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In this essay Living With Music Ralph Ellison speaks of the importance of music in a persons life He presents the contributions that it offers such as giving people understanding order and meaning while it also helps us shape our own unique social and cultural identity Firstly Ellison describes his first experiences with music During his childhood years he played a brass horn He remembers how his music teacher and tradition says to play what he heard and felt around him but like most music teachers do they stress the importance of playing what a person is supposed to hear and feel making music so unenthusiastic He recalls of the deafening and shrieking noises he made instead of playing a smooth flow of notes Like most kids he eventually gave up on playing the instrument for he found it dead and a bore It was later on in his life that he met up with music again He had a neighbor that lived on top of his apartment Her notes apparently were off and sometimes she would shriek To get back at her he bought a speaker system which he used to drown and to contradict her music Only when he moved away to a new apartment was when he realized that he missed the music that he heard Ralph Ellison apprehended the power of music He realized that music can is a constant reminder of your past and of whom you were while it reminds us of our aspirations At the same time it is an escape It helps to drown the troubles in life as he did to drown the horrible notes that his neighbor sung Music will not only calm when one is troubled it will resurrect and liven him
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