Personal Narrative - Original Writing Of Music Essay

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When I was six years old I was first introduced to the concept of music. I sat down on the floor next to the warmth of the fireplace and listened to my stepdad strum the guitar. I was instantly entranced by what he was playing. Some blues melody that had me engrossed. Looking back the desire to play the guitar, had really just come from me looking up to my stepdad as a father figure, and perhaps wanting reciprocate what he was doing. Whatever the case, I asked if I could try. He handed me the rustic, vintage looking acoustic guitar. I was immediately plagued with my small, limited six year old hands. The neck was way too big, and I couldn’t press my fingers on the strings hard enough to even extricate the slightest sound. So, I preceded to strum it openly until bedtime. That night I could hardly sleep. I tossed and turned like crazy, thoughts about the guitar flowing through my head. It was at this point I figured out that was an obsession that was going to continue on for the rest of my life.
It was Christmas, I was up at six in the morning, chomping at the bit to open my presents. I knew exactly what I had asked Santa for, a brand new mini acoustic guitar. My sisters and I went through the normal Christmas routine, taking pictures in front of the tree, checking to see if Santa ate the cookies, etc, Finally, the moment of reckoning had come. At first glance I did not see any guitar shaped presents which had me concerned, but I made sure to keep the smile on my face as…

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