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The Fulfillment Of Playing Music : The Keyboard

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The art of reproducing music through an instrument brings the most unfathomable feelings of spiritual completion to me. Without my dearest friend, my portable Yamaha DGX 500, life would constitute a journey through a desert. Playing the keyboard is my passion, the one and only activity that my heart craves to engage in during leisure time and even when doing necessary tasks.Playing the keyboard is a major part of my life. It constitutes a core foundation of my character. It is favorite pastime, and, as an adhesive keeps substances attached, playing the keyboard keeps me together and keeps me alive. Engaging in this pastime serves as a medium of communication between me and the world, a means of ministering unto myself, relieving stress and also as a means of ministering unto others.I speak to the world through the notes produced on my keyboard. I am suddenly transformed into a polyglot as my music is on a global sphere. It ripples at great speed across languages, ideologies, frontiers and races like an unrestricted domain with an infinite range of reach. At the keyboard, I enter into a new realm, one of telepathic communication. My fingers become extensions of my brain and I become alert as a lion about to bounce upon prey. If there is hurt, pain, fear, ambivalence, anger, desperation or ecstasy, it never fails to appear in the output of music. It is the unique reproduction of who I am and of what I seek to tell everyone. I express my identity through this manner and the world responds. Through family, friends and isolated comments on my playing the world recognizes me as the individual that I am; "keyboard man".Music in itself is a form of therapy. It washes away from the soul the accumulating dust of everyday life. When I play the keyboard, I relieve...

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