Hi, I'm Ewura-Ama, and I was on a music scholarship at school. If you studied music like me, you'll remember everything from the long rehearsals to the even longer lessons learning instruments you don't even play anymore!
If I've already unlocked some core memories for you, read on for more things only we music kids will understand...
1.We all had an over-enthusiastic music teacher who fully expected you to be just as eager.
2.And you must remember your conductor's ~lively~ movements as they bounced to the beat?
3.Having rehearsals and lessons at ungodly times was the absolute worst.
4.And of course, all those rehearsals led up to performing in countless school concerts.
5.Your parents would always cheer too loudly in the audience, like you were playing at the O2 arena instead of a dingy school hall.
6.But that support always disappeared whenever this question came up – "why aren't you practicing? Do you know how much I pay for *insert instrument* lessons??"
7.Going on residential choir trips to different cities and even other countries was the best!
8.Who else forget their instrument once or twice and got stuck with a crusty spare?
9.Bluffing your way through rehearsal when you forgot to practice was the true talent of any music student.
10.And why did I not have time to practise? Because SO MUCH was expected on top of all my other homework!
11.And when you actually practiced, it never showed when you needed it to.
12.Sore fingers from holding down strings/buttons/gripping your instrument were a regular fixture of our lives.
13.It was a super fun time working out your voice type in choir.
14.Anyone else recall composing and recording music with programs like Sibelius or Logic Pro?
15.Compulsory learning was a drag, but we loved to learn popular songs for fun!
16.Discovering a bunch of listening tricks for identifying a key, genre, or time signature by ear was a necessary evil.
17.As was using endless acronyms to remember everything from note orders to the spaces in staves!
18.Doing silly vocal warm-ups at the start of each rehearsal was good fun though.
19.I loved whenever we would sing rounds (which were pretty catchy tbf).
20.And no choir's repertoire was complete without many, many religious pieces.
21.Remember being told to bend your knees to hit high notes in rehearsal?
22.We all had to memorise a ton of terms for music theory!
23.And finally, something most music students will remember is developing a specific music-based sense of humour.
H/T to @TwoSetViolin for making the most relatable music oriented videos I've ever seen!
Don't forget to share your memories of studying music in the comments below!