Playing a musical instrument is a great hobby to have. I started playing the piano when I was five years old and still really enjoy it now: it’s a perfect way to relax and cheers me up when I’m feeling down. When I lived at home with my parents, we had a lovely reddish brown piano in the house and I had piano lessons every week. However, when I went to university, I had to leave my family, my home and my piano behind.
I missed playing the piano so much that I spent all the money I got for my eighteenth birthday on a brand new electric piano. It was quite difficult getting it from the music shop to my house: I had to take a friend with me to get it into a taxi and then carry it to the door. I am very glad I bought it though. I was able to play whenever I wanted, using headphones so that I wouldn’t disturb my flatmates. When I was studying or writing an essay, I used to take a break to play something energetically. It really helped ease my frustration! When I was feeling a bit homesick, playing music that I learned on my old piano made me feel better.
Now I am on my year abroad and unfortunately I don’t have a piano any more. I still listen to a lot of classical music by my favourite composers like Beethoven and Chopin. I find that, especially when I’m listening to a tune that I can play, I feel nostalgic for the piano keyboard. You can really get attached to a musical instrument because playing music involves lots of emotion. I wish that pianos were as portable as guitars and trumpets because I really miss spending time on my hobby. Never mind, there are other creative activities that I can do to relax, like drawing or writing stories. When I go home for Christmas, I will drive my family mad because I will play the piano all the time. It probably won’t sound very nice because I haven’t had any practice!
1. Do you like music? Why / why not?
yeah, i am really into pop music, especially when i want to study, it increase my concentration, my mom always say to me how you could study with musics, dont they disturbe your concentration!?
2. What kind of music do you listen to? Why?
well, it certainly depends on my mood, when i feel unhappy, i play a dance CD and dancing boost my mood! when i come bach home after a boring day, listening to pop music make me relax, or after a stressful day, a tradition music cheer me up and gives me a sense of accomplishment
3. Has the music that you listen to changed since you were young?
surely, when i was under 18, i had limited myself to tradition and pop musics but when i went to university my views changed about diffrent muscis and i currently listen to r & b, metal, hip hop melodies.
4. Do you think older and younger generations prefer different types of music?
i want to give my grandfather answer to you, when i always want to turn up muscics vloume he says me, i'm so old to listen metal music, but if you play a pop music CD, i give you permission to increase volume