Music to my Ears

Music to my Ears - Ta n te r Page | 1 Devin Tanter Professor Gordon Haber English 1A March 4 2011 Music to My Ears Dim lights and cigar smoke

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T a n t e r P a g e | 1 Devin Tanter Professor Gordon Haber English 1A March 4, 2011 Music to My Ears Dim lights and cigar smoke filled air, thus a gentle tap gradually blossoms over crowded whispers as the guitarist plucks the beginning chords. Followed by the deep, soothing sounds of the bass, and horse harmonic lyrics, that instantly snatches listeners of the rugged Joog joint. The style speaks one word, soul. What is this new edgy style, wondered listeners? Blues, the root and soul of all music after its known existence. It broadened minds and introduced a new feeling music gave to people. My grandfather stood tall as a pioneer of this blues style and also one of my heroes in music. Even though blues was highly criticized and wasn’t mainstreamed, he, as did all the other blues players at the time, went against the grain for the music they believed in. I can relate to early blues musicians in that era because of the genre I’ve chose to pursue and how it’s looked down upon, by the Mainstream. Growing up with my mother as a single parent, moving from place to place, the only stable things I had were my hobbies and my colorful imagination in creative arts. Then progressively as I got older, I started writing music and recording it. At the time I didn’t feel as confident in my song writing, due to the fact I was young and quite inexperienced to life, so I
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This note was uploaded on 03/21/2011 for the course ENGLISH 1A taught by Professor Habor during the Spring '11 term at El Camino.

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Music to my Ears - Ta n te r Page | 1 Devin Tanter Professor Gordon Haber English 1A March 4 2011 Music to My Ears Dim lights and cigar smoke

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