Music Appreciation

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Kory Wisdom
February 15, 2012
Music Appreciation
Music is an essential part of my life. It affects me in many ways, not just emotionally, but physically as well. I have been listening to music for almost my whole life, but the type of music I have listened to has changed throughout my life. I have been influenced by many people as to the type of music I have and currently listen to.

To start off, I have listened to numerous types of music throughout my life. I started off listening to hip-hop and rap music. I believe that my sister influenced this. This is because I listened to music in the car whenever I rode with her and I never got to choose the station. She listened to the radio station Hot 104.1, which is current hip-hop and rap. For example, I used to listen to Brittany Spears, NSYNC, the Spice Girls, and the Backstreet Boys. I used to make up dances to the Backstreet Boys songs with her when I was a young kid. Once I hit middle school I started listening to what all my friends were listening too. At this time, rap was on the up and coming. I just wanted to fit in with all my friends and not be an outcast. All the cool kids were listening to it and I would do whatever it takes to be popular.

Highschool is where I started to branch out on my own and not do so much of what people wanted me to listen to. I didn’t really care what other people thought and was going to have people like me for who I am, not who I should be. This is when I started to listen to a lot more country music. My parents have always listened to country and I believe this made us a lot closer. We would listen to country in the car whenever I would ride with them and found a passion for it. Listening to this would help us not worry about everything that was going on in the world and just give us a break. After high school when I moved out and am on my own. I started to listen to all different types of music. I became a lot more open. The kid I hung out with the most listened to rap...
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