raybird9 3 / 5 Dec 31, 2010 #1I'm not too satisfied with this essay but it's due tomorrow so any suggestions would be helpful!For some, it's politics or sports or reading. For others, it may be researching solar power fuel cells or arranging hip-hop mash-ups. What makes you tick? (200-250 words)Listening to an ipod's recently added playlist can present a unique insight to someone's character. Music is a powerful tool of expression when both produced and listened to. It can reveal the deepest aspects of ones personality on top of serving as an enjoyable source of entertainment. Music corresponds to the moods and evokes many different emotions. At times, music can be people's best friend or worst enemy, depending on their frame of mind. Whether it is a memory or a message, each individual piece holds some sort of unique personal meaning.Music has been playing in my life since I can remember. From Elmo singing the ABC's to Blue Oyster Cult live in concert, music has been right alongside me every step of my life. Sometimes the only constant rhythm, it has been a fortress in times of desperation, providing comfort and steadiness. Although my music preferences are constantly changing, it has become engraved in my personality and it describes who I am.Not only do I just listen to music, but also I create it with my acoustic guitar. I have been playing the guitar ever since the age of seven, and each day I become even more engrossed with the harmonies that my hands can compose. Unlike some of my peers, music has never been forced upon me; I have taught myself through all these years without any outside pressure from parents or instructors. To me, I can connect with my music the most when I'm not going at someone else's pace but my own. Playing an instrument is like having a relationship; it requires attention and substance to surely progress. My relationship with my guitar is one of security, care, and inspiration, enabling me to freely express my passions and emotions.