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Learning the Organ

One requirement of the McDaniel Plan is to earn four credits in the creative arts.  There are a variety of ways to fulfill this requirement for those of us who are not majoring in Art or Music.  I do not have any statistical data to back up this claim, but I am pretty sure that I am choosing to fulfill my creative art requirement in a way different then 97% of McDaniel students… I taking Organ lessons.

Yes, that’s right, Organ lessons.  You know that big instrument that’s inside of churches? That thing.

This was not a completely random decision though.  I took piano lessons from about fifth grade through tenth grade.  I’ve always loved music, and even though it’s not something I’m majoring in, I wanted to keep it as a part of my life.

Organ is an extremely challenging instrument as it requires perfect cooperation between both hands and both feet, but it is also a lot of fun.  As a student who spends countless hours reading, writing, and attempting to speak Arabic, it is very refreshing to go practice the Organ for long periods of time until I’ve mastered a song.

One of the best parts of learning any instrument is that the progress you make is very evident.  There are songs that I have completely butchered the first time I tried to play them.  After practice though, I have been able to play them beautifully, and being able to notice that kind of improvement feels amazing.

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