My Musical Autobiography

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Ever since I was a young kid, I was extremely fond of music. Music was all around me: on the television, in school, at the store, and especially in the car. Not only did I love to listen to music, but I loved to play it as well. I am not saying I was any good at playing music, because I was not. But to a young child, hitting their hand on anything could be music, and to me it definitely was.

As a child, I was exposed to rock music and oldies. However, I grew up in Prince George's county, so I started listening to rap, just like every other kid. But by the time I entered high school, I began to like rock music again. I became an avid rock listener. Once again, my music taste has changed. Now I only like to listen to trance and house music. I still like rock, but I love trance and house. I honestly believe that I will never like rap music again. To me it is just a person yelling into a microphone. I think I used to like it, because I was surrounded by it everywhere.

I feel like I have always been attracted to trance and house music, because when I was younger I was fascinated by its sound. It was like nothing I had heard before. It was not often played on the radio, and is still not. That is why it took me a long time to begin liking it. But whenever I heard it, I knew that was the music that I was born to listen to. Thus, I feel that new sound, sounds that I have not heard before, attracts me to new types of music. I do feel that I can appreciate different music styles, because each one has something new to offer. However, I think that I can never appreciate rap or hip-hop music.

I am always listing to music when I drive, walk to class, or go to the gym. I also listen to music at home on the television sometimes. There does not pass a day when I do not listen to music. Therefore, I believe that music has an extremely great influence on my thoughts, moods, and behavior. Different types of music can drastically alter my thoughts, moods, and behavior. For...
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