This is a huge component for me. Music allows me to express myself. When I want to get pumped up and have lots of energy during my workout I’ll turn on rock and roll music real loud to get that extra burst of energy. I like to listen to music when I am down on myself. When I want to forget about all the stress in life and just have a great time I turn to music. Music can put me in a way better mood after a terrible day or a long day at school or work. People like music to remind them of events , especially the happiest times in life. Music can take you back to a time in your life and reminds you that everything comes to an end. Music has showed me that there are stages in your life and I can’t dread on the past, I just keep going and living life to the
As a child I frequently made up little songs, and there seemed to be a constant stream of music in my head. I could see myself in the children she was observing and like them I didn’t have a framework for my experience – it was just my life. Whether it was singing while playing, tapping out some rhythm, singing at the top of my lungs to a favorite song, or goosebumps from hearing “Hall of the Mountain King”, it all felt familiar and warming. It has also made me aware of the musicking I continue to make every day in small ways here and
It had been a cool winters morning as I walked through the school. “Morning Callum,” my friend called out as I placed my bag into my locker and then carried my guitar into the school’s hall. Our Jazz band had been selected to play on assembly, so I, along with the other members of the rhythm section, turned up early to set up. Setting up the stage for Jazz band mainly involved ensuring there was enough stands for the horns section. The remainder of the preparation was spent on setting up the drum kit, vibraphone and amps for the guitar, bass and keyboard.
My band director, Mr. Schmitt, always preached to us before the week of a competition that, “pressure and time turn coal into diamonds,” and this idea has established an admirable atmosphere that has created the diligent and determined person I am today. Band is a bizarre, dissimilar group of people that would never seem to get along due to drastic differences between one another. However, no matter what grade or section someone is in, everyone in the band loves music and we work towards success not only for ourselves but for each other. During my high school career, band has taken me 5,000 miles to Honolulu, Hawaii where we played in the 2014 Pearl Harbor Parade and in 2017, we played in the infamous Carnegie Hall in New York City. Consequently,
My life has always been centered around music even before I was born. Music is a big part of whom I am because it something I can go to and play on the piano when I am stressed or sad. Music for me is a calming force that helps solve my emotions. Music is such an important role in my life because at a very young age I watched my mother play the piano which in time made me want to learn as well. Throughout my life, I have learned to play the piano and the flute and wished I knew how to play the cello and the oboe. I grew up in a family who loved music. Ever since I was in first grade, I could read music and started to learn to play the piano. There was always a piano in our house, and every Sunday morning, my mother would play the organ at
The typical teenager has a playlist of music on their phone of the newest music from the talented recording artist of this century. That’s not me, I am the kid with classical music blaring until I drive my friends into complete boredom and playing foreign music until my family questions whether I’m truly an American. The “good” music of today falls into the genres of pop and hip-pop, but the music lacks a story. I have always felt like an outcast who is searching for his purpose through words and music helps me find myself. I began to take piano lessons at the age of six with numbers of different teachers from old ladies who play on Sunday mornings at church to Broadway performers turned worship pastors. Each one of these teachers left an imprint
I could tell a story about how music has shaped my life and has became a necessity in my life. I could explain the importance of my religion and how it has transformed me into a better person. I could mention the fact that I have ADD and because of that I learned how to work hard. I could express my love of cooking, adventure, travel, literature, nutrition, and science, and the list could continue. However, I will not use any of those ideas that have been overused, I shall a tell of what some people may think to be an idea of make believe, but for me is a reality: superpowers. I happen to be gifted with the talent of being a Psychic, and i am especially lucky with the fact that this gene is recessive and both my parents have the non superpower dominant gene. The only downfall to this is knowing that other
It is already eleven at night and the whole house sits in darkness; the rest of the family either sleeps peacefully upstairs or plays video games in the basement. My sister, Gracie sprawls out on the couch, the bright screen of her laptop lighting up her face. I sit across from her - bored and ready to go to bed - mindlessly flipping through movies on our smart TV. Although I am not interested in the big seventy inch screen, I am interested in spending time with my sister while she is on break from college. Seeing the option for Spotify music, I click the icon as an idea pops in my head. My sister and I did not bond over much; however, music happened to be one of the only things that unified us. I get up and start playing a random song from
Have you ever made something from nothing? Drawn air into your lungs, and made magic come out? I admit that there are many kinds of magic in this world, but few are as intimate as singing.
Literature is a vital key for anyone pursuing a passion in the vocal arts. Most songs we encounter have text with a great amount of emotion, whether affection, bliss, anguish, or despair, that we as singers must convey to our audience. As a vocalist, I find that understanding the significance of each phrase is almost more important than the notes and rhythm of the piece. Though notes and rhythm create form and tone, they do not create the depth or meaning that we as singers are responsible for conveying. While learning a new piece of music, I always investigate the history and meaning of the text. Often times, music is derived from poetry, hope, or events that emotionally move listeners.
Music has always been around for me, because I basically grew up in church. Ever since I was a toddler, I was fascinated by the amazing worship music the band would play on Sunday mornings. It would have me on my feet giving God glory. It gave me a warm, comfortable sensation.
Growing up in a musical family, I was use to the sounds of various songs and artist played throughout the house, car and family events. My mother, siblings and grandmother sing and have sang in church choirs for many years. Singing with my family, is where I believe music first caught my ear. The instruments, the voices, the beat all coming together to make a song was so interesting to me – I thought it was one of the world’s Thus, this early exposure to music has helped it become what I consider to be a great factor in life. Music can take me to a place where I am free from all stress and worry.
Have you ever sat in the car with someone, and listen to their music and think to yourself “What in the world are they listening to, and why do they like this type of music”. Well, everyone has their own taste in music, and just because you don't admire the music that they listen to doesn't mean they have “bad” taste in music. My father loved to listen to “The Bee Gees”, “The Carpenters”, “Simon & Garfunkel”, and “The Beatles”, growing up listening to my father’s taste of music, my elder sister developed a passion for the same taste of music as my father.
It is found in every known culture, past and present, wavering strongly between times and places. Music has become a part of life as opportunities are provided for experiences in singing, responding physically to different rhythms, creative expression, playing instruments and quiet listening. Music helps children to understand other people and their cultures and gives increased opportunities for social and emotional development as well as a means for aesthetic enrichment and growth of every child. (Edwards, Bayless & Ramsey, 2009. p.xxi).