many of her romantic supports have her singing her songs and having potential boyfriends commenting on how lovely her singing is.

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* If singing counts, then Princess Azura from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' definitely fits in. Many of her romantic supports have her singing her songs and having potential boyfriends commenting on how lovely her singing is. In the same game, Sakura and Elise bond over playing their string instruments.


* In ''[[Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm Ghosts of the Past]]'', Taliesin is, of course, being a legendary bard, a highly accomplished musician. That said, the bard thing was a sideline as [[spoiler: he was primarily the Court Physician of Camelot, and more recently, Doctor Strange, the Sorcerer Supreme.]] Certainly, he can play a harp and seamlessly shift pieces while carrying on a conversation with someone.

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* In ''[[Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm Ghosts of the Past]]'', Taliesin is, of course, being a legendary bard, a highly accomplished musician. That said, the bard thing was a sideline as [[spoiler: he was primarily the Court Physician of Camelot, and more recently, Doctor Strange, the Sorcerer Supreme.]] Certainly, he can play a harp and seamlessly shift pieces while carrying on a conversation with someone.someone, and his [[spoiler: glamoured]] appearance is generally agreed to be very handsome.


* In Creator/WilliamShakespeare's "Sonnet 128", the poet envies the keys of the virginal (the musical instrument very much like the harpsichord) that they are touched by the dark lady's fingers. It's very sexy and very erotic.

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* In Creator/WilliamShakespeare's "Sonnet 128", the poet [[CargoEnvy envies the keys of the virginal virginal]] (the musical instrument very much like the harpsichord) that they are touched by the dark lady's fingers. It's very sexy and very erotic.

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* Fujiwara from ''Manga/KaguyaSamaLoveIsWar'' is a skilled pianist, enough so that a guidance counselor asked if she was considering attending a conservatory when she graduates. She prefers to view it as a hobby though.


-> ''A young woman, pretty, lively, with a harp as elegant as herself, and both placed near a window, cut down to the ground, and opening on a little lawn, surrounded by shrubs in the rich foliage of summer, was enough to catch any manís heart.''

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-> ''A ->''"A young woman, pretty, lively, with a harp as elegant as herself, and both placed near a window, cut down to the ground, and opening on a little lawn, surrounded by shrubs in the rich foliage of summer, was enough to catch any manís heart.''"''

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* India from ''Film/{{Stoker}}'' is a very gifted pianist, and at one point, she and her uncle engage in some very suggestive DuetBonding.

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