The Importance Of Music And Music In My Life

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Our solar system revolves around the sun, nine planets kept in orbit by this bright star’s gravitational pull. The sun is not only an essential part of our solar system, but also an essential part to life on earth. This star does everything from allowing life to exist on our planet by providing the nutrients necessary for living things to grow to determining the length of our days and the brightness of the moon. Without the sun, the solar system might not even exist, or at least not the way it does now. Much like how the sun has shaped the earth and everything on it, music has shaped my life. My life has revolved around music from a young age and consequently it has been the integral factor in determining who I have become. Music is the sun, …show more content…
Those first classes when I was six years old were the sunrise; the vibrancy of every hue only seems so promising and momentous when I look back on it now. At six years old it was just another first, even though the first few times I touched those gleaming, ivory keys filled me with the warmth of excitement and promise. The warmth I felt from those first rays of sunlight was not only the beginning of expressing myself without words, but also the beginning of how to skillfully turn the smattering of circles and lines on a page into emotion. Now, ten years later, playing piano is the sun breaking through the clouds when I feel overwhelmed with everything going on in my life. It makes me feel lighter because I can express all my frustrations and worries without saying a single word. Other times I feel the urge to vent my anger in the form of impassioned, foreign contemporary music. The roaring crescendos and furious pounding of keys give way to the warmth and serenity that is comparable only to the first rays of sunlight after a storm. It is the calmness and tranquility that is only achieved after a storm of emotions has settled down. In these ways playing piano warms my soul. It allows me to process my feelings and concentrate on the good in my life. Like the sun, music provides the light and warmth I need to focus on growing as an …show more content…
The clarinet never meant much to me until this point in time when I started high school, but when I was forced to spend hours on end with those polished silver keys on ebony wood, I began to feel the true extent of music’s gravitational pull. Marching band has been and will continue to be quite an intense time commitment with after school practices, sectionals during tutorial, and weekend competitions. It is so time consuming that everything I plan revolves around it, much like the sun and the planets in our solar system. I only schedule doctor appointments on Tuesdays and Thursdays when I do not have practice and I only spend quality time with my friends and family on weekends I do not have competitions. Despite how marching band seems to limit the number of hours in my day though, it allows me to grow in extraordinary amounts. Marching band teaches me that the aching in my calves and soles of my feet is the price of a strong work ethic and constant desire to improve. The smell of perspiration and sunscreen has become the pungent odor of dedication and ambition. Not only does marching band teach me these important characteristics, but it also teaches me to treasure the warmth that I receive from the steel bonds of friendship I forge. The camaraderie that I build with my fellow band members is the kind that will last decades, and that genuinely

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