During my freshman year of high school I was introduced to Led Zeppelin. I recall being mesmerized by the way the band was able to play so smooth and with seamless cohesion. The way Jimmy Page grips the neck of the guitar as if it was a snake trying to escape and his ability to transition from each string to create a symphony of sounds, the way the John Bonham’s drums resembles the roar of thunder, and the way Robert Plants presence on stage matches that of a thousand men is all so captivating to me. If I had a ticket in hand, I would use that ticket to travel back in time and watch Led Zeppelin perform at Madison square garden in New York City in 1973. When I get to the concert the first thing I will do is look around at the enormity of
Final Draft We all have stories and memories tied to songs that have become a part of who are. Remember the violins playing in the background while watching a sad movie or the song that helped you through difficult times or the song you and your friends sang while attending a concert? Whether it’s on the television, the radio, in a movie, in the car, or at a sporting event, music is everywhere. Feeling the rhythm of music brings us so much joy and excitement but playing musical instrument is even more fulfilling because it has many benefits. Everything I do revolves around my music.
The wonderful thing about music is that it affects people in many different ways. Music isn’t just something to play or listen to, it’s something to feel. It helps you overcome difficult times in your life and brings you closer to family and friends. Four years ago I started to teach myself how to play guitar and within a few months I fell completely in love with it. Once I started playing, I found it nearly impossible to stop and would continues to play for hours.
Just as in any concert, performers would invite their families to attend and enjoy our hard work. For this particular song, we were able to get out of the stands and walk around the entire auditorium while singing in harmony to entertain our families. To my recollection, there were a lot of laughs and even though my mom, a non-English speaker, could not understand what the song says, she enjoyed the performance and the song itself a lot too. I remember her trying her best to playfully sing the song to me after we got home because that’s how much she loved it and she said it was very catchy. Now that I know more about music and its
In the Victorian Age, music was a prominent form of entertainment for all families. Whether it was making their own music, sitting around singing songs together, or having dances, music was a very important part of the Victorian Era. Although there were differences in social and economic classes, everyone knew how to have fun in their own ways. Music in the mid 1800s has shaped the way that music is made today as well with new techniques being discovered. With this being said, music in the Victorian Era has inspired much of our music today, has become a very important form of entertainment, and has been used in many dances and parties.
This coming summer I will have the incredible and exciting opportunity to go and see Chicago in concert. Throughout my high school career, I was in a chamber choir. My director, born in the 50’s has an affinity for everything Chicago. This affinity led my choir to sing countless Chicago songs, like “25 or 6 to 4”, “Saturday in the Park”, and “Will You Still Love Me?”. Each of these songs now brings me back to a memorable point in my life, which is relived every time I listen to those compositions.
Andres Segovia was a prolific twentieth century classical guitarist who had a profound influence on the classical guitar. Segovia emerged from a musical family in Linares, Spain and from a young age had lessons in an array of traditional classical instruments. But he did not discover his passion for music and the guitar until attending a private concert of a flamenco guitarist after which he received his first lesson. Following this, Segovia began studying the instrument, working diligently, ignoring the wishes of his family “to study an acknowledged and respected classical instrument” (Gorman, 2008). Soon after this Segovia began to realise the guitar’s shortcomings in the realm of classical music.
My favorite song from the set was “Sweet Little Angel”. I love the sounds that the guitarist was able to make with the guitar. I could not keep myself from bobbing my head and really getting engrossed into the song. The instruments were poignant and well played
Music is one of the forms of art that has become an indispensable part of every individual 's life. In fact, commencing with the creation of first primitive musical instruments by our ancestors and ending up with complex modern instruments and technologies like synthesizers and computer programs that scores sounds, humankind was always inclined to be surrounded by music. As Levitin states "Whenever humans come together for any reason, music is there: weddings, funerals, graduation from college, men marching off to war, stadium sporting events, a night on the town, prayer, a romantic dinner, mothers rocking their infants to sleep ... music is a part of the fabric of everyday life" ( Levitin, 2010). Today music has already found its place even
Weather on birthdays, football games, in Churches, wedding or funeral music has always been present. . People found joy in playing, singing and listening to music. Since the first note that was played until today music has significantly evolved and man founds ways to adapts to its new melodies. As technology and business became two major factors in our lives, music industry has never been the same.