The word tocaba is the imperfect form of tocar in the first person singular. There are other translations for this conjugation.
See the full tocar conjugation

tocar

Melissa tocaba el clarinete en el centro de la habitación.
Melissa played the clarinet in the middle of the room.
Por ejemplo, podemos pensar en David quien tocaba el arpa.
For example, we can think about David who played the harp.
Sí, y mi padre tocaba el chelo con su banda.
Yes, and my dad played cello for their band.
Y el tipo que tocaba la guitarra era muy bueno.
And the guy who played guitar was very good.
Sí, y mi padre tocaba el chelo en su banda.
Yes, and my dad played cello for their band.
Usage: Él tocaba el saxo en un club de jazz.
Usage: He played the saxophone in a jazz club.
En su infancia ya tocaba el piano y componía música.
In his childhood he already played the piano and composed music.
Y entonces ayer, la radio tocaba una canción.
And then yesterday, the radio was playing a song.
Liam estaba temblando cuando tocaba la guitarra en la corte.
Liam was shaking when he was playing the guitar in court.
Su padre, Rubén Sr., un detective policial, tocaba el bongó.
His father, Rubén Sr., a police detective, played the bongó.
Sí, alguien tocaba la flauta al otro lado del río.
Yes, someone was playing the flute across the river.
Encima de eso, era inteligente y tocaba el piano.
On top of that, she was smart... and played the piano.
Así que tocaba el acordeón, la guitarra y el violín juntos.
So we played the accordion, the guitar and the violin together.
Y David tocaba el arpa con sus manos.
And David played the harp with his hands.
Ella tocaba la viola y encontró trabajo en la Opera.
She played viola and had found a job in the Opera.
Esa guitarra nunca sonaba tan bien cuando yo la tocaba.
That guitar never sounded so good when I played it.
En ese momento, yo solo tocaba tresillos en el piano.
At that point, I was just playing triplets on the piano.
Él tocaba la guitarra y ella tocaba el piano.
He played the guitar and she played the piano.
Liam estaba temblando cuando tocaba la guitarra en la corte.
Liam was shaking when he was playing the guitar in court.
En esta atmósfera agobiante me tocaba encontrar un nuevo trabajo.
In this oppressive atmosphere I had to find a new job.
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