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Essay example - 24-Hours of Listening
Pages 4 (1004 words)
24-Hours of Listening At 5:30 AM I woke up. I rested in bed for a moment and heard the waning sound of grasshoppers in the background…
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In these regards the buzzing would start off low and then build to rapid and sharp piercing noise and then fall back down. The sound kept me awake, but I was still too tired to get up from my bed. At 6:00 AM, however, the alarm clock shot-on with a Rihanna song. I thought that such music was only played in the evening, but before today I had never paid much attention. Throughout the rest of the day I recorded every instance of music I heard. The following constitute a journal and reflection on my observations. As I made my way to the living room and plopped down on the couch I turned on the television. Immediately a commercial came on for a free credit report. There was a band singing a song where the harmony was ‘free credit report dot com dot com’. I noted this music in a journal for the day, as well as the two sounds I heard while still in bed. The following commercial, however, also had a song; the commercial following this commercial had another song; finally, the television show credit sequence came on and another song was running. I noted all three of these instances of music down, recognizing that tracking all instances of music during the day might be more challenging than I originally imagined. I turned the television on after a few minutes and got ready to leave for the day. As I walked outside of my apartment and onto the sidewalk two children were dancing and singing. ...
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