July 25, 2024


Life is art

An ode to musical non-music majors

The sweet, heat scent of pollen is not the only point that fills the air on campus throughout April. Together with its arrival arrives conclusion-of-school-12 months worry, fears in excess of what to do just after the semester finishes and the dreaded backpacking period. 

Soon after reflecting on the tumble semester in the course of class assortment, I realized that I felt empty from a absence of new music in my everyday living. Though I relished the one particular-credit rating chamber music class I was using and felt grateful for the possibility to participate in my clarinet with other individuals even just a single working day a week, I skipped the 3-plus hrs I would devote on music each individual day in superior faculty.

It felt like my motivation to have far more tunes in my lifestyle was seeping out of me. My fingers would tap restlessly, longing for the repetition of practising a tough operate on the clarinet over and about once more. I skipped becoming immersed in a solitary 4-defeat measure, taking part in the scale it was dependent in, switching up the rhythm and striving to trick myself into making a miscalculation — until the pads of my fingers knew only the ideal movement. I missed the pulsating emotion in my lower lip following a prolonged observe session, a reminder that I’m alive and I get to make.