Essay In Pursuit of Music
Professor Andreana Binder
20 July 2011
In Pursuit of Music
What is music? Dictionary.com defines it as “an art of sound in time that expresses ideas and emotions in significant forms through the elements of rhythm, melody, harmony, and color.” Music is all around us each and every day. Whether it be a three note jingle on a television station, or to the tracks you listen to in your car. I believe music is an integral part of our lives and to the human experience. It crosses cultures, boundaries, and races; life, death and everything in between. The fact that music can be so powerful continues to inspire and motivate me to pursue a career in the field of music.
We’ve all had times when you hear a song and …show more content…
I continued with music as a hobby through my teen and early adult years. It was one I enjoyed very much; if not the one I enjoyed the most, but it wasn’t until 2003 that I decided music was something I would pursue probably for the rest of my life. By this time I had learned a lot more and was putting together very novice or amateur sounding tracks, thinking I was to be the next Dr. Dre or Timbaland. One track in particular had a very distinct sound to it. It had a very somber yet ominous tone to it. I had named the track “tragedy” for some reason and mixed behind the music various audio clips from September 11th and from the 2003 tsunami. On New Years’ Eve; after a night of partying and tripping; I