The Effects Of Playing Music On My Life Essay

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“Music to me is like breathing- I don’t get tired of breathing, I don’t get tired of music.” –Ray Charles. To me, music is a huge part of my life, just like breathing. Playing music is also a big part of me. I started playing music in the fifth grade, and give me the chance to do it again, I wouldn’t change a thing. At the end of my fourth grade year, high school students came to my elementary school and talked about band. At first, I didn’t care one ounce, but then they brought out their instruments and played a little bit. I was hooked from there on. I went home that night and told my parents that I wanted to play an instrument. Not coming from a music family, my parents thought this was a little weird, but they allowed me to try them anyway. My parents signed me up for a meeting with the fifth grade band teacher, Mrs. Gohl. Mrs. Gohl, was a short woman who waddled when she walked. She had short brown hair and had a really funny personality. I remember that I liked her right away.
For my session, I had to pick three instruments to try out; I choose the flute, clarinet and the alto saxophone. The first instrument I tried was the flute. I couldn’t get a noise out of it no matter how many times I tried. The second instrument was the clarinet. I got a noise out of it, but it was more of a squeak than an acceptable noise. The final instrument was the alto saxophone. The saxophone was beautiful. It was a dull gold with bright silver keys. The instrument made a beautiful hum…

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