The Benefits of being a musician differs from person to person. While many of us will emphasize on similar benefits, every musician has their own journey. Today I would like to focus on my journey as a musician and discuss the benefits that have pushed me to keep doing what I love.
I would like to tackle these benefits by dividing them into the following categories.
- Personal benefits – How I have grown and developed as a person
- Social Benefits – What being a musician means to my social life
- Income Benefits – How I have generated a little extra cash from performing
Before discussing these benefits I would like to once again emphasize that some of these benefits are different for every individual. Each musician will speak of these benefits with regards to their journey and how it has affected their lives.
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Yup! You read that right. I have discovered that Plastic Brass Instruments really do exist. Before talking about these new found Plastic Brass Instruments I would like to let you know why I made this discovery.
A little Story
Approximately 2 years ago my daughter at 2 years old began to show interest in trying to make sound on my trumpet. Thinking that she would not be able to make a sound I passed her my mouth piece and let her try. Well this Mama was blown away. She started to buzz almost immediately and could even make a little sound on the trumpet with me holding it. Mama had a mission. I needed to find a trumpet that was light enough for a toddler or young child. It also needed to be cheap. We all know that little ones are not the most careful souls when it comes to delicate objects such as musical instruments.
The Mission – My initial thought was to look for a cheap second hand cornet, which are a little bit smaller then a trumpet. I also sent a few messages to friends who I thought might have some insight. At this point I had no idea that plastic brass instruments even existed.
The Answer – It was not long before I got a response from a friend informing me that there was a plastic trombone on the market, known as a pBone. She also informed me that they were in the process of creating a plastic trumpet. Could that be what I wanted?
Since this initial discovery I decided to wait to see if they would indeed manufacture a plastic trumpet. I have also had the opportunity to play a pBone and was pleasantly surprised with its performance. Well today, while searching for Christmas gifts, I discovered the pTrumpet. It has been placed at the top of the Christmas list. Now I wonder who will enjoy it more.
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