Aspiring Artist

Teaching myself to make music without all the fancy equipment

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Hannah Ingrassia

My first time holding a ukulele was a very special moment for me.

Hannah Ingrassia, Reporter

Writing music and singing has been a large part of my life. Creating music is something that I have always wanted to do, and for a long time, I didn’t think I could. But I have torn that wall down and I just make music for myself. I am teaching myself to play the ukulele, and so far, I am learning fast and think I can go far.

I love writing music, even though it might be cringy, I make it my own. I love making music on the spot when I’m with people. But something that’s cool is when you sing someone your song, for the first time, and they like it, or they smile. I want to make people smile with my music. 

But a challenging part is when you can’t think of anything to write. Or when you have too much you want to write. But once you start writing, you can write for hours. One night I wrote three songs all at once. The good thing about writing music is that you can edit them when you want; I think that not a single song is ever finished because you can add more to it. 

Without music, life would be a mistake.”

— Friedrich Nietzsche, German philosopher

I also like that different people can interpret your music in different ways, and make it their own. Music to me isn’t just a thing I do, it’s a thing I want to make a career one day.

Music is everywhere. It’s in every movie, almost all Instagram videos and we have songs stuck in our head. If we think about it, music is a virus. But it’s a good virus. 

Music helps us cope with our feelings, and calm us down. Writing music can be stressful, but it can also be so relaxing. I challenge myself to try to write or make up a song in my head at least once a day.

I challenge you to write yourself a little song, about anything that comes to mind. It can rhyme, it can not rhyme. Just write a song, don’t worry about it being cliche, just have fun with it.