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    Posted on Feb 3, 2015

    22 Struggles Only Music Majors Will Understand

    Do ti la so done with this.

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

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

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

    Ricky Gutierrez@youlikemudkipzzFollow

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

    4:21 PM - 18 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    3. Releasing your frustration on the practice room walls.

    Nina Mohan / BuzzFeed

    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.

    vine.co

    Parallel fifths EVERYWHERE.

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

    Joe Duerr / en.wikipedia.org

    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

    Rhona-Mae Arca@themusicalmuseFollow

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

    4:00 PM - 08 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    7. Turning your own pages.

    Yle Teema / youtube.com

    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

    Mary Gorry@gorrymajFollow

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

    6:50 PM - 20 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    9. Failing to restrain your impulse to conduct everything.

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

    Joel Goodloe / facebook.com

    "Almost" what?!

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

    Erin Dowrey / facebook.com

    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.

    14. Literally trapped.

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

    vine.co

    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.

    Sony Pictures Classics / daystune.com

    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.

    NOS / youtube.com

    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

    Kenni Workun@KenniWorkunFollow

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

    11:22 AM - 12 Mar 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

    20. Never quite mastering circular breathing.

    vine.co

    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.

    Vienna Volksoper / youtube.com

    He knows you messed up. He ALWAYS knows.

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

    vine.co

    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.

    Graham Cooper / youtube.com

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