A blog by students from Itäkeskus High School


Guitar music

My hobby is playing guitar. And you should know, that I play classical guitar. I like it because I enjoy about music.

I started playing guitar at the age of six in music school. That was about nine years ago. During the first six years, I had five lessons per a week, four of lessons were band lessons and one was personal lesson. But when I went to high school, I had only two band lessons per a week, one personal lesson and one extra lesson about every second week. Today I have one lesson per a week. But I think , that is more comfortable than five lessons.

I should write about my idol, but I don`t have one. I think today almost every professional guitarist who play classical guitar, play weird modern music. I don`t like modern music very much, because it sounds so weird.

essay by leevi


The Blessed Hellride

Music,what can you do without it? Lots of people are into music but i guess  some are just more interested  in it. I Really started to enjoy  music when i was  perhaps eight years old  and i went to my first big concert  at Nosturi `club`.  Kotiteollisuus, Finnish rock band  was playing there and  i liked it , so i went to see  their gig  with my friend and his father, That  how it  all began.

Now i listen  to music  everyday and go  to concerts every month with my friends . Some months i might go to 4 different gigs  and at summer festivals too , last summer i went to 4 different festivals too.  I thinks that maybe the best thinks about music its it social side of it . I`ve met many of my best friends at some concerts , or gotten to know someone by starting to talk about music. nowadays friends and i talk about and listen to music,even make music everyday. Whenever we have money we go to gigs. I myself like a little more extreme music ,metal,like pagan and viking metal, but i also listen to folk,death metal and some techno music sometimes. 80`s rock music is also great,Finnish metal and rock are too  underrated,but i enjoy them. I might be addicted to music but I don’t mind that at all.

Downsides of my extreme interest in music may be the lack of money and also making of music with my pals taking up mostly of my free time ,like time to be with my other friends.  . I`m always on the move somewhere and i don´t  have much time for other friends or time to be in home and relax.  I may also be affected  too much by different bands in the way thinking and act. ut i actually dont`t mind that at all. The worst thing is of course the expensive of CD:s and gigs/Festivals. I don`t download music willingly but i do that too sometimes.

Finaly i might said that Music is very healthy and wise hobby to anyone and everyone. Making music might be little different and may be needed talented for that,but listening don`t need talents or even good ear of music.  Every music category have good and trashy music. So you must decide not to listen trashy music. Peace

Eetu Väisänen


HI !!!

My name is Artur and my hobbyes are DJ and listening to music. I like music very much. I sarted listen music 10 years ago. I listen very many music; electro,house,hardstyle,techno…I listen music every day.If i sad, I started music and I will be happy.

I listen to DJ tiesto, angerfist, pendulum, armin van buren, Darren styles, showtek, marc van linden.
These are techno, dj and hardcore music.

 I have started this DJ hobby about 4 years later. It has been fun and i still love it. When i was living in Estonia i had DJ lessons where i learned alot.  I still practise DJ in Finland and Estonia. Every summer i go to Estonia to visit my family and have fun. Usually DJ have headphones that are designed for DJs only and some mixers so they can make music with it. They use lot of bass and cool beats.

I have listened DJ, Techno, hardstyle, hardcore, electro, house for my entire life! And still listening to it!

Soccer and music

Let me tell you briefly about my hobbies and why I like them

I started playing soccer when i was 12- years old. Before that, I hadn’t played for any team. my first  soccer practise was so hard because i was  new there and i  didn’t know how to play soccer. when i had free time I wear  play soccer. i mean that i trained alone. years later I was as good as the other players. I started playing soccer because soccer has always been close to my heart and I want to develop all the time .  I have played football for five years. I’ve played in two soccer teams. The names of the teams are KäPa and valtti. Now I will play for valtti. 

That’s me
I believe that Music is my second hobby

I think music is my language, because i like music so much. I listen to lots of music. I listen to lot of Afghans, persian and hindi music. When  i listen to music, I sing along with it at the same time. My friends sometimes don’t like it when i sing for them, because i sing always they some songs. I sing the same song whenever they are close to me, because I want to tease them. I want to learn how to sing. Singing is important for me because i want to make my own songs someday.
We all want to make our dreams come true , but no one knows whether we will succeed or not. I hope that every one succeeds in making theirs dreams come true.

  By Nawid

Playing an instrument

My guitar

Music is consuming my life. Everywhere I go or anything I do is mostly always with music. I love to play the guitar. As a hobby its very time consuming and it needs a lot of practice.  I’ve been playing guitar for a few years. I still play it horribly though. There are a lot of different genres where guitar is included, and almost every single one of them have different tecniques. Every technique needs a lot of practice. Some of them more, some of them less. For example there are techniques called hammer-on, pull off, tapping, pinch harmonic, palm mute and so on. You can also do different effects for example distortion, wah-wah, delay and more.

The thing that got me to play the guitar was my friend. About 3 years ago i went to my friends house for the weekend. When I got to his house I heard music getting louder and louder. I opened his door and saw him playing the guitar. His fingers were moving incredibly fast up and down the guitars neck. He let me try to play something easy and simple and looked the TABs out for it. I tried to play it but it was really hard. I couldn’t play it at all, but it was fun. From that point on, I’ve respected artists a lot more. It really needs talent and skills to make new music and do live performances.

The downsides about guitar playing is that, sometimes its hard to keep the rythm up with the song. It also takes time to learn the tecniques. Sometimes its really frustrating when you try to play a song which needs some difficult technique at some point, and you just can’t play it no matter what you do. So you need a lot of patience and in the end you will start to get the hang of it.

My guitar

                                                                                                          Essay by Petrus