Music… My Hobby, My Life

ImageA hobby is something you do for fun or entertainment. Music is not only my hobby, it’s also my life. I started playing trumpet 5 years ago. My band director, Billy Bateman, was talking about being able to hear all the parts in a piece of music and how much better it sounds; I had no idea what he was talking about. But as my knowledge of music grew, I started to see what he meant. It makes the music mean so much more, one example would be the song “Far Away” by Nickelback. The Guitar part with the bass behind it and the soft drum beat adds a lot of effect to the song.

I play trumpet, as I mentioned earlier, and guitar. I enjoy playing trumpet because it allows me to play loud jazzy pieces of music, which I find to be one of the most fun things to play. Guitar is always a good instrument because you can play any style you choose, and it’s portable!!! I really enjoy being able to just pull out my guitar when I’m with my friends and we can all sing while I play, it’s a good time. I also started writing songs after I started playing guitar. That’s another reason why music is so important to me, because it’s an expression of your inner self. It allows you to express your emotions from extremely happy to ultimate depression, and you always feel like you belong with music. Music was God’s ultimate gift to man.

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