Essay On Becoming A Musician

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Music has always been a part of me, but until recently it has sparked a new interest in my mind. After becoming a stronger musician and person, I have learned that my music brought me to where I am today. As a junior looking back on my years of music, I noticed how much I have grown as a musician and an individual and there are four major steps that have helped me gain my abilities, learning to play an instrument, practicing consistently, building confidence, and trying new things. These simple steps took me seven years to accomplish and I am still learning everytime I pick up my instrument.
The first step to becoming a musician is finding the right instrument that suits you and your style. When I was a fifth grader waiting for the day to try different instruments, I knew I wanted to be a part of the woodwind section, a saxophone or maybe a flute, but trying each instrument, I found that the clarinet was the one thing I wanted to succeed in. Picking an instrument is not an easy task for many, especially at
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I was always shy and never wanted people to hear me when I played, but that changed my sophomore year in high school when I participated at the Solo and Ensemble contest. At this contest, I experienced performing by myself and it took a lot of courage for me to do something like that with my anxiety. This was a big step for my musical career, this contest motivated me to become a stronger musician and individual by trying new things that sound interesting, and I also am more confident in the way I play. Solo and Ensemble was terrifying to me at first because I never experienced that kind of thing with my music, but being so captivated by the music, the moment of terror was quickly overtaken by passion and my love for this activity. Now that I have this experience, I can continue to grow in my musical career wherever that takes
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