Proposal for Essay #1
by Kathy Psihas
- I want to write my paper on the musical instrument the flute.
- I was thinking that I would take the reader through a journey of what it is like to play the flute.
I would explain the physical features of the instrument so that the reader can visualize it better in
their minds. Then I was thinking that I could explain how it works while putting them in the
position of a flautist, or flutist. While explaining the instrument I would try to keep the readers
attention by catching them off guard, like reprimanding them for bad posture while trying not the
offend them. To ensure that I donít offend anyone I would make the speaker a conductor of a
band who is very appreciative about music.
- My preliminary thesis would be something along the lines of ďEven though the flute may
appear to be a simple object to construct, a lot of thinking and effort, from both the producer and
player, go into producing such a wonderful sound (from this little instrument.)Ē
- I chose this object because I played the flute all throughout middle and high school and even
though I know a lot about it, I donít know some of the more complicated things, such as how the
airflow contributes to the different sounds that can be produced and how different combinations
of buttons can produce a totally different sound.
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