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22 Struggles Only Music Majors Will Understand

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1. Being compelled to analyze any music you hear in the real world.

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The chord progressions are maddeningly simple.

2. Feeling overwhelming guilt when you spend any waking minute not practicing.

Even in the bathroom,I can't escape practice. #MusicMajorProblems

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Even in the bathroom,I can't escape practice. #MusicMajorProblems

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3. Releasing your frustration on the practice room walls.

Defacing these walls isn't going to help you learn that excerpt any faster.
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Defacing these walls isn't going to help you learn that excerpt any faster.

4. Hearing all the rules you learned in music theory being broken by the composers you're studying.

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Parallel fifths EVERYWHERE.

5. Knowing that a child prodigy filled more seats in one night than you will in your lifetime.

Yeah, you'll never be that adorable.
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Yeah, you'll never be that adorable.

6. Going to a recital solely for the reception food.

The coolest plate I have seen in a while. #recitalfood #yummy

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The coolest plate I have seen in a while. #recitalfood #yummy

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7. Turning your own pages.

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Pro tip: use an eager freshman instead.

8. Taking 18 classes for about zero credits.

After putting it in a schedule it's too painful to see how little time I have....#musicmajorproblems

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After putting it in a schedule it's too painful to see how little time I have....#musicmajorproblems

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9. Failing to restrain your impulse to conduct everything.

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Isn't it delicious when you get the meter change?

10. You don't always receive the in-depth feedback you're paying for.

"Almost" what?!
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"Almost" what?!

11. Trying to make a captivating recital poster with your minimal art skills.

I mean, it gets the point across.
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I mean, it gets the point across.

12. Taking classes outside your major.

13. Missing out on gorgeous weather because you're trapped inside a practice room.

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What is this "sun" you speak of?

14. Literally trapped.

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It's the universe's way of telling you that you need to practice more.

15. Knowing that everyone in the hallway is judging your practice session.

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Maybe you'd sound better if you could hear yourself over the trumpet next door.

16. Never fully satisfying your studio teacher, no matter how hard you try.

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Perhaps you should start learning the music earlier than the night before.

17. Living in constant fear that your instrument will fail you during your solo.

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You'll never get over this betrayal.

18. Having to make your recital seem cooler than it is to get people to come.

Is it bad I laughed aloud at this? #musicmajorproblems #tweetsfromcatlett

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Is it bad I laughed aloud at this? #musicmajorproblems #tweetsfromcatlett

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19. Getting depressed because your recital is over and now you have to take your dress off.

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You almost want to have another recital just so you can wear it again. Almost.

20. Never quite mastering circular breathing.

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Especially if you were a voice major.

21. Wondering if the conductor is eyeing you because he's trying to flirt or he knows you messed up.

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He knows you messed up. He ALWAYS knows.

22. Dealing with crippling self-doubt on a daily basis.

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What's that? Only .0005% of my class will make it as full-time professional musicians? Oh, okay.

But still, it's your passion, and you wouldn't trade it for anything else.

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