At first, I could not understand how to read sheet music, as it was my first time playing an instrument. It took me countless times to memorize each note for each string and for each fret. Plus, I also had to know how to associate each note on paper for each note on my guitar. As well, I had to learn how to keep in tempo to the beat of each song I was learning at the time. However, my teacher often was disappointed in me, because I would not keep tempo which made the song sound completely wrong.
Music isn’t formulaic, there’s no workout plan. Not everybody can do music, it’s either you have it or you don’t. Creativity cannot be taught, it is a trait that is innate, and a characteristic one is born with. Just like not everybody can draw, not everybody can do music. Out of the massive flock of “wanna be musicians”, there’s a very small percentage of people who are actually talented.
From the crisp, clear sound of a classic melody to the ear piercing scream of a heavy metal guitar solo the electric guitar has become an intricate staple of many bands. Knowing the history of the instruments is a big is just as important as playing them. I’m hoping this information can help all players, new or old, to understand the changes that have occurred over time to our favorite instrument and how it has impacted music. The way any guitar player approaches their instrument is the result of essentially two things, the physical limitations of the instrument and the social context in which they learn to play it. This is true of any instrument from the violin to the piano.
I had heard reviews from this band from my friends, but I, myself, had expectations since I had never heard of this band. Everyone tells me what happens and how crazy they are but I did not fully understand what they meant until I went to this concert. Throughout the entire concert the band constantly surprised me with their production and made each song was better than the previous song. Each song seem to outdo the previous song that had just played. Overall this experience was one of the coolest things I have yet to experience.
When watching the music video, I have learnt that music is not just a bunch of words thrown into a beautiful tune, but a way for people to communicate and say the words they couldn’t say before. A way you could transform any dream into reality. Ziggy Marley recognized in the video that music is the most powerful tool in society, that it can end wars and conflicts. I would have to agree. Music is an endemic part of nature in which people rely on for almost everything we do.
As a society, we strive for “perfection,” but nowadays that’s all we hear; songs have gotten to be all to similar and fake. True, lyrics still hold value, but they aren’t sung with passion, although some may argue that. Personally, I find Auto Tune to be a disease that has spread like an epidemic in our culture. When you turn on the radio to a station such as B96, it is almost impossible to find a song that hasn't been altered by auto correlation. To me, artists who create songs completely in Auto Tune deserve less
This usually consists of many long hours of practice with usually minimal or no music theory knowledge at all. Players will learn from direct imitation of more experienced players around them or simply learn by ear. Gypsy jazz players will generally play in minor keys, bringing a darker sound to their jazz, and use a lot of minor 7th's and diminished/augmented chords. Soloing in this style is usually always arpeggios (due to Django's injury) made into long runs creating a detached sound. This can trick first time listeners into thinking that the playing is out of key, but from more exposure to the music, you will notice the different melodic qualities.
I have found that sometimes I need to slow down my pace, even if the person next to me is going faster. I have found that sometimes life will throw me notes that I have never seen before, and it isn’t whether or not I know them that defines the type of player I am, it is my willingness to learn them. Life will give me measures that I cannot handle, that I don’t know how to handle, but I can always find a way to work through them. Being in only the second year of middle school, I can’t say I have found my own style, but I do know this; my style of music will change with me and grow with me. If I play with passion, I will live my life with passion, if I feel that no one is listening, then I may play very softly.
Being in the percussion doesn’t entail playing one instrument; they play an assortment of instruments. I tried my hardest to play in the percussion and I was pretty decent, but the teacher didn’t quite like me. I never understood her reasoning for always “picking” on me. I put up with it but I wasn’t the only one; there were others that this happened to. Unlike them, I was the only one that stuck it through.
I have found that sometimes I need to slow down my pace, even if the person next to me is going faster. I have found that sometimes life will throw me notes that I have never seen before, and it isn’t whether or not I know them that defines the type of player I am, it is my willingness to learn them. Life will give me measures that I cannot handle, that I don’t know how to handle, but I can always find a way to work through them. Being in only the second year of middle school, I can’t say I have found my own style, but I do know this; my style of music will change with me and grow with me. If I play with passion, I will live my life with passion, if I feel that no one is listening, then I may