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Musical Ambitions

Radio Days, Early Instruments, Wonderful Music, A Detroit Record

Stevie Wonder's initial interest in music came from its ability to teach him about his world. Since sound was his world, music and its different tones, its harmonies and melodies, attracted Stevie to music. The banging of the spoons on his furniture was just the beginning. His cardboard drums were always with him when he went out into the neighborhood with his brothers. Storekeepers loved to hear him play. One day, the neighborhood barber gave Stevie a small, four-note harmonica to put on his key chain. Stevie now had a new instrument to play. He played his mini harmonica like no one had ever heard before. Stevie was able to get a huge range of sound from the little instrument. Stevie's hunger for music was huge.

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Musician BiographiesStevie Wonder